Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Classic picnic.

These are what started my back to school sewing, but I have been waiting for modeled pictures to document them here. 

They are Classic Picnic blouses, both in a straight size 5.  Iz measures in, and George is just under a 5.  I love this pattern but it has been forever since I've made them.  I love that these tops seem to last forever, Abby wore her last one for two years.

Both of these were made with Art Gallery prints, I really love the feel and they have the cutest prints.

I was excited to find something that took only one yard, I need to hurry and use my stashes of yard only cuts before it is too late.

These two are going to be super styling kindergartners this fall!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mini Sutton.

I have started on the kids back to school wardrobe, this year I will have 4 (!!!) in school.  So I figured I better start sooner than later.  

I don't recall how I ran across the mini sutton blouse but I found it recently and couldn't stop thinking about it, so I finally gave in and bought it.

I made a size 5, Izzy (not pictured) measured right in to the 5 and George is a little bit under.  I need to try it on Iz before I cut another one, but she fell asleep after dinner so that was a no-go tonight.

It is a really simple pattern to put together, even still I managed to make a bunch of stupid mistakes.

The sleeves and neck are finished with bias tape and there are instructions for french seams on the shoulder and front.

I didn't get a great picture of the buttons, but I used these cute black and white stripe buttons, a subtle pattern mixing that makes me happy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


I should call this dress #madeforkidsmonth made me do it.  I saw the Mingo + Grace Charlie dress pop up a couple of times already and loved it immediately.  But I wasn't sure I 'needed' another pattern.  I saw a gorgeous chambray version and was sold.  

I used some gorgeous Woodland Clearing lawn I picked up from Raspberry Creek Fabric. Diana was kind enough to bring it in when I requested it, and I have been hoarding it waiting for the perfect project. 

I made a size 5, Iz is just starting to measure in to a 5 in some patterns, and things lasting longer is never a bad thing.

On the hanger I wasn't too sure I liked the dress, but once she put it on it was love.  I love the way it swings and moves.

I did change up a few things, mostly construction to give it a cleaner finish and I made the bias tape 1 1/2" rather than the 1" suggested, personal preference things.  I definitely plan to make this one again, though.