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. Rachel says:

    I just found out about this, great idea. I may be working on the Halloween costumes for this!

  2. Lizzie says:

    Just what i need to get me going! How fun!

  3. Sarah says:

    This sounds fun…I am in!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’m in.

    With the buttons, I can only advise about WordPress, since that’s who powers my blog. On your dashboard, where it asks for image URL just cut and past the img src (above) but only from http…html and where your blog asks for the link URL enter the h ref (above), but again only from http…html.

    Apologies if that makes no sense whatsoever!

  5. I’m over the moon to join and I am excited to see what other talented mamas create.

    Thank you for hosting a second kids clothes challenge, Camille Davis

  6. Honey says:

    Ok…joined in the spring… but never made it past that. But…I’ve already started so…I’m jumping on the bandwagon!

    Im making knit tights, sweaters,and jumpers for the girls. Hats for all and sweaters and jacket for my son…oh…scarves N mittens too. It’s going to be a handmade Christmas.


  7. yes, please! thanks so much for hosting again.

  8. Lizzie says:

    I was having trouble posting the button to my blog but then realized that the html tags are supposed to have quotations around them and they have apostrophes instead on all the buttons above. If anyone else has problems just change the apostrophes to quotation marks and you should be set :)

  9. eesh says:

    I would love to play along! I need some motivation to get some projects I have hanging around finished!

  10. Jen Bird says:

    Definitely going to participate!! Yay the perfect excuse to sew something for my little one rather than everyone else :-/ lol.

  11. Sheri says:

    I want to join sewing week! I have a 7 mo. old baby girl and have so many patterns and fabrics that are aching to be made into something for her to wear! Maybe the challenge will help me stay on “sewing” track;-)

  12. Tabitha says:

    I’m sew in!

    My cabinet of half-finished/almost-started projects thanks you for such a great idea!

  13. louise says:

    I’m in! Totally excited. Already have way more projects than I can do in a week, but we’ll see if I can narrow it down!

  14. amber says:

    Oh, I’m in! Kid’s clothes is about all I sew! found my way here from madebyrae and am so excited to play with you! I’ve been lax the past few weeks, but DD’s Fall coat needs to get done…among MANY other projects…

  15. Linda says:

    I’m in! how exiting!

  16. Yes count me in… I’ve already started a knitted tank.. but really interested in other aspects. x

  17. leslie says:

    count me in, too!

  18. Nooly Girl says:

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  19. Oh my goodness I must be nuts…but yes I think I’ll pick up the scissors and join in!

  20. Karin Keefe says:

    I’m in, sounds great. Have to have a little think about what to do though…

  21. amy says:

    This is great! Maybe this way I can get some fall clothes made before it turns spring again!

  22. Lauren says:

    I could do an entire month of this! I can’t wait to see what everyone else is working on, let the inspiration begin!

  23. Colette says:

    Oh count me in, hmmm – what shall I start on?