Preparing for KCW winter challenge

I’ve been digging in storage bins to see what items I can repurposed into clothes for my toddler. So far I found two skirts I made for myself but they never fit quite like I had hoped and an eddy bower linen skirt that I got at a resale shop with a pretty embroidered design on the bottom. I think I’ll still make a trip to good will in search a few knit shirts to make into shorts but I’m almost ready!

I started tracing and cutting out the patterns I’ll be using. I get a lot more accomplished when I have this step done ahead.

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KCW results

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. I had everything laid out for the KCW Winter challenge and was ready to go. That was until my family got a respiratory bug one right after another. Needless to say I didn’t get much accomplished. Here are pictures of a little dress I managed to complete. The pattern is called Perry and it’s by Yeppar. I bought it on etsy a few years back but hadn’t used until now. The dress was simple to make and it made good use of a skirt that I was repurposing.

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KCW planning

I thought I’d share a few of the patterns I’m planning to use. Mostly spring and summer clothing that I’ll set aside for the coming seasons. Links are below the pictures from left to right.
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1.t-shirt dress 2.Circle skirt 3.Sandcastle halter top
4.Go-to leggings 5.Geranium dress 6.Miss Madeline dress-this pattern isn’t listed anymore but it’s from The Handmade Dress

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1.Geranium dress which is a repeat.(can you tell I like this one?)2.Roller skate dress
3. and 4. are from spring editions of Ottbre Magazine

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1.Tote 2.Bucket hat

KCW Winter 2015 Challenge

I can’t wait for the KCW Winter challenge! Especially because part of the challenge is to re-purpose old clothes. I think I’ll have to make a trip to the second hand stores and Good Will. I know I have a couple of things here but I’d like to get most of my 2 year old daughters clothing for spring/summer made so I think I’ll need more than what I have on hand. I’ll share a post on Thursday of the patterns I plan to use for her wardrobe. Are you joining the challenge?