kid’s clothes week: fall 2014

October 9th, 2014

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been updating the old elsie marley, but I’ve been working on the new season of Kid’s Clothes Week! There is so much good stuff going on over there! This season’s theme is STORYBOOK (good, right?!). Our amazing contributors have been hard at work coming up with clever ways you can use that theme.

sewing kid's clothes inspired by kid's books!  // KCW

Maybe you want to take your (or your kid’s) favorite storybook and choose fabrics based on the color palate, or make a Halloween costume, or make an everyday outfit based on a character, or even use the best line in the book.  So many great ideas! Even if you are not sewing-along this KCW season, check out these tutorials! They are bound to get your creative gears moving. If you are sewing along this season and are a little stuck on what to do with your favorite book we have a great series going on the KCW Facebook page called BUT DOES IT SEW?

BUT DOES IT SEW? // kid's clothes week Facebook series

1. the wimpy kid 2. charlie and lola 3. don’t let the pigeon ride the bus 4. good night moon    You can see all the links for patterns and fabrics in the Facebook posts. If you have any suggestions for our BUT DOES IT SEW? series, you can comment on Facebook or here or shout it out the window.

kid's clothes week fabric on spoonflower!

I have also been playing around on Spoonflower a bit. Every season on KCW we choose a color palate. I thought it would be fun to have those colors be available as fabric. So KCW now has an official line of solids for each season (ooo! we should do a stripe too!) and a print to go along with our theme. I used my 3 bears illustration and made up a framed family portrait. This would make a great simple skirt for a little girl. And though it doesn’t have anything to do with sewing, I think it would make fantastic nursery wallpaper too!

Check us out on Spoonflower! Maybe even grab a yard or two. Are you planning to sew along with KCW this season? I always love it when you do!

One Response to kid’s clothes week: fall 2014

  1. Brienne says:

    What!? Meg, I didn’t realize that you were sharing your fabric – absolutely, lady! I am headed right over there. You, designing fabric? Um, yes please.