KCWC – Spring 2013


It’s Kids Clothes Week this week and I’m taking the opportunity to clear down some projects that have been languishing in the sewing loft for quite a while. There are 3 t-shirts from Ma SIL, a 1/2 yard length of double jersey, and the red fabric I bought on Saturday, which has been claimed by Miss Button.

I would point out that I knew she wanted a red dress, so bought her some fabric with KCW in mind…


…only to be informed, in no uncertain terms, that it was entirely the wrong colour of red and therefore completely unacceptable.  That girl of mine certainly knows her own mind!

The piece I bought on Saturday, on the other hand, was immediately swooped upon with squeals of glee…so we are sharing it!


I’m nabbing the original piece to make a top for me, to go with a skirt from the solid red.  I’ve been jonesing for a red outfit for a while…this will certainly fit the bill.

But I digress. The idea of KCW is to spend an hour a day on sewing dedicated to the small people. Yesterday I spent the time happily cutting out t-shirts and shorts.  It would be so easy to make a huge list of things, only to be beaten by the clock. I’d rather have a small pile of quick wins and get some more pieces out of the loft and into Button’s wardrobe.

So…I’ll be making 2 Beachy Boatneck tees:

beachy boatneckand 2 pairs of Bubble Pocket Shorts, of course:

bpsI think it’s a doable list…we shall see!

12 Responses to KCWC – Spring 2013

  1. Ooo yes, a bright red skirt, very spring/summery… I like your plan.

  2. Tone says:

    You have a daughter that knows her mind too 😉 I’ll be trying the shorts, without the pockets this time around!

  3. Andrea says:

    Both shades of red are lovely, and I think it’s great that Button has a sense of style at such an early age:) Looking forward to seeing your fun red outfits.

  4. Michelle says:

    The Beachy Boatneck tee is fab! I’d love to have a few of those in adult sizes. 😀

    • I haven’t used Blank Slate patterns before but have been impressed so far…it tapes together in no time and is beautifully tiled so all the lines match up. A great start!

  5. Susan says:

    I adore that first fabric, lucky you that you get it for yourself… 😉 Best of luck with the challenge!