vintage may: little wanderers

vintage may || craftiness is not optional & skirt as top

Vintage May is here, ladies! (and maybe a few gents? my dad at least. πŸ˜‰

vintage may || craftiness is not optional & skirt as top

We are starting with a bang! Since I was up visiting K and company last weekend, we planned a shoot with BOTH girls and coordinated…accordingly.

After a rough start (Sadie and I butting heads, what’s new), we got some gems! Both Kristin and I were snapping away trying to capture everything. We even got a stern talking to from an employee (train station location-timed JUST before a ton of people were going to come in the first section), but we made it work. I used to feel embarrassed about photo shoots-not so much anymore.

We decided to mimic the colors on our logo this year, and went with a mint, white, and black palette. It was really fun planning the girl’s outfits together and I think they compliment each other really nicely!

Isn’t Em’s get up just the sweetest!?

Make sure to hop over to Kristin’s blogΒ  to get the scoop on it! (she happened to have this awesome suitcase so we brought it along-perfect right?)

these two little gals had SO much fun together.

I spy YOU!


this girl was full of it, and let’s just say my duds folder over on facebook will have some good ones soon.

but after escaping the lady who was all up in our bidness, we headed outside and Kristin was able to get Sadie to smile! miracle worker.

So let’s talk about the dress! I was inspired by this dress-and then forgot about it.

Then my subconscious remembered and I sewed it up. then saw the pin again. Thanks, subconscious for the sewing inspiration. πŸ˜‰

I love how the piping makes the lines of the bodice POP.

the skirt is from the Georgia Twirl dress-and I miscut-it’s too short-my bad. sometimes that happens and you make it work with a petticoat! (affiliate link)

It’s headed for Charlotte’s closet unfortunately for Sadie. I love the placket feature that goes down the whole front. So whimsical and fun! The buttons are grouped together in pairs for a bit of interest.

It’s sewn up with some Mint Bella solid from The Ribbon Retreat-gorgeous color. Black piping and buttons from Joanns.

Headband from Target I believe, shoes are Joyfolie via Zulily.

Sooo excited for the rest of the Vintage May line up! Come back tomorrow to see what we’ve got!

vintage may ||  craftiness is not optional & skirt as top


  1. Yay!! I love this series. What a great photo shoot. I love the dress you made for Sadie. The black piping really does make it pop. And that mint color is so pretty.

  2. The button grouping is so vintage. Such a sma detail bug it makes such a difference! Great job πŸ™‚

  3. Yay for Vintage May!! I love when I get inspired by my subconscious…probably happens more than is good for me. You guys nailed it on the first try! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  4. Fantastic dress! The high contrast piping is just perfect.

  5. Julie R. says

    What a gorgeous dress! The mint and black is the perfect combination and I love the style. Very well done!

  6. Absolutely stunning! Love the piping and the buttons.

  7. This is darling! The piping is so perfect, too. Awesome job, Jess!!!

  8. This is perfection, Jess! Love the dress and every photo. What a beautiful palette you chose. Those girls had a blast I can tell! πŸ™‚

  9. Ahh! That dress is stunning!! So beautiful. And what adorable pictures! Those girls look like they are having a blast. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

  10. they are seriously adorable! and it looks like you guys had so much fun! the dress is gorgeous, i can’t wait to see what all your guests come up with!

  11. Lovely girls with gorgeous outfits on a fun photo shoot!

  12. loooooooove! Will there be a tutorial for the bodice? PLEEEEEASE?!!!!

  13. Oh, my goodness, that is darling! Especially with that petticoat underneath. Your subconscious did a good job of remembering those details! I love the piping and the button pairs. =)

  14. What a pair of cuties! I love everything about this dress; the mint and black, contrast piping, double buttons, & even the accessories – So adorable!

  15. Sadies dress is so beautiful! Any chance for a tutorial (even a quick one) for drafting the bodice and also the placket? I really like the button placement! Great job Jess!!!

  16. Such great outfits, such a fun photoshoot! And I hear you about the subconscious! That’s so true! It happens to me, too! I blamed it on pregnesia. πŸ™‚

  17. Love the dress you made for your daughter! So cute. You inspire me to sew more.

  18. I too love the piping detail on the dress. It sure make the bodice lines pop up! Love the colours of the girls’ outfits.

  19. I am absolutely in LOVE with that mint dress! What a gorgeous creation! Love the placket, love the buttons, love the piping, love the color, all of it! Just beautiful!

  20. The petticoat is my favorite part!!!!!! That’s one of those “meant to be” mistakes, I think πŸ™‚

  21. jess!!! that mind dress!!! love it. and thanks for the pin link…already pinned to my neve stuffs for my oldest πŸ™‚

  22. Mie @ Sewing Like Mad says

    Oh WOW what a start!!! Talk about setting the bar high. AMAZING!!! Love the outfits and the location is just perfect. GREAT JOB ladies (big and small πŸ™‚

  23. What an exciting series! I’ll have to try something vintage this month because now I’m very *inspired* πŸ˜‰

  24. Love this series! It is just so clever πŸ™‚ great work ladies!

  25. Wow! I love that dress! I would definitely buy that pattern if it was available. πŸ™‚

  26. Whoa!! That dress, Jess!!!!!!! It’s like every girl’s dream dress packaged in midcentury goodness. I love the joint photoshoot and it looks like the girls are having a blast! So absolutely lovely!

  27. Gorgeous Jess!! What fun you must have had finally meeting up!!

  28. I love this photo shoot and I have loved following along with every talented sewer and seeing what they come up with! I have been so excited about vintage May that I have been taking old vintage baby clothes and updating them for my baby. It’s been so fun! If you have time stop by to check them out:)

  29. LOVE LOVE LOVE both outfits! And the girls look like they are having so much fun together!

  30. what a fun photo shoot! So much cuteness! πŸ™‚

  31. Love! I want one in my size! Fun photo shoot too!


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