Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring KCW: Class Picnic Top

This week is the spring week of Kids Clothing Week (KCW). I participated last fall, and loved getting ideas from the things other people sewed for their kids. This Class Picnic Top from Oliver + S is the first of my projects.

I made a size 2T. Modifications: lengthened the pattern about a half inch (only had 2/3 of a yard to work with), shortened the hem by an inch, and made short sleeves instead of three quarter length. After I had it cut out, I realized the fabric could look pretty silly and old on a little girl, so I decided to add some piping. I couldn't decide which color piping I liked better, so in the end I used both! When I made this dress into a nightgown, I remembered how hard it was to tell the front and the back apart. I added a loop of peach ribbon into the back yoke/arm seam to distinguish the back.




6 comments:

  1. love it! brilliant with the little ribbon tag, I still mix up mine sometimes.

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  2. I am participating in a Sew Along with Whimsical Fabrics, and Liesel (from Oliver+S) told me to take a look at your short sleeve version. My daughter does not want the 3/4 length sleeves. Can you give me some advise on how to best adjust the pattern to make the short sleeves? do I just cut them shorter, or do I need to modify the pattern further?
    Thanks so much for you help.
    Bronwyn

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    1. I just went back and looked at my pattern pieces, and I didn't modify them at all, other than shortening them. I just cut the sleeves about 2.5-3" shorter (didn't carry the flare through at all, just cut it off!). I hemmed the sleeves with the same directions as the original pattern! I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions. I'd love to see your version when it is finished!

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    2. I have also altered the pattern to give it long sleeves here: http://www.atluceends.com/2013/02/sewing-stream-jammies.html

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    3. Stacy,
      Thanks for letting me know how you did it.
      I will definitely let you see the finished product…provided I did a decent job!!!!
      Thanks again!
      Bronwyn

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  3. Stacy…...I finished the blouse last night…..I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for filling me in on how you modified the pattern. I was so worried that I would not do it correctly, and then I would end up spending more $$ on fabric!
    I would be happy to send you a photo, but I am not sure how to do it on your blog. If you know how, let me know!
    Thanks.
    Bronwyn

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