i was sneaky. when i made Rae’s flashback skinny tee for my niece, it was to practice the pattern so i could remix it into a dress for a guest post over at elsie marley! HA! my post is up today – check it out here.


you guys are all signed up for Meg’s Spring Kids Clothes Week Challenge next week, right? it’s one of the most motivational blog events out there, especially for those of us that have lots of projects piled up in our heads and just can’t seem to ever shorten that list. it’s a great way to pound out a nice base of clothes for your kids during the transitioning seasons. during fall 2011 KCWC, i completed 5 items in 6 days! it felt great. here’s what i sewed:

kcwc fall 2011

hopscotch skirt | polka dot PJs | rosy pierrot | sailboat cords | angelina tutu

i’m not sure how much i’ll be able to accomplish this go around, but maybe i’ll surprise myself! i’ll likely be spending a good portion of the weekend tracing and cutting to get ready. i’m hoping to try the new oliver + s croquet dress, sew at least one pair of pants for my growing boy, and i really want to try some pinned-long-ago tutorials from blogs i love. but that could all change…we’ll see what happens!


and hey guess what else? this week i got to visit one of my favorite cities, san francisco, to take a 2 day class for work. most of the time i was stuck on the 21st floor of a high rise office building, but i DID have an evening free, and i made the most of it! i met up with cherie of you & mie (she’s a new blogger on the rise with the coolest taste – i mean look at this adorableness and all of this!). we had emailed a back and forth a bit, and she was super awesome in person – there was no lack of conversation in the 5 hours we hung out, and we’d never even met before! i guess when you’re both sewing/blog nerds there’s lots to talk about. 😉


we drooled all over four floors of amazing fabric at britex (look at all those rows of liberty!!!), had a lovely french dinner, then wandered around the city hunting for dessert. it was wonderful. i wasn’t too thrilled about being away from the kids, but meeting cherie gave me something to look forward to. thanks so much for making my trip a great one, cherie! i want to move to your city!!

i bought a couple things at britex…now to figure out how to work them into KCWC! can’t wait!



9 thoughts on “KCWC & SF

  1. gail says:

    how fun that you got to meet cherie! and for fabric shopping nonetheless! britex is definitely on my list for my next trip to SF. looking forward to seeing what you dream up for KCWC!

  2. you and mie says:

    Awww, you are too nice!! But it was fun, wasn’t it? I can’t believe it was 5 hours of talking and hanging out – and we probably coulda kept going too, huh? My city and I want you to move here too!! Thanks for being so supportive and inspirational, Kristin, you rock. And I can’t wait for next week!!

  3. kim says:

    So fun to see another guest post! I love this dress, and we should actually have the weather for it this weekend! Glad you had a good trip. An evening out with a new friend sounds fantastic. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing next week’s posts– it’s nice to be back to reading (openly, hehe) and commenting again. 😉

  4. Sophie says:

    Great guest post and hurray for work trip to cities with fab people and fabric stores (I wasn’t quite as lucky on my first trip away from E).

  5. darci says:

    i love SF. When i travel for work, there are no fabric shopping opportunities. I wish there were, it could be so amazing.
    i started prep work for kcwc last night. After a full day of ‘sewing related’ work, coming home to iron fabric and trace of patterns was not the way i wanted to spend my evening.
    lets hope i can actually get something completed next week

  6. Sascha says:

    When I lived in SF I used to walk to Britex and at the time I totally took it for granted. Now I have to drive an hour just to get to the first JoAnns. Yuck. Isn’t it amazing the friendships you can make through blogging? I have made a few friends that I hope to meet one day too.

  7. lindsay says:

    This dress is so cute- perfect for summer! And how nice to sneak some time to do some fabric shopping- I am drooling a little looking at that amazing selection. Looking forward to seeing the beautiful things you make for kcwc!

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