Kid's Clothes Week Day 1
Sewing a playsuit

A little more sewing

Where has this week gone?  I have found far less time to sew than I thought I was going to.  February is always so busy with school information nights and the like.

Yesterday I finished off this little top for Adelaide as part of Kid's Clothes Week.  Not much upcycling of fashion takes place in a house that has too much fabric stashed away:

Keyhole top 1

This is a simple top to sew and I've made it a few times since it first appeared in the range in 2006. In fact I sent a custom made one to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark when Princess Isabella was very young and found images of Isabella wearing it.

It was fun to sew this pattern again.

Keyhole top 2

I am very partial to a flutter sleeve and use this detail a bit in various patterns.  I also enjoy sewing the keyhole detail at the front of the top.  It's a simple way to add interest to an otherwise plain front.  With contrast bindings you can achieve a different look again too.

Keyhole top detail

This was the top as it appeared in the range in 2006

Charlotte in keyhole top

Next I plan to make a pair of Puppet Show Shorts to go with the top.

  Flutter top 1



Oh Kristine ... I wish you were still sewing for us as well. We miss our Townmouse clothes when we grow out of them.


What a sweet print this is, I really like it. I'm in the same boat with Feb & with an overseas husband & two schools both sharing the same information night next week, I'm having to toss a coin!


So beautiful! I love the fabric you chose and the pretty flutter sleeves!


That top is so sweet Kris, lucky Adelaide, it still makes me sad you closed the business down! Eloise has almost outgrown the last few appliquéd t-shirts I bought from you in your closing down sale, which she wears constantly, and I know the things I ordered for my (at the time baby) god-daughter were very appreciated and are still used.
You're sewing is prompting me to get going on the liberty fabric I bought… 6 months ago(!) and make the things I was intending for this Summer! Happy Sewing x

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