Just in time for Christmas, I made pajamas for my kids - because that is what us sewists are supposed to do at Christmas time, yes? ;-). And then, because my kids insisted on wearing them immediately and I failed to photograph them, they of course: wet the bed the first night, spilled breakfast on… Continue reading And then it was Pajama Day, Every Day.
First: I just love my baby girl! ❤ Now that I have my mushy mommy moment over, time for some details! This is the Oliver+S Fairytale Dress which was released about 5 years ago. I bought this pattern shortly after it released and used it once - to sew something for a friend. Finally, FINALLY,… Continue reading Oliver + S Fairytale Dress meets Stitchery
Some fun sews for Mr. Model this week! When I found out MK*Designs was sending me a "portal" panel set of Donald Duck, I thought the (aff) MW Patterns Biker Sweatshirt would be a perfect complement for it. This is the same pattern I used a month or so ago when I made the US… Continue reading Magic Portal Biker Sweatshirt
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)