Next week is the spring edition of Elsie Marley’s Kids Clothes Week Challenge.
I have followed Elsie Marley’s KCWC in the past, but never actually participated, so this is a first for me! I have had the most fun going through Pinterest and deciding what I want to make.
I have been loving the Apron Top Tutorial that Bridget has over at Everyday Chaos (#1 above.) Thing 1 picked out some butterfly fabric that she thinks would be a perfect dress. We’re kinda into butterflies right now. She has butterfly sheets (and refuses to let me put on the cool vintage sheets that I discovered at my grandparents’ house), we try to catch butterflies, and we are even growing our own butterflies – they are in the chrysallis stage right now, if you are curious.
I also plan on repurposing some of Thing 1’s long-sleeve t-shirts. I love the cute shirring (?) that Susan, from Crafterhours, did for her own sweet girl. I suppose I could repurpose some of Thing 2’s shirts, too, they just won’t be cute and ruffly. More like, cute and manly. 🙂
And speaking of Thing 2…he kinda gets the raw end of the sewing deal most of the time. I plan on repurposing some thrifted t-shirts into play pants for him, and maybe attacking one of the Flashback tee’s, in a short-sleeve style. You know, since it is mid-summer around these parts already.
And I have been wanting to try a non-knit shirt for Thing 1, and the pleats that Jessica has added to that shirt above are just precious! I am kinda tempted to make it into a dress…but I really want a shirt to go with her mama-made skirts.
It will be pretty hectic next week, getting ready for a friend’s wedding and trying to do this, but I am determined to make the most of it!
So go check out Elsie Marley and start figuring out what you are going to make!