Monday, April 22, 2013

Kids Clothes Week!

I've been following Elsie Marely's Kids Clothes Week Challenge for what seems like forever-- but this is the first year I"m going to get my butt in gear and join up. I normally skip it because I dislike sewing on a deadline (although I seem to be doing more of that lately), and an hour a day is sometimes even too much for me :).

But this year I"m making an exception. Here's why:

1. After my little detour into obsessive knitting this winter, I feel like I haven't sewn anything for the kids in ages.
2. My daughter is growing like a weed and has finally outgrown most of last year's spring/summer wardrobe.
3. I accidentally sewed for my kiddos for an hour today without realizing it was the first day of KCW! Yay! Here's a sneak peek:

I'm going to share all about it later!

As I was saying... I normally gravitate towards projects that can be finished up fairly quickly... like this, this, this, and this. This week I was thinking I'd do something different. Since I know I'll be devoting more time this week to a project, I think I"ll choose to do something a bit more complicated.

Last year I was lucky enough to win a pattern giveaway from Violette Field Threads from the fabulous Adventures in Dressmaking blog.

I'm spending the rest of my sewing time today pulling choosing between one of these patterns and pulling fabric from my stash.

I"m going to spend the week sewing up one of these lovelies without rushing or cutting corners (I swear). Right now I'm leaning towards Josephine... or Juliette, although Fiona is just gorgeous as well! I need help ladies-- which should I choose? Any fabric suggestions?