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...]

a cute and colorful girls handmade summer wardrobe

handmade-kids-summer-wardrobe

  I've been a busy little sewing bee! You saw the beginning of Ava's summer wardrobe here, and I instantly began cutting out more tees, shorts, and capris! Patterns: Bateau Neck Top MADE shorts Go To Leggings Nessie top Knit fabric is from Girl Charlee, chambray and linens from various sources. I wanted all the things I sewed to go with as … [Read more...]

chambray shorts and a floral nessie top

chambray shorts and a floral nessie top

This post has a reaaaally quick turnaround time-I sewed it up this afternoon, took pics and am now writing it up. BLOGGING IN REAL TIME, FOLKS. it's getting crazy around here. Ok so ignore the dramatics. I all of a sudden got the hankering to sew some shorts for Ava since she really needs some summer shorts-her wardrobe is a little sad of … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled tee to dress

KCW: upcycled tee to dress

Charlotte requested her own dress for kids clothes week and who am I to deny my kids a new garment? lol. This one's only half upcycled-the floral skirt is a thrifted top and the bodice and bow are made with Girl Charlee navy ponte de roma fabric. don'tcha love that little hip pop? Again, I used my Nessie top for the bodice and gathered the … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled lace tee

upcycled lace tee

I think this little top might just be my favorite thing of late. Perfect shade of coral? check. lace? check. looks adorable on my mini human? check. See the before down at the bottom, but I scored this adorable knit tee whilst thrifting-the front had a lace overlay which I LOVED. I debated back and forth with what to make with it-it almost … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled navy dot dress

KIDS CLOTHES WEEK is here y'all! I am psyched for this one because the theme is upcycle! I used to do this so much, when I didn't have much of a fabric budget but I wanted to sew ALL the things. We have pretty good thrifting around here so I'd hit up the t-shirt/skirt sections and buy them when they were half off. You can see some of my … [Read more...]

Nessie circus top

Nessie circus top

You are probably thinking to  yourself...she's calling this a Nessie top? hmm it's missing a certain hemline....well you would be right! I used my Nessie pattern for this top, I basically slimmed down the sides and evened up the hem for a basic tee! #versatalitybaby I used this amazing circus fabric I had gotten from Amanda's shop last year … [Read more...]

floral & horsie nessie tops

floral & horsie nessie tops

so here are a few more of the tops I mentioned in my last post! I love to make a few simple long sleeved Nessie tops when it gets chilly (chilly for california that is....ha), and so I cut into this lovely floral knit from Girl Charlee...again for Miss C! She loved doing a photo shoot all by herself. and...getting all the chocolate to herself … [Read more...]

little fox free cross stitch pattern and tutorial

little fox free cross stitch pattern and tutorial

Well you saw her woodland party, now for the party outfit! I had a flash of inspiration a few days before her party and created this cute fox cross stitch top! I can't wait to make more-I think enlarging the stitches gives it a fresh and modern take! PLUS, larger stitches=less stitches.... I only wish I'd made her a size 2T. She's a growing … [Read more...]

navy and coral Nessie

Nessie tops \\ craftiness is not optional

Not much to this top-a straight up Nessie-but the fabric in my opinion, makes it my favorite Nessie in Ava's drawers right now! You saw it on Sadie's raglan tee, but I think I love it even more by itself. There's something about aqua, coral, and navy-such a great combo. I just couldn't let the rest of that fabric go to waste. Usually after I … [Read more...]