5and10 designs raincoats (and giveaway!)

I'm hoping that making these raincoats won't jinx California's chance at some good rain showers this winter! We really need it. It was sprinkling while we took these pics, so I'll take that as a good sign. Cross my fingers! Cute little gals! Charlotte has a raincoat that my best friend thrifted for us (pictured below), but the other two … [Read more...]

5&10 Designs swing coat look #8

  My second look for 5&10 Designs is this fun swing coat-with a peacoat style that looks cute with the flaps lowered, or buttoned up! I love the little flair of the side pieces, and the top stitching of course...it's all in those details! speaking of which, thanks to a patient Rory who spent part of date night at Joanns with me … [Read more...]

5&10 designs shawl cardigan look #2

  So excited to show you my first 5&10 outerwear look more in depth-it's one of my favorite things I've made! (and wouldn't it be cute in a grown up version!?) This look is a shawl collar cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and an adorable tie to add some shape and fun! I made mine in knit and I LOVE the coziness that it offers my … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs new outerwear e-book

I am so excited to finally share this with you! 5&10 Designs is releasing it's second e-book-and it's all about outerwear! (the first was dresses, click here to see that one!) It's a collaboration between an amazing group of talented ladies: Stef, Jessica, Delia, Heidi, and I. It's got a cardigan, trench coat, ruffles, vests, casual, and … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs dainty floral dress

I had some of this amazing (buttery soft) fabric in my stash, asking to be made into a vintage-esque little dress for Ava! I wanted the dress to have a peter pan collar in the same fabric-so I turned to the 5&10 Designs e-book for the pattern! This one is Heidi's design-and I love it. I sewed up a 2T knowing it would be a bit big on her, … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs e-book black friday sale-30% off!

  If you've been on the fence about the 5 and 10 Designs e-book, now's the time to hop off that proverbial fence and snag a copy! It is 30% off -good until December 2nd.  WOOOHOO! Use the coupon code GIVETHANKS! and don't forget to download the new free sleeve pattern! you should also head over to the other 5 and 10 gals to see their gorgeous … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs free sleeve pattern (and an upcoming sale!)

there are exciting things happening over on 5 and 10 Designs this week! There is a new FREE sleeve pattern that is designed to work with our e-book. YAY! The pattern comes in short, 3/4 length, and long sleeves.  So of course I had to whip up the basic dress from the e-book for Ava's Christmas dress! I used the 3/4 length sleeve and 18 mo size...in … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs-Look No. 5

  First on my list of dresses to sew up from our 5 and 10 Designs e-book was Look No.5, designed by the fantastic Delia. (see the bottom of this post for a coupon code for 15% off the e-book!) I love the curved color-blocking on the sides-such a fun design element, right? It was also the perfect opportunity to practice some pattern mixing-and I … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs round up and Labor Day sale!

Have you been seeing all the awesomeness going around blogland from the 5 and 10 Designs e-book? It's amazing, complimentary, and inspiring to see everyone's take on our designs! I just can't decide which is my favorite. See and admire below... Sanae - Illustrations, Stitches, etc. Am I a Dreamer Creativity You and Mie KOJO Designs Happy … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs-piping dress

And heeeeeere's my other dress design for the new Five and Ten Designs e-book! I love how this one turned out...it's sweet and oh so girly! I love the way the piping is showcased along the shoulder straps and bodice.... and it's paired with a full swingy skirt for twirliness! (it's a word.) The fabric is Lotta Jansdotter, from my sponsor … [Read more...]