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kcw fall 2014: lumberjack layette pants

20 Oct

after my last post, i got requests for more baby C on the blog.  aaaaand it just so happens the kid is in need of pants, plus this week is kids clothes week, so here ya go!  baby toes in baby pants!

lumberjack layette pants

remember back when i pattern tested the lullaby layette pattern for Oliver + S?  this fella wasn’t born yet, so my nephew modeled them for me.  i chose to test the jacket and the bodysuit, but did not test the little pants in the set.  i received the finished pattern when it was released as part of my payment, but had actually sort of forgotten about it until Tara sewed some and inspired me, as she always does! Continue reading

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mustangs in front fawn lily

17 Sep

it’s a difficult thing to design a unique children’s dress these days.  super difficult.  the market is flooded with patterns, and now that i’ve been sewing dresses for this little gal for about 5 years, i’ve gotten to the point where i’m able to sew a lot of things with only a quick glance at the instructions.  a lot of it just becomes intuitive.  that’s all well and good, but it’s also very refreshing to sew something that feels new and different!

mustangs in front fawn lily dress

this dress, the Fawn Lily by Rebecca of rock the stitch (for willow + co) is new.  different.  fresh.  crisp. Continue reading

pink + polka dot little joey dress

2 Sep

E’s first day of first grade is today, so i made her a new dress…yesterday!

polkadot and pink joey dress

first grade already, i can’t believe it.  she learned so much “big kid stuff” over the summer (riding a bike!  swimming!  whistling the imperial march!) and she’s super excited to start a new school year.  we were out of town for the long weekend, so i had to choose a quick-yet-satisfying dress to sew for her to wear on her first day.  i think i picked a good one.

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flashback class picnic shorts on the line

7 Aug

this outfit is pure summer in oregon, 80s style – the way i remember it.

class picnic shorts and oregon love tee

french braids, tan skin, play clothes, and bare feet.  days were spent outside with my sisters and the neighbor kids – running through sprinklers, bike riding, and sometimes my mom would make a jug of kool-aid to drink on the back deck.  you know, to beat the thirsties.

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chartreuse + moonlit playtime dress

5 Aug

today i’m posting over at the Oliver + S blog with what they call a “wardrobe edit,” where i list what i would make if i had all the time in the world, all the fabric budget in the world, and any oliver + s pattern to sew with.  OH HOW I WISH!!  i picked a few things for E, an outfit for O, and even something for baby C (who is such a fun little fella these days – sleeping through the night and giggling is the BEST).  it was fun to pull together – check it out!    

at a certain point while writing the wardrobe edit post, i got a bee in my bonnet to MAKE one of the things – i guess to show i’m serious or something.  so here it is…look number 1 from the wardrobe edit post…the chartreuse + moonlit playtime dress!

chartreuse and butterfly playtime dress

somehow i had missed this butterfly print in the initial cotton + steel hullabaloo and only came across it recently on Miss Matatabi.  it’s quiet but oh man is it beautiful.  it’s from moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale – i got it at Modern Domestic, you can get it here.   Continue reading

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