kcw is next week!


Hey! Are you guys ready for Kids Clothes Week next week? We are going to get you excited with some fantastic sewing and a few giveaways too all this week. So are you ready?!!
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It’s Karly here and in case you are still needing some inspiration, I’m showing a super fun shirt by using a pattern provided by one of the sponsors of KCW. If you haven’t seen Megan Nielsen‘s newest patterns, you should go check it out. She’s now making children’s patterns too!
I went with her Mini Briar Sweater & Tee pattern, Version 3. I made the size 8/9 for Zoe, but in this house, if one fits into it that loves it….it’s kind of stolen.
My idea was based on those “Flip Up” shirts that are circulating Pinterest. My girls LOVE Hello Kitty, so we thought it would be fun to do one based on that! Aevarie thinks it’s absolutely hilarious.
To get this look, I cut out two front pieces. I freezer stenciled the saying on the right side of one, then the Zombie Hello Kitty UPSIDE DOWN on the right side of the other one. Then I basted them together and sewed up the shirt like normal.
In case you are wondering, “Why the Zombie Hello Kitty?”, well, my kids are rather obsessed with Zombies too, so it just worked out! It certainly makes for a fun and interactive shirt, and gets your kids cackling like mad people!
I want to say a huge thank you to Meghan Neilsen! Make sure to check out the sponsors this season. They’re full of awesome stuff!
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Comment on this post to win a pack of all three mini Megan Nielsen patterns (printed, not digital) as well as one of their Yes I Sew tote bags. Enter by Monday Feb 22 (the first day of KCW). This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law.  THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
Good luck and Happy KCW! 
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  • Reply Roxanne February 15, 2016 at 9:44 am

    The zombie Hello Kitty cracks me up! Both my kids would love something like that. I need to get my hands on one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines. 😉

  • Reply Crystal February 15, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Love this idea! What an adorable shirt. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Schuh February 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Such a fun post, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Rachel February 15, 2016 at 10:01 am

    That tote bag is awesome!

  • Reply Ajaire February 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love it Karly!  So fun 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca February 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

    The zombie hello kitty is awesome! What a cute shirt! Great giveaway too- I’ve been wanting to get some Megan Nielson patterns for my little girl!

  • Reply Gemia February 15, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Oh my goodness!! This is the best! I love the project and love how you kids always look so happy and joyful in your pictures! You are wonderful!! Can’t wait for KCW next week!! Whoot whoot!

  • Reply Flavia February 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

    This is the cutest top! Really need to get the mini Briar top pattern, to whip up some cute tops for my 5yold miss. Love this!

  • Reply Mel February 15, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love this!  I’m sure your kids think you’re the best for making this top!  

  • Reply trijnewijn February 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I love the patterns and what you did with that top is very clever, but it’s the text on the tote bag that won me over. It’s just superb, specially since I’m supposed to mend my children’s clothes all the time 🙂

  • Reply Karen February 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Love the t-shirt, what a fun idea. The tote bag cracked me up, I need one of those!!

  • Reply Tonia Jeffery February 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    How fun!  She must love it!

  • Reply Stephanie February 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    My boys would love a shirt like this! Now to figure out what’s on the flip side.

  • Reply --anu February 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The mini Briar looks so lovely!

  • Reply Evelyn February 15, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I really need the bag so I can finally can start sewing instead of changing zippers…

  • Reply Amy mayen February 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Total mom-win!! 

  • Reply Breenah February 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    My husband has a TMNT version of that kind of shirt and my daughter always gets a kick out of it.

  • Reply Virginia February 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Very cool giveaway! And clever tee too! Thanks

  • Reply Tibeca February 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve been seeing these interactive shirts popping up everywhere. I LOVE it.

  • Reply Pecia February 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Great idea brilliantly executed. If it makes them laugh they will wear it which is a big win inyour book!

    • Reply Pecia February 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      **in my book**

  • Reply Liesbet R February 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I’m in love with the tote bag!

  • Reply Jordan A. February 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    That’s great! I have some custom knit with Hello Kitty sugar skulls. My girls love it.

  • Reply Tenille February 15, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I love the zombie hello kitty, there needs to be more zombies in life 

  • Reply Nuala February 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Love the tshirt. It’s great fun. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Liesje knutselt February 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Yes, I still need some inspiration and yes I’m inspired! Thanks for this lovely post

  • Reply Tracey Bell February 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Love that tote and the gorgeous t-shirt – truely inspired!!!

  • Reply Diana February 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Adorable! That Zombie Kitty is awesome! By the way, I’m watching “the walking dead” as I read your post… Lool

  • Reply Lindsay February 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Bianca February 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love Megan Nielsen’s new children’s range! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Reply Leyna February 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Such a cute idea. I love Hello Kitty!

  • Reply Rebekah February 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Such a fun tshirt, looks like a great pattern too! 

  • Reply Audrey February 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This is such a fun shirt!  I love how much she is giggling in the photos.

  • Reply Courtney February 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    So playful! Great idea.

  • Reply melissa evans of mahlicadesigns February 15, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I love the kitty surprise, so clever.

  • Reply Ivy February 16, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I would LOVE that bag !!!

  • Reply Claire Ross February 16, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Lol, loving the zombie hello kitty . How fun x 

  • Reply sop.hie.s February 16, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I love the patterns, I love the tote bag, so it would be foolish of me not to take my chances 🙂
    Crossing my fingers…

  • Reply Julie February 16, 2016 at 3:02 am

    What a cute shirt, I havent seen this concept before but can see how my kids would love it too. Yay to the pattern and tote giveaway, Ive had my eye on these patterns since they were first released, would be so excited to win them!

  • Reply Nathalie B. February 16, 2016 at 3:06 am

    My girl is too young to appreciate a zombie hello kitty tee, but I love this idea !

    Also taking my chance to win this awesome pattern bundle.
    Thanks for the giveaway !

  • Reply Ann February 16, 2016 at 4:08 am

    That shirt is fun and your daughter looks very happy! I admire meghan nielson but haven’t sewn any of her patterns yet.

  • Reply Judit Flier February 16, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Mini Briar is on my wishlist a while ago, fingers crossed!

  • Reply Jozefien February 16, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Woohoo, great giveaway! count me in!

    I adore the bling of your daughter’s shirt.

  • Reply Rebecca February 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

    cute, cute, shirt. we LOVE hello kitty……
    I would love new patterns, I sew for 7 of my grandchildren, anything new would be a blessing. thanks for the chance

  • Reply Amy Reinagel February 16, 2016 at 9:51 am

    My daughter is a HUGE Hello Kitty fan. She would love this shirt!

  • Reply Marika February 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Ok. I need that tote.
    Also, my kid is way too small for interactive clothes (she’s almost 3 weeks old ! ah!) but what a fun idea !! 

  • Reply Heather Feather February 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    That shirt is the cutest! I love it!
    I love Megan Nielsen’s patterns! I hope I win!

  • Reply RaeAnna February 16, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    HAHAHAHA!!! I love that shirt! I’m making a wolf one for a client this month – so funny!!!

  • Reply Celeste February 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    What cute patterns!

  • Reply Lori Morton February 16, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What a Fun Give-a-way!! Looove the Tote (I am such a Tote Addict! giggle…) But the shirt is Adorable…such a cute lil’ Model too! My Girlie would looove it too! Thanks for chance to win! 🙂

  • Reply Alissa S February 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Love the t-shirt! I would love to win the patterns and that bag is soooo cute!!

  • Reply jeanine February 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    soooooooooooooooooo fun!!!! 

  • Reply Annika February 17, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I have never seen tees like this, but my head starts spinning right away. What a fun idea!

  • Reply Janelle February 17, 2016 at 4:03 am

    This is so much fun. I have never seen anything like it. I have been eyeing the mini briar pattern

  • Reply Trudy February 17, 2016 at 11:55 am

    What an unusual shirt idea – I have not seen this before.  I can tell your daughter loves it!

  • Reply Sameeha February 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Inspiring 😉 

  • Reply Annie February 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    This is so super-fun and super-cute!!

  • Reply Jenn February 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks for directing me to KCW from PR&P, Karly- the fun never ends! I love this flip shirt, very fun idea! And love the tote bag in this giveaway!

  • Reply JessZ February 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Love Megan Nielsen women’s patterns, and I’d love to try her mini patterns! I’m looking forward to seeing all the toy themed makes! 🙂

  • Reply Courtney February 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Such a fun shirt!

  • Reply sorahart February 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never thought of interactive clothing before.  So fun!

  • Reply Nicoletta February 17, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love the bag and I would like to sew every single pattern for my daughter

  • Reply Fiona February 18, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Haha! That tee is so great!

  • Reply Laura February 18, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Super cute shirt!

  • Reply Andrea February 18, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Those photos are just too cute! She’s having so much fun with the shirt! What a fun idea 🙂

    I’d love to know what brand of fabric paint you used for stenciling. It looks like a high quality print. 

  • Reply Tatiana Madsen February 18, 2016 at 7:31 am

    what a great idea! first I thought that the kitty print is on the back, but now I see the point 🙂 

  • Reply Meritxell February 18, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Oh! Thanks for the chance! Perfect for basic wardrove

  • Reply Kim February 18, 2016 at 9:10 am

    My girl would love that zombie kitty shirt also!
    I would LOVE to get my hands on some Megan Nielsen patterns, and post my makes like crazy on Instagram.
    The Tania Coulottes have been on my “MAKE” list for tooooo long! I need a swift kick to get them ready for spring wearing.
    Thank you! Xoxo

  • Reply Jess February 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I love Megan Nielsen and didn’t realize she started making them kid sized! So glad to see this post. 

  • Reply Jenny February 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    My son would love an interactive shirt! I’ll have to get on that

  • Reply Mary Ann February 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Hello kitty is a big hit at our house too.

  • Reply Darcy February 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Love this idea! And my Hello Kitty fanatic would too 🙂

  • Reply Emily February 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Love the zombie kitty.

  • Reply Dana February 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Awesome! Funny shirt!

  • Reply Sarah February 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    This is adorable and I would love to know what kind of metallic paint you used because it looks so crisp!

  • Reply Molly February 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Looks great. Interesting ideas. I’ll check it out!

  • Reply fenna February 18, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    what a great idea–I can imagine the cackling ha!

  • Reply Tami February 18, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    This shirt cracks me up! Such a fun idea!

  • Reply Carina Bronkhorst February 19, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I’ve never seen flip up shirts – fun idea. The tote bag is so funny!

  • Reply Holly February 19, 2016 at 6:54 am

    GREAT giveaway, and a FUN post!

  • Reply Andrea February 19, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Wow!!! I love it! I guess I’ll have to look around for a machine to make those appliquées as well…

  • Reply Sarah R February 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

    So cute! Love the gold. And the zombie action!

  • Reply Becky February 19, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I would love to try out the mini Megan Nielsen patterns for my girl! The gold lettering here really adds an extra sparkle.

  • Reply Littlewren February 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Cute idea and love those braids! What fun to have a secret inside your shirt! 😉

  • Reply Sarah February 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Love your kids’ sense of humor! Great shirt! 

  • Reply Meghan February 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I love those patterns! What a fabulous giveaway!

  • Reply Michelle Fuller February 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I have never used a Megan Nielson pattern, would be fun to try. Love the zombie hello kitty.

  • Reply mel pi February 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    So fun. Love the interactive element.

  • Reply Morgana February 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Love that zombie Kitty!

  • Reply Angela February 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Ha!  Love the “no I will not do your mending” bag!  And Hello Kitty zombie is pretty awesome:)

  • Reply Jessica J February 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    That bag! Stated much more eloquently than what I usually say :p

  • Reply Holly B February 19, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read that tote. Too funny, & so true!

  • Reply Jenn H February 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    that yes i sew bag made me snort my tea! hilarious! i get that constantly!

  • Reply Beatriz February 20, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Love the bag, the patterns, your shirt and Hello Kitty, of course!

  • Reply Diario de naii February 20, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Eowww this hello kitty is the best!!! Super fun! 

  • Reply Katie February 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Fun t-shirt!

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  • Reply Debby February 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Love this idea. And I am glad to see that my kids are not the only ones obsessed with zombies!!! 🙂

  • Reply Jackie F February 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Printed patterns! Too rare. 

  • Reply Jojo February 21, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I love the quirky twist of hello kitty on the inside. I think I might try to make a reversible top, maybe one side day time and the other night time.

    I’d love to win this pattern as I keep eyeing up the Megan Neilsen patterns. 

  • Reply MC Blackburn February 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love it!

  • Reply Loula February 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    This tee is AWESOME! Zombie Hello Kitty rocks! And that tote, what every sewer needs! Think I know a few freinds who should read that message..!

  • Reply Nicole Stephen February 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love this! Such a great idea to have the flip – my kids would love it!

  • Reply ornella February 21, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    The zombie hello kitty is amazing 😉

  • Reply Elena February 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    That is hilarious!!! 

  • Reply Brittney February 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    such a cute idea!

  • Reply Amanda February 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Very cute shirt! And these look like great patterns!

  • Reply Jupo February 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I love the flip-up idea! Gonna try that out this KCW.

  • Reply Kat February 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Great bag! 

  • Reply Molly February 22, 2016 at 1:52 am

    What a cute shirt!

  • Reply Boevenbende February 22, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Your shirt is hilarious! And I’d love that bag 🙂

  • Reply Elsa February 22, 2016 at 3:38 am

    I love that idea!!!

  • Reply Flavia February 22, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Love, love the mini Briar, and the Tanya culottes. 

  • Reply Sitha February 22, 2016 at 7:23 am

    So cute! Thanks for sharing. I should try freezer paper stenciling!

  • Reply Miet Aertsen February 22, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Adorable shirt!

  • Reply Tara K February 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Wow this is SO cool! I’ve never seen these shirts but great idea & im sure any kid would love this!

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