kids clothes week wrap-up


See that big pile of kid clothes?  I need a nap.

I was going to try to get some photos of last night's clothes in action, but I was informed by my children that I "have enough pictures."   I figured it was time to wrap this week of sewing madness up.  The baseball tee and circle skirt are for Ruby and the sun hats are for Cora.


Cora is my fair child, so it is really handy that she loves to wear hats.  I used Oliver + S's free bucket hat pattern and widened the brim a la A Little Gray.

All in all, I made 25 garments during Kids Clothes Week.  Two items pictured here were sewn ahead of time, but I also made two things not pictured for my nephew's birthday this week.


The name of the game for me was mass production.  I stuck with simple patterns, not a lot of embellishing, and no complicated closures - elastic and stretch knits all the way!  Thank you to my serger and double needle ... I couldn't have done it without you guys.  There are still a few things on my list to make, but I think it is time to slow down the pace.

I'm not sure what inspired the sewing frenzy, because I don't usually get so carried away with Kids Clothes Week.  But both Oscar and Ruby were actually in need of new clothes, so it is nice that they have lots of items to mix and match.

Hope you have enjoyed my whirlwind posts! If you want to see what I've made for Kids Clothes Week in the past, click HERE, or check out my kcwc label (located in the Labels section of the sidebar).

32 comments:

wonderchris said...

Can I have all of your hand-me-downs for my future children? :D

Angela said...

That is IMPRESSIVE! I'm going to miss your daily posts.

Jessica said...

Love it! You are a FORCE! I also found success with the simple garments principle. I did not do as well on the blogging as I went though, that's impressive. And you've reminded me I need to make another sun hat. Yours are adorable!

Brian, Emily, Charlie, and Lucy said...

Okay, you are AMAZING! I love all of these and you have inspired me to get my sewing mojo back on.

Alisa said...

Impressive! Sometimes necessity is the best motivator. You'll be thankful for your crazy week when you see your kids wearing their adorable clothes all summer.

Charity said...

WOW. I'm proud of myself if I manage to sew one thing a week... your line-up is really impressive! Great job!

Clover said...

Such a great accomplishment. I think if this was a contest you would have won. Everything is super cute.

Christina said...

Okay. I am officially in awe of you about now.

Rhiannon said...

TWENTY FIVE?! Woah! You are amazing.

LiEr said...

You go, girl! I like so many of the pieces, but my favorite is the scallop raglan/peasant blouse/dress that's in the middle of the 2nd row. Awesome print matching at the seams! Whoo!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

sheesh lady! you are amazing! I LOVE that you were churning out these amazing projects-love seeing stuff from you! The kids are so cute in their new outfits, and I'm with you on the mixing and matching-I tried to do that too. So fun!

Paperminties said...

WOAH!!! You make me wish I had a sewing machine! Really! I have been following your blog for quite a while now and want A SEWING MACHINE!!! Hahaha! These are all lovely! You can start a line of kids' clothes with all the lovely clothes you come up with! Quick question: do you stock up on fabric or do you upcycle oversized adult clothes?

kristin said...

I knew you were making a lot of stuff all week, but 25?! Holy cow, girl! I really do want to know HOW you did it. Late nights? No cleaning? Kids playing outside/watching movies? Srsly impressed. :)

The How-To Gal said...

Jill, you are seriously amazing. I was so impressed with your posts all week long. All I can say is that I need a serger!!! :)

Mindi said...

Well done. Thanks for sharing your talent... wish I could sew like you. You are an inspiration! I am pretty proud of myself if I can pull off a rag quilt. ha! One day...

I did make your car caddy for my son. Talk about accomplishment! Thanks to your tutorial, even a beginner can feel like a million bucks! :)

Britta Hughes said...

Such cute clothes! Thanks for sharing them! I now know what patterns to buy to make clothes for my kiddos!

Amy H. said...

Wow!!!

Simple Simon & Co said...

You are a sewing machine....awesome outfits!!!

Simple Simon & Co said...

Pardon my pun....I am so ridiculous sometimes...but you were a "machine" this week!

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