mauve floral kensington dress

lavender floral kensington dress

If ever I could literally, physically, swoon over a fabric, it would probably be this one. Double brushed jersey knit is the stuff of dreams, peeps. The hand is incredible, and it's buttery soft and so easy to sew with! I am almost regretting sewing something for Sadie out of it instead of being selfish and either hoarding it or sleeping with it … [Read more...]

blush rose kensington dress

peachy coral kensington dress

Another sweet little dress for the Sadester! I'm loving the Kensington dress pattern-it's the perfect little knit dress...I have plans for about a bajillion more of these. ha! I sewed this one up for Sadie in this lovely blush double knit, which has a gorgeous pattern to it. Love it. I widened the skirt panels and pleated them-eyeballed the … [Read more...]

grey quilted skater dress

grey quilted skater dress

 I've had this fabulous grey quilted fabric in my stash for awhile-the plans were to make a cardigan out of it originally, but then I couldn't stop picturing a cute little skater dress, so in the end that won out! and I love it! It's super cozy and simple! I knew I needed to use the skater dress pattern because I didn't want to gather the … [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...]

idle wild fabric sewing!

idle wild fabric sewing!

OHHH my gosh I am just in LOVE with the new line of knits called Idle Wild! Just released by Riley Blake and designed by the Pattern Anthology ladies! When they invited me to be a part of their tour, it was YES and then I had to try and choose the fabrics I wanted...which was hard they are all adorable. I'm wishing I'd gotten some birdies too … [Read more...]

KCW: polka dot chambray peasant dress

I was talking to my best friend the other day about how I don't like sewing with solids/basic patterned fabric. But in the end, they are usually my favorite pieces since they're so simple and versatile. I think the problem is that I have an obsession with prints...and especially sewing with them. It makes it more fun when it's with a brightly … [Read more...]

KCW: granny floral Norah dress

granny floral Norah dress || sewn by craftiness is not optional

It's not like Ava needs new clothes. She has two older sisters who hand things down (although not often, Sadie can still wear some 4T things and she's turning 7 this summer), so she has a few of their old dresses. It's just that I get tired of seeing the dresses on the THIRD GIRL in a row...lol. Put that urge together with my fabric stash and … [Read more...]

kids clothes week round up

kcwroundup

 floral dress || polka dot top || stripey skirt coral lace tee || navy skirt || floral top striped and sequined aster || grey striped top || sweater and dot dress dot leggings || arizona top || striped top (to be blogged later, hopefully with a free pattern!) I love challenging myself to be productive. and though this seems like a lot...it … [Read more...]

KCW: arizona toddler tee

Kids Clothes Week: arizona toddler tee

Just another little last minute gathered tee for KCW! (one more tee to show and then I'm done!) I used the same formula as this tee, only with some adorable Arizona knit fabric that the lovely Alida sent me! and the rest of this skirt! I just had enough for the bodice, so luckily I had enough of that navy fabric from the skirt to finish it … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled tees

Kids Clothes Week: upcycled knit tees

Sometimes simple is the way to go. In the case of this thrifted tee, I've actually had it for years, and finally KCW pushed me to use it up! I didn't stray far from it's original form-just cut it apart (using the slimmed down Nessie) and then resewed it up into a cute little tee! I think my favorite part of this one is those cute elbow … [Read more...]