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Wild Things: Owl Costume

So confession time: YEARS ago, my sweet sister gave me a copy of "Wild Things: funky little clothes to sew" by Kirsty Hartley, and while everything in it was so cute, I was absurdly nervous about trying a pattern that I couldn't find any reviews for. When my youngest was determined to be Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter for Halloween, I remembered that one of the dresses in Wild Things featured an owl tunic, so I decided to give it a whirl!

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My Monster Tour – Daniel Tiger Dress

So I've been on a sewing hiatus for a few weeks. I just felt like I was getting burnt out, unable to focus my ideas, and needed to catch up on a whole bunch of other things! I thought it would just be a one week hiatus, but next thing I knew, it had become… Continue reading My Monster Tour – Daniel Tiger Dress

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Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

When it comes to mending and fixing things, I am a huge procrastinator. I just hate to do it! I'd much rather just make something new than fix (or upcycle) something that I have. I know I'm not alone! So, this dress is kinda like that. I had intended for my daughter to be Snow… Continue reading Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

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Boo! Designs Skater Dress – Wonder Woman

Will the love for the Boo! Designs Skater Dress* ever cease? (See some of what I've made already here and here.) I had no intentions to actually make a Wonder Woman costume for my daughter, but a few months ago I was in Spandex World in NYC and spied the glitter star spandex. It was calling to… Continue reading Boo! Designs Skater Dress – Wonder Woman

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Disney World with Kids – My Best Tips!

  With a number of my friends getting ready to do their first Walt Disney World trips this year, I thought I'd do an almost completely off topic post to share my best tips for a great trip. I'll throw in a couple of sewing projects, just to keep it a little more on topic,… Continue reading Disney World with Kids – My Best Tips!

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Disney Inspired Boo! Designs Skater Dress

I am loving the Boo! Designs Skater Dress*! It makes the best play costume dresses! I made each of these dresses – Tinker Bell, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Aurora for my daughter to wear during our Disney World trip. I loved these because they didn’t need ironing and were compact enough that we could quickly… Continue reading Disney Inspired Boo! Designs Skater Dress

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Rapunzel Dress (Simplicity 2065)

(Originally published on BurdaStyle 12/10/2015) My daughter is obsessed with Rapunzel so I decided I would make the Simplicity Rapunzel dress (2065) for her birthday. A month after her birthday, I finally decided to go back to working on it. Honestly, this dress was a bit of a hot mess. The instructions were quite lacking,… Continue reading Rapunzel Dress (Simplicity 2065)

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Elsa Costume (Simplicity 1233)

(Originally published on BurdaStyle on 10/18/2015) My almost 4 year old desperately wanted a princess dress, and since I already had this pattern, decided I would cave in and let her join the throngs of Elsa’s this Halloween. I know it will get very good mileage as she wears a costume almost every day! Even… Continue reading Elsa Costume (Simplicity 1233)