Category: Pattern

September 10, 2014

Busy Lizzy pattern

Filed under: Pattern - 10 Sep 2014

Several months ago, the girls at Frances Suzanne invited me to participate in the September Showcase–a 2 week long showcase of rising indie pattern designers with 5 or fewer children’s patterns. I was honored, to say the least. And sooo excited to see the Busy Lizzy dresses sewn by the bloggers who signed up.

They revealed their creations today and I’m just giddy!

Stacey at From-a-Box made FOUR versions–one for each season! So, so, so impressed with her attention to detail and all the creative ways she made up the pattern! I’m totally dying over the rick rack and piping details!

www.From-a-Box.com Celebrate each Season with a Busy Lizzy Dress cover 1

www.From-a-Box Busy Lizzy Autumn 4

www.From-a-Box Busy Lizzy Spring 3

www.From-a-Box Busy Lizzy Summer 2

www.From-a-Box Busy Lizzy Winter 2

Ana Sofia from S is for Sewing made the top version of the pattern. Her honeycomb smocking is the perfect little flip to the pattern. Such a lovely top!

Busy Lizzy - S is for Sewing

Busy Lizzy - S is for Sewing

And lastly, Marnae from The Powell Clan, who upcycled a vintage skirt into a gorgeous pleated dress for her beautiful little girl. I love the way she opened up the back into more of a keyhole shape. I’m going to have to try that for myself!

Busy Lizzy - The Powell Clan

Busy Lizzy - The Powell Clan

But wait, THERE’S MORE!

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July 19, 2014

Adventure Tee

Filed under: Pattern,Sewing - 19 Jul 2014

I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of sewing for Ollie. I definitely enjoy all the girly outfits, don’t get me wrong, but sewing for this stud is always enjoyable. Maybe it’s because the pieces always go together quickly (and I never have to ruffle or gather anything!) or maybe it’s because I adore the print mixing on him. Whatever it is, I hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

This is the Adventure Tee from GoTo Patterns and was just released with the latest Pattern Anthology Make Believe collection!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

The Adventure Tee will definitely be a staple in Ollie’s wardrobe. I adore everything about this shirt! It’s a great little unisex tee that’s got so many options, and is seriously so, so easy to make.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I made the 18m size because he’s square between the 12 and 18 month sizes. I knew it wouldn’t be huge on him, so I made the bigger size for longer wear and I’m so glad I did! I used some blue on blue stripe knit I’ve been hoarding in my stash since before he was conceived. It’s crazy soft and is such a great color on him. We’ll be layering this bad boy when the weather cools off for sure!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I’m a huge fan of Andrea’s patterns. From start to finish they’re such a professional, easy experience. Printing is fast, the pattern pieces go together like a dream, the instructions are spot-on, easy to follow, and packed full of helpful tips! I know I’m always going to have a good time sewing her patterns, and the Adventure Tee is no different.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I know I’ve gone on Ollie picture overload, but I just totally adore this age. And seriously–elbow dimples. Is there anything better?!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I paired his tee with my Oakley shorts sans pockets. I really still completely love the cut and fit of these shorts. They’re so great, and I’m not just saying that because they’re my pattern! I mean, look at that bum! I wish I looked that good from behind.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

You should definitely go grab these patterns while you can get them bundled! I promise, this tee delivers in every possible way. Check out the Pattern Anthology website for all the details.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

June 17, 2014

Romper Week

Filed under: Pattern,Sewing - 17 Jun 2014

I’ve been so excited about this post for romper week! I’ve been wanting to make my Kudzu coveralls into a short romper since I designed them. I ADORE the results! Ollie lived in the pairs I made him last winter and since they’re basically all he wears, I know he’ll get lots of wear from these, too.

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

I spotted this fabric in JoAnn’s and immediately knew I wanted to use it to try the short version of the Kudzu coverall. And I’m wild about the way the steely grey-blue of the background perfectly matches his incredible eyes.

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

I can’t believe my little sweetie is 16 months old now! He’s growing and changing so fast, and I’m trying to soak up every minute I get with him. I’m not sure how much longer I’ll like him in rompers, so I’m taking full advantage now, while he has no opinion!

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Still one of my favorite things about the Kudzu is the dress option for perfect sibling outfits! Can you get over the preciousness of these two?!

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Ella was overjoyed to have an outfit that matched her brother. She swirled and twirled in her dress, talking about how they had the same stars and how pretty it was.

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Rompers on a precious babe, how can you go wrong? I’m so happy with how this turned out and I’ve decided to update my pattern! It’s not ready yet, but will be coming soon with the short option. Can’t wait!!

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Romper Week

Thanks for having me for Romper Week, RaeAnna! I hope you’ll all go check out the amazing bloggers (my dear, sweet friend Jess is posting today, too!) and enter the giveaway for some sweet prizes!

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Follow this link to link up a romper you’ve made this year and vote for the winners! The prizes are pretty great!

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