KCWC… What I Made.

Well, good morning everyone!  Did you have a nice weekend?  It was glorious here!  Fall finally seems to have arrived (hopefully for good)!  Cooler and dryer temperatures are so appreciated after a summer of grueling heat and humidity.  We had a really fun and busy weekend… more about that tomorrow.  Today, I thought I’d share what I made during the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.

First of all, I’m a dweeb and didn’t pay attention to the fact that I was supposed to be sewing an hour each day over the weekend too!  Oops!  We were far to busy anyway, but Friday I was completely out of commission with either the worst allergies I have ever had in my entire life or a terrible cold.  After nearly 12 hours of sleep Friday night (which is almost twice as much as I normally get) I felt much better.  Our weekend plans did not go down the toilet- Yay!  All to say that I only sewed for 4 of the 7 days of the weeks, but they were great days!  

Monday and Tuesday I worked on another shirt for Luke, using the Tee for Two Pattern from Patterns by Figgy’s.  I love this pattern!  I dipped into my Goodwill t-shirt pile again for this one and added a Darth Vader iron-on.  Luke is really into Star Wars right now.

Unfortunately, after about two seconds on his body, the iron-on started to crack and peel off.  I think, when it gets really bad, I’ll be able to just peel it right off and put something else on there… maybe a freezer paper stencil of Darth Vader instead… yeah, that’s the ticket!

Wednesday and Thursday I worked on a skirt for Abby, based on the one that I showed you from the Garnet Hill catalog.  These are from Garnet Hill:

I actually have one of these from last season that I found at a consignment sale, so I studied it and figured out what pieces I needed and what they needed to measure and went to work.  I had seen a skirt on another blog a few weeks ago with a bunting on it and knew that I wanted to try it, but for the life of me I can’t remember what blog I saw it on!  I would love to give the blogger credit for this, since I pretty much copied it.  Did anyone else see it?  Please tell me if you know.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?  Anyway, this is how mine turned out…

Next time I’ll probably add the underskirt to it and make it a bit fuller, like the one in the Garnet Hill picture.  I really like that look.  All in all, I love the way it turned out and Abby loves it too.  She looked cute as a button in it at church yesterday.  This was another Goodwill makeover.  The red chambray is part of a queen sized sheet and the bunting is made from fabric scraps and bias tape that I already had in my stash.  There is elastic in the back waistband.  Total cost to make the shirt and the skirt was under $4.  Not bad.  I was planning to make a pair of pants for Levi on Friday, but I could barely function.  I am not exaggerating when I say that I think I sneezed 100 times that day and blew my nose about 200 times.  I think I may have cried a few times too.  Yuck!

The challenge was a lot of fun and I will definitely be participating next time around.  Next project for me is a quilt-along with Rachel of Stitched In Color.  It’s my first quilt and I’m a little bit nervous, especially since it will be a gift for my niece, who is due at Christmas time.  Do any of you want to join me in this?  It’ll be fun!  Here are the fabrics that I chose for the quilt… I think it will be beautiful!

I’ll let you know how that is going as I’m working on it.  We start at the end of this week!

Finally, I want to thank you all once again for being members of the Southern Institute!  You all bless me on a daily basis with your encouraging words and just by taking the time to read what I have to say.  You’re the best!  I hope you have a blessed week!  And don’t forget to check in tomorrow to see who won the belt giveaway!


  1. SomeGirl says:

    Wow! GREAT work! Love the colors in the quilt coming up, too!

  2. Amy says:

    The bunting skirt is adorable- I love it! And that quilt is going to be amazing- I like that you’re going with such funky fabrics instead of the typical quilt fabric. Can’t wait to see your progress- someday, I too shall quilt…!

  3. That skirt is rediculously cute!!! I love it Jenny!!!

  4. crafterhours says:

    Those skirts were on Vintage Fern: http://vintagefern.blogspot.com/2010/09/triangle-skirts.html

    I really loved them too. Your version is adorable! And that quilt is going to be awesome. You can’t go wrong with AMH.

  5. dana says:

    cute stuff jenny! I love the shirt. I love the skirt. And I love the diamond cut of your quilt. totally cool!

  6. Amy says:

    I want an adult version of that skirt with the bunting! So so cute!!

    Crafting by Candlelight

  7. Jenny says:


    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I went to her blog and let her know about my blatant copy! I hope she doesn’t mind.

    You’re awesome!

  8. Shelly says:

    The shirt looks awesome..nice curves!
    The skirt is adorable and I’m completely
    envious you’re working on your first quilt.
    Something I’ve been wanting to to for a long time. Once deadlines are done I think that will be my first project. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Have another fabulous Fall week!

  9. I totally could see you getting the hipstamatic:) And LOVE the skirt! My handmade closet is jealous.

  10. Jenny says:

    @Kathleen Frances
    Oh yeah, I have the hipstamatic, but it has been testy lately! It won’t let me view the pics, and sometimes they make it to my camera roll… sometimes they just disappear! Kind of frustrating. I have thought of doing a hipstamatic post every week, I love it so much!

  11. That skirt is so cute…you are so talented!!!

  12. Buckeroomama says:

    My son would love that Star Wars shirt –cracked iron-on and all! He, too, is very much into Star Wars these days. He’s asked for a Jedi costume for Halloween!

  13. Kristi says:

    eep…that bunting skirt is so cute.

  14. Cheech says:

    Adorable! Well done! I’ve never seen anything like it!

  15. Kristi says:

    eep…that bunting skirt is so cute.

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