four corners 5&10 designs dress

four corners 5&10 designs dress

Two fabric tours in one week! Lucky me! I was thrilled to be invited to sew up something in the new line by the Simple Simon gals-Four Corners. (Also by Riley Blake!) This fantastic mustard cross print was calling to me (on a yellow kick I guess), and I knew it had to be something for Sadie. She needed a few longer dresses (she keeps sprouting … [Read more...]

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

Coral+zebras+ b&w=a winner. amiright? Let's start with my inspiration-you probably have seen this adorable dress by the talented Emma&Mona around blogland......I instinctively go to pin it every time I see it in my Pinterest feed. ha! (I would give almost anything to get some of that mustard zebra fabric tho) So when I came across this … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs Look NO.5 Shirtdress

Aaaand I'm back with more pics and info about my second look-NO 5! (My favorite, don't tell #9!) A shirt dress you'll wish you could snatch from her closet for yourself. With delicate gathers at the shoulders, buttons from neck to hem, and a fabric belt that ties it all together, this adorable dress is a must sew for any season. And I seriously … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs color block look no. 9

  Just wanted to pop in her and show off some more pics of one of my looks from Vol 3 of 5 and 10 Designs-No. 9! It's both striking and sweet, and combines crisp color blocking with sweetly tied side sashes, making it a great dress for any occasion! Can you imagine it in a solid and a pattern? Or maybe stripes, but the panels cut horizontally or … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs Volume Three

5 and 10 Designs Volume Three is out! 1 Pattern, 5 Designers, 10 Pattern Alterations!

I am so excited for this release of 5 and 10 Designs' Volume 3 e-book! We've come full circle after our latest-Vol 2 (Outerwear) back to dresses again! This one is fantastic, guys. We took a basic A-line shift dress and changed it up 9 different ways-plus the basic look, that's a total of 10 different dresses we show you how to make! and these … [Read more...]

Charlotte’s 5&10 colorblock dress

And now for the last of the bunch! Charlotte's Christmas dress! I used some soft as a baby's bum Nani Iro for the main fabric, then white cotton for the colorblock accents. This is, of course, the amazing colorblock dress from our 5&10 Designs e-book! My dear friend Delia designed it and I have made it before in a size 4T for Sadie (that … [Read more...]

Ava’s 5&10 Christmas dress

Ava's 5&10 Designs cherry red Christmas dress

I've been working on the girls Christmas dresses and am finally DONE! You may have seen a sneak peek or two over on Instagram, but not Ava's dress yet! Sooo here it is! I used our good and trusty pattern from the 5 & 10 Designs Vol. 1-size 2T. I love it in this fancy fabric! Does it look familiar? ha ha. I used the rest of the fabric for … [Read more...]

5and10 Designs basic dress (and a BLACK FRIDAY sale!!)

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

first off, Happy Thanksgiving! (For all the Americans out there) We finally took some updated family photos a few weeks ago. These were the last ones we took.  AHEM. When Charlotte was about 2. 3 years ago. yikes. Anyways, my dad has become quite the photographer over the past few years (he's always been into it but more so of late), and I … [Read more...]

5and10 designs raincoats (and giveaway!)

5and10 designs raincoats!

I'm hoping that making these raincoats won't jinx California's chance at some good rain showers this winter! We really need it. It was sprinkling while we took these pics, so I'll take that as a good sign. Cross my fingers! Cute little gals! Charlotte has a raincoat that my best friend thrifted for us (pictured below), but the other two … [Read more...]

5&10 Designs swing coat look #8

5&10 Designs swing coat look #8 \\ craftiness is not optional

  My second look for 5&10 Designs is this fun swing coat-with a peacoat style that looks cute with the flaps lowered, or buttoned up! I love the little flair of the side pieces, and the top stitching of course...it's all in those details! speaking of which, thanks to a patient Rory who spent part of date night at Joanns with me … [Read more...]