Phew…made it! I actually finished the outfit.
But before I share can I just say thank you for all the kind comments on my last post. You are all just so very kind.
For my first kcwc I was planning to make one of Heidi and Finn’s Cowl Neck Jumper Dress
and Stitch and Whimsey’s Oh Suzanna Smock.
Both patterns were in my pattern library and I planned to upcycle one of The Husband’s shirts for the smock and a dress donated by Ma SIL.
However, this plan changed at the beginning of the week when Button was invited to a birthday party today at a children’s play centre. She needed something new, but not a frock. I wanted her to be able to run and play and have fun without being encumbered or losing her modesty.
So I went with the Oh Suzanna Smock and Peek-a-Boo skinny jeans.
As the top was made from new fabric rather than an upcycled shirt I went with the elasticated sleeve:
There are cute little back pockets too:
I used a triple stitch and good old Gutermann thread to do the topstitching:
As is Button. She got to run and climb and slide and jump in complete comfort, with room for cake. Which, in my book, makes my first attempt at kcwc a success.
These two patterns are going to get some use over the next few weeks. I’m planning to upcycle those shirts, and I have a pair of Daddy’s jeans to use too…she has outgrown her current pair of denims so these are a priority.
But, I still owe her that little knitted dress, so tonight I downloaded and taped the pattern:
This should be a quick make. I think I might be on a roll.