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. Sandra says:

    I’m in, only this time I’m actually making something! I think I’ll have more time available than in Spring. Plus… already have something cut up and waiting to be sewn. I’m sure that will give me the extra boost!

  2. Rosa in The Antipodes says:

    WOW! It’s so inspiring! I’ll give it a go. Springtime just started for us in New Zealand and it would be nice to celebrate it making nice light clothes for the littles ones!

  3. Kelli says:

    Count me in–this gives me the extra push I need!!

  4. I’m in!

    My name is Nahuatl Vargas.
    I have a 4 years old boy.
    We live in Costa Rica.
    Our blog in English is
    In Spanish
    I want to make a shirt for my boy.
    Thank you.

  5. Audrey says:

    I am in! I loved sewing along in the spring, and I can’t wait to try it again this fall.

  6. I just have a question, how we share our progress? in our blogs? or we just share the final result?

  7. Jo says:

    I missed the last one but found all the pics so inspiring… count me in for this one.
    * It’s turning spring here (Australia) so I guess us Aussies will be doing the reverse season!

  8. venus says:

    Hello! I’m so-so happy I found you! I am SO in with the challenge! My head is spinning with ideas.

  9. I want to participate this time. Just got my sewing machine out again after about 6 month (was pregnant and then had a newborn)

  10. heidi says:

    sounds like fun! I can’t wait to start!

  11. Bethany says:

    I’m in! I’ll be knitting a hat for my wee one, as I don’t have a sewing machine. :)

  12. Amber says:

    Yay! I want to do this!! I have a long list of fall clothes to make already & this will most definitely give me a HUGE push to tackle it!

  13. Lynn says:

    I’m in. My daughter has outgrown all of her pajamas and it is getting too cool for summer wear.

  14. How exciting, I would love to join you all.

  15. Camille says:

    So excited! Two Oliver + S coats for my two kiddos are my goal! Now off to find the right fabric for these things so I don’t have any excuses!

  16. Sabine says:

    I’m definitely interested and marked the week on my calendar. Pondering on what to sew… Although I am not sure whether there’s going to be much time for sewing if I want to browse every participant’s inspiring pictures on Flickr ;-)
    Very curious to experience the positive group drive!

  17. Vivian says:

    I’m in too! I have lots of friends with babies coming that need some cute stuff! Happy Sewing!

  18. sarah says:

    Okay. I’m in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. mother0fpurl says:

    Count me in- I feel some hat knitting coming on xx

  20. meg says:

    I’ve been bitten by the garment-sewing bug, so this sounds great!

  21. Rachel says:

    This sounds like it would be a great inspiration!