K loves green so has requested more clothes made in that colour...
My second item for KCW is a green Oliver+S Hopscotch skirt made from a leftover piece of linen that had originally produced a shirt for me about 12 years ago. The fabric was 150cm wide so I was able to get this skirt out of about half a metre. The linen has a lovely feel but is quite thick so getting the pockets right was very tricky.
I also cheated a bit by just sewing the buttons through both layers rather than making buttonholes - you can do this because of the elastic in the back of the waistband. I found those buttons in my collection, but I have since purchased better ones which I will add asap.
The next item I made for K is a size 5 green floral Oliver+S Playdate dress. I spent a lot of time thinking about a contrast for the yoke and I am mostly happy with the green I selected. I can remove the yoke and replace it with a new one if I change my mind - the pattern design allows that.
|Yes - she does have a feather in her hair!|
These photos were taken out in the pet lamb paddock (hence the gumboots - I'm sure that's not the footwear they were designed for!). K is very confident in front of the camera, but not always willing to pose so that the clothes can be highlighted rather than her expression!
My H refers to K as a pioneering child in this dress but she loves it and I am pleased that it covers her up so well on a sunny day. We have harsh UV rays here.
|Patty the lamb - almost weaned!|
So that's two more to add to my O+S count (#63 and #64).
I love green too, and have several items, including a new pair of shoes, in it. I think I'll make some more too!