the katy dress tutorial

I feel a little like I've lost my focus lately on the I need to churn out tons of kiddo clothes to be a good blogger. Not entirely true, but still, kids clothes are my favorite thing to make, and I felt like I was getting out of that habit. (plus, the kids REALLY need some fall/winter stuff) So I set a goal yesterday to make something … [Read more...]

Junebug sew along Part 3-sleeves and skirt

Now for the sleeves and skirt! Click below for the full tutorial! For the sleeves, this is a handy trick to make elastic casings a wee bit easier. Fold over the sleeve 1/4"... and then another 1/2". (or less, but I wanted a bit of a ruffled look on the edge, so I sewed my casing in about 1/8" from the edge, but more on that later) Do … [Read more...]

Junebug dress sew along part 2-bodice and buttonholes

Let's work on the bodice and buttonholes today...   Click below for the full tutorial! Take your two flap pieces and lay them down right sides together, pin, and sew around the sides and top. Clip the corners, turn right side out and press. Do the same with the bodice sides, but sew them right sides together-and not at the … [Read more...]

Junebug dress sew-along Part 1: pattern and pieces

And now for the Junebug dress tutorial/sew along. (without much fanfare apparently)   You'll need: 1-2 yards of fabric, depending on child's size. I barely scraped by with one yard for my 2T size 6 buttons-for the pattern I provide no larger than 5/8" thread, sewing and pattern making stuff (ie sewing machine and paper) You can … [Read more...]

Boo! softie tutorial

Boo! Did I scare ya? I've been making a slightly half-hearted real effort this year to decorate more for Halloween and fall, and I'd seen this idea awhile ago (don't remember where though, so if you do, leave a link in the comments, please!), and had to make some BOO softies/pillows Would you like to as well? Click below for more! You'll … [Read more...]

candy corn softie tutorial

i'm not a big fan of the actual candy corn, but the stuffed version i like just's a lot more cuddly too. i suppose you could cuddle with the candy, but it might get sticky. edit: er. candy corn is yellow on the bottom. then orange, THEN white. oh well. i like this way better, but if you feel the need, go ahead and make yours the … [Read more...]