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Kwik Sew 2918 - Blue T-shirt

I know I said that this space would be quiet for while I was working on window treatments, but I sneaked in some quick projects between one shade being done and the next ones being dropped off.

For this top, I went back to my well-loved Kwik Sew 2918.  This is for my five-year-old daughter and I think I've got it modified to a place where I really like it for her - a good, feminine fit.


I started with size T3, took it in at the waist, added some length, and scooped out the neck.

I've made puffed sleeves for this pattern before, but they were always too long.  This time I think they look much better.




The ruffles are 3/4" strips of fabric gathered with a single line of stitching using a long stitch length and high tension down the center of the strip.  I just sewed them onto the shirt following the gathering stitches.


It took me awhile to decide on the ruffles.  I was initially hoping for some fabric flowers for embellishment, but didn't really like anything that I tried…

Burda 9990 - Khaki pants

These are the pants that my son recently outgrew.


These are the pants that I made to replace
the pants that my son recently outgrew.


This is the spot where my son colored with ink on
the pants that I made to replace
the pants that my son recently outgrew.


This is how it looks after I scrubbed
the spot where my son colored with ink on
the pants that I made to replace
the pants that my son recently outgrew.



This is how optimistic I am about how long these pants will last because of how it looks after I scrubbed the spot where my son colored with ink on the pants that I made to replace the pants that my son recently outgrew.