Girls’ DIY Pinafore Dresses + New Pattern Sneak Peek!

DIY Girls Dress

As I mentioned in the post about my boys’ Christmas bow ties, these posts are my favorite projects of the year, but if I had to pick a very favorite between the boys and girls outfits, well… Of course the girls always win! I’m sharing all about the DIY girls’ pinafore dresses that I made for Hattie and Lola for Christmas, one of which is a first look of an upcoming pattern I’m working on, and the other is an upcoming pinafore dress tutorial I’ll be sharing here soon! [Read more…]

Bow Tie Pattern // Boys’ Christmas Outfits

How to Make a Bow Tie

It may be a week or so into the new year, but today I’m going to back up just a bit so I can share some of what are always my favorite sewing projects of the year, my kids’ handmade Christmas outfits. I’ve divided it up into two posts, and you can find all about my girls’ pinafore dresses here, and in this post I’ll be sharing about the bow tie pattern I used for my boys’ outfits. [Read more…]

Color Block Charleston Dress Pattern

color blocked womens dress

I recently purged my closet, and donated a handful of my older wintry dresses that were out of style or I was just sick of. It felt great, and gave me the push to make some new dresses, since I’m now without my old trusty backups that in reality were what I most often ended up wearing because of the simple fact that they were there. Today I’m sharing my recent make using the Charleston Dress Pattern from Hey June Handmade (spoiler alert: it’s allll good news)! [Read more…]

Girl’s Dolman Top Pattern

Girls Knit T Shirt Pattern

As I was going through some new fabrics I had recently purchased from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and deciding what to make with them, I realized it had been too long since I’d sewn any t shirts for my girls, and that they needed to be at the top of my list. So I of course turned to my favorite girl’s dolman top pattern, our very own Skipper Top Pattern! [Read more…]

2017 Christmas Dresses

One of my very most favorite things to do every Christmas is to sew my kids Christmas outfits and take photos of them. I typically make at least one of my sons a Schoolboy Vest, and often a bowtie or two, but this year I focused on my girls and went shopping for the boys (with one small exception I’ll explain below). It was actually really fun getting to concentrate on my girls, and I’m planning to share free patterns for both of their dresses soon! [Read more…]