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September 2013

celina bailey from petit a petit and family

KCW Plans: What I Plan To Sew

Hello! My name is Celina and I blog over at Petit a Petit and Family, where I talk mostly about kids design in all it’s shapes and forms, as well as showcase some of my own creations and occasionally even share some tutorials and DIY’s.

I studied fashion design and had my own little label of kids up-cycled clothing, as well as a children’s boutique were I sold collections from small indie and local Montreal designers. I started my little blog back in february of 2011, when I decided to find a “real” full time job and give up on my dream of designing kids clothes. It wasn’t until a few months later, in May, where I discovered the KCW challenge and actually started sewing for my own kids and blogging about it. After that first time I was hooked, I looked forward to KCW all year, it never came fast enough!  All this to say, KCW is what has introduced me to the lovely sewing blog community and has actually made me want to sew for my kids. Until this spring, I sewed only when KCW came around and everyone in my house knew not to bother me or that we might be eating pizza every night that week! I take challenges very seriously.

preparing for KCW- making lists

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kcw plans by jess from the sewing rabbit

KCW Plans: What I Plan to Sew

Hello KCW Readers, Jess Abbott here the Sewing Rabbit! It has been so much fun watching some of my team members post throughout the week and learning all about their fall nature inspiration. That piped peplum top pattern and tutorial by Jen was simply fabulous!

One of the things that makes KCW so great is the way it brings the entire sewing community together. There is no other time that our on-line community seems to get together purely for the love of sewing. Especially when it comes to sewing for our children, which is a particular passion of mine, and something that I believe rings true for many within our community. The banter back and forth between kids sewing bloggers, the mini rivalries that pop up, and the general good cheer is so contagious that it truly makes everyone want to join in on the fun!

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guest post by jen from the sewing rabbit team

Tutorial: Piped Peplum Top Pattern

Hi everyone! I’m Jen from the Sewing Rabbit Team, and co-author of the blog Eat. Sleep. Make. with my sister-in-law, Shannon.

Shannon and I love to share tutorials and DIY’s that range from sewing, parties, home decoration, recipes, and everything in between. A major part of that “in between” for me includes sewing for my children because, as I’m sure many of you can attest to, they grow entirely too fast. And that means they need new clothes entirely too often. I’m so glad Meg hosts KCW every year because I need that little extra kick in the pants to sit down and add to my kids’ wardrobe!

As part of the Sewing Rabbit’s Fall Collection, I created a Piped Peplum Top DIY…


Peplum tops. I can’t get enough of them! I love that they’re trending right now because it was the perfect excuse for me to make one for my girl in autumn colors. To tell you the truth, I made 4 of these tops for my daughter because I couldn’t stop myself after making one. Peplum tops are flattering on both adults and children, but my daughter is especially fond of this particular shirt because the peplum does a little twirl when she spins.

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