I’m about to do something rash. Well…sort of. You see, I was over at Meg McElwee’s space the other day and she mentioned something called the Kids’ Clothes Week Challenge. I had to check it out, of course, and now I’m neck-deep!
Here are the daring details of the challenge in Elsie Marley’s own words:
“Kids Clothes Week Challenge is a bi-annual event here on elsie marley where I challenge you to sew one hour a day, each day for 7 days. The idea is that we all have the urge to sew clothes for our children, but we don’t always give ourselves the time to do it. If you commit to sitting in front of your sewing machine, or tracing patterns, or cutting fabric, for one hour each day, then at the end of the week you will have some very well dressed kids. And a very proud mama (or papa) too!”
I don’t know about you, but I have an ever-growing stack of need-to-sew projects that aren’t finished, plus a stash of fabric ready to be used up. To the rescue: Kids’ Clothes Week Challenge! (I just love a good challenge, don’t you?)
My goal is to complete one article of clothing for each of our three kids + aprons for all of them. Ambitious? Yes! Unrealistic? (ahem) Yes, but I’m gonna give it a whirl anyway! Huzzah!
I’ll try to post a few progress pictures along the way and then we’ll have a grand fashion show post next week. Stay tuned!
Want to join in the week-long whirlwind of craftiness? (You’ll be be in good company, there are more than 500 signed-up so far.) Head over to the Kids’ Clothes Week Challenge page and leave a comment declaring your bold intention!
If you do, please leave me a link to your blog or photo page so we can cheer each other on!
On a side note, I will be finishing up the Communicating Commitment in Marriage series soon, so stick around for that. I haven’t forgotten about it!