kids clothes week challenge
April 19th, 2010
One of the most popular post here on elsie marley is kid clothes week. I was inspired by this post from Soulemama where Amanda sewed one garment a night for a week for her daughter's summer wardrobe. The goal I set for myself was just one hour a night (or day) spent in my studio working on summer clothes for my kids. It's the getting started part that's always been hard for me, so after that first hour was over I usually stayed another and by the end of the week I had a bunch of clothes for my kids. The momentum actually lasted for the next week and the one after too (I hoped it would continue through the summer, but evening cocktails on the deck killed it, oh well).
Now for the Challenge!
On the second week of May (May 10-17) I challenge you to spend an hour each day working on clothes for your kid's--or kids'--summer wardrobe. This challenge is great for those new to sewing and seasoned seamstresses alike--we all have trouble getting off the couch (or off the computer). Summer clothes are super easy and don't take much time or fabric, so you might have a whole wardrobe by the time the week is up! edit to add: Sorry I didn't mean to leave you southern hemisphere folks out--fall clothes are cute and easy too! You have three weeks to daydream about what to make and then after a lovely Mother's Day where your children are beautiful and well behaved and give you very cute presents, you can sew some shorts or skirts or dresses or tank tops with some of that ridiculously cute fabric you have been saving.
If you are interested in playing along (sewing along?) just leave a comment or drop me an email. I will write up a big list of participants and their blogs--though, of course, you don't need a blog to play along. I'll try to make a button too, so you can show everyone you are in the kid clothes week challenge. From now until the second week in May I will post some tutorials for kid's clothes that I've used or that I really like. So what do you think, sound good? Are you in?