kids clothes week spring 2012

March 21st, 2012

big button for kids clothes week challenge

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time again for 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 (or papa) too!

button for kids clothes week challenge

All you need to do to sign up is leave a comment on this post. 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.

If you would like to sponsor elsie marley during kcwc, I would love to have you! Kcwc has become wonderfully successful, so much so that traffic to this little blog doubles during kcwc month! Sponsor spots go up a bit in price ($40) but it’s totally worth it. Drop me a line if you’d like to get in on the action.

Okay! leave a comment and sign up! spread the word! and sew like crazy!


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692 Responses to kids clothes week spring 2012

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  8. […] wardrobe (ready for summer, if and when it arrives…), and I need to thank  Meg from the Elsie Marley blog, Constança from SaídosdaConcha and the KCWC Spring 2012 participants for the motivation and […]

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  10. […] in the line from a giveaway on Laurie’s blog. I was far too ambitious for the last day of KCWC and so had to extend it to an eighth day to finish this outfit. Casper is really pleased with it […]

  11. […] beneath my finger nails, sewing was not at the forefront of my mind! However, as the purpose of kcwc was just to set aside 1 hour a day for a week, I think I can still say I fulfilled that goal. I […]

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  15. Raquel says:

    Me encantaría poder seguir este blog y conseguir hacer esas preciosidades!!! Por intentarlo que no quede!!!

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