KCWC Fall 2012 – Day 1

Day 1 of Kids Clothing Week Challenge.

I said I was going to be live blogging, and I (sort of) am. Usually I try to write and schedule my posts at least a week ahead of time – like I do them all while watching TV Sunday night after the boys go to bed. But this week you’re going to get a morning post of what I did the day before.

So, today I got fabric cut. Here’s the fabric I pulled in preparation:

I added a few more things to that pile as I was cutting.

And here’s the pile of cut out sewing. I think this whole cut everything at once has actually saved me time. I should do this more often.

In that pile are

For Tater:

  • Tigger costume
  • 3 long sleeve Raglan t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve Hipster Henley
  • 1 New pattern that I’m not talking about yet

For Bean

  • Raincoat
  • 1 long sleeve Raglan t-shirt
  • 1 Cool Cardigan
And 0 Vintage V-Neck t-shirts – what was I thinking? I got on a roll cutting out raglans and forgot I wanted to do some V-necks too. Boo on me. 
However, my knit stash seems like I barely made a dent in it. And Tater and Bean each need at least 1 more shirt each, so a V-neck it will be for each of them if I can get to the end of that list. But I bet I will still have a copious knit stash. It might be breeding, because I swear I haven’t bought any thrifted t-shirts for refashioning in a long while. Like at least 2 weeks. 
Aaaaand, I have another Blank Slate collection I want to start working on as soon as I get through the projects I got cut out. Which will require drafting. 
I don’t think a week is going to be long enough.

How about you? Who’s participating in KCWC? And what do you have planned?

Tomorrow I hope to show you some of this pile sewn. 

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  1. says

    Where did you find that Longhorn knit? Is it a repurposed t-shirt or something? I’m forever looking for knit longhorn fabric with a small pattern like that. If you ever find a source, please let me know!

    I love how organized you are. I’ve been fighting a cold, which means that I may or may not do KCWC this time. I had big hopes, but I’ve only gotten as far as pre-washing fabric.

  2. says

    I did the same thing today. My goal today was to cut out 4 tote bag patterns by 3:15 (when youngest 2 get home from school) and it’s now 2:40 and I’m done. It feels nice to complete a goal like this because it doesn’t happen every day LOL :-) And the ladies are right, cutting everything out one day and sewing the next is fun because you can spend a whole day just sewing and not going back and forth! Cindy

  3. says

    You are far more organised than me. I’ve been too busy to do anything today although I did find an amazing hoodie to refashion at a thrift shop. I haven’t quite narrowed down my list yet either but I can’t wait to get started after work tomorrow.

  4. Ashley says

    Wow, that’s a lot of stuff to sew! I am so slow that I wouldn’t be able to get all that done…ha ha ha. I plan on making my little guy a raincoat too, I can’t wait to see what you do. I am still thinking about what material I’d like to use for the project.


  5. Toni-Maree says

    I cut 3 clean slate shorts and 2 blank tanks in preparation last week! (Its coming up to spring here in Australia and its going to be a stinking hot summer). I agree it is much better to get all the cutting done in a mass session :)

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