Our readers had so many wonderful ideas for blog themes ! We went over all the suggestions and came up with a rough plan for the next year. We’re pleased to announce that the September theme is Kids’ Clothes! For a variety of reasons (back-to-school, a change in the seasons, and lightning-fast growth), little wardrobes are at the forefront of our sewing plans. We hope you’ll sew along with us!  We’re still in the early planning stages, but if you’re interested in participating, here are a few things you can do:

Pattern Reviewers

It goes without saying that we’ll have pattern reviews, right? If you’d like to review a pattern, send an email to beth@sewmamasew.com. (Edited.  This said kristin@, but we changed it.  If you sent it to Kristin, that is fine.  I’ve forwarded to Beth.) Please include this information:

  • Your name
  • The age of your child(ren)
  • The kind of thing you’d like to sew (dress for older girl, baby pants, etc.)
  • Your blog address (if any)

We usually have many more volunteers than we have patterns to review, so please understand that we’ll be trying to find a good balance of projects for kids of a variety of ages.

EDITED  Thank you!  We have plenty of reviewers! 

Tutorials

Rather than post just two or three tutorials on our blog, we’re going to put together a directory of tutorials that you create. Consider this a call out to write a tutorial and post it on your blog. When you are ready, send us an email with a link to your tutorial. We’ll post a photo, description and link on our blog. We hope this will be a good resource list for all our readers.

Photo Pool

In a couple of weeks, we’ll create a Flickr group for sharing photos of kids’ clothes that you’ve made.

Suggestions

Comment here if you have specific suggestions or ideas for projects, tips or inspiration that we should include in Kids’ Clothes Month. Even if you don’t have suggestions, but you’re planning on sewing along, let us know! Spread the word–the more the merrier.   Happy sewing!