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May 2016

kcw: day four may 2016
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day four: kcw may 2016

Welcome to day four of Kid’s Clothes Week! We are already more than halfway through and you guys are on fire!

kcw: day three may 2016

1. future color block by Liesbet 2. baby present by Jo Bee 3. future rockstar shorts by Maartje 4. robot shirt by Mieke

This season’s theme [THE FUTURE] is a little tricky, but you guys don’t shy away from creative challenges. No! You go full steam ahead with sparkly metallics, black & white baby clothes, handmade galaxy prints, and robots robots robots! It occurs to me now that winter-y futuristic clothes might be easier than summery ones (you hear that southern hemisphere?!). In movies set in the future, it is always cold and gray. No one is planning ultramodern clothes for our future hot planet. Except you! And you are knocking out of the park.

kcw: day four may 2016

1. insecten by An 2. domi sweat shorts by An 3. granny floral kid shorts by Tami 4. be a unicorn by Fabienne 

I’ve always said the KCW crew has a way with prints and it’s true. You know when to splash out with a bold print and how to temper it with solids when that bold print gets a little out of control. You know when to add a bit of print here and there when your garment is looking a little flat. You are artists! Do you hear that? Artists! I hope you give yourself credit for the work you have done and the amazing artists you have become.

 

kcw: day three may 2016
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day three: kcw may 2016

Welcome to day three of Kid’s Clothes Week! The weather is heating up in these parts and that means my children’s wardrobe will soon be whittled down to two things: shorts and t-shirts.

kcw: day three may 2016

1. biscuits by Brittney 2. chicken tee by Caitlin Betsy 3. chambray pullover by Angela 4. beach cover up by Elena

Sometimes they mix it up with t-shirts and shorts. Any way you slice it, the sewing of said wardrobe soon gets a tad boring. Why not mix it up with clever graphics or adorable chickens?! Or change up jersey for chambray–so lovely to slip on after a hot day–or french terry–just right after the pool!

kcw: day three may 2016

1.little love shorts by Caitlin Betsy 2. city gym shorts by Maria 3. puffefish short by Alicia 4. space harem shorts by Isaline 

Don’t worry if you haven’t finished anything yet or if everything you’ve tried to finish has gone down the toilet. All that matters is that you sit down to sew (or cut or trace or pin) each day this week. The very fussy, very sweet shorts pattern you’re working on might not work. But maybe the universe telling you that you need to make some comfy space harem shorts instead!

 

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day two: kcw may 2016

Welcome to day two of Kid’s Clothes Week!

kcw: day two may 2016

1. school bus tank by Kristi 2. cloud 9 gathered skirt by Sylvia 3. honeycomb maillot by Masha 4. I want to be like you by Zoe 

For the most part I try to keep KCW season-less–even though we have one each season;) I’m trying not to exclude the whole southern hemisphere with a lot of talk about our lovely late-spring, super-gorgeous, almost-summer weather we’re having. But the beautiful springtime colors you are using this season are too much! Peach and mint are everywhere, with a splash of bright yellow to drive it home. I want to eat this summer color scheme right up!

kcw: day two may 2016

1. omni tempore swim cover up by Tami 2. panda print cuffed romper by Erin 3. baby wear by Eva 4. mod domi sweats by Shelly 

Not to mention the all the pandas and stripes and polka dots! The project pool is starting to fill up with fantastic finished garments. But don’t get discouraged by all the well-lit photos with non-screaming kids wearing well-fitting clothes. For all the pretty pictures you see in the pool, just remember there are many more not so pretty things that came first (late night yelling matches with your sewing machine for example). Also remember a few skittles in the pocket make for a cute photo. When that doesn’t work, just crop their crying head off in photoshop and move on.