It’s Kid’s Clothes Week, and I have been inexcusably silent. I have actually been sewing every night this week for at least an hour, and have gotten quite a bit done. But none of it is very exciting!
I had hoped to have finished off a bunch of projects in the week or two before KCW to share during the week, since I knew that my t-shirt week would not be particularly interesting to the larger sewing community. But, as is so often the case, life happened. I did actually finish a dress for N and a pair of pajamas for J, but have not yet had the opportunity (or cooperative children) to take photos of them! And I finished off a maternity skirt for me that had been languishing in my WIP pile for about 3 months (review to come when I can get photos). Once the kid sewing is done, I hope to tackle my second Washi dress, which is also sitting around half-finished in my WIP pile. Shameful!
But this week is boring kid t-shirt week for me. Many bloggers and sewists use KCW to make more elaborate or detailed kids clothing, but I tend to go the opposite direction. I use the motivation of sitting down at my machine and sewing for my kids every day to make the boring basics. Last fall it was pants, and this spring it’s t-shirts.
Both my kids need basic spring/summer t-shirts. The kind they can run around in on the weekends and not have to worry about getting mud or grass stains on. BUT, I find sewing a whole slew of t-shirts to be incredibly boring (still, I’m not willing to pay the prices I’d have to pay for basic t-shirts when I can make them out of a $0.99 thrifted men’s t-shirt and 45 minutes of sewing time). KCW provides the perfect motivation!
I cut 7 t-shirts on Sunday evening (4 for J and 3 for N). I’m using the Flashback Skinny Tee for N, and a combination of the Flashback tee and the MADE Basic Tee for J. After 3 evenings of sewing, 4 of them are complete — 2 for each kid. My parents are coming to visit this weekend, so most likely Friday and Saturday night I won’t get any sewing time. I’m still holding out hope that I’ll finish the remaining three with a night or two left for some more “fun” kid sewing.
My amazingly talented photographer friend, Crystal, is coming to stay with us for a week in May, and will do the kids’ 2- and 4-year-old pictures for us. (Seriously, she’s awesome. Check her out, particularly if you’re in the Twin Cities area). We’re planning 2 photo shoots for the kids, and I have grand plans for photo outfits. My current plans include making 6 different items, so I’d better get cracking!