Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heidi and Finn: Bubble Dress

Heidi and Finn decided to update their Bubble Dress pattern and we are so glad they did!
The Bubble dress makes a perfect holiday dress.
Little Miss was absolutely ecstatic about her new poofy dress.

 The Bubble dress is available in sizes 12m- 12Y. For  limited time you can get all those sizes for just $5! Visit Craftsy to purchase.
Besides all those sizes you also get:
Slim fit and regular fit included in the pattern
Belt loop options
Easy to follow instructions with actually photos
Different options for back closure (placket or button loop)
Fully lined dress

In order to not have a seam down the front 60" wide fabric is needed for some of the sizes.
This dress looks wonderful in a wide variety of fabrics.

Now it's your turn. Lets see your Bubble dresses!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Heidi and Finn: Cowl Neck Jumper Dress and sweater

Fall has official started and cooler weather has hit the east coast. 
Which means, it time for sweaters and fun fall outfits.
Heidi and Finn has the perfect new release, the cowl neck jumper and sweater.
Both the sweater and the jumper sewed up incredibly fast. Which is a plus when chasing around a busy toddler. I made both the jumper and sweater in the 18month size. The sweater is made out of a medium weight knit. The appliqued butterflies are made out of rib knit. As a bonus the butterfly applique pattern is included!
The dress is made completely out of rib knit. Baby girl loves the comfortable feel of the dress. Mommy thinks its adorable :)

I choose to use long sleeves, but, the pattern also included short sleeves. It also comes with a bottom band option. The sweater and jumper can be kept simple or dressed up for special occasions. The possibilities are endless.
The pattern sizes range from 12m to 12y.
You can purchase it here!

Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ollie and Annie- Isabella Dress and Tunic

Introducing the Isabella.
Isabella is the new dress/tunic pattern from Ollie and Annie!
I had the opportunity to test the 18 month tunic.

Baby Girl is in love with this tunic. It has a great swing to it, due to the front and back pleats. Now, before the pleats scare you off...
This pattern comes with a pleat guide. This is the easiest pleating I have ever seen.
The back closure is an adorable button loop closure.
This is the perfect pattern for transitioning into the cooler months. It pairs perfectly with a long sleeve shirt and jeans.
The Isabella is available in sizes 12 months to 12 years. 
You can purchase the pdf in the Ollie and Annie Etsy store.
For a limited time you can purchase the Isabella  and all of Ollie and Annie's patterns at a 20% discount using the code ISABELLA20.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School with Ellie Inspired

Have you seen Ellie Inspired's Back To School pattern release?
If not, you are missing out on a bunch of very cute patterns. As always, the patterns are illustrated and come with clear instructions.
And... they are all size 1-16!


The Best Friend dress is a super quick sew. 
It features dolman sleeves and has a loose fit. 

The School Days skirt pattern is two patterns in one! I chose the ruffle version and paired it with the Lil Bluebird top. It also comes with a stripwork version. 
But what's even better is....
there are built in shorts! 


I fell in love with this pinafore! It is so sweet. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can be made for everyday wear or fancy for a special occasion. The pinafore has pleats that open up into a full skirt. It has a zipper closer in the back. The included blouse pattern has a button front and can be worn without the pinafore.
To round out the girls' patterns, Ellie Inspired is working on up sizing her Mary Mack pattern all the way to size 16.  Also, check out the Sweet Pea coat for the perfect jacket for fall.

We can't forget about the boys!

This sweater was super fast to sew up. We choose a light weight knit that is perfect for cool summer evenings and those early fall days. The cuffs and neck are finished with rib knit. The pattern also comes with a sleeveless version. 

Charlies is a classic button down shirt that features long or short sleeves. The back of the shirt has two pleats.

 The Play Ball Raglan is so comfy. This pattern is an oldie but was increased to size 16. If you own the old version you can purchase the new sizes here.

The Jammin Hoodie  has also been up sized to size 16.
Girls' patterns....check
Boys' patterns....check
Backpack and lunchbox.....check, wait, what!
Yep, there is a new pattern for a backpack and lunch box.

You can check out all the Back to School goodness on the Ellie Inspired Facebook page.
Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ellie Inspired Smock-a-long and Grace & Me's Jody's Summer Frock

Back in June the very talented Laura Johnson from Ellie Inspired Patterns hosted a smock-a-long. Not only did she teach us how to smock but she also gave us a free dress pattern! Smocking has always been on my sewing bucket list. I have always loved smocking but I have been terrified to try it. I jumped in with both feet and I must say I am very pleased with my results.
I am already planning baby girl's next smocked outfit. 
But, if that wasn't enough cuteness, check out this.
Grace & Me a division Ellie Inspired is releasing Jody's Summer Frock pattern for 15" and 18" dolls. Jody's Summer Frock is a doll sized version by Grace & Me of Ellie Inspired's Nonie's Girl and Nonie's Baby. The pattern is full of detailed photos and step by step instructions to help you complete your outfit.
Jody's Summer Frock is a lined, sleeveless dress that also comes with and adorable bolero pattern.
No details of the beautiful pattern are lost with the ribbon detail and pleated skirt.
 The pattern can also be made in two different lengths and includes an attached petticoat/lining. 
Baby Girl was very excited to not only have a new dress for her but also one for her big baby! 

Jody's Summer Frock is now available on Pixie Faire! Get your copy today.

Monday, July 28, 2014

GYCT-Jean and Jamey Jammies Pattern

Everybody loves a comfy pair a pajamas! 
GYCT released a brand new pattern today that is just that!
I had the pleasure of testing out  the Jean and Jamey Jammies Pattern for both of my little dudes.
I choose the short sleeve shirt with banded pants.
The shirt pattern also comes with a long sleeve and gathered front option.
The pants pattern also comes with regular pants and shorts.

The pattern is full of easy to follow instructions and pictures to help guide you.
I made the size 7 and the size 8 for my boys, but the pattern goes from 12 months to size 12!

For 2 days only ( 7/28-7/29) you can get this awesome pattern for only $5.95!
The pattern can be bought on Etsy or Craftsy.
Check out GYCT for all the absolutely adorable versions of the Jean and Jamey Jammies Pattern.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ollie and Annie- Mabel

Meet Mabel, Ollie and Annie's newest pattern.
Mabel cames in sizes 12 month to size 10.
But the best thing is how quickly this pattern went together! 
I made the simple version, but
the pattern also comes with a belted version.

This pattern is also a great base for all kinds of embellishments.  
During testing we saw vintage to Gothic versions. 
They were all adorable.
You can check out some of the different versions on the Ollie and Annie Blog.

Mabel is set to release Monday, July 28th.
For one day only you can purchase it in the Etsy shop for 25% off using the code
If you purchase Mabel you can also get the Bubbly Bubble skirt for 25 %.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lily Bird Studio- Pink Dress

So, the other day I shared a first, my first swimsuit. 
Well, here is another.... a pillowcase dress. 
I know, I know, most people start off making pillowcase dresses.
For some reason, I never had. 
I'm not sure what it is, but, this dress just seems a little more elegant than a plain 'ol pillowcase.
This is Lily Bird Studio's, "Pink Dress".
The Pink Dress is one of Lily Bird's best sellers and they recently upgraded the pattern to a size 10 and larger sizes are in the works. 

To celebrate the new upgrade the pattern will be on sale for $5  until next Friday at Lily Bird Studio.
A free update is available to those that own the pattern. More information on their blog.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ellie Inspired "Oh You Beautiful Boutique"

Ellie Inspired is one of my favorite pattern designers. 
So, when I was asked if I would like to be one of their featured boutiques I was absolutely floored! 

Can I sew?
Do people complement my outfits?
But, to be recognized by someone established in this industry,
gives me goosebumps.
The pattern I chose to feature was the Lucy Baby.
One of the reason I loved Ellie Inspired's patterns is because of now absolutely adorable the clothes are.
The instructions in the patterns pay close attention to details and they are illustrated with photos and computer drawn graphics.

The Lucy baby pattern is currently on sale for $4.50 in Ellie Inspired Shop
As always we would love to design a custom Lucy Baby for you. Contact us today!