Recently, I made something for a miniature human – a grandniece. She comes with two sisters (all three are 5 and under), so whoever fits this kurta, gets to wear it until it is handed down. Given the small piece of fabric, this one’s going to fit the middle child, a two year old cutie.
Some of my sewing plans went awry, so the kurta shown here is unfinished as of the uploading of this blog post; please ignore the raw edges and hanging threads. That’s ok, because you know me — I’ll finish it. Also, I’d like the recipient to wear it soon, and not grow out of it before it’s finished!
Fabric: a sheer cotton voile with dainty little “flocked” stars. I found it while browsing around in an antique mall, and suddenly heard someone say the word “fabric”.
Instead of repeating the steps of kurta-making, I’ll send you to two of my previous posts.
There are no process photos today, but I hope you enjoy what I’m posting, although unfinished. The kurta is a kind of a minimum waste garment. The cutting layout should explain it.
Here are the kiddie measurements I used for a 2 year old:
Length: back of neck to the knee = 20 inches
Shoulder width: 10 inches
Arm length: 12 inches
Armhole not including the gusset: 8 inches all around (this one was a shot in the dark)
Its an easy sew – except when you come to the tiny underarm gussets and the small placket neckline. It’s not difficult, but very fiddly.
By the way, I’m trying my hand at a graphic illustration of making the neckline placket, and attaching the gusset to a garment. That is, if you’d like to see how I do it.
That’s it for the short and cryptic post; sorry friends, I’m just not feeling chatty today. Once the little kurta gets to the wee recipient (she lives in another town), I will post pictures. Keep warm this winter, and sew a lot.