Kick off to Spring KCWC!

By Melissa LeRay

It is with great excitement that I announce that Elise and I are participating in our first ever KCWC!  I’ve got the easy job of making these clothes, while Elise has the hard job of actually modeling these clothes!  You can see that it is truly a team effort, and I’m just thrilled that Elise is willing to help out.  She was so tired from watching me sew that she’s already passed out, and so the photos of her doing her job will have to be captured after some much needed shut-eye.

So now that the first few days are out of the way, I thought it might be a good time to show off our progress.  Let’s start off with tDay 1 festivities.  (Modeling pictures to follow.)   KCWC got off to a great start with two pairs of LilyBirdStudio 30minute shorts.  I’m a tad on the slow side, so these took me closer to an hour, but I’m still pretty pleased with the results.   I’m trying to do less all-pink stuff for her, so I decided to use some Robert Kaufman Plaid and some coveted Heather Ross swim class.  Now I just need to make her some cute coordinating tees!

The pattern doesn’t call for the pleated sides, as you’ll see in the shorts below, but I thought these would be cute with the added fullness, and make them look less boy-ish.

And thanks again to Gail, for the adorable idea to label the clothes!  The plaid shorts were labelled, but it kinda fell out, so I’ve got to replace it.  And I’ll kinda admit that the label for the fishy shorts is accidentally intentionally in the front, cause that’s the way we roll.

I made these in a size 2, and had a bit of a issue aligning the pieces of paper as I was taping the pattern together.  So I ended up with the back being about 1cm taller than the front.  So I cut off the excess in the back (although it was the front that was incorrectly cut – doh.) so, the shorts ended up being a tad short.  Elise wears bulky cloth diapers, so unfortunately these shorts are a bit of a snug fit unless I slip her in a disposable diaper.  Which I will do for the photos tomorrow.  Because as we all know, a mom will go to almost any length to get a great shot of her baby in clothes made with her own hands.  Pitiful? I think not.  I prefer “delightfully determined”   :)

In any event, these were a great, quick pattern, and now that I’ve had a proper primer in scotch taping 101, I feel ready to tackle it again.


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4 Comments on Kick off to Spring KCWC!

  1. Andrea @
    April 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow, those are so adorable!!That plaid fabric is so great. Love the colors. Orange, aqua and green are my favorite! Stop by and link this up to Make It Wear It, a weekly blog link up for all things made to be worn, at

  2. Devon
    April 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Great shorts, I love the fabrics you picked, especially the plaid. I’ll be checking back to see them modeled. ;)

  3. teresa
    April 26, 2012 at 9:56 am (6 years ago)

    Oooh, I like the pleats! And the plaid is adorable too. Looking forward to some action shots with Elise!


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