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)
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!
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
In preparation for our Disney trip and in conjunction with a sew-along hosted by Whimsical Fabric, I made these Oliver+S Sailboat tops for each of my kids. The fabric is lovely and soft. My plan was for it to be worn either as a top or as a lightweight sweater. Hopefully as the weather cools… Continue reading Oliver+S Sailboat Tops
In preparation for our first family Disney World trip this past month, I went a bit crazy sewing Disney inspired outfits for my kids. My eldest LOVES wearing the Oliver+S playtime dresses so I decided to use the Disney Anna and Elsa fabric to make matching Playtime dresses for Big Sister and Little Sister. Now,… Continue reading Oliver+S Playtime Dresses – Frozen
(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)
(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)