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A Busy Month

Design Updates, In the WorkroomErinComment

I spent a good deal of time over the weekend planning many, many sewing projects for the remainder of the month.  (All this planning and sewing may have resulted in a missed appointment with the Tooth Fairy on Saturday night, but we can't say for sure.) With KCWC this week, our new collection launch imminent and Halloween just around the corner, there will be no break for my sewing machine or me for the remainder of October.So in lieu of any actual finished garments to day, I thought I'd share what is on my to do list and is likely to appear on our blog in future weeks.

First, Halloween.  This is one of the few times of the year that I sew for my 6-year old son.  JR has requested an Obi Wan Kenobi outfit to go with his prized light saber (pictured below).  Unfortunately, patterns for Jedi Knight costumes are as hard to find as Jedi Knights themselves and, accordingly, sell on Ebay for ridiculous amounts.  So, I am winging it. May the force be with me.

Obi Wan Kenobi Costume
Obi Wan Kenobi Costume

Nora's costume is also going to be a one-off design and is in such an early conceptualization stage right now, I don't dare commit to anything on paper--or blog as the case may be.  I promise pictures of any winning designs, but reserve the right to make a very generic Tinkerbell from a Simplicity pattern instead.

Next, school clothes for Nora, featuring  several new Clever Charlotte designs.

- A pair of Raven Pants in our drake corduroy + several coordinating Chickadee Blouses:

Chickadee Blouses
Chickadee Blouses

- An Eider Tunic in our mustard Etchings cotton with white bib:

Eider Tunic, Etchings Fabric
Eider Tunic, Etchings Fabric

- And finally, a Raven Hoodie featuring this Echino linen/cotton fabric:

Echino Birdsong in Raspberry
Echino Birdsong in Raspberry

I also am hoping to do a boy-inspired Raven Pants & Hoodie with this corduroy and plaid  (I am a huge sucker for plaid pants--the plaider the better):

Raven Pants Plaid + Raven Hoodie Corduroy
Raven Pants Plaid + Raven Hoodie Corduroy

In addition to these kids items, I took the bold step over the weekend of ordering two fabrics for me!  Sound ambitious?  You betcha!  So enough typing already, back to the cutting table...

Happy Sewing!

~Erin