Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring KCW Day 1

Hellooooo out there! It has been a long time since I blogged. To be honest its been a long time since I sewed anything either. Kids Clothes Week was just the kick in the pants that I needed to restart my sewing mojo. And what better way to start the week than with an outfit that I originally cut out for Winter KCW. Luckily, it is still a bit chilly out and the outfit I made for Erin has three quarter sleeves so I think it is still good for spring. Plus, it is a bit big on her so hopefully it will still work for her in the fall, I'll call that a win.

The Details:
The Pattern: The Perri Pullover by CaliFayeCollection size 2 width and size 5 length

The Fabric: Gray reversible knit fabric from Joann
Notions/Trim: gray thread

This dress sewed up pretty quickly and the instructions were easy to follow. The dress has pockets which Erin loves. This is the first pattern by CaliFaye Collections that I have sewn and I definitely would like to try some others, especially this Cadet Coat. I think it would make a great coat for the fall for Erin. I originally bought this fabric with a shirt in mind for myself but with the high low hem on this dress, I thought it would be cute to use since you could see the reverse side a bit on the inside back hem. I think I still have enough for a shirt and in the spirit of this season's first ever theme of "mini me" I'll definitely try to sew one up with a bit of variation so we are not too matchy matchy.

I used the reverse side of the fabric to create the sleeve cuffs for a little bit of interest. For the neckline, I did not fold the hem over to cover the seam like instructed in the pattern. This fabric is a bit thick and I think it would have been a little rough to sew through so I just serged the seam and left it as is. I think it still came out okay. I also think it would have made the neck too wide if I did sew it over. This fabric seemed to stretch out a lot and the neckline looks wider than it should. I had Erin wear a tank top under the dress in case it slipped over her shoulder at all. But like I said, since it is a bit big it should last until the fall.

This was a very quick photo shoot right before the bus came this morning.....in fact this is the last picture I took which is of Erin saying "Mom the bus is here!" Good thing the driver waits ;)


  1. Seriously, I love this..and I've had this fabric in my hands a few times :) It works perfectly here. I love, love, love this pattern! Great job, Meghan :)

    1. Thanks Monica!! The fabric is really soft and Erin says it's very comfy. It is a bit stretchy though and the neckline was looser on her as the day wore on but I think that could be because I cut it out in January and only sewed it the other day. It washes really well too.
      I definitely recommend this pattern! I'm already on the look out for fabric for another one :)


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