It’s tiiiiiiiiiime. For those of you who blog, or regularly follow sewing blogs, you probably know or have heard the rumbles, it’s Kid’s Clothes Week.
Don’t know about KCW? It’s a week where we all work to motivate and inspire each other to actually get some kid’s sewing done. The goal is to sew for one hour every day. It’s a push to work through that stack you’ve been looking at. Check out the community site and set yourself up with a profile, lots of sewing goodness rolling around over there.
We’re getting in the spirit by offering a 15% off coupon in our Etsy shop. Pick up your Ruffled PJ pattern or Peasant Dress PDF at 15% off through Tuesday the 22nd. Use the coupon code KCW15 at the checkout. Fall is the perfect time for either of these patterns!
What we are going to sew:
It’s Saturday so if I’m going to prep time to get started! So here is the plan. Donna has been knocked down with a bug (which she may or may not have gotten from my kids) so you’ve got just me this week.
The Halloween Costumes: They aren’t done so I’m putting them on the list. I’m still hopeful to finish them mostly up before Monday. I’ve got two pairs of leggings, 2 tails and the headgear left. That sounds worse than it is…I’m making dinosaurs! I’m really happy with their shirts, I’ll do a quick tutorial for you coming up.
Hats and Mittens: There is snow in the forecast next week. Sigh. I pattern tested an awesome hat a short time ago. I can’t share it yet, but my kids have been wrestling over it. I’m going to make one for kid number 2!
I really need mittens for the kids. I think I’m just going to assembly line a ton of them. They grow legs and walk around here. I’m going to use the pattern from Little Things to Sew. Have you seen the fun sew-a-long of sorts happening for this book?
Bartacks and Singletrack is working on sewing the whole book. She’s got a 10 pattern head start on you, better get moving! Really though hop over for a chance to win the book. Then join the Flickr group to share projects for a chance to win fabric.
Pants for O: I have a chunk of brown cord and a kid really in need of pants. I still have some serious high waters in the drawer waiting to be rotated out. That’s not really going to work much longer, see the snow comment above. I haven’t decided on a pattern. I’m trying to decide if I go tried, tested, and true or break out a pattern I haven’t used before.
Tough Guy Tees: This is our latest project! We love to sew play clothes and I’ve found my kids really like to wear the things I make them in knits. We’re working on a everyday tee with boy and girl options and 3 different sleeve variations. I plan on a final mock up for both M and O this week. I’m excited to show you guys pictures. It will be a little bit before it hits testers, but we are working on building a standing list. We’re looking for girls and boys, sizes 12 months to 10 years. If you would like to hop on fill the form out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/
Slouchy Cardigan and Colorblock Dress both by Heidi and Finn: We’re taking part in the Flip this Pattern fun in April with the Colorblock dress. Since we’ve never sewn it up before I think a trial run before we start dissecting it is in order. And I’ve been itching to try the Slouchy cardigan for awhile. I think it will be a good pairing and a nice staple for M’s wardrobe.
Be careful when purchasing Heidi and Finn patterns. They split their size ranges 12-5 and 6-12yr. The listing pictures are the same, I’ve almost bought the wrong size.
Spats: Yep, spats. I recently tested the Mayfair pattern by Terra’s Treasures. It’s a ridiculously adorable top and dress, and spats pattern. I had planned on a crazy girly version, it comes with full directions for a lace overlay. Then a very different fabric called out from my stash and I ended up dropping the ruffle option altogether. Here is my grainy, rainy day shot.
I’m going to sew up the matching spats and get some nice shots and then we can chat over the pattern. See oodles of tester pictures on Terra’s Facebook page HERE.
So my list is likely too long. But this is the goal! What are you sewing? Are you ready?