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...]

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...]

striped bias skirt tutorial and free pattern

striped bias skirt tutorial and free pattern

Have you all heard of Skirting the Issue? It's an amazing event that Simple Simon & Co. host every year, where everyone is invited to sew up skirts for local foster centers.  You can read all of the Skirting the Issue details here! Here are a bunch of skirts I've made (some with tutorials) if you feel the urge to sew some up! Today though, I … [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...]

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...]

navy and coral peplum dress

navy and coral peplum dress

This should apparently be called her party dress since she seems to be having the time of her life in these shots! Miss C loves to goof off during shoots, she shakes her booty for me at least twice per shoot. Cute, but not going on the blog, dear. Anyways...I sewed up this dress quite a few weeks ago, around the time I sewed up these tops, and … [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...]