Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Fall 2014!

kid's clothes week

Kids clothes week starts in less than a week!

I love sewing for Kids Clothes week because it gives me the much needed motivation to make the things I've promised the girls. I've been sorting my Vintage Pattern collection recently, trying to leverage wordpress to create a visual database of them (which is taking a lot longer than I had hoped). Once of the patterns that I seem to have in many variations is a wrap skirt with pockets. Dahlia picked it out as one she wanted and I redrafted the pattern to her size and sewed it for her. I also graded it and turned it into a print-at-home pdf. Available here

She loves it. Trillian has requested one as well in "hot pink" (naturally), so I anticipate sewing one for her this coming week.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Romper PJs Pillowfight!

The pattern has been back from my amazing testers for over a week. All the edits they suggested have been made. The only thing preventing me from getting it listed in the shop was photos.

Yesterday we had a pajama playdate with Erin from Ruffles and Trains and her kiddos. I provided the PJs and she provided the pillows!

There was some relaxed hanging out and chatting, but that didn't last long before the girls were literally climbing the walls.

 Just waiting for permission to have a pillow fight!

Check out the pattern available on Etsy:
Kids Summer Romper PJs

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer PJs pattern sneak peek

I've been working on digitizing the pattern for PJs that T fell in love with last year.
I sent it off to a couple testers last week to try it out. Great feedback so far! I'm so excited to share it once I hear back from my other testers and make the tweaks!

For now I'll leave you with a sneak peek!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kids Choice Challenge

Over on Elegance and Elephants there is a sewing challenge this week! I love these excuses to step out of my comfort zone. This week is Kid's Choice. We are challenged to sew something for our kids - the catch is that they get to choose the fabric.
T picked out this satin with a slight stretch and a bright watercolour floral pattern. This was a remnant she picked out a year ago that I've never done anything with. I let her raid my fabric stash and she pull this out with an excited "THIS! DEFINITELY THIS!"

I've been working on a pattern based on a peasant top but with a ruffle cap sleeve. It was the perfect pattern for this fabric. Especially since it doesn't need a lot of fabric, and I only had half a yard!

T says this top makes her feel like a teenager. Which to her is the best feeling in the world. I don't know why they want to grow up faster than they already are... I'm just glad she still enjoys things like picking flowers.