dress and shorts

I went to a craft night the other week and decided to make another Playdate dress from this adorable knit I picked up on Etsy awhile ago. I wanted to add a pocket too, but threw away all my green scraps accidentally. Whoopsie! Looks like pregnancy brain still affects you a year after the baby is born. At least, that’s what I’m going with.
It’s a little bit short, but she wore it the other day when it was 100+ degrees and it perfect for those hot summer days. I kind of wish I could get away with that too! Sadly, I don’t think people would giggle quite the same way if I did a somersault in my dress and flashed my undies at them. Though, they undoubtedly would giggle some.
I also whipped up some PJ shorts for Sadie the other night-I used this tutorial minus the cuffs-just hem them up normally. The fabrics I used from top to bottom are: Riley Blake, Amy Butler, vintage sheet, and Hullabaloo by Moda.
I picked up some tanks at Walmart and now she’s set for PJ’s-although I might make her a few more pairs-they’re so easy and cute!
What have you been working on lately? I’ve got a slew of tops I’ve sewn for me waiting in the queue to be posted. More on them soon! 


  1. Another sweet dress, Jess. Do you make a habit of doing somersaults in dresses? :) Cute idea for PJ sets, too. Those Hullabaloo shorts are my fave.

  2. cuteness for sure. Looking forward to seeing your tops!

  3. I LOVE the PJs. I’m so doing this next year for both of my kids!

    Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life

  4. this is so simple and cute! I love it!

  5. Love your blog! And i need to learn how to sew better before i have kids!! :-) you are such an inspiration!

  6. Oh, I love the little shorts! Too cute!

  7. Here is my most recent project! I had so much fun with this one. http://www.theharvestwife.blogspot.com

    I love the shorts! I may make some for my little Oliver :)

  8. Such a pretty dress. The green neck binding really brings out the green in the print fabric.

  9. I love those pj shorts! Great job.

  10. As usual, super cute!! I love those polka dot pjs and the picture of her in them – adorable! The dress is great too! Thanks for sharing, it inspires me to try both!

  11. Ow that dress is so cute… Thank you so much for the pattern a few weeks ago I also made it for my little girl…
    Great Shorts!!

  12. I am so glad you posted this! I was just thinking I wanted to make some of these for my daughter, not just for PJ shorts, but for “monkey bar” pants (or bloomers).

    She is starting Pre-K and I know that she will want to wear a dress to school, but I know she doesn’t sit like a lady all the time…so these will be just perfect.

  13. So cute! Great patterns for the pants, and is that a Garanimals top I see to go with it? I use those same ones as pj tops for my daughter! (can’t beat the price!)

  14. After my baby was born and I’d make airhead mistakes like that, I would always say they were sucking my brains out of my boobs! ha Don’t have an excuse now, though…oy!

  15. I just finished the Playdate shirt and capri last night. I still need to make my flower. I’ll have to try one in knit next. Thanks for the idea!

  16. she’s adorable! even when brushing her teeth! :)

    such pretty fabrics!!

  17. I want jammies that cute!

  18. These are perfect for summer! I especially love the floral print ones and your little model is to cute!

  19. I love your blog! Your sewing projects are divine. And seriously, you have two of the most darling kids I’ve ever seen! Precious. Thanks so much for sharing your crafting!

  20. So cute! I’m trying to sew so this might be a good starter project. My girl really needs shorts that fit HER body, and most store bought shorts just don’t. I might make these for normal wear as well as pj. Love them!

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