Several months ago I became a member of Sewing Portfolios and not too long after that I had the privilege of working with Michael Miller Fabrics as an Ambassador. That's when I "met" Candice who so wonderfully created a business so at-home hobby sewists like myself could showcase our talents. Now she's branched off into … Continue reading Introducing Candice Ayala Patterns!
I haven't been much of a dress person in the past and have always been infinitely more comfortable in a pair of jeans. I still am, especially when I'm doing "mom things", but I've discovered that it's nice to put on a dress for an evening out with my husband and pretend that I don't … Continue reading I Guess I Like Dresses Now…
Welcome to my second Dress Up This Town post! I've already made one dress for myself for this month so I decided to take the theme in a different direction this time around and make a princess dress up costume for Sweet Pea. Do you remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned how my … Continue reading Dress Up This Town: A Perfectly Cute Princess Costume
When I first saw Ti's blog theme for July I figured I would sit this one out. First of all I'm not much of a dress person to begin with. More importantly I was scared. Women's dresses are *very* intimidating! That's when I realized I should view this as a challenge and face my fear … Continue reading Dress Up This Town! Designer Stitch Charlie Dress
Happy All Saint's Day! We were invited to a party and naturally I needed to make a costume for my little sweet pea. 🙂 Saint Cecilia lived in the second century and is the patron saint of music/musicians, so she seems like the perfect inspiration for a little girl who loves music and dancing. To make … Continue reading Saint Cecilia Costume
For my daughter's St. Cecilia dress I decided to go with a vaguely Medieval princess style dress that she can add to her dress up collection. I started with the Me Hearties Dress from Patterns for Pirates as the base. It has a full circle skirt which I thought would be too full, so I … Continue reading Sewing a Toddler Medieval Style Princess Dress
Laela Jeyne Patterns recently updated the Sasha Collection* and I had the pleasure of testing it out. There are so many combinations! The customization options include: -two bodice options: a faux wrap front or a button up front -four sleeve lengths: sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves -an elastic or drawstring waist -a … Continue reading Testing the Sasha Collection from Laela Jeyne Patterns