kids clothes week challenge: fall 2010

September 7th, 2010

After the resounding sucess of last spring’s kids clothes week challenge there was a call to have another when the temperatures cooled off a bit and I am glad to oblige.  The challenge will stay the same:

For one hour each day the week of September 20-26 work on making clothes for kids.

I’m going to soup it up a bit with a giveaway or two and maybe even a tutorial (if my camera is fixed by then). Mostly, though, it should be just like last time with scads of people sewing like crazy for their kids. If you didn’t participate last time or are on the fence this time, imagine what it would be like to have 200 people cheering you on and well, that’s what it felt like in the spring.  Just by working a little each day for one week you could have a beautiful winter coat made or all the christmas pajamas done or finally made something from that cute fabric you have been saving. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

I think most of us focused on sewing (and all the pattern tracing, fabric cutting, pinning, hemming and ironing that go with it) in the spring, but I don’t see why knitting and crocheting can’t count–though they are much slower going, so you can’t really be sure you will have a finished product at the end of the week, but then again, maybe the sewers can’t either! Warmer clothes can be a little more involved, but really pants are just long shorts–and I know you can make shorts. There was a fine showing of fall fashions from the southern hemisphere last time, so no whining that fall clothes take too long.

O.k. enough of me talking, time to sign up! Leave your name in the comments if you want to play along this fall. Feel free to take a button for your blog (you don’t have to have a blog to participate of course) and spread the word.

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527 Responses to kids clothes week challenge: fall 2010

  1. Molly says:

    Count me in! I so need the motivation to sit and make some of the things on my to-do list! Now to keep trying to add your button to my new blog…Having issues, but I’m a complete newbie so it’s likely me

  2. Sounds great! I’m trying to make time for both sewing for Lil Hoot and for my shop. What a great kick in the pants!

    Though, I haven’t been able to get your button image to show up on my blog. :-(

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to participate – hopefully it’ll give me the incentive needed to finish the sweater I’m knitting for my little girl, and to sew her some fall tops!

  4. pamela says:

    sweet! so excited to participate again : ) and now i can sew not only for my 2 year old, but #2 also, she’s due this february!! love these challenges!

  5. Jeanine Q. says:

    OK. I’m going to try providing my serger is repaired by then.

  6. carrie says:

    YEA!! I am in — and I’m bring pals with me :)

  7. Mel says:

    I’m going to try.

  8. Just found your site!
    Sounds like fun. Please count me in.

  9. jeanne says:

    What a great idea. I didn’t participate in the spring, but look forward to joining in this time around!

  10. Kristin says:

    Sounds like fun! I’m so in, girl!

  11. Anne says:

    I’m in, I’m in, I’m in!!

  12. Suzanne says:

    I’m in! I have so many things on my mental list, this’ll give me a good kick start!

  13. Bekah says:

    GREAT idea! Sign me up! What fun. So much I want to do…

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  16. Joey says:

    Oh this is just what I need. I have a lot of sweaters lying around begging for recycling.. I am thinking of some sewn up sweater pants for warm little leggies through this hopefully snowy winter :)

  17. Christie says:

    Of course I’ll be playing along. I loved the Spring challenge:). Thanks for the motivation!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Me too!

  19. Jamie says:

    I really need to jump start my sewing. I haven’t done it in months. Maybe this will help?

  20. Raven says:

    I hope this isn’t my second comment. I can’t remember if I signed up already. Doh! :)

  21. Tammy says:

    I’m in! I cut out two outfits and another little project so I have a head start! :) I want to be able to sit down and start sewing Monday!