A couple of weeks ago I took part in my first children's wear related sewalong: KCW. Largely because it had the most relaxed rules of any sewalong I've ever heard of. I simply made sure that I sewed some children's clothing for at least an hour a day for a week (more or less). Want to see what I made? OF COURSE you do! You're not mental. Are you?
I rustled up a denim skirt, a knit dress and finished up a UFO which took the form of zebra leggings. I'm going to post separately and more thoroughly about the first two. For the zebra leggings, I used the playful kitty leggings pattern in the next size up (Size 80). I have no idea when Dolores will fit them, but we put her in leggings A LOT so it's good to have these 'in the bank' for when she grows out of her current leggings stash.
The fabric was a gift from lovely sewing lady Catherine, which I received when Dolores was still at the stage when her age was measured in weeks, rather than months or years. Like I did for the smaller size, I redrafted the waistline so that they are a bit lower at the front. Plus I stitched a loop of rainbow grosgrain ribbon into the centre back so I can tell at a glance which way round they need to go whilst wrestling the octopus/baby.
I actually made two pairs of these leggings exactly the same and gave one to Dolores's friend Naomi to congratulate her on acquiring 12 months of age. I still have a small quantity of this stuff left in Le Stash, and I have a plan...