April 29, 2015
**I’m over at Riley Blake today sharing another Project Design team post!!**
It’s finally Spring and my girls LOVE skirts! I fell in love with this mermaid fabric the second I saw it but wasn’t certain what I wanted to do with it. But it spoke to me, ever so softly, and it said, “flat front skirts.”
They’re so happy! Okay, okay, mostly they’re happy to be outside and in the gorgeous weather. But they’re also happy to do it in these precious outfits!
I just really love their faces in these!
I couldn’t help but appliqué some amazing matching tees!
Isn’t the fabric just perfection?! And the flat front is their favorite because it stops the bunching on their bellies when they sit down.
Are you ready to start making your own? They’re super duper simple, promise! Just head over to Riley Blake for the full tutorial!!
April 14, 2015
Thank you to everyone who voted for my lace yoke romper during Flip This Pattern.
And I’m totally obsessed with embroidery now!
Below is my post from Frances Suzanne, explaining a little more about how I flipped the pattern.
Hello pattern flipping fans! I’m Melissa from Sew Like My Mom and I’m really excited to bring you my flip of the Boardwalk Hoodie & Henley!
I’ve always been such a fan of rompers! So when I saw the yoke on the Boardwalk, I knew immediately I wanted to make it into a romper.
I played around with the idea of making it knit, but ultimately decided to make it all cotton woven and chose this gorgeous lace for the yoke.
I loved my mint romper, but it was just a little too plain, so I added some embroidery to the leg. I’ve never embroidered anything before so I did a little Googling and took a leap of faith, but I’m WILD about the way it turned out!
To get the romper just the way I wanted I mashed the Boardwalk pattern with my Kudzu pattern, but I’m sure it would work with most romper styles. The only real pattern piece changes I did were to lengthen the rise on my pattern to accommodate a shorter yoke so it would still fit her through the torso.
I kept the yoke pieces in Ella’s size, but I lowered the necklines on the front and back. The pink buttons really popped against the lace.
I sewed the bottom to the yoke and cut the armholes using the curves from the Boardwalk pattern pieces. Then I finished the edges of the yoke with bias tape made from my mint fabric.
I made a snap crotch and sewed elastic to the bottom of the legs to gather them in. Ella says it’s super comfy and she begs me to wear it every day!
It took me just a few hours to create this beauty for my beauty. There were a few nervous moments, but I’m so so thrilled with the way it turned out! Such a sweet summer outfit all ready for the warm weather!
March 24, 2015
I’m over on Frances Suzanne today sharing my version of the Boardwalk Hoodie & Henley. Go check it out!