upcycled & shirred knit top

I've been cleaning out old drafted posts, and found this adorable set of photos from an upcycle I did years ago for Charlotte! I can't remember what pattern I used for the base, but I just had to share the pics because she's SOOO little and adorable. I loved how the shirt turned out too! Do you ever find projects from years ago and have fun … [Read more...]

BLUSH kitty Nessie top

Finally finished up this Nessie top for Charlotte-but it ended up fitting Ava much better. How are my kids getting so big? Not allowed. The Art Gallery knit fabric is of course, gorgeous and lovely to sew with as always! It always washes really well too. I sewed up a size 6 and it fit Ava well with some room to grow into-just how I like my … [Read more...]

yotb harrison hoodie

I had this loosely knit french terry fabric burning a whole in my pocket-er...stash shelf...and I knew I wanted to make a Harrison Hoodie before too long-THUS this adorable little sweater was born! I made a size 12-18 months, which fit very well! It was such a quick make-It felt like even including piecing the pattern and cutting, it was about an … [Read more...]

olive flashback skinny tee

I know probably, that some people don't care to see every t shirt I make this year. But to be accurate, and because Jack is a cutie pie (even with his weird I'm-eating-swedish-fish-faces), I am going to blog everything I make him, even if it ends up being a flop or a gift (because I got so caught up in boy making I made a few things for my friend … [Read more...]

YOTB Upcycled bookworm shirt

I knew when I started Year of the Boy I was going to be making button down shirts. They're a little boy STAPLE. and oh so adorable! At least from far away, there are a few mess ups that occurred on this shirt, but luckily the fabric and distance hide them! I couldn't find any fabric I liked locally or the right weight online, so I actually went … [Read more...]

YOTB little boy ties

Jack has one of these little faux ties I got for him at Target, and I loove it, it's easy to put on him-he LEAVES it on (miracle of miracles), and it makes him look freaking adorable. When I started YOTB, I knew ties and bow ties would be on the list, because, well...the list of accessories is short for boys. I found this wonderful free pattern … [Read more...]

YOTB skinny jeans

So. I knew I'd be making pants during year of the boy, and I already have, two pairs actually. But this pair of JEANS might just well be the super star of the first month of YOTB! Of course, it's the Small Fry Skinny Jean pattern, and I'm sure you've seen it all over blogland. Like 4 years ago. I'm nothing if not hip with the times. (insert … [Read more...]

YOTB grey striped sweatshirt

I am seriously loving this year of the boy goal I made because I am LOVING seeing my little guy in his mama-mades! It makes me so happy and glad I am sewing again. Which then keeps the sewing mojo going...hopefully for the whole year. :D I chose to make him a cute sweatshirt out of this scuba knit I found in the remnant bin at Joann! The … [Read more...]

YOTB dusty blue lumberjack hat

Here's the thing about this hat. Jack absolutely despises it... He was crying most of the time he wore it for pics and we only got some pictures because I gave him so many gummy bears. BUT I think he looks adorable in it and I hope that he wears it without freaking out eventually. I used Delia's adorable and free pattern, and bought the … [Read more...]

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

  Another week, another shirt! This time it was a Recess Raglan for little Jack Jack. I adore raglan tees-they are SO easy to sew up and also to customize with different fabrics! This one I sewed up in a 12-18 month size and it fits well, although the sleeves are too long. I think my kids have short arms! Or this specific kid at least. … [Read more...]