Monday, January 14, 2013

Polka Dots

Again this week I am linking up with Project Run and Play for polka dots and stripes outfit. Both of my girls love polka dots so this was easy for me. I used the June Bug dress which I have wanted to sew for quite some time. I love how Elodie is playing shy in this picture. She is nothing close to shy in reality. She is more of the, "Hello World!" type. As soon as I told her I wanted to take her picture she had to get her sister's roller skates. Not getting to wear them would be a deal breaker.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Heidi Dress

During the break we watched Heidi and Saga so badly wanted a dress just like hers. I thought it would be a fun way to remix the Cottage Home dress for the Project Run and Play sew along. She loves it, and wore it today on her first day back to school. That means it was more favored than a Hello Kitty t-shirt. Yes!

Monday, December 31, 2012

A Dress Please

Saga chose this fabric and quickly requested a dress. I added the chambray collar to soften the neon hearts. She often wears her dresses with leggings. That is why I made this dress shorter to give her more movement. I have to say I love the back of this dress. I always allow the girls to choose the fabric of their momma made clothes. Saga typically chooses the brightest and busiest fabrics. Her favorite dress that I have made is bright pink with a very full skirt. I know that I am fortunate that she enthusiastically wears what we make together. I want her to enjoy them, and dance around like a princess.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Front Button Dress

I have made four of these dresses for Saga. She prefers her dresses fancy, and wants to wear them to school everyday. She has more homemade clothes than not these days. I do buy knit shirts and leggings at the store. When I find plain knot tops I always stock up because they are getting harder to find.
I love the colors of this dress. Saga calls it the house dress because you can find these colors all through our home.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Time to Reboot

I haven't been here in so long. Look Elodie has changed quite a bit. Today is Saga's sixth birthday. I guess that is what started me thinking about this place. Time moves fast, let this be the memory keeper. My bon souvenir...

Saturday, July 11, 2009


There is a good reason for my time away. Here she is. We named her Elodie. Well, actually I named her and my husband was kind enough to go along with it. She is two months now, and a total cutie.

Okay, back to sewing. I have been sewing, but mostly out of necessity. Making tote bags as gifts and the sort. Saga needs some new summer dresses because she is growing so quickly. All the tops I made last summer will not fit me anytime soon. Belly be gone! So I am working on something new today. I did make a couple of knit maternity tops using the BBW 3835 pattern. They worked out well, and I will be cutting them up to repurpose the 3 yards of fabric needed to make them. Hope to post again soon with a new top.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lounging Pants

Yeah, I finally got to sew this morning! I made these corduroy pants for Saga. I cut them out without a pattern, and luckily they fit nicely. After I went to Joann's for more corduroy and found that it was on sale for $3 a yard. So now I have a stack ready to be made into pants. This means I have plans to get up very early tomorrow to get a head start.