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...]

The Maren Dress Pattern for Sew What Club

The Maren Dress Pattern for Sew What Club! Stylish dropwaist dress with an adorable collar and pleated skirt!

So excited guys!! My first pattern for the Sew What Club is ready! I named it the Maren pattern, just one of many girl names Rory has vetoed over the years, lol! Both striking and sweet, this dress combines chic, classic lines with modern cap sleeves. The pleated skirt and drop waist are classic school girl with a twist! The pointed peter pan … [Read more...]

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...]

“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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

KCW: Nessie & go to leggings

KCW: Nessie & go to leggings

I guess this is one of my all-time favorite pattern pairings for an easy to sew, comfy outfit for my girls! How many have I made? one two three plus countless other Nessie and legging pairings my girls have worn. It's practically their uniform. For this fall season, I chose some warmer colors and mixed some patterns! I feel like kids look … [Read more...]