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. Cindy says:

    I’m in! I just need to organize my thoughts and start prepping patterns and fabric.

  2. Heather says:

    This will be my first time participating! I’m excited as I haven’t touched the sewing machine in a few months.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I’m in! My son’s 15 months and I don’t know how I’ll find the time, but I’m doing it!!!!

  4. rachelmp says:

    Oh, I have been meaning to join! I am so in – there are a pair of finch shorts that I have just been itching to make my daughter and they should be achieveable with an hour a day. Hooray!

  5. Caroline says:

    OK OK, I’m going to do it! I did Spring last year and now I have had another baby so perhaps he needs some pants…

  6. Lorena says:

    Im definetly joining. It is one of my 2012 resolutions…at the moment going slooooow. This is great motivation. Yip yip, from this Uruguayan living in Sydney :)

  7. Jeanne J. says:

    I have been sewing for my little grandson. I could use some more ideas .

  8. Laura says:


  9. Stephanie says:

    I’m in!

  10. Andrea says:

    I’m in! All my kiddos need some new spring/summer wear.

  11. Michelle says:

    I am definitely participating! My daughter’s birthday is May 2nd, so this would be a good opportunity to make some birthday presents. My daughter is a complete fashionista and always asks for clothes. (She especially loves clothes that I make. When I first make something for her, she only wears it inside so she doesn’t get it dirty!)

  12. Cindee says:

    My kids are big now so it’s less fun. All they want is dance clothes–leos, pants and shirts. Black and white. But I’ll be sewing along with you and remembering when I got to sew pokadots and ruffles and crazy fun things for my boys like purple and yellow sunshine outfits and velvet knickers.

  13. Jill says:

    I’m in! I’m going to try to prep all my materials this week so next week I can just sew like crazy. :)

  14. Valerie says:

    Im in!!! Cant wait

  15. Liz says:

    I’m in too

  16. Liz says:

    I’m in too!!!! This momma can’t wait

  17. Shara Harper says:

    I’ve got some piles of boy fabric needing to be made into new pants, so I’m in!!

  18. Ashley says:

    I hope I’m not going to flake. I’m sure I have fabric and plenty of ideas if not patterns themselves.

  19. Cate says:

    I’m definitely in! Just got my sewing machine serviced and itching to use it! X

  20. yifarn says:

    Saw this last week and knew I had to sign up… Almost forgot! :) I’m in too! Need to sort out my fabric stash and look for something springy!

  21. Erika says:

    I would love to join in :)

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  23. Shannon says:

    I’m ready to go!

  24. I finished their Easter dresses (in time for Easter!) for the first time ever, so I’m inspired to get creating for Spring. Thanks for the challenge. I’m in.