Sunday, October 27, 2013

KCW, Day 7: The Western Railway Museum + Bimaa

At this point in Kids' Clothes Week, I am frankly, too exhausted to blog. So this is not going to be the wordiest post.

Today, we all went (along with some friends) to the Western Railway Museum, which is about 45 minutes away from where we live (but in Solano County, where I work). This time of year, they also do a "pumpkin patch" with fun things for the kiddos.

Western Railway Museum and pumpkin patch

It was really, really, really windy. Cold, bitter wind, too. We were sorely unprepared for such temperatures, and of course, my hair was a wreck.

Western Train Museum

Joe wore his train shirt, which was very appropriate. But like the rest of us, he was shivering for lack of warmer layers!

Western Train Museum + Bimaa

Maggie wore my last official KCW garment: a Bimaa hoodie. This is actually part of her Halloween costume, but you'll just have to wait and see the whole thing (any guesses? I know some of you know ... ).

Western Train Museum + Bimaa

This was a pretty "quick and dirty" sew. I am getting a bit desperate as Halloween approaches. I didn't even read the instructions, so I can't really review the pattern. (*Ashamed.*)  But I love the fit of this little top. I did make the hood a bit smaller, by narrowing the middle piece, in order to fit Maggie's head more snugly, and to work better with her costume. I love the way the hood pieces fit together and I love that there are no hems! I will definitely be making this again (more carefully, actually reading the instructions). Maggie definitely needs some cowl neck tops.

I wish I could say that I am exhausted from KCW and done sewing for a while, but I am not done with the kids' costumes yet! I gotta say, I am seriously burned out on felt right now. But it seems the only way out is to push on through.

Pushin' on through. Pushin' on through.


  1. Hmmm, that little hoodie could be the foundation for so many awesome costumes. Can't wait to find out! You did amazing stuff for the sewing challenge: I loved both pairs of pants you made! I did nothing and I only have one child to sew for....

  2. Oh that last picture of Maggie - the cuteness, the blinding cuteness!

  3. adorable! frog? dragon? lizard?

  4. oh my gosh, love this hoodie version of the bimaa! I did a shawl version.

  5. Ooo! That hoddie has a really cute fit. I heart the color too!


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