why I sew: Erin

why I sew: Erin

Hello everyone!  It’s Erin here, for a last round of chatting about sewing.  This time, the “why,” something I always am interested in hearing opinions about. I was really interested in writing a post about why I sew because it is something that I am often thinking through and my answer is constantly evolving.  Why […]

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 […]

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Renee

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Renee

Hi sewers/sewists/seamstresses/people who read the KCW blog, this week we thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of our earliest sewing projects. I’m going to show you the first two patterns I sewed for my daughter. My earliest projects are not that old, I’ve only been sewing seriously for about 2 […]

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Brooke

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Brooke

When Meg asked us if we wanted to write about this topic, I thought it sounded like fun but wasn’t quite sure that I would be able to find documentation of my first outfit…A quick facebook search later and voila- a picture labeled as “Oliver’s first mama-mades.” Whew! Thank goodness for Facebook over-sharing, right? 🙂  […]

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 […]

kcw trends: patterns

kcw trends: patterns

There were so many incredible projects in the Kids Clothes Week project pool this year!!  It appears that everyone was eager to dive into their spring sewing, regardless of what the spring weather looked like for each of us.  Here are a few patterns that kept making the rounds this season. The Geranium.  So classic, so many […]