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September 20, 2010
Kids Clothes Week Challenge - Day 0 and 1
It's Kids Clothes Week over at Elsie Marley this week. The challenge is to spend an hour each day for a week making clothes for the kids in your life. There are over 300 participants to keep you motivated (and rumours of prizes...). Check out the Flickr pool here.
I've decided it's time to get my son's summer wardrobe organised (since I'm an Aussie). I've bought a few T-shirts and pairs of shorts here and there, but with a new baby on the way, I have a sneaky suspicion that the washing machine may not get operated as frequently as it should at times, so I better make sure he has plenty of clothes. T-shirts and shorts are the order of the day.
I recently subscribed to Ottobre magazine and loved the look of most of the clothes. In fact, while I was flicking through and commenting on how nice everything was, my husband said to me "We've got a lot to do before the baby arrives, and NOT ALL OF IT IS SEWING!". Hmmm....Anyway, I'm giving at least a couple of the patterns from the Summer 3/2010 edition, starting with the raglan T-shirts. I decided not to get quite as fancy as the magazine, but used the basic patterns (since I really wasn't confident about sewing with jersey/knit, and in my abilities to follow the patterns!).
OK, I'll confess - I actually started the challenge a day early. My husband took our toddler for a long walk yesterday, and I made the most of the free time by jumping on the sewing machine. I made the blue/yellow/train top yesterday, and the gray/white/ghost top today (with cutting the material out for this one and another T-shirt last night). It took me about 2.5 hours to complete the first one (with some seam-ripping and swearing - sometimes I just don't think!), and 1.5 hours for the second (including fabric cutting time).
One more photo of my cute little man:
Kids Clothes Week Challenge summary here.