ice cream shop maxi dress

today i’m supes excited to be joining the Boardwalk Delight blog party celebrating the summeriest fabric line designed by the summeriest gal, reigning queen of the sewing blogs, Dana Willard of Made Everyday!

ice cream shop maxi dress // skirt as top

Dana’s tutorials were pretty much my first introduction to the kid sewing blog scene about 7 years ago, and i’ll always hold a special place in my heart for her and what she’s done for the community.  her tutorials (and recipes) are fantastic, her patterns are awesome, and now…she’s a designer of adorable fabric too!   go Dana! Continue reading

summer swimwear tour: classic maillot

despite my lack of blogging recently, i was flattered to be invited to the summer swimwear tour by Ajaire of Call Ajaire.  she recently released a really adorable swimsuit pattern called the Classic Maillot that is just the pattern i’d been looking for!

classic maillot

it seems that a lot of kid swimsuit patterns i’ve come across seem to be halters, which are adorable, don’t get me wrong, but lately i’ve wanted to start sewing leotards for E’s new gymnastics obsession.  i’d been trying to find a good, simple, one-piece tank-style swimsuit and was coming up empty-handed.  but then, i got an email from Ajaire and the Classic Maillot was just about perfect!  it has 8 views including a tankini and more fun and flouncy tops, but i was drawn to the most basic suit, View A.   Continue reading

miss polly blog tour

i’m emerging from my blogging hibernation, rubbing my eyes and blinking in the springtime sun, to share E’s easter dress as part of the blog tour for the new Sew Pony Vintage.  behold her newest pattern, the Miss Polly Dress!

easter miss polly dress

the Miss Polly Dress is a sweet a-line dress pattern with dramatic pockets but an otherwise simple shape.  you have but plenty of chances to customize the look of the dress using various fabric/piping/sleeve combinations, which makes it fun and adaptable to all seasons. Continue reading

little apple apron

this little guy turned TWO last week!  i would say “already,” but his unpredictable sleep habits were a major contributor to the fact that i blog a lot less than i used to, so part of me feels like i’ve been waiting him out, knowing eventually he’d learn that waking up crying right as mom and dad drift off to sleep is NOT COOL.  anyway, he’s two now!  he’s putting extremely adorable sentences together, he sings along to songs with the big kids, and he loves to pretend cook, especially soup!

apple apron

for his birthday, i wanted to make him a fat quarter apron, which i’ve made for both big kids (never blogged).  they’ve been hanging in his play kitchen area and he has been putting them on lately, so it was time. Continue reading