First day – success!

Whew!  I made it through Day One of the Kids’ Clothing Week Challenge at elsie marley.  The challenge is to sew for your kids, for one hour each day, for a week.  I honestly wasn’t sure I’d even get one day done, with my drippy-nosed baby and a no-napping boy.  But I did some prepping and fabric cutting last week, so I was ready to start sewing today.  It was so motivating, knowing I would be sharing my sewing with the blogosphere tonight!

I ended up sewing two projects today.  I whipped up a quick pair of fleece pants for my oldest.  Nothing fancy, just comfy and warm – perfect for the cold Wisconsin winter.

The pants seemed a bit boring, so I had some fun striped fleece that I used to add a three – perfect for my baby who will be three in a few weeks!

My next project was one I was super excited about.  I bought this shirt on a recent thrifting excursion.  (I think I mentioned my overabundance of to-be-upcycled striped shirts… this is one of my favorites.)

And I turned it into this version of the 90 minute shirt.

I used a no longer wearable pair of my husband’s long-johns to make this shirt perfect for the cold weather that’s coming our way.

The collar of the original shirt was perfect to use for the ribbing around the neck.  Some day I hope to have perfectly straight stitches….

Let’s hope tomorrow is just as productive as today was!

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  1. Great stuff! Love the blog title too =) I hope you’ll link up to Make It Wear It on Thursday at! I know others would love to see what you’ve been making!

  2. I love this!! Awesome job. I need to learn how to make pants, it is impossible for me to find active pants that fit my skinny boy.

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