Thursday, December 15, 2016

Paris in Blue: Peasant Dress

Oh, how life has interfered with my blogging. I promise I think about you and I am sorry I don't make time to actually do anything more than think. There's so much to share.

Let's start with this---

Cute peasant dress ahead:

I adore this fabric so much. Paris scenery, buildings, landmarks. It almost makes you want to take a trip and learn to speak French.

I knew this fabric needed to be a dress and the peasant dress was the perfect choice. They both just go together so well.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mermaids and Surf

What do you do when you see a custom fabric that you know would be perfect for both kids?

You buy it, of course, and make something with it!

I couldn't pass up the mermaids and surfing fabric from Peek-A-Boo (patterns and fabric shop). The dress is a little big, but she will grow into it.

I just love these shorts for my boy. They look so very comfortable.
And he loves a muscle tee, which works perfectly with a beach theme.

I think they are ready for some sun, sand, and surf!

I really need to fix that pucker in her top... :/

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Summer Tops: Frost and Minions

Summer tops are a favorite.
For me.
My girl would prefer a dress over anything in her closet. While this may be a bit short for a dress, she can continue to wear it as a tunic and top later on. Win, win!

I just love this version of Anne Kelle's Girl Friends fabric called Princesses in Frost. Amazing!

I definitely knew my girl needed something made from it so I made her a fairly simple top with the Frost fabric and some pink lattice for the bodice portion. It's just lovely.

Speaking of lovely. Who doesn't like a dress with a little flare?

I continued my love of simple tops to make a minion dress/top as well. The longer bodice helped to add some much needed length to make it more like a dress and less like a top.

So much fun squeezed into super cute tops!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oxford Sunglasses Dress

Oh, how I love a dress that looks like a shirt. I used the Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop oxford shirt pattern to make this cute dress. I added some features like button tabs on the sleeves, belt loops for a waist belt, and pockets. The belt is a little long, and I plan to shorten it a little.

Pockets are a necessity for any dress! I love the colorful sunglasses on this print. It screams summer fun! And maybe a trip to the beach.

Summer will be on the way and that makes me happy!

P.S. Yes, I know I have been away for quite a while. Who knew life would be so busy with both kids in school?! I am going to try my best to get back on track and continue logging the things I make on here.

Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fuzzy Monster Oxford

This fabric is just adorable. These little colorful fuzzy monsters tossed around waiting for someone to take a closer look. Ha! So, naturally I make them into an oxford shirt for my son.

Aww! So handsome. There is nothing like a little boy in a button up shirt.

They're so fuzzy! 
Who says oxfords need to be plain, or boring? Nope. Pick out some super fun fabric and get to sewing. The results will be absolutely adorable.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Super Words Oxford

The things I do for my kids. I make them things. Love them. Take care of them. Teach them things. Prepare them for a lifetime of decision making. And what do I get in return? Hugs, smiles, and a full heart. Well, the last thing will come when they are completely grown up, I hope, and enter the world on their own as upstanding members of society. For right now, I'll take the hugs and smiles all day long!

I made my boy an oxford shirt fitting for his love of super heroes.

Nothing brings a smile to a boys face like super heroes, and comic books. When I saw this fabric with super hero comic books words on it, how could I not buy it and make something for the boy? He's so handsome.

This was one of my first attempts at making an oxford shirt, so it is far from perfect. But that is ok. That is what trying new things is all about. Making mistakes and improving on them the next time.

Super kid!

Oh, the busyness of life. Loving every minute of it. Hope you are staying dry and warm. The rain is never ending in the south, but we might see some sunshine over the next couple of days. *fingers crossed*

Monday, October 26, 2015

Super Hero Oxford

First post of many to come, since I took an unplanned break from blogging. It's going to be interesting to see how I get myself back into the routine of writing and posting. 

Here we go!

First up is a shirt I made for my son over the summer. I love this super hero boys fabric from Anne Kelle. Love the girl line, too. So cute! Most boy fabrics I find are too juvenile for kids above toddler age, but this fabric is perfect for all boy ages: baby, toddler, and kids.

Look at how big he is getting! Stop growing, son! :)

Super cute super heroes for a super cute boy!

I used the Classic Oxford pattern from Peek A Boo pattern shop. I've made a few oxfords, and while they look daunting, after the first one it gets easier. Amy does a great job of writing out the steps in an easy to follow fashion. Maybe one day I will tackle the long sleeve version.