Friday, August 17, 2018

Wedding Time!!

Our youngest was so excited to get asked to be in my sisters wedding!  So much so we immediately needed to go dress shopping and find the perfect dress for the special day.  My sister gave her pretty much free reign to pick whatever she wanted but no lace, no crazy colors and she preferred it longer and not knee length.  She was so excited to go dress shopping and found a dress right away that she adored the skirt on but sadly the top was all lace and didn’t fit very well.  After several other shopping trips she was still stuck on the skirt of the initial dress so mom to the rescue!  The dress skirt consisted of a couple layers of fabric hemmed with horsehair to give it that magical shapely bottom.

After searching a number of designers and realizing we were right on the brink of exiting kids clothes for the elusive tween sizing we landed on Violet Field Threads Tween Elianna dress. The bridesmaids were wearing a v-neck top so she decided she wanted to match them.  We did a trial run and ended up making a few skirt alterations to get her just the look she wanted.  She and my sister were both so excited about the outcome!  Wedding day happiness!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mystic Myrddin

This hoodie is a comfy staple in our closets!  This pattern caught my attention immediately with its whimsical hood options, high front collar for our cold winters and fantastic details.  I ended up making several which have become the kids favorites.

So cold for pictures this day!

Smather’s Beach Top

Last year I had the absolute pleasure of testing a new top/dress for Plucky Butterfly Designs!  I had taken a little hiatus from blogging, well fallen off all together, but it’s time to get to work again!  When looking over summer wardrobes for this year I realized she outgrew the two tops and two dresses I made last year from the Smather’s Beach top/dress I had tested.  These were well worn last year and simply her favorite tops to wear with shorts, jeans and skirts. She wore them well into the fall with a cardigan over them or a top under them.  I am so sad to see them go and will be passing them along to a friends daughter who I know will love them and wear them as we did.  I have already printed out our next size up to cut and have pulled out several fabrics to start cutting for this summer.

Fabric from Dark Matter Fabrics

A few things I love about this pattern are how easy it goes together and that the top is lined and fits great.  This pattern has a great silouhette with a flare that’s just right!  This PDF pattern fits sizes 12 months- size 12 and has great directions with complementary photos and guidance. 

Fabric is Doodles Sloths from Jo Ann’s

Fabric is from a Knitpop Auction Box!  Auction boxes are available in the Facebook group.   I had no idea what I would ever do with this but she loved it and claimed it right away!  

So excited to make more of these for this summer!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Aurora Party Dress

I had the pleasure of testing again for Sunday Girl Designs.  This time we worked on the Party Dress.  This darling little dress comes together easily with a lined bodice, several skirt options and a lovely petal sleeve option and full skirt.  My daughter fell in love with the floral fabric and we went from there. She was excited to have a new dress for Easter and I was excited to be testing again!  The updated pattern has a narrower sash but this dress is definitely a favorite!

This pattern is available on Etsy in the Sunday Girl Designs shop.  The Party Dress is one of their many great patterns.  Another favorite of ours is the Jane's Plain Dress and Tunic.  We made several of these last summer and she has asked for a couple more already this year! Here's our first from last year!

The Pixie Basket

This morning as I began sorting out my table for the tenth time this month I realized I really needed something to toss all my sewing clips in.  I have had a stash of these for a while but have just recently begun using them and find that they are definitely a great help in my bag making projects!  I made a couple larger bags this week which led me to opening more packages of clips and they were taking over!  A quick trip to Pinterest led me a tutorial for the Pixie Basket tutorial on the Fabric Mutt Blog. She had very clear and direct instructions which made this task a quick and easy and in no time I had a great little basket to fill with my clips to keep them off of the table and all in one spot.  I used some fabric I already had out from some bags I made for my daughter and her best friend who are off to D.C. for their 8th grade trip.  Such a great little end product!  I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jane's Plain Tunic- Sunday Girl Designs

     I recently completed a new tunic for my daughter!  She was so excited about this fabric she had seen (because of the Mom and daughter getting ice cream) and she had to have something new!  I came across a pattern test for the amazing Jane' Tunic and Dress from Sunday Girl Designs!  What caught my eye immediately was the scalloped bottom!  While my daughter is a huge fan of ruffled everything, I love the clean girlish look this top has without being frilly and fluffy.  I am so in love with this and I already have another in the works!

     I was new to Sunday Girl Designs and there are a few things I love about this tunic.  One being the scalloped bottom and the detail trim along the hemline.

     The second thing I loved, which I found during construction, was the great directions and finish for the back placket on the back.  This method was so easy and gave a beautiful finish to the back closure.

     The directions for this pattern were great!  There were so many pictures to guide your through step by step.  I don't often use bias tape and the directions on how to apply this was very clear and the photos helped demonstrate exactly what I needed to do.  I can still use some practice with it but I love the look of the contrasting bias tape and may attempt to make my own bias tape on future tops.

This shirt is sure to be a new summer favorite!  I was so pleased to be able to test this design!

You can purchase this pattern at Sunday Girl Designs Etsy Shop!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Splendid Sampler Block 6

I finished block 6 and love the color combination!  I have decided to start sashing as I go and am off to find a sashing style I like!

Block #6