Friday, July 25, 2014

Flip This Pattern: Croquet Dress by Oliver + S

I was so surprised and amazed when I got invited to participate in this round for Flip This Pattern! This is one of my favorite series in blog land and I get to be a part of it. Thanks for letting me play along.

 Everyone knows how lovely Oliver + S patterns are and the lovely croquet dress is great on the inside and out. I love the way the insides of the garments are perfect. For my flip, I decided to make a romper with flutter sleeves.

Meet Luna Blue

I edged the front and the sleeves with lace.  The sleeve is lined with a contrasting(matching?) green fabric.

I was going to do a bubble short but I thought basic bottoms helped balance the width and structure of the top.  (I promise, I ironed these but then she played in them.)

There's a peek at that green in the sleeves.

I think the back view is my favorite.

Thanks for looking.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the sew along.  Make sure you head over to Frances Suzanne and vote for your favorite Croquet Dress creation!  Don't forget to add your link to the sew along too.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flip This Pattern at Frances Suzanne

Hey everyone!  Guess what?  I'm over at Frances Suzanne today for Flip This Pattern.  Head over and check it out.  It'll be fun.  I promise.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fabric Stash Buster

I've had this fabric for at least two years.  Originally, I bought it for an Easter dress but I never really got around to cutting it out.  So, it sat with my fabrics for a very long time.  Occasionally, I'd pull it out for a project, but it just never seemed to be right.  Then, inspiration struck!  It was perfect for a Market Dress!

I decided to put pockets the dress this time around, and I made the skirt fuller than the previous one too.  Pockets are always a winner in my book.  They also add +10 to any outfit in the eyes of my daughter.

She likes to carry stuffed animals in her pockets.  Also rocks.  Lots of rocks.

Look at that jaunty little bunny peeking out of her pocket!

I put brown buttons down the back.  Originally, I went with silver, but they were all wrong.  I clipped them all off and replaced them with brown.  Much better.

This will be darling with a long sleeved shirt under it too.  I'm thinking of making a long sleeved ruffle blouse for this coming fall and winter.

  • pattern - Amelie & Henri Market Dress
  • fabric- Bunny Hill by Moda

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth of July is Coming!

18 months old

This photo will remain one of my favorite photos of Little Miss until the end of time.  This was her second July 4th celebration.  Every year, we head to the lake with friends.  One of our traditions that I hope will never end.

One of my favorite times of year is almost here.  Since it falls right around my birthday, I always felt like the fireworks were for me ;)  But, we have some traveling plans up ahead so we're furiously trying to get everything squared away before we go over the mountains to visit family and friends we left behind when we moved away.

4 years old

The outfit I wanted to share with you was worn and has ketchup all over the front so I have to do some fancy stain removal before I can take photos.  Since I don't have photos the only photo I have is this bad instragram shot, I'll share photos from previous years.  Nothing was sewn by me, but I'm sharing anyway.  Look away from my store bought goods!

Two years old
Same boots as the previous year.  Same top too.  Little peanut hardly grew but it worked well for me since she got to recycle all of her clothes ;)

Two years old
She absolutely loves those boots.  July 5th, we went berry picking with the family and she insisted on wearing them.

3 years old

3 years old
A couple from last year.  I swear, she grew 2 feet over the winter.  The first photo cracks me up every time I see it.  It completely reminds me of Coco Chanel "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

Yeah, the boots.  Because she loved them so much, I did a crazy thing and bought them in the next size up.  I made her an outfit for last year, but it was an epic failure.  If you want to make fun, go check it out here.  It's okay to laugh.  I know I did!

and one last photo before I go.  Here she is on her very first 4th celebration looking thrilled with her lot in life.

9 months old and excited to be here