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kid's clothes week // october 2014
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the kcw participant winner!

There were almost 400 of you signed up for this season’s KCW. The project pool is overflowing with amazing handmade clothes and costumes. So really everyone who participated is a winner, right?!

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But the person who actually won this season’s official participant giveaway is. . . . . Elise. Congratulations, Elise! You have won a beautiful children’s book and 4 yards of coordinating fabric!

kid's clothes week participant giveaway // oct 2014

the bookAdventures of Barefoot Critters ; the fabric: 1. ponte de roma knit in olive 2. organic knit in bugs gold 3. organic knit in nature hike 4. twill in deep sea 

Dorie and I choose and purchase the participant giveaway prizes ourselves. If you did not win, please consider consoling yourself with some lovely patterns or beautiful fabric from some of our KCW sponsors;)

 

 

wrap up: kcw oct 2014
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wrap up: kcw oct 2014

That’s a wrap folks! Another fantastic season of Kid’s Clothes Week has flooded the internet with creative and beautiful handmade children’s clothes. Season after season you blow me away with your creativity and your skills! Some of my favorites from the season are pictured below. The first collages showcases a beautiful and super modern fall pallette: rich navies and purples, muted browns and yellows, and light grays and pinks. Eat your heart out Pantone!

wrap up: kcw oct 2014

1. corduroy bunny by Emily 2. baby dress by Inkie 3. triangle baby leggings by Carla 4. hemlock dress by Marta 5. constellation pjs by Kristin 6. floral franklin dress by Sara 7. cisse by Sandrine 8. ovide dress by Yeke 9. carousel dress by Gail 

This season’s theme was by far the most successful. All the clothes in the collage below are inspired by children’s books. You made costume-y clothes & everyday clothes all taken from you and your kids’ favorite storybooks. I think it was not only exciting for you to combine books and sewing, but I think your children were quite taken with how you made their favorite characters come to life!

wrap up: kcw oct 2014

1. wildwood prue dress by Melissa 2. mr. frumble’s pickle car by Wendy 3. (charlie and) lola dress by Marta 4. mille duizendvoet sweater by Mieke 5. love you to the moon and back by Fabienne 6. olivia pig costume by Darcy 7. deer in the woods dress by Stacy 8. book inspired by Brittney 9. miffy norah dress by Shino 

And you have made many a little girl’s Frozen dreams come to life this season as well. I couldn’t wrap up this season without showing off all the Elsa and Anna (and a few Olafs) you made. Disney does not make things easy for us sewers with all of their satin-y, tuile-y ball gowns. That stuff is incredibly hard to sew! You guys came up with so many different, creative solutions to making an ice princess dress for a young girl. And now you can Let it Go!

wrap up: kcw oct 2014

1. elsa and anna by Sarah 2. elsa’s icy dress by Crystal 3. anna and elsa by Brittney 4. olaf by Brittney 5. elsa by Molly 6. olaf  by Molly  7. princess anna costume by Kassandra 8.9. anna skater dress by Krista 

We have some fantastic things coming up! Later this week, we will pick one of you to win the participant giveaway. And our contributors will be back in the coming weeks interviewing some fantastic KCWers. The popular series, Why I Sew, will also be back later in the month. So stay tuned!

If you are interested in being a contributor for an upcoming season on KCW, please email me at kidsclothesweek@gmail.com with a paragraph about yourself, a link to your KCW profile page, and a few photos of what you’ve sewn.  Happy KCW!

 

day seven: kcw oct 2014
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day seven: kcw oct 2014

It’s here: the last day of Kid’s Clothes Week! Whether you made tons of cute clothes or ripped out the same seam everyday, pat yourself on the back for a job well done!  It’s not every week that you get to devote some time each day to creative pursuits. Being creative, making things, sewing Elsa costumes:)  is hard work. But it’s work that rejuvenated the soul.

day seven: kcw oct 2014

1. one more sweatshirt by Amy 2. fitzgerald tee by Brienne 3. oversize batwing sweatshirt by Trine 4. the lone eagle by Naii 

And now that you are full rejuvenated, it’s time to lie down on the couch! I can think of nothing better on a Sunday afternoon than perusing the KCW project pool, clicking on links here and there to read about how beautiful clothes were made. As an added bonus this KCW I discovered not only new makers, but a ton of new kid’s books!

day seven: kcw oct 2014
1. rowan tee by Jane 2. purple tutu by Angela 3. baby leggings by Mareike 4. lola dress by Suzanne

And while you are lying there on the couch (coffee in hand, the children playing quietly in their rooms-ha!) make sure your name is on the official KCW October 2014 participant list. Remember there is a big giveaway for everyone who participated! Tomorrow is the last day to add your name to the list.

Good Luck and Happy KCW!