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. Jenny B. says:

    I’m pretty new to sewing and have been dying to get to work on some clothes for my 2-yr old…. with her birthday coming up in a few weeks this is the perfect kickstart to get to work on a party dress! Thanks!

  2. Mrs Biddle says:

    That’s a mental week for me but going to try to do some in advance so count me in. Mrs B x

  3. Bekah says:

    Count me in! Can’t wit. Just need to sit down and get organized so next week can be super productive! Brilliant idea!

  4. Cricket says:

    I never manage to get as much done as I like, but if I could just finish the Redondo skirt I have already cut out and make a summer hat for my 8 year old, I would be so pleased.

  5. Jennifer Lightsey says:

    I’m in! Thanks

  6. Mònica says:

    Love it! I am in.

  7. Chrissy says:

    Sign me up! I’ve got a boy and a girl who are in desperate need of some clothes!! I’ll be blogging about what I do every other day or so!

  8. Sarah says:

    I am pregnant with my first, but have been wanting to join the fun! I pledge to find some baby things that are gender neutral to experiment with next week. Fun!

  9. Cher says:

    Yay! This sounds like fun. I will do my best to join.

  10. Deborah says:

    I am going for it and joining in! Will be a fun challenge!

  11. Mindy says:

    I’m in. Just got some cute Burda short patterns for my girls and can’t wait.

  12. Christine says:

    I’m in! I have a ton of infant/baby clothes cut and ready to go for my friends new grandbaby…but the pile just keeps sitting there not sewing themselves together…so this will be the perfect thing to get me going! 1hour a day for seven days…I’m hoping for tons of baby cloths!

  13. Rebecca says:

    I’ll toss my hat in the ring! I have patterns & tutorials that I’ve been wanting to try so this is perfect timing.

  14. Meritxell says:

    I’m waiting for the bith of my little daughter Emma!! But if we where at home , count me in!!!

  15. I’d like to join ! I have some sewing to do for my grandkids and for dress a girl project ! yay !

  16. Sony says:

    All right, I think this is just the motivation I need…I’ve been stuck in planning mode. I’m in! Woohoo!

  17. Laura says:

    I’m in! I have several things that I need to complete for my girls, and finding the time is always an issue. Thanks for the encouragement!

  18. beth lehman says:

    I’m in. I’ve wanted to be in every year for the last 2 years, I bet! I’m stocked with patterns I haven’t used yet, so I’m going to start planning and tracing patterns for next week!

  19. SabineC says:

    I’m in and itching to start… :-)

  20. Kelly says:

    Ok.. I am in, my kids need pj’s so lets see how many I can get done!

  21. jen says:

    Oh, I am so excited to sew with ya’ll! I will be making shorts for my boy and a top and shorts for my girl. Can’t wait to get started!

  22. I’m in this time, I followed along but did not participate last year, but I’m going to go for it this year!!

  23. Sara Kalish says:

    this looks like so much fun! Count me in

  24. gina k. says:

    this is just what i need to geta jump start on making all those spring dresses for my girls that i want to make. Thanks!

  25. Deanna says:

    Im in! My girl can always use clothes!