Summer holiday sewing (part 1)

DSC_3686The start of the summer holidays always seems to begin with the realisation that all the children’s summer clothes that aren’t school uniform no longer fit. Cue some panic sewing before we leave on our extended camping trip.

First a lightweight cotton top, breezy but offering plenty of coverage from the sun.

Flutter sleeve polka dot kids topThe pattern is self-drafted but a very simple shape – drop shoulders with large gathered rectangles for the frilly sleeves. I added a centre seam at the back so I could add a slit with button closure at the neckline so it could go over her head easily.DSC_3682The cotton fabric was an offcut from the Clothhouse Warehouse shop in Camden.Yarn dyed city gym shortsShorts are a summer holiday essential, so I made a pair for both girls using the free City Gym shorts from Purl Soho.City gym shorts in yarn dyed fabricThe yarn dyed cotton is from Fabrics Galore which I combined with some blue chambray for contrast bias binding and gym shorts bias binding details

This t-shirt and leggings set uses Nosh Pyra Jersey in denim blue combined with the Nore t-shirt pattern by Compagnie M and self-drafted leggings in Nosh blue denim sweatshirting.

Nore tshirt and leggings in nosh organics fabricNore tshirt and leggingsLastly some self-drafted gathered culottes in an bright circus print upcycled from a set of curtains I bought at a fleamarket in Amsterdam. upcycled circus print gathered culottes

Fabric from Nosh generously gifted


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