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day five: kcw october 2015
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day five: kcw october 2015

Welcome to day five of Kid’s Clothes Week! Today is the day I usually give my “it’s kid’s clothes week, not kid’s clothes take-the-weekend-off” speech. But I’m not going to, because you know. You know that you can find an hour each day this weekend. You know if you sit down to sew you are going to feel better. You know those hems aren’t going to sew themselves. You know you can do this.

day five: kcw october 2015

1. wolf, a perfect match by Lieve 2. pjs by Hannah 3. lotta forest skirt by Fabienne 4. mailbox costume by Melissa 

Because when your kid wants to be a mailbox for Halloween, you know you are going to sew something that resembles a mailbox. Because how awesome is a kid dressed up as a mailbox?! Looks at all those smiles! Those are some happy kids in some fantastic handmade clothes.

day five: kcw october 2015

1. secret agent mini southport by Lindsay 2. dachshund pajamas by Stacey 3. davy crockett shirt by Jess 4. craft apron by Ivy 

I tend to flit from project to project: sewing a bit here, a bit there. So it’s about this time when I feel like I’ve been sewing and sewing and somehow have nothing to show for it. Then I’ll suck it up and sew a bunch of hems and tada! suddenly I’ve got finished garments all over the place! Do you sew like this during KCW or do you start a project and follow it all the way to the end? Either way I bet you have a little sewing to do!

the winner of the KCW giveaway

The winner of the Made by Rae giveaway is Amanda deSerras. Congratulations, Amanda, you won a 5 PDF patterns of your choice from the Made by Rae shop. In her scavenger hunt form, Amanda said, “I just want to win the washi, I have wanted that pattern FOREVER!!!” Do you have a Made by Rae patterns you’ve always wanted? Why not treat yourself?

This was our last scavenger hunt. Did you enjoy them? Yes do it again? Or too much work?

day four: kcw october 2015
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day four: kcw october 2015

Welcome to day four of Kid’s Clothes Week. The project pool is blowing up with all of your handmade creations! It is really quite spectacular. Picking just a few to feature today was difficult, to say the least. Make sure you give KCWers some love with favorites and comments. Everyone needs a little encouragement!

day four: kcw october 2015

1. winterjas by Nelleke 2. knight hoodie mashup by Alisa 3. warm inside by Naii 4. green zebras by Sylvia 

These sewers especially deserve your applause. Sewing a coat is no small task. Sewing a coat and making it look as professional as these women did deserves a standing ovation! The best quote of the week comes from that sweetheart in the cozy pink coat. After putting the coat on she said, “Mom, it’s actually not a jacket but a hug which also hugs me when I want comfort.” This little girl expressed so beautifully why we sew and managed to tie it in with the KCW theme. Someone give that kid a cookie!

day four: kcw october 2015

1. upcycled tranformers tee by Jenny 2. animal knee patch by Karly 3. houndstooth pants by Shelly 4. everyday wear by Amelia 

Just because you didn’t tackle a winter coat–or can’t even image thinking you could–doesn’t mean the clothes you are making are not difficult. The first time I ever made a pair of pants, the pattern pieces were an impossible puzzle I couldn’t believe fit together to make pants. No matter where we are with our sewing skills, there is always something that seems impossible. It might be pants, or knits, or zippers, or coats. Every seam brings you a little closer to making what you once thought was impossible. Go you!

the winner of the KCW giveaway

The winner of the Imagine Gnats giveaway is Cherise Tower. Congratulations, Cherise, you have won a $50 gift certificate to the Imagine Gnats fabric shop. Time for a little shopping spree!

Have you done the Made by Rae scavenger hunt yet? Well what are you waiting for? It’s our last scavenger hunt and today could be your lucky day! You could win 5 PDF pattern from Made by Rae. You can possibly have all of Rae’s patterns, can you?!

day three: kcw october 2015
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day three: kcw october 2015

Welcome to the third day of Kid’s Clothes Week! Did you get your hour in today already? Or are you waiting until everyone is tucked in bed? All that matters is that you commit to putting in that hour each day. These sewers did and look what came of it:

day three: kcw october 2015

1. the swan by Emi 2. catnip tunic by Kristin 3. party dress by Melissa 4. duvet in disguise by Toya 

Swans and cats and parties and patchwork! Oh my! The project pool has all kinds of amazing handmade clothes. Before they pop up in the pool, the clothes usually make an appearance on Instagram. I love all the in-progress shots there. Not to mention coffee and ironing, coffee and eyeballs. If you are not on Instagram, you can see the most recent photos tagged #kidsclothesweek on the Instsgram app on our Facebook page.

day three: kcw october 2015

1. xl badcapes by Daisy 2. asymmetrical drape top by Janelle 3. dayman from it’s always sunny in philadelphia by Annalisa 4. tomato sleep sack by Masha 

Bright colors are everywhere this fall. No muted fall palate for you guy! Bring on the tomato red and [hand dyed!] banana yellow. Fall is an explosion of color, so why not express that in your sewing!

the winner of the KCW giveaway

The winner of the Chateau Sew & Sew giveaway is Gillian Buntain. Congratulations, Gillian, you have won 5 yards of Cotton + Steel fabric from their Tinsel line! Woo Hoo!

Have you done the Imagine Gnats scavenger hunt yet? What are you waiting for? It could be your lucky day! There is $50 waiting for someone to blow spend on gorgeous fabric in Rachael’s shop.