Apr 14, 2015

Handmade for Baby

A few weeks ago this book showed up in my mailbox!

It is a really cute book with 25 projects to sew or make for baby.  It has projects for nursery decor all the way through projects for baby's first birthday.  And it is filled with inspirational photos to get you excited about sewing for baby.

All the projects have illustrations to walk you through making them, and they have instructions for sewing with a sewing machine or by hand.

As you flip though the book you might recognize this little girl...

I contributed two projects to the book, that party skirt Em is wearing and a chevron baby quilt.  It was so fun to see my sewing in a book!

If you are interested in checking out the book, you can find it on Amazon.

Apr 3, 2015

Pineapple Backpack Tutorial for Make it-Love it

It has been a while since I have guest posted over at Make It - Love it, But I am really excited to be back over there today with a fun tutorial!  If you didn't get enough fun fruity bags from my post a few weeks ago make sure you check this out!  I am sharing a fruity backpack inspired by my favorite fruit...the pineapple!

Super fun, right?!  Make sure you head over and check it out!!

Mar 26, 2015

Trendsetter Easter Dress

I finished Em's Easter Dress way ahead of time this year!  (You can check out last years Easter dress HERE...still one of my favorites! and the year before that HERE)  This year, she will be wearing the new Trendsetter dress from Little Lizard King.

When I first saw this design I thought it was screaming for some embroidery on the bodice, and I had just the thing.  I did this hand embroidery a while ago for a different project and didn't end up using it.  It just happened to be the perfect size for the bodice and in perfect Easter colors...it was meant to be!  

Just like the Perfect 10 shirt Cassie also designed for Little Lizard King, this dress has lots of options!  I did a simple version with a double layer skirt.  There is also a single layer skirt and options for a fancy dress with fabrics like chiffon, lace, or tulle.  

And it has a couple of strap options.  I did a simple strap, they snaps in the back...or you can do some neat criss cross straps that tie in the back or add a little ruffle to the straps.

This PDF pattern has no pieces so no pages to print, you get to save your paper and ink!  All of the pieces are rectangular shapes and there are charts in the pattern with cutting dimensions.  

Em was pretty impressed with the twirl factor on that double skirt.  

I really don't often sew a pattern more than once, but I have already made two Trendsetters (you can catch a glimpse of the other one in last weeks post).  They are so quick and easy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Did you make an Easter dress this year?  What did you make?


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