Saturday, 27 June 2015

KCW Day 6: Watermelons & Oranges

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Today I’m sharing my day 6 project for Kid's Clothes Week, and once again (like day 1: Pipi's Pineapple Peplum);  I have been inspired by warmer climates and tropical fruit. (It seems Pipi is inspired by oranges – peeled or otherwise!*)

Pipi is also inspired by the colour ‘pink.’ I took her to our local fabric store the other day to buy the pom-pom trim that I’ve used to edge the sleeves. I intended to get white, but NO Pipi was insistent that I got the pink! She knows what she wants and is such a contrast to her big sister Isabelle who is all about green! I think Pipi was right, pink was the best choice.

Watermelon dress close up 2

While it looks cute, I found the pom-pom trim a little frustrating to sew on … mainly because it kept fraying at the raw ends. However, this was quickly solved by melting the ends.

The pattern is a free peasant dress tutorial that I’ve used many times before from here. I made the size 2-3 years. For fabric, the cream with black spots was some scraps I have in my stash and the watermelon fabric was something I got for next to nothing at a market our church held last year! Yep, I’m still trying to #sewmystash!

Well that’s about all I have to say about that! If you want to check out my previous days makes…here for my day 1 post, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.

Joining in with Kid's Clothes Week.

Jen x

*P.S. this post and the photos of Pipi picking the oranges and mandarins reminds me of this post from last year.

1 comment:

Jane from Lil Pip said...

Peasant dresses and that style are just perfect for layering too. I find them great in summer and in the cooler months.