kcwc fall clothes inspiration and tutorials

September 13th, 2010

I’m going to post a round up each day this week of inspiring handmade clothes and tutorials for fall and winter things too. The schedule should go something like this:

  • monday: fall and winter clothes
  • tuesday: coats, hoodies, sweaters
  • wednesday: warm things for baby
  • thursday: hats, mittens, scarves
  • friday: halloween costumes

If you have a tutorial that you particularly love and it fits (pretty much) into one of the categories above you can email me (elsiemarleyblog@gmail.com) and I can try to fit it in the post or you can save it and put it in the comments on the day of the post-subject it fits under. Get it? I’m trying to keep it so we can all use these inspiration and tutorial posts as reference next week when it’s so late we have to choose between thinking and sewing. So tell us all the awesome clothes tutorials you know in the comments and email me the rest. And if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?

beautiful handmade fall and winter clothes


1. Untitled, 2. birthday party dress, 3. flannel pants, 4. SOLD Funky Fall Green Repurposed Wool Sweater 12 months, 5. pants pants pants pants, 6. check tunic dress, 7. Puppy pockets, 8. Green Fleece top for my daughter, 9. Snow and Holly bloomers

fantastic tutorials for fall and winter clothes


ringer shirt pjs (made with her own tutorial), pleated skirt, winter jumper, fleece lined pants, pieced shirt, patch jeans, henley shirt, short sleeve to long sleeve, go to dress

24 Responses to kcwc fall clothes inspiration and tutorials

  1. Adrianna says:

    I was thinking about maybe sending a couple of my tutorials to you, and then I scroll down and see not 1, but 2! Wow, I’m so flattered! Thank you! I’m officially signed up now too :)

  2. Sarah says:

    happy to see the “go to dress” on your list for inspiration! I just picked up fabric to make one for my daughter this week!

  3. Anne says:

    Just made the winter jumper myself today for the first time. It came out GREAT! I can’t believe how good it looks on V. It’s super easy to make and it could last until next spring! (I did some alter to my so the size can be adjusted a little. )

  4. Here’s my tutorial for turning a thrifted pair of men’s jeans (or other pants) into toddler pants, the quick and easy way…
    http://www.cookcleancraft.com/2009/01/mens-jeans-to-toddler-pants-tutorial.html

    Thanks for hosting this again. I’ve got a big pile of fabric at the ready, and am just sorting out my patterns…

  5. This looks like such a great line-up! I can’t thank you enough for organizing this. Just exactly what I need!

  6. Ellen says:

    Sorry Ms. Marley (wrong day) – I can’t seem to follow rules these days.

  7. Andrea says:

    Thanks for linking to my Go To Dress! I’m hoping to be able to join in this time around. If life settles down really quickly I will!

  8. LiEr says:

    Thank you for the link! Is it fall already? I am in denial. I must sew some back-to-school clothes for the girls. Weeks late, but better late than never.

  9. Beth D. says:

    I have used this pattern for a number of shorts and pants for my son. Love it!

    http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-some-easy-kids-pants/

    by the way: CAN’T WAIT for KCWC!!!

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  11. K says:

    Wow, I’m so flattered that you included my birthday party dress (“Christmas Party Dress”) with all of these amazing creations! My heart skipped a beat when i saw the photo featured here – your blog is an inspiration to me! Thank you!

  12. Karin says:

    I needed that fleece-lined pant tutorial! Thanks. Prepping for next week…

  13. molly says:

    You are so, so good to me… Thx!

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  15. Jessica says:

    I just did a tutorial for fall pjs that is pretty easy turns out quite cute! Check it out at http://subtle-tee.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-in-love-with-new-pjs-tutorial.html

  16. haha I was just scrolling through, looking for ideas, then BAM there is my patch jeans tute!

    ahaha I’m honoured it have it up there ♥

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