hey guys! i have been sewing along a little with kids clothes week this week but not as much as usual – largely because i was working on a tutorial for Oliver + S (and tutorials take me foooorrrreeeeeveerrrrrrrrr)!
would you like to learn how to make the Roller Skate Dress (one of my favorite dress patterns) fully reversible, blind hem and all? WELL! i can show you how.
E loves her new springy dress and it’s made out of the brand new Cotton + Steel rayon! i’ve got to make something for myself with this stuff. it seems like a dream to wear, and it’s just so darn pretty too. but of course it is. it’s Cotton + Steel. ;)
spring has come early here in the Pacific Northwest, a far cry from last year at this time!
head on over to the Oliver + S blog to see my tutorial and more photos of this dress, and hopefully i can wrap up my KCW sewing and pop in later this weekend to show you.
at the same time i made CINO Jess her purse, I made her daughter Sadie a dress for HER birthday and mailed them off together.
it was painfully late – Sadie’s birthday was in August and i sent the dress in November. LATE November. the problem is, CINO is one of the best gifters you’ll ever meet, and i always feel the need to put together amazing gifts in return (which inevitably leads to procrastination on my part *cringe*). Jess made E a beautiful Heather Ross lulu dress for her birthday in May when she and Sadie came to visit, plus brought a gift for O and cookies and decorations for the Frozen party…anything i did would feel inadequate, but I had to try anyway.
i made her an Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress, a simple design but such a cute fit, and it’s a perfect dress to show off a print. E and Sadie are almost exactly the same size and seem to have growth spurts at the same times, so i just sewed what fit E and knew it’d probably work. so this is a 5 and i believe i added a little length to it, probably to the 6. that’s my typical adjustment these days. helps when E can model for me, ha!
yeah i took these photos in November. it was still fall then.
the fabric is red-orange unicorns from Heather Ross’ Far Far Away – the re-release. i got this fabric at Fabric Depot but it’s not available online there – though it is available over at my sponsor LiMa’s shop – she has a bunch of the prints! it’s quilting cotton but super soft and works well for apparel. Heather always seems win at having her designs printed on the best base material.
i lined it with a thrifted vintage sheet. also very soft, duh.
this button came from another sewing pal i met on the internetz and then in real life – Kelly!
it’s a fun, bright dress and E wanted to keep it. but she was happy to send it to her buddy Sadie too.
i really need to make E another one of these dresses! i’ve got a pretty substantial quilting cotton stash and the more she grows, the fewer dress options i have! ridiculous!
everyone deserves a pair of comfy pants! comfy pants for all!
in september i emailed Kelli with a crewcuts link i’d found, suggesting that a kid version of her hudson pants pattern would be super rad. she wrote back saying it was actually already in the works, and now here we are! mini hudson pants! Continue reading
seriously, what is this baby’s deal? i can’t keep him in pants that fit! he went from my smallest baby at birth to my biggest by the time he was 6 months old, and it seems he does nothing but grow out of all his clothes. pants are the main problem. WELL I’LL SHOW HIM.
i really like how his lumberjack layette pants fit and they seem so cozy. i thought the style would look cool with jeans-esque topstitching, and they’re fun to sew, so i just went ahead and made another pair.
i got some pretty fabric, and i made a pretty dress.
there are times i want to push my limits, try new things, make the unexpected choice. and then there are times i just want to make a new dress for Em. Continue reading