C’s comfy kindergarten outfit

C's comfy kindergarten outfit

Little Miss C has started Kindergarten and is rocking it! She loves her teacher, and has made some cute little friends. I love watching her grow and thrive, and part of that is being comfortable, so I always try to have comfy clothes for her to wear to school in her dresser. So this lil' outfit fit the bill! Oh and it didn't hurt that I was invited … [Read more...]

“scrunch top” tutorial and free pattern for birch fabrics

scrunch-top-free-pattern-and-tutorial-for-birch-fabrics

So happy to introduce a new tutorial for Fabricworm & Birch Fabrics and showcase one of their fab fabric lines! This one is called Happy Town and it is adorable! I chose to sew up this fun and easy knit tunic in Happy Spots Mint, and Happy Floral! Make sure you check out the other designs they are so cute! Get the full tutorial for this cute … [Read more...]

the ressica raglan top and dress pattern!

the ressica raglan tunic and dress pattern! new pattern from craftiness is not optional

I am super dee duper excited to release the Ressica Raglan top and dress pattern today! It's been a long time coming and I am so glad it's out! The name is based on my nickname as a kid-one I love! Ressica Jachel...hehe, obvs just my first and middle initials being swapped in front of the names....my dad used it and even sang a little song. Ok … [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...]

double gauze Bess Top

double gauze Bess Top || craftiness is not optional

So psyched to be a part of Selfish Sewing week! I haven't sewn myself something in awhile so it felt great to get back in that mind frame...and now I want more! It's a slippery slope, heh? I sewed myself up a Bess top, pattern by Imagine Gnats, and fabric from her shop as well! The fabric is of course, amazingly soft and comfy to wear. It feels … [Read more...]

floral pippa peplum

Another one of those projects that I've had cut out and on my table for...months. I'm really just convincing you that I am a  major slacker this week, aren't I? ha. this little floral pippa peplum top is Charlotte's favorite of the bunch...she keeps asking to wear it! I love the cute feminine silhouette of this top! I sewed it up in some Girl … [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...]

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...]