kcwc fall 2011!

September 13th, 2011

kcwc button for fall 2011

It’s time again for another edition of KCWC: kids clothes week challenge.  KCWC is a twice-annual event where I challenge you to commit to sew children’s clothes for an hour each day for 7 days. Fall is coming (at least in these parts) and my kids could use some cozy pants and sweaters–and pretty soon we’ll need hats and mittens too! All that sewing is a little overwhelming, but I am always amazed at how much I get done by putting in a bit of time every day.

kcwc button for fall 2011 (spin)

If you have more questions about how KCWC works, you can jump over to the FAQ page. Then jump back here and leave a comment on this post telling me you are in! That’s all it takes. Then on the second week of October there will be hundreds (really, hundreds) of people cheering you on to make awesome clothes for your kids.

kcwc button for fall 2011 (blue)

In the mean time, feel free to browse around the elsiemarley flickr group for inspiration–join the group so you can post pictures for this one–and look at my posts from older KCWCs! If you have a blog, you can copy and paste the button below (fancy, html code to come when tech support/husband returns).  So leave a comment and sign up! spread the word! sew like crazy!


kcwc fall 2011 buttons:







363 Responses to kcwc fall 2011!

  1. Krystal Pederson says:

    I’m in! Started pattern making for a toadstool Halloween costume. Then on to Juliet and I’ll have two garden gnomes in tow on 10/31

  2. Patty-Jean says:

    Yay, I’m in! It’s my first time aboard KCWC – looking forward to the inspiration!

  3. Jessica says:

    I just realized I’ve been cutting out fabric for this all weekend but I never officially signed up- off to start my hour late tonight!

  4. Ellen says:

    I’m in, a little late but I’m sewing fall/winter stuff anyhow

  5. Shelby says:

    I’m in! I’ll get started tonight ;-)

  6. Alisa says:

    I’m in! I am not here all week but I’ll be working on it when I am.

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  8. Fiona says:

    I would love to join in. This is just the kick in the pants I need to get some autumn clothes done for the kids! Hooray!

  9. Tami says:

    I’m late to sign up but I’m in! Little Red Riding Hood capes yesterday and a little repurposing today. I LOVE KCWC!

  10. Lani says:

    I have a shirt to share that I made yesterday, just need to photograph it on my son. Much more projects in the works for the week.

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  13. Inder says:

    I know I’m late, but I’m in! I spent a good two hours cutting last night and finished up the cutting and marking this morning. I have a late night meeting tomorrow, but I will make up for that lost evening! Into the breach!

  14. I’m in! I’ve got at least four projects I need to complete this week. A coat for my son, a couple of dresses and a hallowe’en costume, too. I’ll be reveling in creative mess.

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  17. Thalita Dol says:

    I’m in too! Late, but in, I started on monday, but forgot to come sign up!

    Hugs from Brazil!

  18. Amanda says:

    I’m distraught that I didn’t know about this until today! No matter, I’m going to jump in now anyway. What a fun event! Thank you!!

  19. Nancy's Couture says:

    I’m in!!! Finished my first outfit yesterday and will have a dress done today! This is the motivation I needed!!!! Thank You.

  20. Jillian says:

    I’m totally in! I sew children’s clothes daily for a boutique and have been wanting to create for my little one again…I needed this too!

  21. Jillian says:

    oops, I put my Etsy address in there instead of my blog site…

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