KCWC Day 1

Day 1 of the Kids Clothes Week Challenge hosted by Elsie Marley got off to a pretty good start here. Despite a house full of sick people (2 kids and myself) I managed to put in an hour (78 minutes to be exact....) while both kids slept. I should have been sleeping, but this was much more fun.

I started out with these 2 shirts from Goodwill. I LOVE the donut shirt and the other is a Banana Republic T that is super soft and has a cool design on the front.

I wanted to try to step outside my comfort zone, which I was sort of forced into since the green T didn't have enough fabric to make long sleeves as I had originally intended. Here's what I ended up with.

I really like everything about how the donut shirt came out. I can't wait to see it on my son. The other shirt was somewhat of a problem.

I decided to attempt to make the ribbing have that unfinished look, but I'm not thrilled with the end result.

I also really wanted it to be long sleeved, but didn't have enough fabric in the original shirt. So after playing around with a bunch of different things and screwing it up more and more, I just chopped the sleeves off and made it short sleeves. Oh well, still not bad for 78 minutes of sewing.
OK, off to wake the kids.....


  1. If you have some contrasting/coordinating fabric (or sleeves from another shirt), you could cut tubes and sew them to the underside of the sleeve hem. It would give it that 2-layer look that is so popular!