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

  1. Hooray!!! I am so ready for this. I have a new serger & everything.

  2. thank you for this challenge! too often i sew for my business and the clothes i want to make for my own kids get pushed on the back burner. i’m ready to rock out some threads for these boys!

  3. Annika says:

    I’m in! I had a mini KCWC the other week, and it turns out I really missed sewing! Hopefully I will be able to find the time during the challenge–I have a lot of knitting deadlines coming up. But I’m thinking that if I cut my fabric now-ish, I’ll be able to use the sewing time as a little break.

  4. Kayanna says:

    Hooray! I’m so excited for it this year, lots of plans!

  5. Lila Jo says:

    Can’t wait! Seems like the kids have grown in leaps and bounds this winter and I am ready for some new spring sewing!

  6. Laura says:

    Yay, I’ve been looking out for this post. I am really excited to take part for the first time.

  7. Mel says:

    I’m totally in! I have a stack of fabric just waiting for summer clothes for the kids. This is just the kick in the pants I need.

  8. Rachel says:

    Count me in!!! It’s been a while since I’ve sewed…..I’m a little nervous!

  9. I’ve been so looking forward to kcw! I’m in!

  10. Jessica says:

    I’m in! I got sick the week of fall challenge, so now I am really geared up.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I have been watching these forever and I think, after getting my sewing machine tuned up, that I am finally in for this one. Can’t wait!

  12. Lisa says:

    Count me in, should be fun to see how I do!

  13. Jenni says:

    so excited, this will be 2nd time!

  14. Angie says:

    I’m going for it this time!! Thanks for the challenge!

  15. Ansley says:

    oh man, i am so in! my son’s pants are all of a sudden all capri length…

  16. Marie says:

    Alright! I’m in! I definitely want to make some cute clothes for my daughter for the summer, and this might just be what I need to accomplish my goals.

  17. Jacqui says:

    Oh brilliant – I just checked the calendar and the 23rd is the day school starts back after mid-term break so I’m definitely in! I’ll be doing autumn clothes though :)

  18. gail says:

    yes yes yes! i was hoping this was coming around the bend….i need it!

  19. saharakids says:

    I’m looking forward to it.

  20. Kristie says:

    I am in. Looking forward to it and starting to plan already. Thanks!

  21. Barbara says:

    ooh, I’m in. I have the itch-some people spring clean, I spring sew.
    I signed up for the last kcwc and life had the nerve to interfere. Fingers crossed for this one!

  22. AnnaPK says:

    I am all over this!!!! This current heat wave combined with a growth spurt had me wondering when KCWC would be. :)

  23. Ani says:

    Yay! I’ve been (impatiently) waiting, hoarding fabric, stockpiling patterns. <3 love kcwc!

  24. Justine says:

    Yes! Have been checking your blog for the dates! Had such fun with the last one :-)

  25. callie billings says:

    Would love to join in