It’s Day 5 of Kid’s Clothes Week and I finally have something to post. I spent last weekend getting a stack of things all cut and ready:
I love KCW because it motivates me to make decisions. Then I pulled out the serger and got to work.
First up, an Oliver + S hopscotch dress. This is a size 3, lengthened by a couple inches. As you can see, it is almost too small on E. She seems to be going through a growth spurt and I’m having a tough time figuring out her sizing. Since I was worried about the sizing (and my ability to work with knits) I decided to hold off on cutting into some of my new, nicer knits. Instead I used some floral jersey knit and white spandex knit from Girl Charlee. I’m not particularly happy with the quality of the floral- thin and clingy. But it’s a fun print and was good enough for my first try at this pattern.
With options for shirt/dress and short/long sleeves I think this pattern will be a great wardrobe staple. My first time through I learned a few things, made some mistakes (such as adding interfacing to the front of the bodice vs the reverse- ack!), but still ended up with a usable little top. I even made a bit of progress sewing with knits. I also appreciate that you can cut this dress out of a yard of fabric with plenty leftover.