Sadly, another Kid’s Clothes Week has come and gone. Not so sadly, a ridiculous amount of awesome clothes were made! Most of those were made by taking old and ugly clothes and turning them into new and amazing kid clothes. You guys took the UPCYCLED theme and ran with it! Once you learn how to sew, you start to notice the fabric all around you: sheets, pillows, curtains, blankets, not to mention the clothes. You used all these things and more to make a complete wardrobe of fashionable kid’s clothes.
1. bill murray upcycle by Tara 2. day 2 leather shoes by Paulette 3. sweater dress by Carin 4. upcycled dress by Amy 5. taylorfied dresses by Melissa 6. a new coat from a woolen blanket by Jo 7. gold metallic stars birthday shirt by Heather 8. mini from maxi t-shirt by Nicolette 9. such a sweet pea by Holli
The collage above shows off some fantastic upcycling that happened this season, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. So many of this season’s featured garments were upcycled. If you ever feel like you need a little inspiration when it comes to making new things out of old things, you can check out all these posts or search the project pool.
1. tiered valentines dress by Bethany 2. broken and sideways heart tee by Roxanne 3. striped and floral tunic by Celina 4. heart kensington tee by Adrianna 5. loved by Jess 6. long sleeved theo by Eva 7. lounging pants and cool hat by Tereza 8. heart applique red wool dress by Amanda 9. pink for the boy by Saskia
A little bit of a Valentine’s day theme emerged this season too. Red and pink and hearts all over! Can that adorable baby be my valentine, just so I can squeeze those cute chubby cheeks of hers?
1. star print top by Toya 2. fungi (and gal) skirt by Holli 3. furry plum wool coat by Erin 4. theo with zipper by Fruits de Mere 5. mustard and polka dot dress by April 6. cashmere sweater to sweater dress by Kelly 7. nature walk pullover by Gail 8. railroad stripe hosh pants by Angela 9. vintage denim smock by Megan
Sewing kid’s clothes is an unusual hobby. It takes a lot of time to learn how to sew and to learn how to sew small garments takes even more time! Lots of people give me a funny look when I tell them I sew my kids’ clothes, but just because some people think it’s weird doesn’t mean that you are weird. You are dreaming up beautiful things, choosing your materials with a discerning eye, and making your ideas come to life. This is not weird. This is brave and bold and super awesome! Not only are you awesome, but you are teaching your kids to be awesome too: to express themselves creatively, to do things everyone else doesn’t, and to wear cool clothes to boot.
Every season you amaze me. I hope this season you succeeded in amazing yourself too. Happy KCW!