5 and 10 Designs Look NO.5 Shirtdress

Aaaand I'm back with more pics and info about my second look-NO 5! (My favorite, don't tell #9!) A shirt dress you'll wish you could snatch from her closet for yourself. With delicate gathers at the shoulders, buttons from neck to hem, and a fabric belt that ties it all together, this adorable dress is a must sew for any season. And I seriously … [Read more...]

5 and 10 Designs color block look no. 9

  Just wanted to pop in her and show off some more pics of one of my looks from Vol 3 of 5 and 10 Designs-No. 9! It's both striking and sweet, and combines crisp color blocking with sweetly tied side sashes, making it a great dress for any occasion! Can you imagine it in a solid and a pattern? Or maybe stripes, but the panels cut horizontally or … [Read more...]

polka dot chambray darling ranges dress

First off I'd like to apologize for the blinding light you see coming off your screen right now....it's been awhile since these legs have seen any regular sun. HAHA. but reeeeally. sorry. Moving on. I've had the darling ranges pattern for a long time (thanks Kristin!), and had plans to make one but the muslin process usually scares me off of … [Read more...]

floral staple dress

I went to SNAP conference last weekend. That needs a whole post in and of itself, but suffice it to say I had the time of my life! I needed wanted to make a floral dress for a SNAP party-sooo....I surfed the interwebs for florals and found this ADORABLE, vintage feeling print from my sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop! They were kind enough to send me the … [Read more...]

mustard washi dress

I wanted to love how this dress turned out-but a few things happened that leaves it hanging in my closet. But....I still wanted to blog it since not everything is a triumph! and I will give the washi another shot, of course! All the things I did wrong were my own fault. as is per usual. the two things that didn't quite work out-the darts in … [Read more...]

first day dress in Amy Butler

Have you seen Amy Butler's new fabric line, Violette? It's gorgeous! Her team emailed me to see if I'd be interested in some of her fabric for a project. UM YES. I picked out this gorgeous print and then it sat on the shelf for a little while...finally I decided on Dana's first day dress pattern-I wanted a simple dress to show off that fantastic … [Read more...]

navy and coral peplum dress

This should apparently be called her party dress since she seems to be having the time of her life in these shots! Miss C loves to goof off during shoots, she shakes her booty for me at least twice per shoot. Cute, but not going on the blog, dear. Anyways...I sewed up this dress quite a few weeks ago, around the time I sewed up these tops, and … [Read more...]

KCW: upcycled navy dot dress

KIDS CLOTHES WEEK is here y'all! I am psyched for this one because the theme is upcycle! I used to do this so much, when I didn't have much of a fabric budget but I wanted to sew ALL the things. We have pretty good thrifting around here so I'd hit up the t-shirt/skirt sections and buy them when they were half off. You can see some of my … [Read more...]

Charlotte’s 5&10 colorblock dress

And now for the last of the bunch! Charlotte's Christmas dress! I used some soft as a baby's bum Nani Iro for the main fabric, then white cotton for the colorblock accents. This is, of course, the amazing colorblock dress from our 5&10 Designs e-book! My dear friend Delia designed it and I have made it before in a size 4T for Sadie (that … [Read more...]

Sadie’s floral franklin christmas dress

I went back and forth on Sadie and Charlotte's dress fabrics this year-but in the end I went with what I had picked out a few months back, this cute floral fabric. (well, that's as close as I could find on Fabricworm where I got it!) the red flowers reminded me of poinsettias and the minty blue accents were too sweet. I paired it with some Dear … [Read more...]