Monday, April 22, 2013

Kids Sewing Week-Boden Pretty Cami Knock-off

Today is the first day of Kids Clothes Week--a challenge to sew for your kiddos for 1 hour a day, for a week straight.  This is my first season taking the challenge, and I hope to accomplish lots this week. My kids need Spring/Summer clothes! (although it feel like Summer is still a long way off-it's  28 degrees and snowing here currently. Boo!)

Pretty Cami from Boden

I want to push myself a little bit, so I decided to try and knock-off this cute little tank from Boden.  I love looking through Boden's website for sewing inspiration! 

It took a little bit to figure out how I wanted to construct it--and there are things I will definitely do different next time--but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I used a paisley print fabric I had picked up from JoAnns awhile ago, and a  bright blue floral for the accent piece on the hem. 
I loved the detail on the bodice, so that was what I really focused on re-creating. 

Since the fabric was a little plain, I added some color with hot pink piping and bright blue buttons.  The hem was actually an accident--I cut the skirt too short and had to improvise. I call it a happy accident--as I love how the band looks.    Ashlee is really happy with it too-which makes me smile! She's getting harder and harder to sew for as she grows up!

For the back I just did an elastic casing to make it easy to get on and off, and criss cross straps.

Love the criss cross! 

I plan on making a couple more of these--and am also hoping to put together a little mini-tutorial after Kids Clothes Week is over.

Happy Crafting!


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  1. Love this - I like your print & colors better than the original. I'm all about the knock offs these days too! You've been featured this week - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for sharing & linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do:)