I constantly have a list running in my head of all the lovely things I am going to sew during Kids Clothes Week (Oct 21-27, where bloggers and sewers alike post their kids clothing sewing exploits over on the KCW site, it’s an amazing pool of inspiration and talent). Of course life does not suddenly allow me 400 hours of uninterrupted sewing time – so I barely get through a few items on my list. What the kids actually need in their wardrobes are usually staples – t-shirts, shorts and leggings in plain colours that can be mixed and matched. So, I thought it would be interesting to take the imaginary KCW sewing list out of my mind and onto the blog. I hope it will help me to narrow down the said list and maybe I can balance what I want to sew with what the kids need.
Um no, who am I kidding!
Firstly, let me introduce the little people I’m sewing for:
This is O, he’s 5 and a half. He’s a high energy kid who fills his time racing his Hot Wheels cars, playing ninjas with his friends and playing football (the Australian kind).
Here’s what I’d love to sew for him:
1. The Charlie Tee – Zonen 09
Photo c/o http://www.zonen09.com
From a Belgian pattern design company, this tee is a great mix of smart and comfy.
2. The Knight Hoodie from Charming Doodle
Photo c/o www.charmingdoodle.com
It’s not a pattern unfortunately, just some lovely inspiration. Elisa has suggested that there may be a tutorial coming soon (Please, please, please!!).
3. Long Boardies Pattern by Make It Perfect
Photo c/o www.makeitperfect.com.au
Perfect for our up-coming summer but I’ve not done any research into where to find great swimwear fabrics – any suggestions?
4. DIY Graphic Tee Tutorial by Shwin & Shwin
Photo c/o www.shwinandshwin.blogspot.com
WHHHAATTT! I was more than a little excited to read Shauna’s post this week that you can buy Transfer Artist Paper, print an image onto it and transfer it onto a t-shirt. How awesome is this, apparently it doesn’t crack or fade too much. My mind is racing with the possibilities. Now to source this magical paper in Australia…
This is Miss A, she’s 2. She has her dad wrapped around her finger. She loves to paint and to jump. She clearly needs some new t-shirts as the one she is wearing above is a 6-12 month size and is quite on the short side.
1. Mara Blouse Pattern by Compagnie M
Photo c/o http://compagnie-m.blogspot.be
What a gorgeous light and summery top with a range of sleeve and length options, from another Belgian designer.
2. Haute Hippie Crop Pattern by CarliFayeCollection
Photo c/o CarliFayeCollection
Gah, how adorable is all I can say?!? I’m not usually a fan of child dressing as adult, but I think this jacket works.
3. Ballet Sweater Pattern by Heidi and Finn
Photo c/o Heidi & Finn
Girly but not ruffly. Warm and comfy. Hmm, I’d like one in my size too!
4. Swingset Tunic and Skirt by Oliver and S
Image c/o http://oliverands.com
This image does not do justice to this cute little ensemble. I was inspired by Kristen’s gorgeous version of the skirt here.
There is more than enough inspiration for me here. Now to put my head down and see how far I can get…. I’d LOVE to sew it all but there are only so many sewing hours in a week 🙂
What are your plans for KCW? Any of these on your list?