June must be my month! Jess over at Gracious Threads is hosting a series titled “Embellish is for BOYS“. Each week the series focuses on a new technique that can be used to add a bit oomph to clothing for boys. Of course the same techniques can be used for girls as well! Besides a tutorial, a stream of talented guest bloggers showcase what they created using the technique. The theme is accompanied by a linkup of projects using the featured technique and one winner from each linkup is selected for a prize. I was lucky enough to win during the applique week and got one yard of fabric from Purple Seamstress. I picked a cute knit featuring hearts and crossbones. Thank you to both Jess of Gracious Threads for creating the series and Melinda of Purple Seamstress for offering the prize! The series is still going on so be sure to check out this week’s theme.
With another Kids Clothes Week around the corner in July I’ve started to think about future sewing projects. With a new baby obviously I’m not going to have as much time to devote to sewing as during the previous KCW but at the very least I’d like to use that challenge as inspiration to at least try to get myself started with fall clothing.
Seb will be need in some casual shirts and lounge pants. I’d also like to carry on the flexible basics theme that I started with Pen’s summer clothes and make her a mix of pinafore type dresses that could be layered over a long sleeve onesie and sew a variety of leggings.
The theme this time around is “Kid Art” so I’m thinking it will be fun to involve Seb in making customized fabric. It will be a great way to spend some special time together and there are so many ways to decorate fabric it will be hard to choose one method. We might have to try several ways!