Thursday, September 23, 2010

kcwc: day 3&4

Kids Clothes Week Challenge: Day 3&4
Yesterday was a super busy shopping day, so I didn't get any sewing done. I did manage, however, to score a great red & white gingham, yards of red interlock and two different black remnants at the thrift store. That counts as time towards kids clothes, right? Bug has been begging for 'Red Riding Hood Clothes' so I was super anxious to get to work on these! When I saw this capelet tutorial, I knew it would be prefect with a hood for this project. I just used a hoodie from their closet for the hood pattern, and changed the dimensions from the tutorial so it turned out big enough for Bug. For the dress, I used a thrifted shirt and added a twirly circle skirt and a 'belt' to the bottom of it. I now wish I had tried the shirt on Bug beforehand and not made it a drop-waist dress, but she doesn't seem to mind in the least. It's perfect for twirling and going to take grandmother cookies. Total for both pieces: $4, with enough leftover fabric to make another capelet for baby sister.


  1. This is absolutely adorable! Great find on the red and white gingham! And the dropped waist looks so sweet and girly!
    I am really going to need to read that story to Mak and make her a costume too!
    Love it!!!!

  2. So cute! Reminds me of when my little princess had grandma make her a pink cape and was "little pink riding hood" for Halloween. Your little one seems to really enjoy her hood.