Welcome to day six of Kid’s Clothes Week!
Day six already! How are you spending your hour today? Hemming? More hemming? Swearing off hemming forever? Or maybe you’ve caught the bug and are cutting into more fabric! It’s hard not to be inspired by the KCW community and all the gorgeous clothes they are making. But then again, it’s easy to be discouraged by it all too.
The point of KCW is not to make a wardrobe full of handmade clothes–though sometimes that does happen. The point is to challenge yourself a little each day. If the challenge is just sitting down in front of the sewing machine, then so be it. If knits scare you, or you’ve always been afraid of making outerwear then maybe that’s where you need to push yourself.
For me KCW has always been about creative energy. When your creative energy is high, your eyes light up, you’re too excited to talk about your plans coherently, you must go make! That amazing energy is what I love and you cannot find it on the couch. It comes from making, challenging yourself to make more, different, better things. It’s hard! But give up and all that energy goes down the drain. So get up! One hour today, one tomorrow. You can do it.