This is now the third year that I have read about Kids Clothes Week and wondered if I could handle it. I have a whole bunch of posts I need to actually write up and share with you about handmade kids’ clothes. I’ve been reading Jess’ blog Craftiness is Not Optional very closely for a few years and wondered how much of her kids’ clothing she actually makes… but I tell you, as many pieces she turns out, this has to be something I can do. I decided that I was going to tackle Sylvi’s wardrobe this Fall/Winter and try to make all her dresses. Done and Done. But I did it too far in advance of KCW.
Last week, I switched the kids’ clothes to the warmer options and realized Liam had ONE pair of pjs for winter. And by ONE, I mean I grabbed them at a garage sale because they glowed in the dark. Whoops. So I zipped to my ever-growing fabric stash in the basement and hoped I had something masculine. Lucky for me, I have dinos, rock monsters and mustaches. So my main goal for KWC is to make three sets of pjs for Liam.
If I have time (and gumption), I’d also like to make a few tops for Sylvi. She has plenty of 2T tops, but I remember that last winter, the 12-18 month tops were suddenly way too short and I had to break out the next size, so I’m hoping to prepare in advance. I have a thermal knit, a basic brown floral knit and a really soft blue floral knit I ordered from Girl Charlee. Oh my, my… if I could just click and add everything I see into my shopping cart on that site… oh my.
Today, I made my plans. I cut the pj fabrics out. I realized I don’t have enough to make anything longer than Capris out of the rock monster fabric. I will be creative!!!
So what about you? Are you participating in Kids Clothes Week?