It’s that time of year again…Kids Clothes Week Challenge is upon us!
I’m guest posting today at Elsie Marley (I know, I can’t believe it either!) and I’m super excited to be part of the pre-KCWC excitement this time around! I hope you’ll go check out all the fun variations of Dana’s basic Kid Pants in the lineup this week. I went the corduroy and hedgehog route myself. Here’s a peek, but you can get all the details here!
If you’re not familiar with KCWC you can read all about it right here (and more here), but the jist of the challenge is to sew kids clothes for an hour a day, for seven days. The event happens once in the spring and again in the fall, and the great part about participating (aside from ending up with some lovely little garments for the season) is that hundreds and hundreds of people are sewing along with you and posting photos in the flickr group, which is full of the greatest handmade kids clothes you ever did see. It all starts on Monday, so if you haven’t done so already, go sign up by leaving a comment on this post!
And preparing is part of the fun, too – I don’t have any definite plans yet for next week, but I’ve got a big list going and these are some of the things I’m hoping to put to use:
I like to have all my patterns traced and cut out the week before so that I can just sew when the time comes, and while I never get around to completing everything, it’s amazing how productive you can be with all that prep work done! I’m trying to keep things simple and realistic this time, being eight months pregnant and all. Cutting out patterns on the floor and standing at the ironing board all evening (along with staying up past 8pm, frankly) are challenges in and of themselves at the moment. But I’m going to try!
Happy planning and sewing, everyone, and hope to see all your amazing creations next week!