kcwc fall 2012: wrap up

October 17th, 2012

kcwc wrap up collage

1.mountain shirt  2.the fiesta dress  3.scrunchy apron 4.quilted baby gilet  5.sailboat top  6.squirrel tee  7.neon dinosaur  8.hannah dress  9.kitty jammies

Jaw dropping is how I would describe this edition of kids clothes week. 641 of you signed up and then proceeded to blow me away with your amazing creations! The flickr pool is full of beautifully made, simple, stylish clothes for kids. Just because the clothes are stylish though, doesn’t mean they take themselves too seriously. You have kids, so you know they light up when you put spaceships on their shirt or shoes on their skirt and it makes mamas laugh when there are numbers on their butt.

kcwc wrap up collage

1.grey polka dot top  2.upcycled pants  3.paperback writer pants  4.clover shirt  5.lemon-lime top  6.totally 80s  7.wollige klaas  8.matching dresses  9.retro boom box top

Could you feel the creative energy of everyone sewing together? We are scattered across the globe, but this week we came together to sew and cheer one another on. We all need to support each other in our crafty endeavors! You can continue to support your fellow sewers by subscribing to their blog, their instagram feed, their flickr photos, their facebook page, their whatever. A little encouragement can do a lot–for them and for you. I mean just look at the kcwc flickr pool!

kcwc wrap up collage

1.sandbox pants and envelope tee  2.horsey tee  3.raglan tee  4.walrus tee  5.oliver + s croquet dress  6.raglan   7.flashback skinny tee  8.blackbird butt  9.slouchy pants

Even if nothing turned out the way you wanted this week, or most things didn’t get finished, or the pants are two sizes too big, I hope you are inspired to keep sewing for your children. If things weren’t perfect, I don’t want to think you failed. This challenge sits you down in front of your sewing machine and gets you to sew a little, then maybe a little more. This momentum feeds your creativity: the more you sew, the more ideas come to you, the more you want to sew! I hope you had a good week and I hope the creative momentum takes you into next week and beyond!

I would love it if you told me what you thought of this kcwc: what could be better? what did you like the most? what do you want more of? what isn’t necessary? If you were in charge, what would you do? Anything! Everything! I want to hear it all!


44 Responses to kcwc fall 2012: wrap up

  1. Marya says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for including the mountain and clover shirts I made in your collection of kcwc projects. What really comes across in all of the flickr pics is that each piece of clothing is made with so much LOVE. I’ve always had the intention of sewing more than Halloween costumes and the odd item for my kids; hopefully now I will make more time. Thanks again for hosting such a terrific, happy event that brings so many sewing mamas together!

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for another AWESOME kcwc, it is such a good motivator for making all three of my kids some new clothes. What I DID love this year was the challenges between Made by Rae and Skirt as a Top, it was fun seeing different takes on similar items…

  3. Rachel says:

    Although I didn’t officially participate this time around (I had committed to PR&P season 5) I was following along with the flickr group and I wanted to be sure to tell you that the quality has never been better! Everyone has become such talented sewists, also I was so impressed with the photography ~ such high quality.
    I got a few ideas for sewing for my daughter from KCWC fall 2012 & look forward to making them for her :)
    I hope to take part in the spring ~ see you then :)

  4. Ani says:

    I loved the pre-game pinterest board – there were very few repeats and a higher volume of ideas for older kids. The flickr page was extra inspiring, the quality of work was amazing to see and in particular the self-drafted ideas that people posted were gorgeous. I have so many new blogs to stalk – that’s one of my favorite parts about this. One suggestion – and I suppose it could be a lot of work to keep track of – an official Facebook page could be neat. Anyway, thanks again for putting this together again!

  5. Melissa Q. says:

    This round of KCWC was my favorite so far. Everyone made such amazing things and I loved watching the flickr pool grow and loved thinking about how there are now 10,000 (right?!) or so items that were not bought in a store and are entirely unique and are out there in the world! I loved the Pinterest board, too. I couldn’t help but feel like it must have been a little overwhelming for you but from my vantage point I really felt a part of something exciting and that helped me accomplish so much more than I otherwise would have. I can’t wait for spring….but I hope you have some hot tea and good movie in your future. Thanks Meg!

  6. Melissa Q. says:

    You know what else? You really, through all you do but especially the kcwc, have further elevated the efforts of sewing mamas and papas from something putzy to something cool and revolutionary. And, build this great momentum behind it! Don’t change a darn thing.

    • Ani says:

      Yes -exactly this! I definitely feel like I have made it point to learn how to refine and finish what I make with more effort and KCWC can be credited with creating the urge.

  7. KC says:

    I was amazed at how much inspiration I felt. I was pinning away like mad with new ideas. This week changed the way i think about my crafting time. With only one hour a night it is really possible to get a lot done! I wouldn’t change a thing. I like the way this event is set up!

    I will certainly be joining again next time. Hopefully with more interesting patterns too.

  8. Steffie says:

    Some awesome stuff! I really wish I could have been able to participate, but we couldn’t replace my machine until yesterday, so…. :( However, I did get the pair of shoes I was making for my son finished!

    The principle of making yourself sit down and do something for a set amount of time is sound, however. I will apply the idea towards Halloween costumes!

  9. Michelle says:

    Sharing highlight or favorites form the flickr pool daily would be a great inspiration (and help to cheer people on too).
    Otherwise, I think this was so much fun to be a part of.
    Thanks for hosting again!

  10. Miss Amy says:

    I’ve never participated in the KCWC before, but loved it! will definitely be sewing along the next time it is on. My kids were so pleased with the clothes I made them, and I was really encouraged by the fact that everyone else was sewing too.

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  12. Reyna Lay says:

    how amazing! People sewed some great stuff! For sure following these blogs, adding them to my vast list of sewing blogs on my bookmarks list:) I can’t wait to join in on the next one! When will that be? btw: I have a new sewing blog if you’d love to check it out! Trying to get the word out to fellow sewers!

  13. My only complaint was having a uninvited guest show up near the beginning of the week, so I only managed a couple of days in the end. Still, that’s more that I usually manage lately, so thank you for the motivation once more!

    Maybe set up a Pinterest board for posting the pictures of what was made, as well as having the flickr group – I’m starting to run out of free flickr space. Looks like I’ll have to go through and delete some pics.

  14. Sabra says:

    This was the best KCWC yet for me! I had so many things that have been sitting on my to-do list for so long. It was just the motivation I needed to get those things done, and then some. I loved seeing what everyone else was creating and working on. Instagram was a ton of fun this year for that. Really, this was just an amazing week, playing along with people all over the world, creating one of a kind items for our kids. Thank you so much for all the work you do in organizing and putting this on every (twice a) year. And thank you so very much for including my leaping son in his tartan skinny jeans in your wrap up round up!

  15. lynn says:

    thanks for choosing my 4 to 1 tee up there! i just wanted to thank you for another fantastic week of inspiration and motivation and learning all in the name of kids clothes sewing. this was my 3rd time participating and it just keeps getting better each time. i really learn so much and i’m still motivated by the challenge and working on clothes for my boy. thank you so much!

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