It’s that time of year again – Kids Clothes Week (they’ve dropped the Challenge part from the title). In case you don’t know what this is, it’s a week in which you agree to spend at least 1 hour each day working on kids clothing. I had a lot of fun (and got a lot done) while participating in the Fall, and once again I’m going to participate and live blog – instead of scheduling posts ahead of time. You can follow along and find out more here:
So, right on the heels of returning from the SNAP conference (and don’t worry, I’ll be recapping and sharing that event soon) I’m diving in. I don’t want to make too long a list for myself, but here’s what I’m hoping to get done:
In case you can’t read my handwriting, that’s
- 3 pairs of shorts for Tater using the Clean Slate Shorts pattern.
- Cut off long sleeves on all of Bean’s long sleeve shirts and re-hem
- 2 Blank Tanks for Tater
- 1 Beachy Boatneck for Tater – short sleeve option
- Shorts pajamas for Tater. I haven’t decided if I’m going to use the Lazy Day Pajamas pattern or if I’m going to do something new with knits. I’m leaning toward knit, since my upcycling stash is in need of reduction.
And yes, I realize I’m mostly sewing for Tater again. But Bean doesn’t know yet that hand-me-downs aren’t as cool, and I am not going to tell him so. I’m just glad things I’ve made last through more than one boy – it helps with the whole “Should I give away handmade?” dilemma. By the time things go through two boys, they’re often not worth giving away.
Finally, in case you haven’t visited the KCW site, you might no know I’m running a KCW special on patterns through the end of this week. The code KCWSPRING13 gets you 15% off at Blank Slate Patterns.
Can’t wait to see what everyone makes!