November 8, 2013
Have you seen all the amazing Bumblebee Dresses floating around social media lately? They’re the brainchild of the amazing Sewing Mama RaeAnna and today I’m lucky enough to share mine with you.
I’ve been saving this matryoshka doll fabric for something special and this sweet dress sure fits the bill!
Ella is such a little doll and growing up so fast. She looks like a little girl in these photos, not my baby anymore.
This dress is pretty darn precious! It’s RaeAnna’s first pattern and she hit a homerun. It ranges in size from 3m to 12, so we’ll be able to make it for many years to come! There’s several great options, too! Like ruffle sleeves, sleeveless, ruffle neckline, and the bodice is perfect for applique or embroidery for further personalization. And for the remainder of the pattern tour (through November 18th), it’s just $5 in her SHOP!!
To celebrate her first pattern release, RaeAnna’s arranged an amazing giveaway! First place wins a free pattern, a $35 gift card to The Ribbon Retreat, and a destash fabric pack!! Second and third place both win a free copy of the Bumblebee pattern and destash fabric packs. So amazing! So enter below for your chance to win this precious dress.
Don’t miss the other fantastic stops along the tour!
November 1, 2013
Today is the first Feature You Friday! Are you as excited as I am?! Great! Lets see some amazing projects!
First, Jenny created these precious Nap Mats for her granddaughters. Such lucky little girls, these are adorable versions of one of my favorite projects.
Next, Leonilyn dug into the archives and upcycled a tee into a dress. This is one of my very first tutorials, published the first month I started blogging! Sofia had just turned 2!
And last but not least, Heather adapted my Rapunzel Wig into an Ariel wig for her adorable daughter’s Halloween costume!
And they trick or treated in the dorms of their local college. Oh how I wish we’d done this when I was in school! Although the carpet in those dorms would have driven me bananas!
Thank you for letting me share your projects, ladies!
Want to see your work featured here next week? Be sure to submit your photos! Just shoot me an email at sewlikemymom(at)gmail(dot)com with any pictures or info you want me to include!
October 31, 2013
I had the pleasure of sewing the Olivia Dress for Jessica from Craftiness is Not Optional this week. When signing up for the tour, I had the option of somewhere earlier in the month or Halloween and I decided to take the creative route and go for Halloween. I wanted to do something in the spirit of the day, but not necessarily deck her out in black and orange.
I really, really love this dress!! I used Ghastlies by Alexander Henry for the fabric because I adore the ghoulish print (that I got from my favorite etsy shop, Pink Door Fabrics). The pink is perfect to satisfy Sofia’s desire to always wear pink, but the dress itself doesn’t scream Halloween.
The bodice of the dress is one of my favorites. The 2 button placket and elbow length sleeves are adorable and Sofia was excited to be able to button herself into the dress after putting it on.
The dress went together like a dream. From start to finish it was fast, simple, and clean–my kind of sewing! There are options for a top or dress as well as different sleeve lengths, so the potentials here are endless. I’ve already cut out a dress for Chloe and I’m thinking Ella might need a new top…
It was a dream for me to try this pattern of Jessica’s. I’ve been a huge fan of her blog and her work for years. I converted a shirt tutorial of hers into a dress for Sofia’s first day of Preschool 2 years ago and have been peeking in on her ever since!
Check out the other Olivia Top and Dress goodness from the pattern tour over at Craftiness is Not Optional then snatch up the pattern so you can join in the fun!
*I received the pattern free for review, but all opinions are my own! I’m not affiliated in any way with Craftiness is Not Optional or Pink Door Fabrics, I just happen to really love them both!