rainbow skirt tutorial and free pattern

rainbow skirt tutorial and free pattern! #rainbow #rainbowskirt

 I can't tell you how stoked I am about how this skirt turned out...Ok, I will. I AM SO STOKED ABOUT HOW THIS SKIRT TURNED OUT!!!! I have a tradition (sometimes kept, sometimes not..lol) of sewing something for my girls to wear to their party that fits the theme. see some of them here, here (scroll down a bit), here, here, here, here, here, here, … [Read more...]

simple gathered skirt DIY

Just wanted to share these easy peasy skirts I made for the girls for Easter-I wasn't feeling like sewing any dresses this year...so I stuck with SIMPLE! and I love how they turned out! I got the polka dot and floral from Joanns, and the stripe is...I have no clue. I've had it forever. I grabbed the cute lace tops from Target to finish it off...and … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled skirts & and pair of leggings

Kids CLothes Week-upcycled striped skirt

I'm kinda in love with this one because it was SOOOOOO easy. I had this adorable striped skirt that my bestie had given me, but alas it was too long because I am a shortie. But I loved the fabric and the way the stripes played off of each other. So this one I just chopped it off at about 15" long, then folded over the top to create a … [Read more...]

arizona full gathered skirt

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

In trying to dress for my shape (ie, rectangular with no curves), I decided I needed more full, gathered skirts in my wardrobe. I love wearing pencil skirts but they don't do much for me. I had some gorgeous Arizona fabric sitting on my shelf so I made myself a (fairly quick) gathered skirt using this tutorial. I did the waistband differently … [Read more...]

fourth of july circle skirts

fourth of july circle skirts

Happy Fourth of July to all the Americans out there! Hope you have a safe and awesome holiday! This year I actually remembered to get something together for the girls to wear...(and lately I'm into them matching...what?!) so they got easy peasy circle skirts-out of knit, so no hemming! They literally took about 15 minutes to make, … [Read more...]


STYLO 2-gold, sparkles, floral, and stripes || craftiness is not optional

I am SO excited to be a part of STYLO's second issue! It's so inspiring and just full of sewing eye candy. Make sure you check it out-and keep your eyes open for my spread! I had a blast sewing and shooting this outfit. All the pattern & fabric sources are in the mag! and a few pics from our first photo shoot that didn't go so … [Read more...]

KCW: twirly twirly circle skirts

After making the Georgia twirl dress for Sadie, she requested more "twirly twirly" skirts. And since her requests shall be granted if they are 1. Easy 2. Fast 3. It's Kids Clothes Week and 4. She asks.... ....I made her some. Such a pushover, I know. These are SOOO quick though that they almost sew themselves. You could try leaving them … [Read more...]

Sewing for Kindergarten-Hopscotch skirt & shirt

 I sew for my kids pretty much year round, so pretty much: constantly. We all know this by now, hm? But it's especially exciting to be making some new back-to-school clothes for my little Kindergartener! Sadie is LOVING school so far and she loves wearing her new school clothes, mixed with momma made, of course. (or else...*stern face*) She is … [Read more...]

knit skirt with pockets: tutorial and free pocket pattern

I bought a comfy knit skirt this summer that I LOVE. It is comfy and has awesome pockets and I want to wear the heck out of it. We all know what this means, right? I had to recreate it! I took some pics for a tutorial just in case you want to make one too. And this would totally translate to a kids skirt, too...I should make one for Sadie sometime! … [Read more...]

elephant skirt for em

So Kristin's daughter Em, and Sadie, have become pen pals over the past few months, and they are the CUTEST. They color each other elaborate pictures, cover their envelopes with stickers, and they would "text" each other for hours if we let them (emoticons, mostly. those are some straaange convos....lol), they love to skype and facetime in order to … [Read more...]