We are getting ready to count down to Kids Clothes Week – it starts Monday, January 27th! Are YOU getting ready?
Sign up for this season on your Kids Clothes Week dashboard. It’s how you’re official! Want to help spread the word? We have buttons here!
As a first step in making the Kids Clothes Week community site more open, we’ve added an option for you to open your project pages to the public. By enabling this option, you can share your projects with people not logged in to the KCW site. It’s great if you want to link to your project from your blog, etc. This option is turned off by default. To turn it on, log in to the KCW community site, click on your user name in the upper right and select “edit PROFILE”. Then click the checkbox next to “Public Profile” and save. That’s it! Then you can share your projects all over the place.
In our minds, Kids Clothes Week is as much about the process as the final product. We want the KCW Community site to be a place to show off finished projects and also to organize your thoughts about sewing for your kids. To better support this process-style thinking, we’ve added To-Make lists to the KCW site!
What does this mean? It means you can add a project to the KCW site before you have done a thing – when it’s just a fabric twinkle in your eye. You can check off steps in the process as you move through your week of making (Have you traced your pattern? Have you cut your fabric?), and when you’ve checked them all off, you can share your project with us all. These lists are for your eyes only, but when you’re all done you can click a button to move all your information to a public project.
We love the tiny satisfaction that comes with checking an item off a list, and we hope you’ll love this feature!
I want to make some pants for my baby nephew. I go to the “ADD” menu and select “add TO-MAKE LIST”, then I fill out the simple form. (Note: Only a project name and pattern/self-drafted are required to start.)
Then, I’m taken to my To-Make list where I can add progress or fabric pile photos. This is also where I can check off items as I go.
When my project is complete, I click “I’m Done!”, and I’m prompted to turn my list into a project.
All my project data is brought over to my new project, and it is shared in the Projects pool.
You can find all your in-progress lists on your Dashboard. Scroll down!