The goal for KCWC is to work just one hour per day (or more, if you have the time) and see what you are able to create.
So, on Day 1 (Monday), I cut out the pattern for Olivia's kuspuk, found a pattern for Sophia's skirt, and purchased fabric. The kuspuk will be a bit large for Olivia, but I don't have a smaller size pattern since I purchased this one when I visited Alaska many years ago.
I hesitate to do too much changing of the pattern since I've never sewn a kuspuk before. Maybe after I do one, then I'd be able to see where I could modify the pattern.
On Day 2 (Tuesday), I washed and ironed the fabric. I laid out the pattern pieces on the fabric for the kuspuk.
Pattern pieces laid out and pinned for Olivia's kuspuk.
On Day 3 (Wednesday), I laid out the pattern pieces for Sophia's skirt. I also cut out all the pieces for both the kuspuk and skirt.
On Day 4 (Thursday), I pinned Sophia's skirt together and read the directions for the kuspuk and skirt. I didn't have much extra time on the fourth day because I was with my parents for the day helping them and volunteers from Keller Williams who were helping my parents as part of their Red Day 2011.
On Day 5 (Friday), I sewed (and finished!) Sophia's skirt. It did not take that long to sew since there were only six pieces (two pieces for the yoke and four pieces for the skirt). Sophia did not want a ruffle, lace, or trim on the skirt so that made it even easier - just a basic hem.
Simple skirt for Sophia.
She likes the skirts and wants me to make more for her. "The fabric is really soft!" She also likes it because she chose how tight she wanted the waistband and length of the skirt. That's something you can't do when you buy clothes in the store.
With this simple skirt done, she has requested now more complicated, multi-layer skirts. She brought down examples from her closet. "Can you make me one like this one?" she asked.
"We'll have to get a pattern at Joanns that matches what the skirt looks like," I told her.
That will be the next project...after the kuspuk.