KCW: Polka dots and a bit of bling!October 23, 2013
I finished this little ensemble yesterday for Isabella - some polka dot leggings and straw yellow raglan top with some sequin shoulder bling! I pinned this image a while ago and decided to use pinterest as my inspiration this week for Kids' Clothes Week to make some clothes for my girls.
I traced the leggings from a pair Isabella already had. I used my overlocker for the main sewing, only using my machine for the leg hems and waistband. I added some ribbon bows and buttons to the bottom of the leggings for fun.
The yellow knit is super soft and I had some sequined fabric in my stash which I ruffled to create some fun on the top. My machine did not like the sequins though and a bit of hand stitching was involved to gather the pieces. I'm talking super fast not too neat hand-stitching.
Isabella loves both of these pieces and happily wore them off to kinder yesterday. She loves wearing leggings with skirts so I know the leggings in particular will get a lot of wear. The fabric for both items is from Rathdowne Fabrics in Brunswick, Melbourne (the best supply of stretch fabric I have found in Melbourne). They have heaps of stretch - mainly in plain colours, but they also have a lot of print lycras. The leggings have a cotton lycra feel to them and are super stretchy.
Joining in with Kids' Clothes Week this week!