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kids clothes week: what I plan to sew

by Heather

Have you heard of kids clothes week?  It was new to me until my friend Megan told me about it.

kid's clothes weekWhat it is?

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 7.58.47 PMThat about sums it up there.

Here’s what I plan to make next week, starting on Monday.

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A lumber jack hat for Hunter.  I’ve wanted one of these for him + it’s going to be part of his Halloween costume. Instead of fleece for the top of the hat, I’m using steel grey corduroy + cozy faux sherpa.


I’ve cut out all the pattern pieces and have the tutorial instructions printed for quick reference.  I love that there are step by step instructions… something this novice sewer needs.

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This will be the first dress I’m making for our little girl – a little geranium dress.


I am so excited about the fabric I have for it – white cotton with black birds for the bodice, and yellow mustard linen for the skirt.  It’s 0-3 months size, so she’ll be wearing it right away once she’s born.  Gotta get some good wear in!

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I ended up having just enough extra steel grey corduroy material left over from the lumber jack hat for these skinny cords, so I’m trying out them out.  They’re definitely advanced for my newbie sewing skills, but here’s to hoping they turn out!

The free pattern is for 18 months size and match up to a pair of Hunter’s current 18 month cords, so they won’t get much wear out of them now… just means they’ll be ready to be used for our little girl too!  Depending on how they turn out, I’ve been eying this skinny jeans pattern to purchase which comes in tons of sizes.


Of course, everything in our house gets covered in animal fur – this is no different – although the fabric pictured above isn’t as bad as most.  The picture makes the fabric look a little more purple, but it’s truly dark, almost black, grey.

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This lapped hoodie looks so cozy for a baby.  It’s another 0-3 month pattern, so she’ll wear it shortly after being born.  Good thing we’re expecting in the winter!


The fabric I’ll be using is mostly this olive-ish green fleece + the cotton mushroom for the hood lining.  I also have some cream ribbed knit for the cuffs and bottom of the hoodie.

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Next up is a pair of cozy flannel PJs for Hunter.  I will be using a McCall’s shirt pattern I already have as a base, but will modify it based off of this pajama shirt tutorial to get the curve and sleeve length.


Both the shirt and pants will be made using this grey bird and bike flannel.  When I was picking fabric up at Joanns and deciding between two different fabrics, Hunter kept saying ‘bike, bike!’, so we had to go with that one.  Plus I love grey.

The bottoms will be made using the big stick jammies by MADE tutorial.  I still need to cut out the PJ pattern, both the top and bottom.  That’s on my list for this weekend so that come Monday afternoon I’ll be all set to begin sewing during Hunter’s afternoon nap!

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Lastly, I plan to make a pair of suspenders that week for Hunter (also part of his costume).  I haven’t picked up the material yet, but I’m going to use this super simple boy suspenders tutorial for making them.  That will likely be the easiest thing I make all week.

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Seven pieces to sew in 7 days.  At least one hour a day… I’m excited to see how much I get done!

I will be sure to share my sewing projects once the week of sewing is all over… or once they are all done.

Oh, and this is my work space… it’s small, messy and crammed… but it’ll get the job done. 🙂  The sewing machine I’ll be using was inherited down from my MIL, and it was used by her mother before that.  It’s seen many sewing projects, now it’ll get some new ones.


I’m pretty excited about all the projects I’ve got lined up.  It might be a little ambitious, but the good thing is that whatever I don’t finish that week will just continue to be worked on!

Want to see what else I’ve sewn?  Check out this post and this other one.

Have you heard of kids clothes week?  Do you get over ambitious with projects?

Have a great weekend!



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