kcwc: day seven

September 26th, 2010

I’m have to apologize for the unfinished (can’t find the buttons), wrinkled (I can’t find my iron either) shirt and the model’s obviously slept in braids. It’s Sunday morning and we are all a bit lazy.

I wanted to make this shirt (from Happy Homemade vol.2 again) because I remembered I had picked up some awesome vintage trim that would be perfect for the little tab in the middle. So I bought the pretty blue corduroy and sewed the shirt up, then tore my studio up trying to find the trim (maybe the shirt has the power to hide things). I gave up, decided I must have given it away and used an old plaid shirt instead.  Last night I started on an old crochet project and there in my bag full of yarn was the ribbon.

I still haven’t found the buttons, but maybe they are hiding with the iron in the refridgerator.


Today is the last day of the kids clothes week challenge and I hope you had a good time. The flickr group is full of amazing things, I’ve found some new and fantastic blogs and you’ve pointed me to some new children’s pattern designers. Thank you so much for playing along!

The last giveaway is from one of my favorite bloggers, Kayanna from junecraft. She has kindly offered a $20 dollar gift certificate for her etsy shop to the winner! She makes beautiful prints, calendars, funny little plush, tote bags and they are all modern and stylish and cute as all get out.

To enter tell us what you thought of the week (whether you participated or not), or what you like best from the junecraft shop, or how you take your coffee. Good luck!


The winner is

#54: Claire from Moth and Sparrow!



84 Responses to kcwc: day seven

  1. naomi says:

    that shirt is the cutest!! I need one in my size.

  2. MJ says:

    I had 9 things on my To-do List for this week – and i finished all but the last 2 (a hoodie for each kid) and those are all cut out ready to be sewn…it would have taken me at leas a month to get all that done under regular-unmotivated time :)
    Thanks for organizing this, it was so much fun.

    I like my coffee with plain almond milk or dark chocolate almond milk :)

  3. Vivian says:

    It was nice to have a goal for my sewing. Thanks for hosting, I had so much fun!

  4. The week may be finished, but I’m not. Thanks for coaxing me out of my sewing selfishness.

    And I take my coffee black. Always black.

  5. Mandy says:

    The owl tote is so cute and so is the calendar print you featured!

  6. venus says:

    The week has been a lot of fun! I only wish I had more time this week to sew more and share with you. Taking part and seeing all the other beautiful things other people has made was truly inspirational. Thanks for hosting and I can’t wait for the next challenge!

    Also, the shop is uber cool! I LOVE the limited edition poster of the the owl. As for coffee… mmmm… coffee… I liked my coffee “blonde and sweet” (two scoops of sugar and cream). YUMmmm! I’m looking forward to having a cup after my baby is born! ;)

  7. Katherine says:

    lots of cream, no sugar.

  8. Mama Brooke says:

    Wonderfully fun week of inspiration. I have to get busier & complete more things I’ve been meaning to do. I take my coffee, every morning, second thing, after my son says good morning to me, with french vanilla creamer. :)

  9. Jenny says:

    Well, I didn’t do as well as I thought I’d do on this challenge. I only got two things done… but it did take me 4 days. The other three I was either sick or we were insanely busy, so hey, two’s better than nothing!

    I have loved this challenge, it really got me motivated! Thanks!

  10. Delia says:

    Thanks for the challenge! I did pretty well. I think there was only one day where I didn’t do any sewing since I was sick. I feel inspired to try to sew at least an hour a day, 5 days a week. (That should give me a bit of fudge room since my Thursday night class goes pretty late & you know how life can hit! )
    BTW- I love that shirt. I want to make one for myself. It looks so cozy!

    I loved the different screen prints in junecraft’s shop. Very colorful!

    As far as coffee- I am a very strong french press kind of gal with milk.

  11. Nancy says:

    I just followed along and enjoyed everyone else’s work but it certainly inspired me and gave me lots of ideas. Thanks!

  12. Eilis says:

    It’s been a fun week! I love the little elephants!

  13. Wendy says:

    I enjoyed the week, but it was very difficult to shoehorn in that hour a day. I feel that my takeaway was a better understanding of how I spend my time after work (note: it’s not Hulu and bonbons) and a better understanding of how much I can (and cannot) accomplish in an hour. I usually attack my sewing projects in blocks of 3-5 hours carved out of a weekend, and it probably goes without saying that I end up with a lot of planning and very little action.

    Life always gets in the way, though, and participating in this challenge was a good reminder/kick in the pants to keep picking things back up after I have to put them down when something more urgent comes along.

  14. Patti S says:

    I am so digging the Retro Wiener Dog print. Love Love Love it. -Patti

  15. I am embarrassed at how little I have accomplished this week, other than thinking I want to upgrade to a Bernina!

  16. naomi says:

    cafe con leche – – like they drink it in spain!

  17. Leah says:

    I’ve enjoyed having a direction in my crafting, a focus for a certain amount of time. But there are so many things I want to get done that one week just doesn’t seem like enough! :)

  18. Melissa says:

    I didn’t fully participate but I did sew one dress for my daughter, and I followed along all the posts and gathered such great inspiration! Will have to sign up for real next time.

    (love the folky calendar :-)

  19. Sabine says:

    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out here (I checked Flickr’s FAQ but found no answer…)
    I joined Flickr only yesterday and uploaded 4 pictures to my own photo stream and then added them to the “Elsie Marley” group for the kcwc. And here’s the strange thing: sometimes I see my pictures in the Elsie Marley group, and sometimes I don’t. Do I have to be signed in to see them? Can other people see them when I am not signed in? Thank you… :-)
    (I did make them “public” and not “private”, so that cannot be the reason (I think).)

    Sabine (aka “Mama Sushi” on Flickr)

  20. Well, I only finished one thing (a hat) but I got pretty far along on some dresses and some other hats, and I worked on them every day, I have no idea for how long, and so I have to say it was a good motivator and I had fun and felt like I was part of the group even though I don’t know anyone else who was doing it. Thanks for hosting again. Now I’m going to tackle learning to do knits on my machine, which I’ve always wanted to do, so that I can actually finish these dresses before my daughter outgrows them.

  21. ~Heather says:

    I was cheering from the sidelines, but didn’t give up on sewing-ish projects completely: I hemmed some of my husband’s trousers.

  22. Lisa Marie says:

    I didn’t join the flickr group, but I did participate on my own. I crocheted a frog bonnet for my youngest niece and am still plugging away at a scarf.

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  24. Ellen says:

    I had some friends over to sew for the KCWC and I made my son an adorable pair of pants, lined and everything! No picture yet as he automatically played in a huge puddle of water and they had to be washed.
    I like my coffee black and strong in the morning; with a little cream in the afternoon and evening.

  25. Jasmine says:

    black, 6 splenda :)