kcw spring 2013: wrap up

This picture by Abby pretty much sums it up: after so much sewing, comes so much laundry. 

kcw spring 2013: wrap up

1. geranium top 2. vallu 3. maggie mae dress 4. perennial dress 5. rebel dress 6. polka dot ayashe 7. popsicle stripe coat 8. lion summer shirt 9. super fly tee

Another Kid’s Clothes Week has come and gone and left me stunned by your efforts!  The week started out slow and, as always, I had a little freak out that no one will show up to the party. But you showed up, all 602 of you!  It was a crazy party: music blaring, sewing machines roaring, babies crying, and beautiful clothes being made!

kcw spring 2013: wrap up

1. striped cap sleeve shirt 2. perfect polo 3. lazy days skirt and skinny tee  4. parsley shorts and paper airplane tee 5. skinny tee and ottobre pants 6. sailboat shirt and linen shorts 7. legoman shirt 8. circus skirt  9. hooded long sleeve shirt

Even if nothing got finished, or the pants are two sizes too big, or you crashed and burned half way through, I hope you are inspired to keep sewing for your children. The challenge is to 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 the creative momentum stays with you next week and beyond!


kcw spring 2013: wrap up


1. fancy pants swimsuit 2. paint splatter top 3. upcycled shirt 4. striped briar top 5. roller skate dress  6. ukaklele dog dress 7. geranium dress and purl bee bandana 8. picnic shorts 9. pirate shirt 

The next kcw is this summer! No more waiting 6 months for the next party. Things might be a bit different next time, as we build kcw’s new home–and maybe move in! I hope you’ll stick with us. We obviously couldn’t do it without you.

Happy Sewing!


This article has 22 comments

  1. Karin

    Another incredible KCW! Just finished my boys’ seersucker suits. Best parts are the discovery of great (easy) patterns, inspiration from others, and motivation to sew. Oh, and the basement flooding forced me to sew in the kitchen which was fantastic!

  2. Venus

    Amazing as always! Thank you so much Meg and Dorie for putting this together. So much talent and inspiration and every challenge it just gets better and better. Thanks again and I’ll you summertime!

  3. treen

    I missed KCW last fall (when I first discovered it) because it was the week we were on vacation. This time, I missed it because we’re in the middle of moving halfway across the country. But come hell or high water, I will do the next round! It will be 600 and THREE.

  4. Jacqueline

    I am amazed at the beautiful creations you ladies came up with. Some of these fabrics I would have never taken a second look at but made into these incredible kids clothes…I wish my kiddo’s owned some of these pieces. Great job everyone.

  5. Rebecca Holmes

    Bwahahaha, babies crying :)…for me it is more like kids SCREAMING! My sewing machine was roaring though; that’s for sure! I had lots of fun participating for my first time. So much inspiration! Thank you for this amazing series!

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