And just like that, another Kids Clothes Week has come to an end. They sure do go quickly! I had quite a bit going on last week so didn’t get a huge amount of sewing done, but I’m happy with what I managed to do.
The main thing I worked on was some swim nappies. Now that we’ve got a swimming pool it makes much more sense to have some proper swim nappies. I use cloth nappies but have never sewn any before and I was a bit anxious about it before starting. It was all a fuss about nothing though as these were so quick and easy to make. The actual sewing of each nappy takes about 10 minutes. I made 4 last week, 2 for Roman and 2 for Ted.
I used this tutorial and free pattern to make up my nappies. For my outer layer I used PUL fabric and suede cloth for the inner. The tutorial also uses a layer of lycra on the outside of the nappy, but since it was just for show I didn’t bother. For the edges I used 1″ fold over elastic (FOE). I got the 1″ as it’s nice and wide which makes the sewing foolproof, but next time I’d get the slightly thinner one.
During KCW I also managed to make up a test version of a rash vest to go with the nappies. I used the Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew as my base. I’m really happy with it and will be making up a good version using the green and black lycra you can see in the corner of the picture. I actually bought the lycra ages ago and cannot believe it’s a perfect match to the PUL I bought for the nappies!
I’ll post some action shots when the weather decides to warm up!
How did you go last week? Did you finish everything you were planning to make?