That how I seem to go through life.
I don't ever quite has a good reason for being late but I am one of those people who tries to squeeze in just doing an extra thing on the way in which makes me late.
I know, its annoying.
This is me running in late to KCWC. I have read about this for the last couple of years on the lovely site of a UK lass in the US
then I had this book for my birthday
my 40th birthday , did I mention that already?
My 5 year old girl has been on a search for a twirler, a skirt which really twirls.
Every time she has a new skirt on , she check to see if its a twirler.
Being a life long daily skirt wearer I can understand this
nope, I don't even own a pair of jeans.
This book has the most wonderful, indulgent clothes for girls, covered in ribbons and braids, details and frills. I am not enriely sure how practical they are to wear. There is a paragraph suggesting alternatives to drawstring as they can be dangersous and then some skirts have trailing ribbons.
I have a fairly typical 5 year old and trailing ribbons would quickly catch on things.
This is not a criticism of the book but an observation. The book does encourage you to add details and take the time to add things for the children to discover and this is defianely soemthing I take away form the book.
I chose to start with the Insa skirt.
It looked like a twirler.
Its a double layer skirt and I used a remnant of some flowery fabirc and chose to match it with an old stripy bed sheet.If I could I would have photographed it in a wild flower meadow with child's laughter all around but anyone who lives in the UK will know why that hasn't been possible this week.
Instead I have gone for a badly lit homage to Josef Beuys
That pattern said to use 4 panels and I used 6 panels to ensure it is a real twirler.
I also added a hanging loop and a little purse.
Even at 5 years old, little girls need pockets.
The most important thing is that she loves it.
The 7 year old and I looked through the book and the book is limited in the choices for boys. We decided to make the Imke shirt as a fleece jumper.
Thinking back to the idea of adding detail we agreed on a rabbit on the front, peeping over the pocket
We recently acquired a pet rabbit and so its a big theme at the moment.
He though it was wonderful.
it is a very straightforward pattern but I messed up the sizing,
Luckily it fits the 5 year old perfectly
He is quite a laid back 7 year old and is happy to wait for his.
This book has made me think more about making children clothes, the patterns are interesting and have a twist. it feels like good value as there are 10 patterns within the book It reminded me to take lots of measurements and lots of good hints. The instruction could go into more detail but then maybe a beginner wouldn't start with this book.
I plan to make more but not next week.
so kind of you to ask why I cant do it next week
I will be away
so this is my moment.
I will be in Venice
Its my birthday trip
Did I mention it was my 40th birthday this year?
oh I did.