That’s a wrap! The February 2016 edition of KCW is sadly over, but what a fantastic week it was!
1. billy & cisse by Ann 2. quilted spring coat by Marika 3. pretty in peach by Trine 4. cocoon dress by Nicoletta 5. a stack of shirts by Brittney 6. wrap skirt by Elke 7. wild boy raglan tee by Melissa 8. newborn sleeping gowns by Toya 9. hello kitty top by Roxanne
From the darkest winter days came all these spring pinks and yellows too. And on the other side of the color spectrum, saturated blues and aquas. Did you know that Panatone picked pink and blue as the colors of the year? Well actually “rose quartz & serenity.” Either way, I think the hues you chose are prettier than theirs by far.
1. number one sweater by Eva 2. ants all over by Nienke 3. a stack of shirts by Brittney 4. panda madness by Joke 5. hide and seek dress by Jess 6. robot time by Lieve 7. jacob dungarees by Mieke 8. raining days by Yolanda 9. sprinkle blouse by Stacy
The colors were fantastic this season, but they really took second place to the gorgeous prints you guys used in your work. Ants! Pandas! Wiener dogs and rainbows! You showcased complicated prints and played up simple ones. That is no small task! Ask any quilter out there. The most popular print by far was this sweet vintage toy kitten print by Melkbrigade. And no wonder! It’s absolutely stunning! You can purchase it at the Dutch shop Bambiblauw.
1. vintage kitten by Zoe 2. a vintage kitten dress by Suz 3. heartbreak, trauma, and a dress by An 4. kitkat by Elke
I hope this week inspired you to sew. The challenge is to simply sit down in front of your sewing machine and sew a little, then maybe a little more. This momentum feeds your creativity: the more you sew, the more ideas come to you, the more you want to sew! I hope that creative momentum stays with you!
The last day of Kid’s Clothes Week is here! Are you covered in bits of thread and fabric? Up to your eyeballs in laundry and dirty dishes? Proud that you carved out a little time each day to sew? I’m guessing the answer is, “yes, all of the above.”
1. dress with a face by Jo Bee 2. fox dress by Elke 3. theo zonen09 rabbits by Jessie 4. chambray joggers by Lindsay
In this world of 2 dollar t-shirts, sitting down to cut, iron, hem, sew our kids’ clothes is a bold act. People who don’t sew may think you are a bit odd, but they don’t know the satisfaction of setting a snap, or the joy of an automatic buttonholer, or having a neckline turn out perfectly, or making clothes that fit your kids bodies and personalities just right. Making time in your life for this creative and revolutionary feet is worthy of much praise. Pat yourselves on the back! You are making gorgeous clothes for your kids and sticking it to the man!
1. louisa dress by Natalie 2. sherbert surplice by Masha 3. spring coat with wings by Trijn 4. sudadera halcon milenario by Naii
It’s so wonderful to have this KCW community where people don’t think I’m odd for spending my time sewing kid clothes. Head over to the project pool and pat everyone on the back with a comment or two, telling them how amazing their creations are. And if you haven’t uploaded your garments yet, do! I want to feature all the fabulous stuff you made on the big KCW round up post next week.
soft toy by Nicoletta
Seems fitting to end this TOYS! themed week with an actual toy:) This sweet fuzzy bunny makes me eager for spring!
Welcome to day six of Kid’s Clothes Week!
1. kit kat by Elke 2. tiger pants by Klarissa 3. rakethond jesshirt je by Inkie 4. the louisa sisters by Liesbet
We’re in the home stretch now! You just need to sew that hem, insert that elastic, put those buttons on and you’re done. Or have you gone a little KCW crazy and you are starting another project today? It’s hard not to be inspired by all the amazing sewing going on! I am in love with the prints you are using this season, not to mention all the fabulous freezer stenciling the is going on.
1. plane billie by Mieke 2. spring smocks with toy pockets by Toya 3. dark (back)side of the force pants by Tracey 4. baymax tee by Lindsay
I’ll keep this short, because you have sewing to do! I know the hours are hard to find on the weekend, but they are there–you just have to take them!