KCWC: hot air balloon tee and applique skirt

Outfit #3! a skirt and shirt combo…with my favorite color combination right now-coral and gold! (obviously) I drafted this cap sleeved slightly gathered neckline top, then stamped the heck out of it with my hot air balloon stamp and some gold paint. I got lazy with the sleeves and haphazardly sewed them under 1/8″, but whatevs. It fits and I was done that day, if you know what I mean? The jersey is from Girl Charlee, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The skirt is just your basic gathered elastic waisted skirt, with some circle appliques above the hem. I used my Go Baby to cut them out and then ironed them on. I may go around and sew them down, but we’ll see how it holds, or I’ll hand wash this one, cause I don’t feel like sewing 36ish circles. The gorgeous coral fabric is from The Ribbon Retreat.

Still in fine form, I see.


  1. Beautiful!

  2. This is so adorable. Love the colors!

  3. LOVE everything. Trying to convince Hubby that I should forgo all other practical projects and I should sew for our nieces! Hahaha!

  4. Love this outfit! Your ambition amazes me! I can’t believe what you all get accomplished. You could always sew Xs across the circles to make sure that they stay on. Happy sewing.

  5. another fabulous outfit!

  6. Love it! The color combo is fab. And your model is super sweet!

  7. Cuuuuute! That hot-air balloon stamping is so perfect, and I love the circles on the skirt.

  8. Gorgeous combinations!!! Can I please have your hot air balloon stamp when you’re done with it? hahaha

  9. oh, that smile! love it ๐Ÿ™‚ am i imagining that you made a pair of pocket shorts out of a blue and white-ish fabric? i’m getting all of my kcw pics confused!

  10. Dang it Stef! I was coming on here to claim dibs on that stamp ๐Ÿ™‚ Super cute outfit!

  11. seriously love what you’ve done Jessica. you truly have a gift.

  12. Wow! How do you get so much done?!! I love both. Have had a bit of fun with fabric painting lately too. One of the last frontiers of sewing for me!!

  13. You make the cutest oufits for your kids! Seriously I love everything you sew. And your model is just adorable!

  14. Love it! You are making me really want to try some hand stamped clothing! I love the color combo too!

  15. Gorgeous outfit! I love the colours!

  16. Love the colours patterns AND your MODEL. Great photo’s! *.* Rozalinde

  17. I adore hot air balloons. This combo is perfect!



  18. HOLY SMOKES Sadie looks scarily grown up with her hair like that!

  19. This is so good – hmmmmm I might need to make a special trip to Michael’s to hunt for hot air balloon stamps…I kind of (really) want this outfit for me!

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