Once again I had a blast participating in the Elsie Marley Kids' Clothes Week Challenge! I even managed to sew the requisite hour a day. Of course I didn't get nearly as many projects finished as I had hoped, but that always seems to be the case. I want to do more than I can. Every time.
I did make a third pair of dress-up bird wings (above) for a little boy who just turned three. I used blue and green fabric for this pair to make it more "boy."
I'm not sure he will love them nearly as much as Maia loves her wings, though. She's been putting them on as soon as she wakes up in the morning and again as soon as she gets home from school. As you can see in the photo above, she prefers the feathers on the inside where she can feel and see them. Daphne's not so into hers. She'll ask for the wings if Maia is wearing hers, but then will take them off soon after. (I used velcro at the neck so the girls could take them off easily themselves.)
Daphne does like her new apron though. I've been meaning to make her an apron for a while now since she always wants to wear Maia's and always, always pushes a chair up the counter the second it looks like I might be cooking something. So making her an apron of her own was a priority this past week. I used Sew Liberated's pattern for the Montessori Child's Apron as I did for Maia's apron last year. I ended up keeping the body the same size, but made the neck and waist straps shorter. It's actually time to make Maia a larger apron, and maybe I'll ride the current sewing wave I'm on and get that done soon.
And, of course, I made these two summer dresses for Maia using the simple t-shirt to dress model. And this third dress out of repurposed clothes, but it doesn't really count since the week hadn't officially started yet.
Thanks to Meg of Elsie Marley for hosting this fun challenge and motivating us occasional sewers to get behind our sewing machines and make stuff for our kids!
How about you? If you participated in the challenge, how did it go for you? Did you sew everything you wanted to sew?