why I sew: Jenn

why I sew: Jenn

Today’s post is bittersweet; it’s at once a post I’ve been looking forward to writing, and also signals the end of my time here contributing at Kids Clothes Week. Folks, I’ve been thinking about the  question “why I sew?” for weeks.  In the past, my answer might have been something along the lines of how […]

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Jenn

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Jenn

This post is going to be a little different than the rest of the first garment posts shared here by my lovely fellow contributors, as my first garment was not sewn. The first garment I ever made for my *future* kids was a knitted cardigan.  I began working on this, which is the cable yoke […]

kcw trends: colors

kcw trends: colors

When I started browsing through the project pool to begin preparing this post, I had a preconception that I would find springy florals and sherbert colors sprinkled throughout.  And there were those for sure, but I was a little floored that each page clearly showed the true color trend for KCW Spring 2014: Green and […]

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

PATTERNS: how to make sure it will fit

So, you’ve got your patterns ready to go, fabrics gathered and you’ve measured your kid to see which size to make.  One more step in your process could be: to make a muslin or not?   A muslin is a test garment made from inexpensive fabric.  Often it’s made only for the critical pieces of […]

KCW plans: Jenn

KCW plans: Jenn

One of the benefits of contributing for Kids Clothes Weeks is that it’s forcing me to plan for the week.  I’ve taken a much more relaxed approach in the past.  I typically have a few things in mind or an event like Halloween which coincides with the challenge week, but actually pondering what items to […]

spring inspiration: patterns

spring inspiration: patterns

I’m so excited for you to meet this season’s contributors. We’ve got an extra awesome bunch this time. They are bursting with creative energy! They are going to get you so excited for KCW you won’t be able to sit on the couch–you’re going to have to get up and sew! Our first contributor is […]