(Iris put on her shoes by herself!) :)
Also, we're nearing the end of our homeschool year (three weeks to go - woot!) and our only break this semester was our one week whole house declutter. Normally, I don't sew during the week so I was thrilled to carve out some time for creativity into my day. This was perfect.
While I did not reach the KCW goal of sewing 1 hour per day, I did do a little something most days. It's amazing how it really inspired and energized me! I needed Kids Clothes Week this season more than Kids Clothes Week needed me! :)
I made the girls' dresses from the summer 3/2014 edition of Ottobre - #15. Time and time again, I am so impressed by Ottobre sewing instructions. They do assume a foundational sewing knowledge base but the finishing is always so beautiful and the instructions just make sense to me.
This pattern ran short for some reason. So I paired Iris's dress with these puppet show shorts.
I added some length to Tia's dress but still had to finish it with a 1/4" hem. I wish I would've added even more.
This was my first time sewing a knit with snaps. My loving husband did the dirty work of inserting the snaps for me. It required a hammer and some pounding, so the job was really quite manly. :) I chose these pearl snaps for Iris's dress.
And these simple metal ones for Tia's.
Next time I would leave the interfacing off of the snaps area because it was so thick and it was pretty difficult for Dan to get the snaps through. I'm not sure I would have stood a chance had I tried to do it myself.
This Birch interlock knit is simply perfection. It is a dream to work with! The fabric for Iris's dress is called Charley Harper Nurture - Foxsimiles.
When my niece stayed with us for a month two years ago, we joked that the fox was the new put a bird on it. And hey, two years later, the fox is still going strong!
Tia's fabric is from the same collection by Charley Harper, but it features mama and baby koalas. It's pretty adorable, and man, cream colored Birch interlocks are so incredibly soft. Rae said something about it possibly being related to the fact that there is less ink in them. I'm not sure, but they are really amazing!