Day 2 of Kids Clothes Week was a challenge. This was another night I knew I would be on a tight schedule. It became even tighter when my daughter randomly stayed awake an hour later than normal.
This is a top I’ve been working on for a month. I am not one to drag out a project, especially one as simple as this. I usually sew something from start to finish before I even cut the next project. Somehow sewing emergencies or acts of impulse sewing kept slipping in front of getting this one completed.
This is the Climbing the Willow Izzy Top. It’s a free pattern and tutorial available on her blog. It’s very easy to sew up and great for a beginner. I love the simplicity of the design. It’s so cute on. I usually pair them with skinny jeans.
This one I made in an older Stenzo Cord I picked up on clearance a long time ago at Eurogirls Boutique. I got a half yard each of three prints. The corduroy is so soft and lightweight. It even works for Texas summer. These small pieces of corduroy were my first introduction to Stenzo fabrics. I hoarded them for a long time but when this top pattern came out, I knew it was a perfect match. I made 3 of them out of the three extra wide half yards I had. I did have to take some fullness out of the skirt but I think that worked well since cord is a little bulkier than quilting cotton.
Despite how easy the pattern is and that I already had the bodice complete and skirt cut out I managed to take an hour and a half to gather the bodice, attach it to the skirt, and do a hem. I”ve made four of these tops and can usually make them up start to finish in an hour. I was really off my game last night.
Today is a new day. I have a lot more time and a project that will span a couple of days. Happy to slow down and enjoy the process for the rest of the week =)