I didn't finish everything I wanted to finish, but I'm quite happy with it.
I went from this pile
to this one.
I finished a skirt and made three shirts and a dress, and even though I didn't finish everything, I have the other two things I was going to make all cut out and ready to go. All five projects were from my fabric stash that I've been trying to work through, so I feel like I got double the benefit from KCWC.
I think this is my third KCWC, and this is the first time I've done any prep. At first, I felt like that was cheating, but it was so great to have all the projects cut out. The best thing I did was make several trips to Jo-Ann the weekend before to stock up on all those little things that it drives me crazy to have to run out for - thread (it was 50% off!), buttons, elastic, interfacing, etc. I didn't have everything completely cut out until the end of the first day, so maybe next time, I'll try to have that done even before.
I tried to explain the whole thing to my husband. He didn't really get it. He thought it was a contest or something. When I explained that it was just a bunch of people who pledged to sew kids' clothes for an hour a day, I'm pretty sure he was resisting the urge to say, "What do you mean JUST an hour a day? Yes, I guess that WOULD be a challenge for you." As you might guess from reading my blog, I pretty much do that every day. I think I may have started a KCWC a while back and just never stopped.
In any case, I was sure happy to have an excuse to sew even more intensely than usual. I used it as an excuse to not exercise or cook or clean (which I don't really do that often anyway - but it felt even better to give myself permission to not even feel guilty about it for a week).
I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself yesterday - the first non-KCWC day. If the previous week had been any other week, I probably just would have worked on the next garment, but I felt like I should do something different. I started making a bag, but I'm not really into it.
Can't wait until next time! I'm going to miss seeing pages worth of new adorable clothes in the flickr group every night.