KCW – Day One

Today marks Day One of Kids Clothes Week. The challenge is to sew (or do sewing related tasks like cutting) for an hour a day, every day of the seven day challenge.

We’re heading out for the day, so my hour will be put in late tonight when we get home.

I have my projects picked though. Jennuine Design Matinee Dress & Peplum top. I’m testing the sleeveless, dress length with a hemmed skirt, in a size 12-18 months for Elle. I’m thinking of making it a little bit wild though.

Photo source.

You can find me over at KCW here.


A little fabric preview.



About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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4 Responses to KCW – Day One

  1. swoodsonsays says:

    Oh I love leopard! Looking forward to it!


  2. Meriel A says:

    Wow! The leopard is pretty, I can’t help thinking I’d love to see it with electric purple like you mentioned to Stephanie – but I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to do it myself!! Can’t wait to see what you do!


    • I can’t decide. Purple or pink? Purple or pink? I should be so much further along with this dress. I figure, she’s 17 months, she can pull off a little wild and it is totally acceptable. For my own clothing, well, I’m only that brave in my head.


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