It is time again, for this spring’s kids clothes week challenge. This one crept up on me. The last two times, I was very organised.
If I was that organised this time, I probably would have picked out patterns already, maybe even done some cutting.
As it stands, I’ve done some thinking.
My de-clutter and clear-out, which I was hoping to have finished by Easter, is dragging on. But luckily, my workroom has progressed to a state where I can actually reach the sewing machine – which is a great improvement. I think I’m all set.
Only, Kaya doesn’t really need any clothes. What a shame that I’ve sized up last time. His Majava pants still fit (even these ones I made way back in December 2010 – just about, with the extra long ribbing cuffs rolled down), so do the sweatpants and dungarees.
The sun hat I made him last May is still going to fit him in 2025, no doubt.
The only thing I’d like to make him is a new spring jacket, like this one. But I already had to upsize the pattern last time round, and I’m just not sure if I can make my brain do it again just now.
So what is the plan? A little freezer paper stencilling, I’m thinking. Another duvet cover and pair of pyjama bottoms from an old duvet cover of ours that I saved from the big clear-out. Simple things.
And maybe one or two little things for the pumpkin seed? … Strictly speaking, maternity clothing could be included in kids clothes, right, as in the little one’s current habitat?
But I’m getting carried away. For that I should probably be a little more prepared than I am right now.
So I’m taking it easy, hoping that I will fir in an hour a day at the sewing machine next week (whereas last year, I found it a far greater challenge to stop after an hour or so!), looking forward to saying hello to threads and fabric again after the little break I had.
Are any of you taking part? Have you got any plans for sewing projects these days?