YOTB Upcycled bookworm shirt

Upcycled bookworm shirt

I knew when I started Year of the Boy I was going to be making button down shirts. They're a little boy STAPLE. and oh so adorable! At least from far away, there are a few mess ups that occurred on this shirt, but luckily the fabric and distance hide them! I couldn't find any fabric I liked locally or the right weight online, so I actually went … [Read more...]

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

  Another week, another shirt! This time it was a Recess Raglan for little Jack Jack. I adore raglan tees-they are SO easy to sew up and also to customize with different fabrics! This one I sewed up in a 12-18 month size and it fits well, although the sleeves are too long. I think my kids have short arms! Or this specific kid at least. … [Read more...]

YOTB flashback skinny tee

YOTB flashback skinny tee

woohoo! The first article of clothing for my year of the boy challenge! I had a feeling shirts were going to be staples for me, so why not start out with one? I had this lovely grey striped Lillestoff fabric sitting on the shelf too, that was calling my name. I sewed up the Flashback Skinny tee pattern......GUYS it was the first one I've ever … [Read more...]

little tees for Jack

little tees for Jack

Whipped up a few little tees for the boy the other week-I know he won't fit them for very long but by golly he looks so cute in them I don't really mind! Plus they're so easy and quick to make! Less than half an hour to tee-time. lol. I fell in love with this cute dog print knit and thought it went well with the olive green neckband and … [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...]

“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...]

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...]