It's that time of the year again... time for the kids clothing week challenge which basically means you commit, for one week, to sew one hour everyday for your children. I love this challenge because I always get so much more accomplished when there is a little pressure involved! I am going to be live posting what I accomplish for a little extra motivation and I will be instagramming (@thebrownabode) my works in progress too. So here is the wish list of what I would like to accomplish next week:
One costume is just going to be a little altering of an old Halloween costume, making a monkey a bear. The other costume is going to be a little more time intensive. I need to make a sweet dress for my little Goldilocks. I am planning on using the sally dress as a jumping off point and just kind of winging it from there!
I have wanted to make Peek-a-boo pattern's skinny jeans for a while now. I even bought the most perfect material LAST YEAR. I finally bought the pattern a few weeks ago and if that is not enough incentive Amy from nap time crafters (the pattern designer) is doing a sew-a-long next week. So I am planning to have this going on as a side project each day.
I just bought a load of cute knit material at a local fabric shop ( for 3 dollars a yard!!) that I need to turn into leggings for my girls. Since it does not get that cold here leggings are the PERFECT winter staple and neither of my girls have quite enough. I will probably use the go-to leggings patterns for Z baby and I may try out the fancy pants leggings for the little love bug.
If the costumes happen to go much quicker than I anticipate and I have some extra time I wouldn't mind also making
* a bimaa sweater
* Some undies for the girls
* Maybe a simple zermatt swing coat
Honestly, my girls already have a TON of clothes because they are the youngest cousins and I have really generous friends. But Z is beginning to enter the "between sizes" phase where she is a 3 in the waist still but a 4 or 5 in the length, so it will be nice to make her some really comfortable clothing. Also, she recently started to ask and get REALLY excited when I make her something so it is just fun. My littlest love bug has caught on to her sister's enthusiasm and she really likes when I make things for her as well. That is enough motivation for me. Besides what girl truly has "enough" clothes?!