Monday, October 10, 2011

On your mark....

Well, the Kid's Clothing Week Challenge starts today. This will be my first time doing this but I'm excited to get started. Click on the button at the top of my sidebar to see what the KCWC is about. I was going to photograph the fabrics I'm thinking of using but by the time I remembered it was towards the end of the day and kind of grey.

 I'm not well prepared. Looked over things today and found that three of the fabrics I wanted to use didn't have matching thread and I just realized that when I bought snaps I didn't take a few things into account. I thought the wrap around body onesies used less snaps than they do. I'll just have to make do.

I'll be making a lot of baby stuff. I have a niece due in December and I'm making some handmade things to add to the store-bought gifts I got for a baby boy who is due this month. I wonder if he was born already. I need to get this stuff out quickly.

These are some ideas I have for what to make this week and the fabric I might make it from. I won't be able to finish everything but it's good to dream big and have choices, right? I like seeing all the projects I'd like to make in one place too. I'm so slow at everything though. Maybe I'll get 25% of it done. I'll have to work for longer than an hour though. I'd have barely done anything in that time.

  1.  Knotty Apron Dress from Little Girls, Big Style (I've only made one of these before but I think it runs small.)            Did the pocket pinafore instead                                                                                                                                         
  2. McCall's M6156  (Don't know yet whether I want to try a top or dress. I think I want a view with button tabs though. That will be something new to try and I'll have to conquer my fear of button holes.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  3. McCall's M6103 I've cut out view E to see what the sizing is like.                                                           
  4. Baby Wrap Onesie from Nefertari Creations (I have to put snaps on one I already made, sew one that's cut out and cut out one more)                                                                                                        
  5. Baby Socks in size 0-6 months from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts                                      
  6. Blossom Blouse from Sew Liberated  lengthened to a tunic (errata for Blossoms Blouse here)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  7. Chick Pea Infant Bib from Chickpea Studio (This will be for a gift for the little brother of a boy I used to babysit. I'm really running out of time to send the gifts. Of course I got something for the older brother :) - free pattern)         Done                                                                                
  8. A baby shoe with elastic in it. I'm still not sure which of the free patterns I'll use yet. (Another gift for the baby. Will have to do this and the bib first.)                                                                      
  9. Basic Newborn Pants by Made by Rae (Think I'll make the newborn size and I recently found the pattern piece I adjusted to make more of a 3-6 month size so I might make one of those for my niece too - free pattern)      Made the bigger size                                                                                
  10. Quick Change Trousers from Handmade Beginnings  (I've wanted to make this pattern for a while and I have some Stenzo star poplin that I bought during Bunte Fabrics going out of business sale and absolutely love. I want to make something that will fit for some time from it.)                                                                                                                                        
  11. Baby Ballet Slippers from Betsy Kingston (free pattern)                                                                        
  12. Sweet Pea Pilot Cap from Sew Liberated  (free pattern)                                                                        
  13. Baby Hat from 2 Little Hooligans                                                                                      
  14. Sewn Pilot Baby Cap (Google Translate is a wonderful thing. Not sure which of these 3 I'll make)                                                                                                                                          
  15. Baby Snuggler/Swaddler by Lotta Jansdotter, free on Craftzine or the sleep sack from Handmade Beginnings                                                                                                                                                    
  16. Infant Scratch Mittens from Home Sweet Homebodies                                                                           
  17. Kyoko Kimono Dress from Modkids


  1. what a great list of projects :) good luck!!

  2. Thanks! :) I think I'm going to cut out patterns and fabric tonight and sort by color so I have a order to sew in involving the least amount of thread changing back-to-back.

  3. Wow, what a list! I have a reversible shoe pattern, email me at weepereas at yahoo, if your interested and I can share it. I'm off to check out your list and possibly add to mine now!