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Kids clothing week challenge October 8, 2012

Posted by Judy in Sewing projects.

Every spring and fall, I end up with a biggish list of things that I need to sew for the babes. Generally, everything most things end up getting done in the wee hours of the morning because “Shoot! They don’t have a jacket for tomorrow!” This time, I’d like to be a little more organized. I’ve been slowly switching their summer clothing over to fall/winter, and I’ve been making alterations as needed. I’ve gotten to the point, though, where I just need to bite the bullet and actually churn out a bunch of shirts and other things for them.

Enter: kids clothing week challenge. Over on Meg Freeman’s blog Elsie Marley, she is hosting a challenge this week. This is the first I’ve heard of it, but it looks like she’s been doing it every fall and spring for the past few years. The idea is that you commit to spending an hour each day creating some clothing for your child/ren. This is just the motivation I need! So I’m in!

Here’s my list of things I want to get done:

For DS1
– a winter vest
– a dressy winter coat
– 2-3 long-sleeved shirts
– 1 dress shirt
– 5 undershirts
– 2 pajama shirts
– 5-6 pairs of baby legs

For DD
– a winter vest
– 3-4 long-sleeved shirts
– 5 undershirts
– 1 sweater
– 1 dress
– 5-6 pairs of baby legs

For DS2
– honestly, he has so much stuff he doesn’t really NEED anything. But I can’t just leave him out, so I’ll probably make him a long-sleeved shirt or two.
– oh, right, he needs about 5 undershirts

For DS3
– a fall jacket that fits him now (as opposed to the 3-6 month size that is giant on him!)
– 2-4 pairs of pants

I have pinned several jackets and things for inspriation on my boys and girls boards. Mostly, I’ll just be making up my own patterns. I’ll be using Simplicity 2526 for DS1’s winter coat, and Simplicity 3582 for DS3’s fall jacket.

This is a pretty giant list, so we’ll see if I actually get everything done this week! Wish me luck!


1. Carla - October 11, 2012

What are baby legs as far as a sewn item?

2. Judy - October 11, 2012

Baby legs are like leg warmers, or socks without the feet. I like to put them underneath the babes’ pants, helps to keep them warm without bulking up.

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