Sunday, 21 April 2013

Kids Clothes Week

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It's time for Elsie Marley's Kids Clothes Week. This year it has had a revamp and now has it's own blog and happens four times a year - one for each season. Although it is hosted in the Northern Hemisphere, we can still join in "Down Under", we'll just be sewing in the opposite season, so this time I plan to make Autumn and Winter clothes.

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At this stage, I have plans to make Liam a few items for school (oh, I know - booooring!), as well as a dress for Amélie. I'm not sure what else I will make at this stage, but it will most likely be Oliver + S, Ottobre and Kwik Sew patterns I will be using. I might even whip up something from the book, "Sewing Clothes Kids Love". I hope to get some stretch sewing done, as I have some lovely stuff from Crafty Mamas fabrics that is tucked away in my stash. Speaking of Crafty Mamas, if you're a member of their forum, they are having a bit of a Winter Sew Along as well, so if you wanted, you could go and sign up and join in with the fun over there, too.

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If you are looking for some inspiration, you can see some of my previous efforts from the challenge here, or you can check out the Kids Clothes Week blog's Flickr group as well.

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The challenge runs for seven days and all you do is sew for kids for one hour (or more) per day. You can join in the challenge and check out the blog for more details, by clicking the icon, below.



If you're joining the challenge, especially if you are a fellow Aussie, I would love to hear about it. What are you making?

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to join in too, I have some things to alter for Sibby, and will make something for Henry, the nephew.

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    1. I can't wait to see what you do, Bec. Especially for Henry.

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  2. I live in the US and am not sure if I will be doing it. I never have. I have a long list of clothes I want to make for my kids but it is my daughter's birthday this week and I have lots of non sewing stuff to do plus I have to finish sewing a doll and blanket. I guess I just decided as I write this that no maybe I will do it next time :) I love the picture of your patterns and fabric. What is that second fabric from the bottom? I can't wait to see what you make.

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    1. Do you mean the yellow fabric with the Kokeshi Dolls? I'm not sure what it's called. I bought it from Spotlight (Australian store, similar to Joanne's) about a year ago? There is nothing printed on the selvedge, but I think it was called Kokeshi dolls or something like that. It has a lovely texture which is what made me grab it. I only got a metre, I wish I'd bought more.

      I hope you do join in with the next one. I am guessing they will put the date up after this one is finished.

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