Monday, June 22, 2015

Gnomeville A-line top and Bubble shorts

I absolutely love this fabric! Love, love, love. It. 

Cut gnomes watering plants, working in the yard with mushroom houses, and hanging laundry...what's not to love? They are just so dang cute. And the Christmas version...gah!..even cuter!

I searched Pinterest for ideas about what to make with it. I finally settled on an idea. A cute A-line top, Peter Pan collar, and matching bubble shorts.

I drafted the Peter Pan collar myself to match the neckline of the A-line top. I used the First Day dress (MADE) A-line dress and top version to make the top. I found a free Peter Pan collar to work off of and then modified it to work for this outfit.

My kids like to ruin a potentially good photo op by making silly faces. I still love it.

The bubble shorts are just the KIDS shorts pattern (MADE) and widened the legs so that I could gather them to get the bubble effect. 

I would have liked them to be more bubbly, but it works for me. 

And the whole thing looks adorable on my girl, who was less than enthused about wearing it. Maybe I should stop asking her to try things on when she is doing something she likes? Nah. That is one of the perks of parenting. :)


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Peppermint Swirl Dress

I have been saving this fabric for about a year now for just this purpose. Other things came up and I just now got around to making this dress. Also, there was quite a bit of prep work and it just seemed daunting to me. It needn't be. Everything worked out great!
(The Peppermint Swirl Dress from Candy Castle Patterns.)

One adorable dress, and kid.

So much fabric!

Another thing my dress-lovin' girl likes is a dress that can twirl. And this is the perfect dress for just such a thing. 

She has a little growing room as well so she will get some use out of this dress. 

Even if you are sitting, the dress is beautiful! Love these photos.

My dress-lovin' girl should be very happy with awesome Mommy-made wardrobe for the summer.

I have a few more outfits that I have made for her to share as well. I am very excited about them because they are awesome!

Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Simple knit dress: Brown dots

I just love this adorable knit fabric. Brown with white dots. So simple. So cute. I knew instantly it would make a wonderful "First Day"-like dress. 

The top is like a t-shirt and the skirt is mostly a circle skirt. I didn't have much fabric to work with, so I just had to make it work. And it did!

It goes perfectly with cowboy boots. Fun!

This whole outfit just screams simple country girl. 

Good thing we live on a dirt road. It goes well for a country girl look.

It is a wonderful, all around, great dress to play and jump in.

Just remember, you can always run home little girl.