Friday, November 29, 2013

Sewing for Kiddies

I'm on a sewing roll, and was inspired to participate in Debra's effort to make dresses to donate to a children's home in her area.

I trolled through my stash: gosh I've got lots of pink, how perfect is that?  I cut out a dress and this size 4 shorts set.  It really takes me back to sew kids' clothes.  I used to do this for my two when they were little.

The shorts are really quick to make, and I think I'm going to use my plaid shirt stash to make some unisex shorts.

Here's the pattern I used:  it meets my criteria of not having too many pieces.

I used an old Sewing With Nancy trick:  the pattern includes sizes 4-6, so I copied sizes 4 & 5 onto waxed paper, and cut out the size 6, so I have all three sizes.

All the pieces fit nicely into this re-purposed zippered bag.

I also bought this pattern.  The tiered top can use up some smaller pieces of yardage, and be lengthened into a dress.


Debra Spincic said...

So perfect! xoxoxo

margaret said...

what a wonderful thing you are doing, the little girls are going to love these pretty pieces

Judy S. said...

Cute projects that will surely be appreciated. Sounds like you're keeping quite busy on your break!