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. sarah r. says:

    in the words of a famous train, i think i can, i think i can…leggings, a shirt, maybe a dress? we’ll see…

  2. Angela says:

    It’s my first year joining, and I want to sew 2 Little Lisette dresses, so I hope this will give me the push I need to get going

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  4. anja says:

    ok… yes, I’ll give it a try!

  5. Emilee says:

    I’m in. I’ve got two pairs of Oliver + S Class Picnic shorts cut out to start me off.

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  7. Melissa Q. says:

    fine! I’m in! I can’t resist any longer. I blogged with some additional peer pressure, too.

    I’m aiming for an outfit for each boy…both made entirely of used clothing with the shirts made of knit fabric. I will not fear sewing with knits!

  8. Megan B says:

    I’m excited to try to participate this year! I cut out two outfits for my daughter and my goal is to get them all the way finished (even the hems!) before the week is out.

    I blogged about our starting situation here:

  9. samantha adams says:

    I’m in! I’ve been hearing about his I didn’t realize I just needed to commit to one hour a day for a week, no problem! I’m going to be making some summer shorts for my little guys, Dana’s pants pattern all the way!

  10. manda says:

    Hi Meg ..I’m joining in too :-D I have stacks of fabric, three kids and lots of japanese pattern books with pretty clothes in them, which I have yet to make anything out of.. Let’s see what I can make happen in 7 days. Fun!

  11. Jen says:

    I’m excited to try out some new patterns for my kiddos.

  12. alexandra says:

    Count me in!

  13. carla says:

    I’ve been wanting to make nightgowns from old pillow cases and dresses from mens shirts,

  14. My problem will be deciding what to make, there’s so much I want to do! But I’m in!

  15. Karoline says:

    Count me in…I have so much I want to do and so little time, but this should motivate me!

  16. Kathya says:

    I am totally prepared. I hope to sew more than just 2 garments this year but we will see. With 3 girls under 5, it is quite a task. :)
    Happy Sewing everyone!!!!!

  17. Tiffany says:

    I have been looking for some motivation to do this for a while not! Thanks for inspiring me!

  18. Count me in! I have some projects I would love to finally get around to for my kiddos.

  19. Rae says:

    I’m in…..cannot wait to see what I create….may focus on the boy!

  20. Melissa says:

    I’m late joining the party but totally excited to get started!

  21. Carina says:

    Me encantaría participar!
    Tengo tantos proyectos, aunque poco tiempo…
    igual quiero sumarme!… veremos qué ocurre…

  22. Jenny says:

    Planning to participate, but already feeling a bit tired at the thought of it. Yikes!

  23. Ivana says:

    I’m In :-) My boy needs some new pants :-)

  24. Well I didn’t know about this until today (through the lovely, but YES I sign up!

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