kids clothes week challenge: day 1

May 10th, 2010


The first day of the challenge is here! I did sneak down last night to start my first project and it looks like a lot of people have already finished some fantastic projects. But for the most part everything is just in piles. My hour to sew doesn’t come until evening, so until then I can just click around the over 200 blogs that are participating and see what you are making. Here is my list for the week.

for the girl

  • 2 shorts
  • 2 dresses (1 done, 1 started)
  • 1 tank top
  • leggings
  • peasant top

for the boy

  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 short sleeve shirt
  • 1 muscle shirt

for the baby

  • 1 romper (started)
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pairs of pants

There is so much more I want to make, which is just ridiculous, but these are the things they actually need for summer. I don’t know if I can pull it off, but the point is just to start, right? What is on your list?

42 Responses to kids clothes week challenge: day 1

  1. My list includes an a-line dress and skirt for my daughter and some pj pants for my son. I sneaked in one project this weekend- I couldn’t help myself! Now I just need to figure out how to post the pic in the group!

  2. Annika says:

    The only thing on my list is finishing the kimono tops I cut out LAST summer. But I also have a ‘maybe’ pile, with summery pajamas, a belt for my boy, and bloomers for the baby. If by some miracle I get through all that, there is a stack of fabric and dress patterns waiting for me.

  3. Belly says:

    That’s a lot! Good luck!
    I’m making the boy an outfit of shorts, vest and a tie. When I finish this I’ll make a few t-shirts and maybe some denim pants with embroidery or stenciling. Maybe another pajama, too.

  4. Tanja says:

    Wow! You guys can do a lot in a week! I’m going for two pairs of pants, two pairs of pajama pants, a growth chart a la Alicia Paulson, and (if there’s time), bloomers for my cousin’s baby. What fun!

  5. I wrote a post about my sewing hour today. I am adding the personal challenge to use up the materials I already have in my studio~
    PS: our picture similarity is completely incidental :)
    Have fun tonight!

  6. Natasha says:

    I don’t have kids, but I love to sew for them! This week is going to be great; I don’t have anything that NEEDS to be sewn, so I can do whatever. I’m off to get started!

  7. April says:

    baby pants, girl skirts and bloomers, bibs, maybe a sleep sack… maybe a matchy apron. fun, fun!

  8. Korby says:

    I am working on sundresses, lots of them. I need to make something for my boys, they feel left out.

  9. Grace says:

    I’m not organized, but I’m thinking two dresses and a pants for the baby, pajamas for the boy, and a couple of skirts for the girl, and if I have enough time, then maybe I’ll do more! ;)

  10. That is ambitious! My list is much smaller. I’m hoping to make skorts for all 3 of my girls and some pajamas for each as well.

  11. Wanett says:

    I would like to make all four new pj pants and one thing that can be worn outside. Most likely shorts for the boys and dresses for the girls.

  12. I had a big list started but I’m hit with a flu bug now so it’s hard to imagine how much I can whip up now. Definitely a dress from Girly style at least!

  13. mel says:

    My list is longer than this week, but that won’t hold me back!!

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  15. Helen says:

    I am working on that very same pattern too. I have already made the blouse and variation on the pants in that book and they came out really nice. I practiced on an old bed sheet, so it is cosy and soft for pyjamas.

  16. pamela says:

    i’m so excited to get started when i get home from work today! i’ve posted some links to people participating in the challenge on my blog! can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!!

  17. Islay says:

    Wow, your list is a lot longer than mine! I am a complete garment novice though. Mine is a whopping four things long – pyjamas, shorts and dungarees, and make a decent start on a knitted pea coat. I’ll be thrilled if I manage half of it, to be honest! I am NOT fast.

  18. Michele says:

    My list is ridiculously huge too, I guess that means we are never short on ideas…just time!
    My priorities for the week are –
    *Skirt for my daughter
    *Chefs hat and apron for my boys 4th Birthday
    *Night gown (getting colder here) “little house on the prairie style”
    *Pool pants/clothes for both kids out of some groovy old towels
    Hmm, I will see how far I get.

  19. Isa Maria says:

    Wow what a list! I’m hoping to make trousers, waistcoat, tie and shirt for my boy and maybe a couple of dresses for our new baby girl due in a few months.

  20. Imene says:

    I all pumped up and ready to start tonight!!!!

  21. Edris says:

    Is it too late to join? If so I will just participate just not officially. I need to make my daughter and son some summer things so this is right on time. My list:
    PJ’s for daughter’s upcoming fake sleepover
    2 skirts
    1 dress
    1 pair of pants – son
    2 pair of undies – son
    2 aprons – gifts for friends

  22. trula says:

    When I put together a list of the things I would like to make, I thought, better keep it to myself – just in case I don’t manage..
    You are a lot braver – so I follow your good example: bandana, bibs, tops, pants are on my list, too. Thanks for organizing this challenge.

  23. Tyler says:

    Hi Meg! This is such a neat challenge! I’m going to send it to my mom, her kids are grown but she’ll love keeping up with what everyone is making. What other kinds of challenges have you done in the past?

  24. I’ve just finished a wee lightweight shirt for my daughter. I’ve had the fabric sat there waiting to be cut for weeks now. Plans for the rest of the week: probably a peasant top that has been cut out for, um, almost a year and a dress. First of all I’ll need to clean the house, though, if I am going to get away with squeezing in any more sewing…

  25. Roxy says:

    I so absolutely won’t get through this list . . . but it’s my dream list! :-) What gets done gets done. (This way I have lots to choose from if I get bored with one project!)