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. Lisa says:

    Ooh, sign me up! This sounds like so much fun!

  2. Wendy P says:

    Yeah! Found you through Made by Rae and this is great!
    I was already planning flannel pjs, corduroy overalls and hats for my grandson.

    Should be fun!

  3. Stacy says:

    I just came across your site and this sounds like a wonderful challenge. SIgn me up!

    I’ll be sewing for one of my 10-year-old sons. Probably my skinny guy who keeps growing up but not out. Finding ready-made clothes for him is a challenge in fall/winter.

  4. Stacy says:

    I just saw that some people are having trouble with the buttons. When I did a quick cut and paste of the html code, I had troubles, too. I solved them by deleting the returns (running everything on to one line) and then deleting and retyping the apostrophes in the code (for some reason, the pasted apostrophes looked different, and changing them is what did the trick in my wordpress blog.)

    I hope this helps someone.

  5. Kate says:

    I’m in! I have flannel from a year ago waiting to become PJ pants. Looking forward to it!

  6. Christina says:

    Sign me up! I have a feeling I might not keep it strictly to sewing, but you never know…

  7. Lindsay says:

    Sign me up! I have a hat I’m planning to knit for my daughter. :)

  8. Julie says:

    I’m in… jammies for my boys, maybe a winter coat for my girl-baby… and LOTS of crocheted touques!
    Ready for the fun!

  9. Laura says:

    I’m in! I keep putting off all the children’s clothing I need to make, so this will get me in gear!

  10. Tracy says:

    I was sad I couldn’t join the last sew along so I would love to sign up this time. School holidays might be a ‘slight’ problem but maybe if I am prepared ahead of time?

  11. Sara says:

    I’m not dropping the ball on this again! Here’s hoping! :)

  12. Christie says:

    Fun idea and lovely blog you have here. I’m going to give it a try!

  13. Sarah says:

    Sounds good.. I like the Christmas Idea … time to start!!

  14. Stephanie says:

    I totally want to do this, although we’ll be on vacation till the 22nd. I’ve basically been sewing kids clothes for more than an hour every day, for the past couple of weeks, so I’m in!

  15. chrissy says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you decided to go another round for Fall! Count me in!

  16. Veronica says:

    I want to play!! ‘cant wait!! Thanks for the opportunity, I” be maiking coats and dresses for my 3 girls (don’t have much time, but as you said is a great motivation!!)

  17. MJ says:

    This is perfect for me, I have a stack of fabric and patterns ready for cooler weather, but am lacking the motivation since we’re still having mid-to-upper 90 degree days!!
    Can’t wait, thanks for thinking of this :)

  18. Patricia says:

    Count me in! I have tons os projects planned and this challenge will motivate me to start! Tks for the fun idea.

  19. Beth D. says:

    Can’t wait to get started! Participated in Spring Top Week over at and had a ball! I’m excited to see what others create and have my mind full of projects!!

  20. Marlena says:

    I’m in! I’m thinking attempting a long-sleeved shirt for my daughter. Gulp.

  21. brittany says:

    i’m in! this will be fun, i really need a kick in the pants like this :D

  22. deena says:

    how fun! i’ll be joining in!

  23. Kristy says:

    Okay, I’m going to give it a go! Fingers crossed =) Cheers!

  24. Amy says:

    I’m in.