KCWC Fall 2012 – Days 1 & 2

This week marks my second time participating in Elsie Marley’s Kids Clothes Week Challenge, and yet again I started off with lots of ideas but very little planning ahead of time.  But I’ve made a little progress so far, and feeling better about expanding the girls’ wardrobe for the somewhat chilly weather that has finally made an appearance here in SoCal.  The KCWC community Pinterest board and Flickr pool have also been a huge help in the motivation department.

Results from days 1 and 2: flat-front corduroy pants (MADE’s Kids Pants pattern) with gathered back pockets (from Oliver + S Puppet Show Shorts), inspired by this guest post on Elsie Marley last week.  I took one look at those adorable cords and knew that M and C needed some for fall.  And the fact that the MADE pattern is ever-so-slightly flared at the bottom – LOVE it.  I want to make these pants over and over again because they are so darn easy.  These pants also marked my first attempt at adjustable waistbands.  I can hardly get my girls to stand still to be measured for clothes (or try things on for that matter) so I do believe that buttonhole elastic is my new best friend for getting the best possible fit for two little girls with very different body types.  And they love these pants.  Success!

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