Monday, 10 May 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge- Day One

Today is day one of Elsie Marley's Kids Clothes Week Challenge where the intention is to sew for at least one hour each day. Here's my first effort.

I've made things easy for myself by using a fabric from John Lewis made up of a variety of pre-sewn panels, complete with ruffle trims. The selvedge edges came overlocked. There was also no need to hem as I was able to cut off excess fabric with pinking shears, underneath the final ruffle. The most complicated bit was making a channel for the waist elastic.

So, putting the skirt together should have been very quick and simple and possible to do within an hour. Sadly it took me quite a bit longer as I had two attempts at the waist channel but I am so glad to have actually finished something!

Unfortunately, my little girl refused to take part in a modeling session so the pictures are rather flat!


  1. I had no idea you could buy such amazing panels. What a super idea! And though I don't have any children's clothes to sew, the discipline of sewing an hour a day seems like a good idea for me too! K x

  2. What a wonderful way to buy fabric. I wish we could get stuff like that here. I might have to copy the ruffles and panels though. My girls would love that skirt!