It is nice that Kids Clothes Week Challenge coincides with my need to crank out some sewing! I love the little boost of a challenge. Just dare me. I seem to do it! I have birthday outfits to sew, but I am so excited about this red gingham that I have Christmas outfits in the works too. How would it be to have them finished before November? Blissful is how it would be. So I'm going to give it a shot.
But a little back and forth, and so back to the birthday outfits. As you may know from the invitation, I've got a "Woodland Picnic" in the works for Miss Scarlett and it is going to have its fair share of gingham! Why not? I love the graphic look of this red and white check and nothing else is more classic "picnic." So the birthday outfits start with gingham Ruffler Blouses. (Here's the link to the store selling this pattern but it appears it is closed--not sure for how long...)
I love the simple lines, elbow length sleeves, and ruffled neck on this pattern from Whole Grain Baby. In fact, I used the same pattern for a dress for Audrey, and a very similar one for Scarlett, on Scarlett's first birthday. Funny how I repeat myself sometimes.
I was able to finish these two blouses in a day an a half with a little help from my mother-in-law. So nice to be able to work steadily on something for a bit. There is definitely a nip of Fall in the air so we'll see what happens with the picnic plans! Weather or not, the girls seem to be having fun with the gingham!