So are you sewing this week? I love the KCWC challenge of sewing everyday, but there have been times I've felt a bit ridiculous trying to fit it in! I was fantasizing about sewing something from start to finish every day but it's worked out that I've been straddling the night with my projects. I always seem to hit the wall and figure I'll find a few minutes the next morning to deal with the final details. Whatever works, right?
I am happy about the fact that I've managed this week to finish three items of clothing for my girls, and I've cut out two others. And the week isn't over yet! I love that I've dipped into some of my stash and made some of the things I've been hoping to add to the Fall wardrobes. Let's just not talk about the things I haven't done...
It all seemed ok though when I showed Scarlett this jumper on our ride home from preschool and she said, "Cute! Cute!" I almost couldn't believe it. Really?! I was ready to talk about bribes but she was excited to wear it. She didn't mind the photo-taking detour. She loves it! And why wouldn't she? It's soft and simple and easy. There's a lesson there.
The jumper is sewn from a grey cotton velveteen I purchased early this year here when I was on a hunt for it. Strangely difficult to find. It is so much easier to work with than rayon or silk velvet--I love it! The pattern is my Summer Set dress. Someone wrote and asked if this pattern could be used for a Fall/Winter jumper and I thought, "Yes! And I need to make one!"
I used grey shell buttons for the back. I've always loved those. And I pinned a felted flower corsage to the front (tutorial here). Would be darling with a long knitted or crochet scarf too, don't you think? I almost threw one on her but Scarlett picked the flower.
I think we'll get a lot of wear out of this one. We both can't wait for her to put it on again.