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Peony Patterns Jasmine + Iris (Pastel Rainbow Dress)

We all have those projects. You know the ones: The ones we start. And then.... they go on hold... for way too long. I actually stitched this Iris embroidery MONTHS ago. And of course, it was just LOVE! I really enjoyed stitching the Hungarian Chain Stitch, though it did take a couple of tries to… Continue reading Peony Patterns Jasmine + Iris (Pastel Rainbow Dress)

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Peony Patterns Periwinkle Dress {Release}

New dresses for my girls and OH SO PRETTY! I'm so excited about this uber feminine kids knit dress pattern! Puff sleeves. Twirl factor. Scoop back. Swoooooon! Periwinkle is the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns. It's designed for knit fabric (the stretchy kind!) such as rayon lycra, cotton lycra, double brushed polyester, bamboo spandex,… Continue reading Peony Patterns Periwinkle Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

I'm so excited to share a gorgeous new dress pattern with you! The Hyacinth Dress is the first pattern by Belinda Abira, the newest designer for Peony Patterns. Belinda is originally from Kenya and Hyacinth is a named after the Water Hyacinth, a plant found in her home town. (Fun fact: shortly after she told… Continue reading Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

Every girl needs a twirly skirt, and Powderpuff is definitely a hit in our house!! After making this one, I quickly realized I needed a top to go with it, and so the Daffodil Tee was the natural choice! Of course, to top it off, I had to make a Bluebell Hairbow as well! (Bluebell… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

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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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Peony Patterns Daffodil & Wattle Mash Tutorial

It's time for another pattern mash! I've been seeing a lot of puff sleeves lately, and thought it would be cute to use the Peony Patterns Daffodil and Wattle to create this effect. I needed to sew up this beautiful organic cotton lycra plaid and ribbing from Wolf & Rabbit Fabrics and thought it would… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daffodil & Wattle Mash Tutorial

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A Peony Christmas + New Embroidery Patterns!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With just a few days before December 25, I finally got my girls' Christmas dresses finished! Not that they'll be going anywhere special in them, but it's still fun to dress up, even if we're stuck at home! I started out each dress with the embroidery -… Continue reading A Peony Christmas + New Embroidery Patterns!

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Peony Patterns Wattle Dress {Release}

Last week I decided to test the new Peony Patterns Wattle Dress for my eldest. This is Peony's first knit dress pattern, and given how much my girls love a good knit dress, I know this one will get lots of wear! Oh, and did I mention the twirl on this one? She's definitely a… Continue reading Peony Patterns Wattle Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Daisy Dress + Iris Embroidery

I'm back with another lovely dress from Peony Patterns! The Daisy Dress was included in Peony Patterns' first collection earlier this year, but I never had a chance to sew it up. Since I wanted to try another variation of the Iris hand embroidery, this was a great motivation to get Daisy made! About the… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daisy Dress + Iris Embroidery