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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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Retro Owls for MK*Designs

When you have an owl obsessed child it stands to reason that when you see owl fabric, you have to have it. My youngest was over the moon with the dress I made her, and my eldest was happy to coordinate! MK*Designs sent me a fat half of both Retro Owl Toss and the coordinating… Continue reading Retro Owls for MK*Designs

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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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Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

I love spring! Summer is coming!! So, shorts and t-shirts are definitely in order for my kids! Sunflower Seams, a new indie pattern company, have released a t-shirt (with pocket, hood, and color-blocking options), and a pair of shorts (with ruffle option), which are sure to be a hit for your kids' summer wardrobe staples.… Continue reading Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

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Girls’ Spring Capsule – for Fabric Mart!

I'm so excited to be a Fabric Mart Fabricista this year! Given that most of my fabric stash is from their store, it seemed a perfect match! In my first post on their Fabricista blog, I'm sharing a girls' spring mini capsule wardrobe with just 4 of their fabrics and a $50 budget! I really… Continue reading Girls’ Spring Capsule – for Fabric Mart!

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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!