KCWC Fall 2011 Day 3: Blouse and Basic Pocket Pants

To say I spent a lot of time sewing today would be putting it mildly. Firstly as usually happens when I am ready to get stuck in to sewing a project, my sewing machine played up and started messing up stitches, getting tangled, you name it! I almost called it a day after I got the first piece of clothing done but I battled through so that I could finish the outfit! Oh I also got round to organising my ribbons and elastics. Slowly slowly I will organise my sewing stash.

So first up is the “blossom blouse” from sew liberated. I made the size L and I used variegated butterflies from the Cloud 9 across the pond collection.

I was pondering adding a brown applique butterfly to the front of the top but decided against it, the print is quite busy already s0 it doesn’t really need it! I really liked the bunting tag tutorial on the Elsie Marley blog in the lead up to KCWC but I wussed out and instead just added a vibrant red organic cotton label as there isn’t really a back or front to the pattern.

Next up was the basic pocket pants from growing up sew liberated. For this I used a chocolate brown fairtrade organic babycord and used the variegated butterflies for the accents like this waist band and the bias binding on the pockets.

The trousers are my 4th project from Growing up Sew Liberated, I am working on making everything from the book. You can find out about my challenge here. They were pretty involved with all the hem finishing, it really taught me a lot about construction and I felt like I was making a really hard wearing garment. Here are the trousers all finished up in size 2T!

And here is the outfit together…

It’s tiring being a child model…

5 thoughts on “KCWC Fall 2011 Day 3: Blouse and Basic Pocket Pants

  1. meg
    October 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    no wussing out next time! and the outfit is aaaadorable!

    1. October 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you! I should really give it a go. I have a couple of these organic cotton ribbons that would make great bunting labels!

  2. October 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    that outfit is adorable! what great fabric. these pants are on my list, too. thanks for the inspiration!

    1. October 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks! Send me a link when you get round to making them or any other projects from the book. I want to try and show pictures of how other people have made the projects too!

  3. October 15, 2011 at 2:51 am

    It turned out so super cute – that top is really something special. And I completely agree about feeling as though you were really making a nice, long-lasting pair of pants. All that no-itch seam stitching really reinforces everything.

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