kcwc...I'm inOctober 06, 2012
I check out elsie marley's blog every now and then and was having a look the other day and realised that I might be able to join in on one of her biannual sewing challenges: sewing for children for one hour a day for seven days. kcwc, or kids clothes week challenge has run for a couple of years apparantly and sounds like a cool way to get inspired by and share with others. I pondered over whether I might be able to manage the commitment with three little girls plus a 500 + page book (The Book Thief) to read for my book group in under a fortnight. Anyway, I decided to give it a go! I'm excited.
I jotted down some ideas and have come up with the following plan:
- Pattern tracing and cutting and fabric cutting (1 hourish - a new word)
- 2 bibs with home made bias for Emily (I hourish)
- 1 short sleeved night ie for Emily (1 hour)
- 1 cotton dress for Juliette (1 hour)
- 1 cotton dress for Isabella (1.5 hours)
- 1 three quarter length stretch top for Isabella (1 hour)
I have my patterns chosen but not traced and cut. The seven hours is to encompass all elements of putting the clothes together (aside from fabric shopping). I wonder how accurate my time estimations will be.
I am most excited about making this dress for Issie...
Which comes from this gorgeous book...
I love Japanese pattern books, and the bonus with this one is that it is translated into English!
If you are keen to join in the challenge, just click on the kcwc link above or on my buttons bar on the right for details. It starts this Monday:)