Saturday, September 25, 2010

KCWC - Day 5

for Day 5 of the Kids Clothes Week Challenge, I created this top for Maura's fall/winter wardrobe.  I love how this turned out! 
Maura is an quite an exceptional 13 year old author, and spends most of her time writing stories and reading.  When I saw this antique typewriter graphic in the Silhouette Store, I had to use this for her shirt! (I am in no way affiliated with Silhouette America, I bought my machine for my birthday this year).
I ironed the silver heat transfer onto a scrap of t-shirt fabric and reverse appliqued it on the shirt.
    She has a huge collection of leather and other types of bound journals that she loves.
I used Burda 9861 for this top.  I added the ribbing on the sleeves and hem.  I've had this pattern for years sitting in my stash.  I going through a few months ago and donating the kid-sized patterns for girls because Maura has outgrown all those, and I had a freakout when I realized that, yes!, she could still fit Burda since it goes up to 14 Junior!!!  Hooray.  It's a bonus that she absolutely loves bell sleeves (and so do I).  I will be saving this to make for her in a few colors.

"Portrait of the Author as a Young Girl" 
I've had a great time this week doing the Kid's Clothes Challenge!!  I've gotten more sewing done than I thought I could in a week.  Huge thanks to Elsie Marley for hosting this sew-along!
Check out the awesome Flickr Pool of all the projects!


  1. What an awesome top! I love the reverse applique.

  2. She looks great in that top, love the typewritter.

  3. This is great! I need to sign up for the weekly downloads. Thanks for the reminder.