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
E sewed herself a skirt!
she had asked me if we could sew something together, and i suggested that she try the same thing i first made – a lazy days skirt! free pattern, always cute, not too complicated, fun to sew. Continue reading
any good detective has a nemesis out there, just one step ahead and always hatching evil plots. for STYLO i knew i wanted to make two looks, and i thought it would be really interesting to have the same kid playing both roles. whereas my detective look was classic, i wanted the villain look to be fashion-forward. i wanted a dramatic silhouette and to push the envelope a bit.
my villain resides in an ultramodern lair on top of a mountain. she is shadowy, angular, cunning. i used basic patterns sewn in new ways with interesting fabrics, and made a few accessories to complete the look. but oh man, the location was the icing on the cake!
and now, more about my detective look for STYLO 3! have you made it through the magazine yet? so good, right?
to tell you the truth, i’d been keeping a secret pinterest board with STYLO ideas since before the second issue came out in the hopes that someday it might come in handy. i had sort of an ethereal floral theme going on that was pretty, but once i was actually invited to participate, i had a different brainstorm. i really liked the idea of creating a detective, a smart, strong, capable girl – Sherlock Holmes influenced for sure, but still feminine, layered, fallish.
bit by bit, i gathered ideas and built my pinterest board with the help of some friends. i tend to approach creative challenges by mulling them over and over in my mind until i’ve figured the whole thing out, and only then can i dive into the actual making. i like to start with a general idea or theme, then work out the details – using the powers of deduction! Continue reading