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. Ashley Fojt says:

    I’m in!

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  3. Katy says:

    I wanna play too!

  4. allison says:

    I just discovered this via MADE. I’m in! Sounds so lovely to sew a bit each day. I’ve got tons to work on, I just need a little motivation.

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  6. Christy says:

    Okay…..I’m in. I’m worried because of some other life commitments this week but what the heck – lets go for it. Boy needs a birthday outfit and girl needs….something, I’m sure :). Lets do it!

  7. Sheila Perl says:

    I’m in too! :)

  8. Bonnie says:

    I’m joining in this year! So excited :)

  9. Frances says:

    I’m in! I usually sew kids clothes for others under the name HueFielding, but this week my sewing time is for my kids.

  10. Rebecca G says:

    aw, man, I was just commenting to a coworker how fun it is to sew for my little guy, and then i saw the challenge. I guess i HAVE to sign up. what fun. here we come, hoodie town.

  11. Beth kelly says:

    I need to reduce my fabric stash. I’m in :)

  12. I’m in! I am hoping to get some basics done. Thanks for the motivation :)

  13. Amy says:

    Can I still hop in? I have lots of sewing to do for the little ones and this would be the perfect motivation!

  14. Can I do this? I want to do this. I’ve certainly got the pile of fabric!

  15. Kendra says:

    I’m in, too!

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  17. Melanie says:

    I’ve just posted my first project!

  18. Ana Sofia says:

    Count me in!
    Just got the initial stash pictures and cut the first dress.
    Will be updating the blog this evening (after some sewing, of course).
    It will be so much fun!

  19. Michelle says:

    Woohoo! There’s a little girl’s birthday dress that’s calling my name just in time for this challenge!

  20. olya says:

    I just dusted off my sewing machine a couple of days ago before I even read about the challenge, which could’ve not come at better time :)

  21. Kristin says:

    I am in, today I made my youngest daughter a skirt using a used t-shirt from my 16 year old son. I also took 5 pairs of jeans from a thrift store and made my 14 yr daughter some shorts. I LOVE this challenge.

  22. Kerstin says:

    That’s my first time participating! Yeah!