First Day of School Dress

first day of school dress

The baby of the family started school… kind of. It is just two mornings a week but she loves it, I love it… everyone is happy :) But she definitely needed a First Day of School Dress! My friend owns a Garnett Designs, a monogram and vinyl company (she ships so look her up) and she posted a cute little apple monogram and I just knew that Bee needed it haha! She had it on a white tee which was super cute but for some reason I needed it on stripes.

first day of school dress

I looked everywhere for a black and white striped dress that wasn’t a fortune and I couldn’t fine one. I guess that’s the beauty of being able to sew right? I already had this fabric in my stash, even better. I bought it years ago, and even used it for some newborn leggings that I posted about HERE. It’s from Girl Charlee, it’s super comfy but it’s super stretchy almost making it hard to work with, Thankfully I’m not a perfectionist :)

first day of school dress

As for the pattern, it’s the Pippa Peplum Top by See Kate Sew with the Dress Add-On. I have made this pattern a ton of times and I LOVE it! Seriously one of my favorite little girl patterns. Sometimes it’s hard to find patterns that are this simple, they all have ruffles or sashes or embellishments… which are great but we aren’t super girly girls over here. The dress add on bundle is so worth it, I have never actually made this as a top, just the dress. This is the “gathered dress” version, I also love the “circle skirt” version… which I made HERE.

first day dress

first day of school dress

I know apples are kind of a “back to school” thing but I’m hoping they can also cross over into fall too right? Let’s say that they so because I just love how this one turned out, crooked stripes and all! I hope everyone has a great year and thank you Mary for the amazing apple monogram!

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Ombré Baby Quilt

ombre baby quiltombre baby quiltAnother quilt is in the books. An Ombre Baby Quilt to be exact :)  I tried to count and I think from start to finish, totally handmade this is quilt number 8… I have 4 more quilt tops ready to go but those don’t count haha. Another one of the Coyote girls had a baby… also bringing our number to 8 Cubs. It’s a tradition for all of the Cubs to get a blanket or quilt made by me!

ombre baby quilt

ombre baby quiltI wanted really big squares for this quilt and thought about doing a rainbow ombre but when I started looking around I just fell in love with the blues and greens. I have never used a precut fabric stack before but let me tell you I might have been converted. It makes it so easy. I bought THIS Kona Solids Layer Cake. The colors and the fabric are amazing.

ombre baby quilt

To be honest, I should have probably quilted it closer together but I just love how big the squares are so I didn’t want to distract from that. I do have a few puckers in a few spots but thats the beauty of a handmade quilt right? “Real” quilters are amazing and talented and I will stay in the quilter wanna be category until I get a little more prefect… until then I will give all the babies my imperfect quilts!

ombre baby quilt

I used a a white cotton fabric on the back that had flocked little polkadots… so cute! I was trying to venture out past my white or black and white striped binding but the white looked too pretty, maybe next time. I also added a little TaylorMade tag :)

ombre baby quilt

ombre baby quilt

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Farmer’s Market Dress

farmers market dressLast week I shared Bee’s Farmers Market Birthday Party HERE. It turned out super cute and it was so much fun! I wanted to have everything in one post but I was getting to picture happy haha, so I am sharing her birthday outfit today… The Farmer’s Market Dress!

farmers market dressThis dress was so simple. I was going to make a structured red and white gingham dress but with the messy food and the water slide I figured I better keep it a little more casual. I found a shirt on Zulily that I liked for myself but all that they had was XXL… it was cheap so I bought it anyway and figured I could make it work for someone. I mean, how perfect is the little saying right?! It came in and it was way too big so I knew I had to repurpose it for Bee. (HERE is the link to the shirt, I think it’s sold out but HERE is a very similar one.)

Farmer's Market DressFarmer's Market DressFarmer's Market DressI wanted to keep the little details on the shirt legible so I had to find a simple pattern that showed it off. I ended up using Dana’s Warhol Dress Pattern. It is so cute and it’s a free pattern, yay! I pretty much stuck to the pattern except I did lengthen it a little so that the design looked centered. Then I used the red and white gingham fabric that I bought for the original dress to do the tie. The pattern calls for another knit fabric for the tie, but the woven worked perfectly too! I already have another Warhol Dress in the works because it took less than an hour, which in my book is an excellent pattern!

http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/the-warhol-dress-pattern.htmlI also got my t-shirt at Zulily, I think it has expired but HERE it is, so you can be notified when they are back in stock. It’s super soft and since Im the worlds biggest graphic tee fan, it was perfect! You can check out the full party HERE.

farmers market dress

farmers market dress

Swan Lake Fabric Tees

Swan Lake FabricToday I have gone all sorts of crazy and decided to jump on the other side of the camera with my little mini model :) I had the opportunity to try out a new line of fabric from Birch Fabrics and FabricwormSwan Lake is here and I’m in love! Swan Lake is the debut collection from husband and wife design team Patrick and Andrea Patton. Swan Lake was inspired by the stillness of forest pond. Graceful swans make their entry for a graceful finale to a perfect evening at Swan Lake. Completed in a palette of calming hues, you’ll find Swan Lake fits into your home or nursery with no fuss at all. They best part is you can get Swan Lake in quilt weight poplin, knit, and double gauze.

IMG_5748I love love love the shade of this green so I choose “Bevy Pond” in the knit substrate. As usual, the knit is amazing! The quality of Birch knit never disappoints, if you are new at sewing with knits I highly recommend it because it sews more like a quilting cotton and isn’t slippery at all. The thickness is perfect and feels super rich.

Swan Lake FabricI love a good v-neck and I have had the Union St. Tee on my to-sew list for a while now. I love this pattern, easy and quick but looks very professional!

swan lake fabric

swan lake fabric

swan lake fabricThen I figured that everything is cuter in mini form so I had to make one for my girl too! For her pattern I used the Vintage V-neck… also quick and easy, just how I like it :) We both love our new summer tees, Bee loves animals and loves that it has “birdie-birdies” all over it! We went to lunch after taking these photos and we got lots of “awwwwws” for our twinning shirts haha!

swan lake fabric

swan lake fabricThanks so much to Fabricworm and Birch for our amazing fabric! You can check out all of the other prints HERE.

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