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kcw themes: styles
summer

kcw trends: style

Hi everyone!  It’s Audrey from Skirt Fixation again, and today I’m here to talk about style trends I noticed during Kids Clothes Week.  Of course, the main summer clothing sewn was shorts and tank tops!  It’s a kid’s summer uniform, right?  So I’m going to skip over those two and highlight some more subtle style trends.

Collage of raglan tees

1. Tiny Tourist Top  2. Zoo Trip Tee  3. Polka Dot Chambray Dress 

4.  Volkswagen Shirt  5. Trout Vacation Shirt  6.  Cowboy Sunprint T-shirt

7. Bird Safari Raglan Dress  8. King of the Playground  9. Raglan T-shirts

When we chose to put sleeves on the tops we made, many of us used raglan sleeves.  I know I love both the look and the ease of construction on a raglan sleeve.

kcw skirt collage

1. vliegeniersrokje  2. Oh, deer  3. Nina

4. Balloon Rose Skirt  5. A tropical skirt  6. All Dutch skirt

7. Passport Lotta skirt  8. Bubble Skirt for Norah  9. Flat Front Floral Skirt

And of course, being that I have a Skirt Fixation, I noticed all the amazing skirts that were sewn up during summer Kids Clothes Week.  I even made one during KCW myself, of course.

kcw new collage

1. Moto Jacket  2. Mini Southport Dress  3. Ishi Dress

4. Blue Ridge dresses  5. Nina in Nani Iro  6. Urban Garden Tank Dress

7. Morocco shorts

Although many of us have tried and true patterns and styles we turn to again and again, I did notice many newly released patterns being sewn.  I think as seamstresses, we love a challenge in any form, and a new pattern keeps us challenged.

kcw swim wear collage

1. Swimming on Vacation  2. Azur by Naii  3. Summer Swimsuit

4. Space Princess Swim Dress  5. Rash Guard Boy Shorts  6. Ieniemienie Fish Bikini

7. Pink Skies Swimmer

Being summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) many of you were venturing into the world of swimwear.  Many kudos to you!  I have actually purchased some swim fabric but haven’t braved that territory yet.  But all your swimwear inspires me to try!

How about you, what style trends did you pick up on during Summer Kids Clothes Week 2015?

kcw themes: colors
summer

kcw trends: colors

This season, as always, the project pool was filled  with a colorful rainbow of beautiful clothes for kids. I could find almost every single color!. Nevertheless there were some of those colors that the most of us  choose to work with.

I would like to start with blue. Blue is the color of the sea and the sky, which I think is appropriate for this theme season. Who doesn’t want a clear blue sky and a crystalline turquoise sea when on holidays? Blue is also a classic color and perfect for either boys or girls. No wonder many of us used it.

This is just a small selection  of  the wide range of blue hues I found. From navy to chambray-denim look, to royal and light blues, but also accentuated with textures, metallic details and modern smocking techniques -among others-, this summer’s clothes are going to be highlighted with blue color.

KCW_COLORTRENDS_BLUE

 mypetiteSophie – Oliversfancy – craftinessisnotoptional – Tathra – Skirtfixation –  NavyFamily06 – joke

 Boomiemaria borges duarte  – alisonboydell –Nononsonsmoms  – Ana Sofia  – Naehconnecion – Inspinration – Sewingforfour

 The use of warm colors was also predominant. Yellow, orange and red are always associated with high energy, warmth and light. It seems that this season we went also for colors that remind us of  sunny days!

KCW_COLORTRENDS_warm colors

LPoel – MrsH Naii – Mamemimo–  Fabiennemichel –Phorko – Saralenn

Tekenjeknuffel –huisje boompje boefjes – LittleQuail –Unikuut  –Aussie Echidna –Lhalla

Although, blue is the winner as color trend for KCW Summer 2015,  I did not want to leave out of my list yellow, orange or red. What do you think?  when you made the clothes, were you thinking in oceans or sunsets?