Friday, February 6, 2015

KCW - sweatshirt dress

I am on my fifth day of sewing for  kids Clothes week. Yesterday I didn't have much time for sewing but I was able to cut up a mustard sweatshirt ( $1 thriftstore find ) , draped it and sewed some of the bodice for a dress for Bella. I saw something similar on pinterest and just loved the little buttons  on the front and the middle panel. The one on pinterest had a big red bow on the neck but I know Miss Bella is not going to tolerate it. I easily was able to cut this dress out with lots of fabric to spare)


 Its been really cold in Paducah the past few days so this is perfect with some tights and rain boots.I used a peter pan color for the neck line made out of knit and a knit binding to attach the collar to the bodice. I removed the ribbing from the neck and added it to the sleeves. I was going to use the bottom seam as  is but the hi-lo just didn't look right with the pleats so I just cut that off and made a hem with my double needle. I left the side seams and just made pleats until the bottom part fit onto the bodice piece. Here is a picture of me draping and figuring out my vision and hoping it will turn out like I had in mind.(bad lighting - sorry)

This is her throwing me with the bear and having a good chuckle after it bounced on my head!
 Mr Teddy joined in on the fun


                                                                       Till Next Time.......



  1. Just discovered your blog and had to stop by to say that all of your KCW projects are beautiful! You are a master upcycler:)

  2. I love the combination of the mustard fabric and red buttons. It just looks so cheerful! It seems perfect for this time of year!

  3. This awesome, I love the colour!

  4. This awesome, I love the colour!


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