Spring Top #2 and Prepping for KCWC

So after I finished my Wiksten Tank Top I was motivated to try more sewing for me and I even had a vision for my second Spring Top Sewalong entry.  I finally got around to sewing it, and just barely made the deadline.  And you know what?  I don’t like it.

(trust me, it looks worse in person)

I’m not going to get into the details, but I’m pretty sad that I wasted so much time on it.  I threw it in the pool just for the hell of it, but I doubt I’ll ever wear it.  Does anyone recognize it?  Yup, it’s the adult version of the top I made Yuki for my signature look for the PR&P Sewalong last season.  I think I’m better off sticking with kids clothes.

And speaking of kids clothes, KCWC is here!!

This is my first time participating but I’m super excited.  I LOVE that so many people in the online sewing community are participating.  I see almost all my favorite bloggers talking about it and I haven’t seen that kind of across-the-board participation in other events.

So I’ve got my list of projects – 1 big one and several small ones – we’ll see what I actually finish.  And despite a hectic weekend, I was able to get some prep done.  No thanks to this little “helper.” 😛

I haven’t quite figured out my schedule or plan of attack.  Do I spend a little time each day working on the big project plus one small project?  Or should I try and tackle the big project first and then get done what I can after that?

I’m thinking I’ll go with the former, because I’d like to have at least one or two things done by the end of the week and who knows if I can even complete this big project in one week.  The big project, in case you’re wondering, is the Jumprope Dress by Oliver + S.  My first O+S pattern!  Can’t wait.

And I’m going to try to take pictures and blog about it as I go, but man, it’s feeling pretty ambitious.

Here’s a sneak peek of my fabrics.  Pretty drab for spring kids clothes huh?  What’s up with that!?

Sooooooo . . . what are you going to be sewing??  What’s your plan of attack?

Top of the Tops Week 2!

I’m totally shocked, but my Color Blocked Wiksten Tank was selected as one of this week’s Top of the Tops for Rae’s Spring Top Sewalong!!

Click HERE to check out all the top tops and vote for your favorite!  My top is labeled B, the Color Blocked Wiksten Tank, but there are a lot of awesome tops to choose from.

I kind of just threw this top into the pool on a whim (because Kristin told me to :)), and I don’t expect to win, but it was a fun surprise and a little affirmation for my FIRST ever sewing project for myself.  I’m totally motivated to sew more for me and I already have an idea for another top.  I just have to see if I can get it done before the sewalong ends on April 22nd!

Voting ends on Friday at noon (EST).  Thanks for checking it out!!


There are so many amazing things coming up I can hardly contain my excitement!

First of all, Made by Rae’s Spring Top Sewalong is currently going on and although I’m a little late in the game, I think I might try to put something together to submit.

There are tons of fantastic spring tops popping up in the flickr pool every day and it’s so inspiring!  I think the last day to enter a top is April 22 so I’ve got a time to put something together, but I might be too busy with . . .

Season 4 of Project Run & Play which is starting next week!!

I was REALLY into the last season and loved participating in the sew-along.  I can’t believe it’s time to start up again!  I’m not really familiar with a lot of this season’s contestants so I’m really excited to see all their different styles throughout the weeks AND I love seeing all the sew along entries in the flickr pool too.

They just announced all the themes for the entire season so we can get started sewing early!

Lastly, Elsie Marley’s Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge is coming up at the end of April!  I’ve never participated before but it’s right up my alley (kid’s clothes) and I can’t wait to work on some great patterns I’ve been meaning to try FOREVER.

So much sewing to do, so little time!!  Are you going to be participating in any of these fun events?