Well, I have finally sewed up a few things for our little guy, and not a moment too soon because I hit 36 weeks tomorrow! 🙂 Actually I made all five of these things in the past three weeks, but still, that seems pretty late in the game. Okay, it is late in the game, but I’m so glad that I finally powered through because I just love each of them and can’t wait to have them wrapped around our littlest buddy!! Here he is yesterday, all 6 lbs 1 oz of him at 35 weeks and 4 days. Wowzers.
I have already professed my love for Mingo & Grace patterns here and they are both knock outs! So when the newest pattern was released I HAD to get my hands on it asap.
It’s very dance-worthy and Hannah loves it this much!!
Actually, I loved this Crop Top Set so much that I made four mix and match pieces, and my favorite one isn’t even pictured in this post! Head over to the Sewing Rabbit to see my four looks from this set: something perfect for the pumpkin patch, something perfect for a fancy occasion and a few sassy looks for in between. 🙂Okay okay, I couldn’t resist. THIS one is my favorite. 🙂 But see all of the styles and all of the pictures in their glory here.
I mentioned before that my sewing machine was packed up in early June and didn’t arrive in Kentucky until early August. It was okay, we were (extremely) busy anyway, but I missed being able to have more mom-made goods in my kids summer rotation, and I missed one of my favorite hobbies. I’ve realized over the last year that my sewing, even when it’s clothes for my own kids or gifts for loved ones, is also for me a little bit too. I enjoy it, it’s both challenging and relaxing, and it’s something steady, particularly in time periods when very little is steady for us. So I guess it goes without saying that I was eager to dive back into it. Read More
Soo I’ve been taking on a bit of maternity sewing these past few months. A few of the items were 75% finished when we moved from London and had to be put on the back burner for the next few months. Those were long months. But now I’m back at it and steadily making my way through my sewing to-do list before our other move or baby arrives. Hopefully in that order. Read More
Last May I made my first ever women’s clothing item, this red Staple Dress. I loved it and wore it all the time. However, since it was my first time sewing a women’s pattern after only sewing kids clothes for the past year and a half, I had a steep learning curve ahead of me. That is, I did not realize that what sometimes works easily on a children’s pattern does not work the same way on a women’s pattern, because kids bodies and women’s bodies have very different things to take into account. Read More
I made this pretty dress for my sweetheart a few weeks ago and it has resumed it’s rightful place in the “as soon as it’s clean she puts it on” lineup.
I shared it this weekend over at The Sewing Rabbit, so click here for all the details!
PS-Happy Autumn!!! Wooo hoooo!
**Hello!! I am so glad to be blogging again after a much longer than planned hiatus! I’ve been busy with lots of new things that I am so excited to share now that my kids are in school and I have a few minutes a few days a week to myself. 🙂 In my time away I’ve done an overhaul of the old blog, switched the name and domain, and all of that good stuff. If you want to keep up to date on what we are up to (building our house, settling into new schools, maternity/kids/baby sewing, and just us, you can follow me on Bloglovin’ here or instagram here. Thanks!!**
Back in the spring I made these two darling dresses for Hannah. We love them. They are in constant rotation, particularly the blue one on the left, but they were never photographed and never blogged because of the “blog screeching to a halt” combination of a first trimester+international move. But I couldn’t not blog about them. Read More
I have been sitting on a little secret for just over three months now that I am so excited to finally let out.
In February I was invited to contribute to an incredible project, Stylo Magazine. If you haven’t heard of it before, it is a Kids Fashion Magazine entirely composed of clothing that you could make. All pattern links and fabric links are included and contributors are encouraged to outdo themselves with fun styling and photos. Even if you don’t sew or aspire to sew it is incredibly inspirational and fun! The kids, clothes, and photos are just amazing.
I ended up making seven different garments for the issue, five with patterns that I had never used before, and one pattern that was in Dutch and I had to Google translate (and head scratch) my way through. Luckily the photos in the tutorial were very helpful and I was so pleased with the way that everything turned out. I was especially happy to have a good excuse to sew for Jayce and I just adore his look.I even made a tutorial for the pineapple pocket dress that is pictured above, and it will be up on The Sewing Rabbit later today. I love that dress.
I’ll be back later on in the week with some more details on some of my looks, but I don’t really see any reason for that now because you really need to just go check out the magazine itself here.
Grab a warm drink and take your time because it is beautiful!! I love the things I made but my co-contributors really outdid themselves!!