striped coral dress

striped coral dress

Ok, so this dress is probably my favorite of the three Easter dresses! I just love a good play on stripes! I got this white and coral striped fabric ages ago-at Hobby Lobby maybe? I played around with my old 5 and 10 Designs bodice but it pretty much ended up being a Geranium dress with the bodice lengthened and cap sleeve option, if you need a … [Read more...]

simple floral dress

simple floral dress

Sadie's Easter dress turned out just how I imagined! This floral cotton and steel/rifle paper co fabric really needed to shine, so I kept it SIMPLE! I used a simple bodice pattern-the same thing could be replicated with the Geranium Pattern, bodice lengthened. I made the skirt panels extra wide so it would gather up beautifully and be OH so … [Read more...]

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...]