KCW Winter 2014: Day 1 & 2

So things are off to a pretty slow start over here, in terms of Kids Clothes Week.  No actual sewing going on yet, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot.  That counts for something right?

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I think I’ve finally picked out a few items I want to work on and last night I did some tracing and cutting and taping of patterns.  I’m even busting out a Japanese sewing book, so I’m using Meg’s awesome trick for adding seam allowance. But seriously, getting my patterns ready has taken me 2 days and I haven’t even finished yet. Oy.

Next step is “shopping” in my bins-o-knit.  Yup, this is pretty much my entire knit stash (though I did just break my fabric shopping diet and buy some knits online yesterday.  *guilty face* I couldn’t resist!!)

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So tonight I’ll finish preparing the patterns, pick out some fabric and hopefully get it cut.  Maybe even do a little sewing?  Probably not.  Most of the sewing will probably happen on days 3 & 4.  And if all goes well I might even have a garment or two to show you before the week is over.  I still need to figure out how to use the KCW website too.

Where are you with your KCW plans?  Been more productive than me, I hope?

And though this isn’t really KCW related, here is my dining table today.

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Ahh yes, the life of a blogger 😛

Can’t wait to see what you’re making!

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8 thoughts on “KCW Winter 2014: Day 1 & 2

  1. i’ve decided this week for me has to be “baby nesting week” meaning yesterday i sorted clothes, today i’m trying to finish sewing a hospital bag for myself, maybe a changing table cover, maybe some leggings…we’ll see what happens! but yeah, sorry KCW. urgent needs are winning. 😉 can’t wait to see what you make though!

  2. Yeah no KCW for me this time either. Kid #1 doesn’t need clothes ( his closet and drawers are overflowing with clothes. Kid #2 could actually use some pants but rarely consents to wear what I make her. And Kid #3 outgrows stuff so fast it’s not worth the bother. So instead I’m sewing for me 🙂 Will look forward to seeing your makes though!

    • Haha, I’m actually in the same situation – Yuki doesn’t need any clothes at all and Kaya really doesn’t either! But there are just so many patterns I want to try! I’d actually love to be sewing for myself, but it’s been so long since I’ve participated in KCW, I’ve been missing it. We’ll see what I can get done – I’m feeling pretty rusty and not as motivated as I used to 🙂

    • Haha, you deserve it! I bet it’ll be nice to have time to really see what everyone else is making. I feel like I don’t have enough time to do that until after KCW is over!

  3. I’m doing the same thing around here- lots of thinking and then trying out some patterns I want to try, even though there are no great clothing needs around here. I look forward to seeing your creations! And thanks for the reminder about that tracing trick. I want to trace some more things from “Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids” and that would make it so much faster!

  4. Your fabric bins are so beautifully organized:) That counts for something! My sewing space and fabric stacks are disgusting right now. It’s going to take months to dig out:( Looking forward to seeing what you make!

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