kid’s clothes week spring 2013

March 19th, 2013

kcw spring 2013


Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, which means it’s time for another edition of Kid’s Clothes Week! Kid’s Clothes Week is a community event where you to commit to sew children’s clothes for an hour each day for 7 days. This spring KCW will be the last week of April.

dates for spring 2013 kcw

I’m so excited to tell you about all the new things coming to Kid’s Clothes Week! Some you might notice right away, like where did the last C in KCWC go? Well, kidsclothesweekchallenge is quite a mouth full. I wanted something shorter and snappier for the bigger and better KCW. After going through many, many new names (a lot of terrible puns, some just terrible), I finally settled back on the original name, only a bit shorter.

kcw for all seasons

Even though the challenge is gone from the official name, kid’s clothes week is still a challenge. Actually there are even more challenges! Starting this year, KCW will take place four times a year: winter, spring, summer, fall. This way if you have to miss one, you won’t have to wait half a year for the next one.

It gets even better. I have teamed up with the amazing and talented Dorie from tumbling blocks to build KCW a site of it’s very own. We have all built this amazing little community while sewing for our kids, and I think it deserves to have a home of its own. 2 We will need your help, but more on that next week :)

KCW button

For now all you need to know is: new and exciting things are in store! I know you are itching to start planning for spring. To sign up for KCW Spring 2013 head over to the official KCW blog and leave a comment on the very first post.


40 Responses to kid’s clothes week spring 2013

  1. Laura says:

    So excited about this! Double the KCW goodness. I tried to go to the new site but I get a message that says ‘Only registered and logged in users are allowed to view this site. Please login now’. Love the new logo and can’t wait to see the site!

  2. Ani says:

    I get the same message. SAAAAAADDDDDD. I’m so excited for this!

  3. Marieke says:

    Hi I’m so very much looking forward to participate, I couldn’t reach the KCW site though (it also required me to log in)

  4. oooo, exciting! How fun! :)

  5. Jess says:

    Looking forward to this!

  6. true bias says:

    I also couldn’t get onto the new site.
    I am really excited about this. I need a kick in the butt to sew up some new stuff.

  7. Karin says:

    Love the logo and love 4x a year! The KCWC is what really jump started my sewing for my kids–and me, so thank you for all your hard work with now KCW!

  8. Mia says:

    wwwoooww!! I’m so excited about it!! For weeks I expected the news and I’ve been thinking about the new projects for my son for this spring-summer. Thanks for this amazing challenge!

  9. Laura says:

    I’m in! Love it all. Looking forward to sewing up a storm and gathering tons of inspiration!
    (couldn’t get to new site either).

  10. melissa q. says:

    Wahoo! I can’t wait…been sort of waiting for the announcent but hopefully not in an overly creepy way. I also can’t’ comment on the new website but it looks lovely! Can’t wait to officially sign up soon! Also, love the ambitious changes! All the children will wear handmade!!

  11. Laura D says:

    I’m looking forward to it… especially since I should be able to do more than an hour, because by then, my SIL will be on maternity leave, and I’ll have time to devote to it because she’ll have the kids!

  12. Kari E says:

    The KCW site won’t let me comment w/o a URL. :-(

  13. Venus says:

    Exciting new changes and I love the idea of having it 4x a year. Thanks Meg for hosting such amazing series (event?! whatever you’d call this). I’m looking forward to what changes you have in store for us!

    Headin’ over to the new blog…

  14. Katie says:

    Fantastic! KCW are among the only times of the year that I really focus on sewing for my kids and they really need it this spring! Four times a year will be great! I have so many things planned for them — twice the time will be much needed!

  15. kristin says:

    So awesome. Love the new logo, it’ll be fun having it on the new, devoted site, and 4x a year is great too! Probably will feel less self-imposed pressure to kill myself sewing (and blogging) a garment a day if it’s more often, too. ;)

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  17. Sabine says:

    A KCW every season? yay! Brilliant idea! Doing a happy dance :-)

  18. Ajaire says:

    Very exciting! Heading over now :)

  19. Wanett says:

    I had a major KCW last go round. I aim to redeem myself during this one!

  20. Yay! My kids have no clothes for the coming cooler weather here. I really need to get sewing. (And it’s my birthday in the middle, so it’s like a little birthday present to myself to give myself permission to sew everyday!)

  21. Heather says:

    I can. not. wait.! this is my first time participating and i am so excited!

  22. Jessica says:

    I’m going to give it another try! Can’t wait! …I’m most excited to have this challenge to get me sewing again which I’ve hardly done for months!

  23. Sammy Lou says:


    can you tell how excited i am :-D

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  25. jodi says:

    yay i was looking forward to this spring KCWC, time to plan……