a cute and colorful girls handmade 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

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...]

knit pajama shorts

It's SUMMERTIME! I'm sure you were aware of that, but just in case.... the kids need PJ shorts. It's been a bit dire-especially for Ava. I chopped off the arms and legs of a pair of PJ's the other night because it was SO hot and she didn't have any short sleeved sets. Rory was like "dudette, you need to buy them some shorts". and I was … [Read more...]

essential shorts and some hemlock tees

I am all about comfort in those hot summer days...you  know, lightweight, breathable... I'm also big on shorts and tees, they are kinda my summer uniform. I'm guessing most of you are nodding along with me.... So I'm psyched to share these chambray shorts I made with Make it Perfect's Essential Shorts pattern-they are awesome! I love how comfy … [Read more...]

shorts for Ava (and a pattern giveaway!)

I seem to be sewing up a storm for little Ava lately...which makes sense becauseA: my other girls were summer newborns, so the clothes they wore are off season right now.B: tiny baby clothes are irresistibleandC: I freaking love to sew. As I mentioned before, I pattern tested Dana's new shorts pattern earlier in the month, and these were the second … [Read more...]

dino bash outfit

This girl is 3 now! yikesabee. As you may have seen, she had a girly Dino Bash for her birthday party this year! One of the things I like to do for birthdays is make a party outfit that fits with the theme for my girls. See past birthday outfits here, here, here, and here. Next up: Sadie's ballerina party outfit. I'm thinking....tutu and a … [Read more...]

Vintage May: Gingham "romper"

Hello there dahling....Vintage May is here! I am so excited! :-DWhen it comes to vintage style, I am especially enamored with the style of the 40's and 50's. So for Sadie's look for Vintage May, I was inspired by this picture and romper! I decided to make it a "faux romper"....basically two pieces made with the same fabric so that when worn … [Read more...]

KCWC: arrow shorts and ruffle peasant top

Ok! Last outfit, finally! Look for a round up post asap! After pinning these shorts a little while ago, I had to make my own version of them...using some Chevrons in Mint from Deerfield Anthology Fabric. Love this fabric. I had to make another pair of the Bubble Pocket shorts, too. Sadie's in desperate need of shorts so she may get some more, we'll … [Read more...]

KCWC: puppet show shorts and liberty top

So...starting to wind down from the high of KCWC-I personally challenge myself to make as many pieces as possible...and I think I averaged 3 pieces per day. I don't recommend this. I am wiped out! But hey, Sadie's spring/summer wardrobe is looking pretty good! So there's that. :} This outfit is one of my faves! Let's talk about the top first, cause … [Read more...]

KCWC: bubble pocket shorts and polka dot tee (and giveaway/coupon code)

Outfit #2! I'm loving this one...these shorts are my favorite part. I have plans to make a few more pairs! I used the Bubble Pocket Shorts pattern and it was a great pattern! I sewed up the 3/4T size, & they should definitely fit her at least a year, yay! It was easy to sew up (about 1.5 hours for me, and that was while being semi-distracted by … [Read more...]