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. Nicola says:

    Ok, I’m in despite the fact that I’m travelling for half the week! This weekend I’ll be in New York for the first time ever with a fabric buying visit to Purl Soho at the top of my list. Next weekend is my baby girl’s second birthday. Somewhere in between these two events I will make her a birthday dress!

  2. I’m in! For the first time ever. I have a huge sewing to-do list, so I’m hoping this splurge of sewing this week, will get me motivated to keep going. Yay! Excited!

  3. jacqueline says:

    So excited! Need to get my patterns cut this weekend and I’ll be ready.

  4. I have tons of fabric in my stash and some new patterns. I’m in, let’s do this! :)

  5. Melanie says:

    Ok, I’m in! I’ve just wrapped up a long term special project for myself only to realize that the warm weather is here and poor baby girl doesn’t have any cute shorts! I’ve got plenty of fabric ready, so let’s see if I can knock out a few quick easy spring things for her.

  6. Morland says:

    I can’t wait! Love the challenge! It’s going to a great week! Thanks a bunch for hosting!

  7. Deana Magbenga says:

    i would love to join in! i don’t have a blog, but i facebook everything!

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  9. annanic says:

    This sounds like fun! I’m in =) Hopefully the daily practice will do my sewing skills some good.

  10. Celine says:

    Well this is just perfect timing! I’m in! Thanks:)

  11. Enim Sou says:

    I´m glad that I found you by one post of cirque du bebe and I love challenges. I want to join in with your motivating kcwc! There are tons of fabrics, uncountable patterns, so I hope at the end of the week I can present something little.

    Enim Sou.

  12. Laura says:

    Hey there, Juliet from Tartan Kiwi blog has nudged me in the right direction… so you can count me in aswell :)

  13. tone says:

    I’m in! My girls are i dire nedd of some pants…

  14. Dinah says:

    I”ve been working on spring/summer clothes for my girl for a few weeks. Looking forward to seeing what others are doing!

  15. Mara says:

    I was so sure Ihad signed up, but now I can’t find my comment…however, I’ll be there giving the best for my little girl ;-)

  16. Meika says:

    I’m in! I have lots of sewing I want to get done this week!

  17. Lisa says:

    I’m in and excited to get going!

  18. Laura says:

    Fun fun

  19. Elina says:

    Yes, please… :)

  20. Robin says:

    Count me in. I’m so excited to sew up some cute clothes… spring is here and it’s time to update the little’s wardrobe. :-)

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  22. Nicole Z. says:

    Awesome! I’m definitely in!

  23. Kate says:

    I’m going to take on this challenge. I’ve not sewn a garment yet, and I have a boy. I’m hoping to get one shirt and one pair of long shorts made.

    I’m probably overestimating what I can get done, but we’ll see!

  24. Jenn says:

    Oh yeah. I’m in.