day one: kcw feb 2015

day one: kcw feb 2015

Welcome to the winter season of Kid’s Clothes Week! Whether you are just realizing KCW started today or have been prepping and planning for weeks, all you need to do is sit down to sew one hour a day, each day this week. Or sit down and tape PDF patterns together; or sit down and cut out […]

upcycle after: sweaters and shirts

upcycle after: sweaters and shirts

Hi all, it’s Saskia again from Vera Luna. One of the challenges of upcycling is to use what you have. You might be lucky and reuse clothes with a nice print or pattern, but most likely your base material will be plain (solid or striped) knits. Of course, you could create great basics out of such material, but you might want to […]

upcycle before: jeans

upcycle before: jeans

Hi all, it’s Saskia from Vera Luna here. Let’s talk today about the most likely fabric in your upcycle stash: denim. I counted at least eight pairs of jeans in my own stash, ready to be upcycled. While going through them I realized how the wear and tear of each pair of jeans was very specific […]

upcycle before: t-shirts

upcycle before: t-shirts

Good morning everyone! I’m Holly from Hamster and the Bee and I’m so excited to be contributing to this season of Kids Clothes Week! I’ve been an enthusiastic participant in KCW for a few years now, and an enthusiastic stalker for far longer. I absolutely love seeing all the wonderful clothes, and the warm, friendly community, that […]

upcycle before: men’s shirts

upcycle before: men’s shirts

Hi there! Sarah from The Crazy Tailor here. I’m so thrilled to be a part of KCW this season! I’ve had every intention of sewing along in the past, but it always coincided with other things, so this time I am all in! Literally. Like, I’m a contributor, so I will do this. Haha! If […]