Monday, July 22, 2013

Kids Clothing Week: Summer 2013

So, I have loved watching and participating in Kids Clothing Week since I first discovered the world of sewing blogs.  I love that the premise is to spend one hour a day sewing or doing prep work to sew (does trolling pinterest for an hour for inspiration count???)  Anyway, for me it is a reminder to take that time each day to do something productive that I love (rather than watching some moderately awkward reality TV ;op).

This past week I sewed and sewed and am super proud of what I accomplished.  I made two pairs of leggings using Peek-a-boo Patterns soon to be released Lollipop Leggings pattern.

The second pair of leggings are just a plain white pants length pair - but what a great staple for the cooler months ahead (they are coming, right????  Please tell me fall is coming!!!!)

And I made two of Oliver&S's Class Picnic sets - well... almost two, the second pair of shorts is shy a waistband and I haven't taken any pictures of it yet... but it is made with some of the Riley Blake: Little Red Riding Hood line... and has some embellishments to make it different from this one.

Why make two of the same thing???  Well, first of all - it is such a cute outfit, I mean - did you see the SHORTS!?!?  And second... because next week I will be teaching a Sew Along over at Whimsical Fabric.  This is my very first time teaching a sew along... so I'd love some encouragement!!!  If you want to participate, that would be super cool too - all you need is the Oliver&S Class Picnic pattern.  You can get the pattern and fabric kits HERE for 10% off with the code SewAlongSavings.

All in all, I would call that a successful KCW - 2 pairs of leggings, 2 tops, 2 pairs of shorts (well, almost ;op)

What did you sew for KCW???  Leave me a link in the comments so I can come check out all your fun creations!!!


  1. Those shorts are adorable. I sewed 2 pairs of pants (mom & daughter), and have cut pieces for a balzer and play pants. But that was all.

  2. I'm excited for the sew-along! You'll do great.

  3. So cute! You did a great job! Even my 2yo is laying here saying, "Cute! That's cute!" :) My new sewing machine broke, so I didn't get to participate this time. I am hoping to get it back in a few weeks...

  4. Oh my gosh these are adorable! I love those sweet shorts! I didn't commit to the whole week, but I did make a little bit at the end after being inspired by everyone else!
    I think I'm going to make Henry's Fall/Winter collection during the Fall KCW!

  5. it is all so stinking cute. Congrats on hosting your first sew along, that is awesome. I wish I could join along, but have a few other irons in the fire right now. I hope that fall is coming soon too, I am so sick of 100 degree temps.
    With Love,

  6. I'm so glad you are the instructor! I have loved all of your stuff since try outs to be on PR&P! I took on a bunch of pattern tests during KCW and since they haven't been released yet, I'm still on secret-hush-hush lockdown. I am DYING to show off the stuff I made during that week though!

  7. She is so CUTE!! And I love the outfits. I got great deals on Kids Clothing for my Emma at Burlington. They had great prices and the outfits were really adorable. I can't wait to get pictures.