Mini Cottesloe + Rashguard Set- Sewing for Kids

Summer is still going strong here in Florida even with the kids back in school. I sew the kids at least one new swim set every year-they grow like weeds! The Mini Cottesloe just launched over at Megan Nielsen Patterns…perfect timing to share some summer makes. I was a tester for the version I’m showing you today. Ami is really looking forward to another- especially since she’s actually …

A Girl + Her Doggo- Aquarelle Floral Simplicity 8567 Girls Dress + Matching Dog Vest 2393

This was my favorite holiday gift project- matchy matchy outfits for my little girl and our new dog Suki! Ami is very picky when it comes to me sewing her clothes so it took me ages to settle on the perfect pattern. Simplicity 8567 has the best statement sleeves and modern silhouette. Ami actually picked out the fabric when I was shopping for my Christmas fabrics this year …

Disneybound 2017!

As soon as I found out we were going to Disney World this Spring I was planning out what I’d make for Amelie. There’s no better excuse for new princess clothes! Our trip was this past April and, as luck would have it, coincided with Amelie’s 6th birthday. It was an amazing family reunion vacation!  Disneybound all the Way! I spent quite a bit of time planning out my makes …

Summer Swimwear for the Kids

I wanted to share a quick post (with tons of pics!) showing off all the summer swimwear I made for the kids.  The kiddos grow so fast lately I need to make new suits every season. I let them pick out the fabric prints (though I try to steer them to coordinating one’s) and then make up a bunch all at once. All the Details- Fabrics from The Fabric Fairy (click on …

Handmade Halloween 2016

Yesterday was Halloween!  My favorite holiday of all.  I think I just like an excuse to dress up! Unfortunately Ami got sick last minute so no trick or treating for her or me! :(  Luckily we had a community party yesterday and a get together with the cousins this past weekend so not a total loss. Vic and Nigel hit the motherload so we know where to go …

Refashioned PJ’s for Ami: McCall’s M5965

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  Mostly sweet….and that’s thanks to all the cute pics of Ami in her Refashioned PJ’s using McCall’s M5965!  Ami is all about comfy clothes in bright pinks and purples so I’ve been keeping my eye out while at the local thrift shops for pieces I can remake for her. My last trip turned up some great finds.  Lots of summer maxi’s in …

Mommy and Me Colfax Dresses

One of my goals this summer was to make my daughter Amelie and I matching dresses while she still enjoys dressing up with me.  I found a winner in the Colfax dress by True Bias.  Perfect easy and beach ready summer dress. I bought both patterns (PDF’s) earlier this spring knowing I probably wouldn’t get to them for a while, since we were moving.  I had them all printed and cut out.  Ready to go for whenever I got the …