a cute and colorful girls handmade 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...]

Nessies and Geraniums and Baprons-OH MY!

I had a baby shower a few weeks ago for an old friend-well she's not old, just...well you know.  I've known her forevers. Anyways, she's having her first baby-(a girl!) so I knew I wanted to shower her with homemade goodies. She's got amazing style so I tried to pick fabrics out that were stylin'...haha who knows if I succeeded but I … [Read more...]

KCW: floral and teal corduroy hosh pants

I've already sewn up (and loved!) one of LouBee Clothing's patterns-the Bimaa, so I was dying to take a swing at her Hosh pants after seeing them all over blogland. They are a quick and easy sew-and practically tailor made for my skinny Sadie. I sewed them up for both girls-in this awesome stretch sateen, and some teal corduroy from Hancocks … [Read more...]

KCWC: a batch of Go To leggings

goto leggings sewn by craftiness is not optional

I had prepped for KCWC by cutting out a bunch of Go To Leggings (affiliate link) for Ava while Kristin was here last weekend...and then later spent an afternoon sewing them up, and then fighting the urge to cut out and sew more. (darn halloween costumes needing to be sewn and all). I have to applaud Andrea again (and again...)for this amazing … [Read more...]

PJ pant tutorial for birch fabrics-with free one size pattern!

charley harper pj pants by craftiness is not optional

I am so excited to be over on the Birch Fabrics blog today, with a tutorial and free one size pattern for PJ pants with some (I think) awesome cuffs and button tabs! A great way to kick off Kids Clothes Week, dontcha think?!I used some of the amazing new Charley Harper fabric-main is Octoberama in Blue, and the cuffs are Twigs Teal.  See ya … [Read more...]

polka dot ananda pants

Yep, I sewed up another pattern in the Sew Fab pattern sale! The Ananda pants, from the sale's creator herself, Jenny from The Southern Institute.  These are adorable and comfy yoga style pants-Sadie was all over these (and I want a pair for myself!) I sewed them up in a size 5, and ended up chopping off 1.5" or so at the bottom.  I loved the … [Read more...]

Pattern anthology alphabet collection: My look!

I am so excited to share with you today my take on the new Pattern Anthology: Alphabet Collection! (maybe they saved the best for last on their blog tour?...nope just lazy ol' me signed up for the last day I could, haha)  These ladies (all such lovely friends, bloggers, and pattern designers!) have seriously outdone themselves. Their collection is … [Read more...]

belgian style kids clothes (hint: they rock!)

I'm so excited to be guest posting today over on Straight Grain, for An's Kids Clothes-Belgian Style series. All I had to do was take a peek at her Belgian kids clothes pinterest board to know that I. loved. it.  The bright colors, the pattern mixing, the layering! It seems like the Belgians really know how to let a kid dress like, well...a kid! … [Read more...]

Art Inspired week on Project Run and Play-my look

GUYSSSSSS!!!! Project Run and Play is here! I am sooo excited. I am ecstatic to finally be able to compete in all the weeks (If you didn't know, I have the lovely distinction of being the first person ousted...ever, on Project Run and Play. Oh yeahhh...that's going on the resume....) So I am just giddy that I can finally participate fully. :-D  I … [Read more...]

KCWC: teal bow leggings

I whipped up another pair of leggings using a thrifted sweater for the baby...and they ended up fitting Charlotte. haha....I have sizing issues sometimes, can you tell? Nobody's perfect. Anyways...I added some quick little bows at the ankles for a touch of cuteness. I love adding little details like that...I just have to remember to do it. ;) I … [Read more...]