Oct 20, 2014

Marissa Mermaid

If there was ever a perfect sewing pattern for me to sew I think the Marissa Mermaid Doll by Ruby Jean's Closet has be it!  Seriously, it's got my name written all over it! I love sewing dolls, I have loved mermaids since I was a little girl (maybe an embarrassing fact about me...my room in college was decorated with mermaids everywhere :) ), and I am an occupational therapist so I get excited about things the work on fine motor skills.  This adorable doll combines all of those loves for me!

And a bonus....my daughter loves her too!

Marissa measures 22" tall and she's got snaps, buttons, velcro, a zipper, and a tie to help your little one improve their fine motor skills while they play.  

Sewing this mermaid was such a fun change from all the clothing I have been sewing lately.  She has lots of pieces, so she takes a bit of time to make, I had mine done in a little over three hours.  

Looking for a doll like this for a boy? Check out her shop! She has SeaBiscuit the seahorse and there is a penguin coming soon!

Oct 15, 2014

The Rowan Tee

I recently had the opportunity to test a pattern for Laura of Titchy Threads.  This was my first time working with her and she is great.  And she has some really great patterns, like her Small Fry Skinnies I made a while back.  Those jeans actually still fit Em and they get worn pretty frequently ( you will see them again in the pictures below)! Her newest pattern is a basic tee, the Rowan Tee, with some really fun options.

I made two Rowan tee's.  The first one is just a basic tee.  I picked up this adorable butterfly knit on super clearance at JoAnn's.  It is really soft and pretty thin, I love it for this tee!

The tee's fit is perfect, it is slightly slimmer than some tee's and it looks great on Em.  I also made one for A and the fit is great on him too.  I love patterns that I can use for both my kids!

The shirt pairs perfectly with her Small Fry Skinnies and the shoes I painted gold!

What really sets this tee apart from other basic tee patterns is all the options. This pattern has two pocket options, a chest pocket and a kangaroo pocket, two sleeve lengths, a hood option, optional hem cuffs for the sleeves and waist, and contrast sleeve stripes that you can add just to the shoulders or to the full length of the sleeve.  

On this shirt, I added the chest pocket, full length sleeve stripes and sleeve hem bands.  Em chose the fabrics for this one, both are from Girl Charlee. I think she's got some great fabric pairing instincts, she must get that from her mom ;)

This pattern s a quick easy sew that is really fun to make.  And the end result is awesome!  She wore this shirt the other day and got a ton of compliments from strangers. 

The Rowan tee will be available this week from Titchy Threads.  You will be able to find it in her shop.  

Oct 6, 2014

Superman Costume

Halloween sewing is my very favorite!  And I am so excited to share A's costume with you today!  He gets really into picking out his costume, last year he HAD to be a fireman, and this year he was 100% set on Superman.  I really have a lot of fun putting his costumes together, but the best part is seeing how excited he gets about them!

Superman Costume

I used three patterns from Jocole Patterns to create this look, the Classic Knit Tee, Basic Knit Leggings, and Basic Brief Bottoms (yep…my son is wearing girls leggings and underwear patterns, but don’t tell him because he is three and hates anything for girls!)  

Superman Costume

I am sharing more details on A's costume and a tutorial on making the "S" applique over at Pattern Revolution today.  And I will be sharing a few more details including how I made the belt and cape here soon!

Superman Costume

Superman Costume

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