Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kids Clothes Week! and some catchup

Tomorrow begins the Kids Clothes Week Challenge over at Elsie Marley. This is the third year she is hosting this challenge. I've wanted to participate before, but was always swamped with other things. This year, I am still swamped, but I decided to go for it anyway. My kids need stuff.
The official challenge is to sew 1 hour per day, 7 days a week. Obviously the plan is to sew kid's clothes during that week, which I really do need to do, particularly for my poor neglected boys. My plan is to make one outfit per child. Both boys will get cargo shorts and short sleeve tees, and Myra will get a dress (that counts as an outfit, right?) I'm not sure I'll crank all of that out in a week, but I know that once I start I will finish, and that's what counts here! I don't generally keep track of my sewing time, but I think it would be fun, in the spirit of the challenge, to be sure I really do log at least an hour a day. I'll report back how it went once the week finishes. What are your bets? Over or under??

Before I start the kids stuff though, I have to finish my LBD! All it needs is a sleeve, side seams, hems and buttons. Hopefully, I can get that knocked out Monday morning and dedicate the rest of the week to the kiddos. LBD sewing time won't count for the challenge, so getting my hour in on Monday might be tricky...


  1. Sounds like a fun sewing challenge. Can't wait to see your black dress, I just blogged my LBD.

  2. I might just have to jump in. #1 seriously is low on shirts and his pants are just starting to get tight too...and his birthday is soon, so it's not a bad time.

  3. If you're like me, a quick 15 minutes of sewing time turns into 2 hours, and I don't know how that happens. That's why I have to limit myself to only sewing between 6PM Friday and 6PM Sunday!

    1. I have three built in sewing limiters at the moment, so I sew whenever I can! They'll grow though. I don't mind being interrupted too much. :)