kids clothes week fall 2012

September 18th, 2012

The temperature has dropped and fall is finally on it’s way! It must be time for another edition of KCWC.  Kids Clothes Week Challenge is a bi-annual event here on elsie marley where I challenge you to sew one hour a day, each day for 7 days.  The idea is that we all have the urge to sew clothes for our children, but we don’t always give ourselves the time to do it.  If you commit to sitting in front of your sewing machine, or tracing patterns, or cutting fabric, for one hour each day, then at the end of the week you will have some very well dressed kids. And a very proud mama too!

If you would like to know more about kcwc you can check out the kcwc faq page. You can also head to the elsie marley flickr group to check out creations from kcwc past or see all my posts on kcwc here.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up! How do you sign up?  Just leave a comment on this post telling me that you are in. Then go tell all your friends to sign up too! Spread the word on twitter, instagram, pinterest, tumblr with the #kcwc hashtag. Slap a button on your blog or on your facebook page. Link to this post and try to get all your facebook friends who sew to join too. I bet your mom would like to be invited. Last year I think there we had almost 700 people sign up. Can we make it to 800? 900? Now I’m starting to sound like a politician! Go knock on some doors for kcwc!

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644 Responses to kids clothes week fall 2012

  1. [...] I’ve been looking forward to the kids clothes week challenge (kcwc) because I wanted to get moving on some fall sewing projects for Froo & Boo. My enthusiasm waned as I finished Day 1 with just taping my pattern pieces together, tracing them and cutting them out. I fell asleep at 7pm and woke up at 7am the next morning! Luckily, I have an understanding hubs who took care of baths, night time routines and dirty dishes. [...]

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  4. Alicia says:

    Wow, I sort of started (3 days late) without formally saying I’m in! So I am in. Thanks for motivating me!

  5. [...] was really excited to sew this shirt together for Day 4 of KCWC. I’ve had this brown & pink bird fabric forever and it turned out really well. I used [...]

  6. [...] Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted on October 13, 2012, in Crafts, Recycling, Sewing and tagged children, clothes, clothing, crafts, handmade, home made clothing, KCWC, kids, kids clothes week challenge, long, octoberize, recycle, recycling, sewing, short, sleeved, t-shirt, tshirt, upcycle, upcycling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment [...]

  7. Maya Mori says:

    I completely forgot to say that I am in. I am!

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  10. [...] Kids Clothes Week Challenge :: Elsie Marley {this challenge ends today, but it should be inspiring to see what kids clothes others have been sewing via Flickr and to plan for joining in next year!} [...]

  11. [...] KCWC is officially over!  I have one final project to share that I worked on over the weekend – it’s a the Stylish Double Breasted Coat pattern from Dear My Kids. [...]

  12. [...] My first Kids Clothes Week Challenge was a success!  When I started, I wasn’t sure how it was going to go – I don’t have a lot of experience sewing clothes, and I’ve barely touched my sewing machine since K was born.  I really wanted to try it, though, in the hopes that committing to an hour a night would get me in the habit of sewing again. [...]

  13. [...] dropping is how I would describe this edition of kids clothes week. 641 of you signed up and then proceeded to blow me away with your amazing creations! The flickr pool is full of [...]

  14. [...] the inimitable meg from elsie marley!  in addition to running the amazing and inspiring bi-annual kids clothes week challenge, meg is a fervent sewer, decorator, baker and mother.  her hip, spare style sense is matched only [...]

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