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. Jessica says:

    Is it too late to join? I’ve been on a re purposing kick for my daughter this week. She’s been telling me to make her some dresses so I have been. Re purposing is fun and addicting! I’m hoping to increase my sewing skills on clothing, I don’t usually sew clothes.

  2. Natasha says:

    Ok! I’m cautiously optimistic that my little ones will let me do this soooo I’M IN!

  3. Mama B says:

    I know I’m a bit tardy with joining in, but I think this is such a neat idea and a great inspiration, so I’m gonna try and start today! I make, sew & crochet things often for others, but have been meaning to do some creations for my toddler son. Here we go!

  4. Laura says:

    Me too! Me too! It’s already Wednesday so I’ll either catch up or jump in and go Wednesday-Sunday. So excited!

  5. k a t y says:

    I’m late signing up, but believe you me, my sewing machine has not cooled off this entire month with National Sewing Month being celebrated over here in high gear!

  6. DANA says:

    just thought I’d officially leave my name here. I’m in :). Posted my first clothing item today.

  7. Brindy says:

    I’m in. Thanks for doing this.

  8. Christina says:

    Oh, This looks fun!

  9. Susan says:

    Count me in! Almost done with my first creation!

  10. lindsay says:

    Yes, yes, yes! What a wonderful piece of motivation! I am totally in.

  11. Jolene says:

    How inspiring and just the push I needed this week to get started!! :)

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  14. Katie says:

    WHEW! Well, After many unmotivated days of TRYING to get something made, I have finally conquered! And I am thrilled with the outcome! And the best part?? I’m totally motiviated to do more! Thanks for the extra push!

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  16. Shiv says:

    I’m in. Thanks.

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