I am behind on my kids clothing week projects. The kids needed me more than they needed clothes - everyone has the typical October night cough (it usually lasts until March in this household).
Anyway, the sewing mojo is back. I have been wanting to post about corduroy for ages. It is probably my favourite fabric for a child’s fall / winter wardrobe.
I stitched up this little corduroy jumper for E. Hope. Brown velvet ric rac , fabric Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller / Meadow Sweet Vintage Paisley on Light Yellow Corduroy .
The pattern is New Look 6854 for Kids (out of print). I added a kangaroo pocket, I was inspired by this post on Probably Actually (pinned by Gwen). It’s kind of wrinkled, but it is well used to store Polly pockets.
After finishing the reversible skirt, I completed the outfit with a little capelet. The pattern is available over at Grosgrain (or Burda here). I just increased the size slightly.
Corduroy is also great for little boys. My pal got on board and she stitched up two pairs of flat front cords for her youngest who is difficult to fit (his waist is the size of 18-24 months but he is actually 3 years). Corduroy can be difficult to photograph due to the wale - as are 3 year old boys. Pattern: Made’s Flat Front Pant. This is the first time she made pants and I think they turned out great.
I am always on the hunt for corduroy garments second hand.
These are a couple of the girls’ favourite dresses, both printed corduroy and I didn’t pay more than $5 each. the first one is Bonnie Jean in apple corduroy and the second one is from the late 1980’s Laura Ashley’s Mother and Child collection, floral cord. I am always on the hunt for items from this particular Laura Ashley collection.
Happy Stitching and have a great weekend,