are you in? kids clothes week challenge on elsie marley is coming up.

it’s that time again, time for another kids clothes week challenge on elsie marley.  I just signed up, are you in? the challenge is to spend an hour a day for a week working on making handmade kids clothes.   I’ve done this a few times and personally I count everything from tracing patterns to picking fabric to actual sewing in my ‘hour a day’.  that is the challenge, the fun part is sharing the madness with the activity on her blog or on flickr and making something awesome as a result.

is it hard to find the time? sure it is.  but it’s worth it! one year I made one little coat ….I just took my time and made an awesome little coat for J.  this year I’ve got grander plans: two bucket hats and two fall-time hoodies and two halloween costumes (they want to be a ghost and a dragon!).

you can sign up on her blog but let me know if you do by leaving a comment here, especially if you are a local friend, we can cheer each other on. go us!

 

5 Comments on are you in? kids clothes week challenge on elsie marley is coming up.

  1. Jodi
    September 18, 2012 at 10:06 am (5 years ago)

    Cecilia wants to be a ghost for halloween too!

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    • ahappystitch
      September 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Fantastic! They spook everyone out together!

      Reply
  2. Cala
    September 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Melissa: What are some of your favorite resources for boys’ clothing patterns/tutorials?

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    • ahappystitch
      September 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Ooh, good question. I am definitely a sewing book person more than a pattern person. I’m really liking the book “Sewing for Boys” right now by Figueroa of Patterns by Figgy. That is definitely a good one. I love the little boy shirt in the Weekend Sewing book for a dressed up look. The book ‘Growing Up Sew Liberated” is very sweet and has great ideas for sewing little people clothes in knit fabrics. But, keep a watch on elsie marley’s blog as well, she often leads up the kcwc with great, inspiring posts and tutorials. She has a boy so she understands.

      Reply

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