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

Cute Little Girl Clothing… found on Amazon!

cute little girls clothing

I didn’t really mean for it to happen but when I had a girl two years ago, this blog kind of morphed into toddler clothing central haha! I LOVE to make clothes for Bee, the patterns and fabrics that are available these days are out of control! My “to-sew” list is a mile long and I love it! However, I don’t have a magic clock where I can freeze time and sew for hours upon hours for my girl so a good portion of her wardrobe is purchased. Don’t get me wrong, handmade clothing has a very special place in my heart but between the time it takes, the fact that toddlers are super messy and the rate in which they grow, sometimes… store-bought play clothes are the answer!

I also have another obsession… Amazon Prime, it’s kind of a sickness haha! I just can’t drag three kids to the store sometimes. This is not even a sponsored post, I just love Amazon. One day… I was doing my usual Amazon afternoon shopping for things like dog food and baby wipes on my phone and I came across an adorable little girl dress, I was like… “wait what?!” I don’t know why it never occurred to me that Amazon would have cute little girl clothing but it just didn’t. I clicked over to check it out and then I was sucked into a vortex of adorable dresses, tops and rompers. I bought Bee a ton of cute stuff and it was delivered to my house a few days later, woo hoo!

I was telling my girlfriends about all the cute stuff I found the other day on a playdate and they told me I have to share this news with the world haha! Bee was actually sporting one of her new “amazon dresses”. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites (most of which we own) for all of you fellow phone shopping moms out there haha! Just click the picture for a direct link, some affiliate links included. Most of these are all from a store on Amazon called Fiream and almost everything I have found there is under $15! I did notice that this brand runs a little “narrow” for younger girls so you might want to size up. Happy Shopping!

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I’m obsessed with both of these for a first day of school outfit!

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I bought Bee this little house dress for her birthday and it’s even cuter in person… it’s a perfect school dress because its not too frilly so she can run and play. There are literally twelve options like the house and boat so I am going to have to get some more of these!

cute girls clothing

cute girls clothing

As I was gathering the pics for this post I came across this dress and clearly had to get Bee this one too!

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Again with the adorable ducks!! I might need these for fall… I mean Bee might need them haha.

cute girl clothing

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I came across these precious number shirts and I got the “I am 2″ for Bee… she loves her “birdie birdie” shirt! These would also make a great birthday present!

cute girls clothingI can’t even handle the cuteness here! I bought Bee the tulle skirt dress with the floral top and she loves her princess dress :)

cute girls clothingcute girls clothingcute girls clothingLet me know if you find any other amazon outfits that i need to know about!

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30 Minute Sundress with Forest Floor Fabrics

30 minute sundressI’m so excited to be taking part in another one of Bonnie Christine’s blog tours. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Bonnie’s work and her latest collection, Forest Floor for art Gallery Fabric, might just be my new favorite! Inspired by her experience of living in the forest, Bonnie creates a whimsical world where dreams of a magical place come to life.  Forest Floor hopes to ignite the exploration of forest curiosities, and take you on an adventure filled with green and oak flora and delicate berry tinted fauna that inhabits the wondrous depths of the mountains.

forest floor fabric

forest floor fabric

I fell in love with this print, Wild Posy Flora,  specifically and I just knew that Bee had to have a dress made from this amazing fabric.

forest floor fabric

forest floor fabricI was looking for a simple, summery maxi dress that looked effortless to compliment the gorgeous fabric. I thought about drafting something myself but then I came across this Border Fabric Sundress from Lil Blue Boo and it was perfect! It’s even a free tutorial with no pattern pieces, seriously couldn’t be easier. I obviously didn’t use border fabric so I changed the name to the 30 minute sundress because it literally took me 30 minutes, from start to finish people!! I even had time to add a little Taylor Made tag :)

forest floor fabric

http://www.lilblueboo.com/2009/06/border-fabric-sundress-tutorial.htmlI love making intricate patterns but sometimes I want the fabric to just speak for itself. I used another fabric from the collection, Fierfly Beam, for the top band and straps.

forest floor fabric

forest floor fabric

Then, I had to add some lace trim to the bottom just to make it extra ethereal.

forest floor fabricforest floor fabricBee has already requested her new sundress a few times this week, it will definitely be a summer staple!

forest floor fabric

You can purchase Forest Floor HERE. Be sure to check out Going Home to Roost for all of the other tour details and to check out all of the other amazing designers who got their hands on the pretty fabric. Yesterday, April and Mickey from Sweet Girl Studio shared a gorgeous mini quilt and tomorrow Maureen Cracknell has an amazing project planned just to name a few! Also.. because someone might ask… Bee’s bow is Bloomies Handmade and her adorable shoes are from Amazon HERE. Thanks for having me Bonnie!

Naples Dress Blog Tour

Naples Dress Blog Tour

Naples Dress Blog Tour

Hi Guys! I’m so honored to be taking place in the Naples Dress Blog tour today! Jenn from A Jennuine Life asked me to be a part of this amazing tour and of course I had to say yes! This pattern is so, SO good you guys! I love patterns with a million options because I really feel like I’m getting a big bang for my buck. There are multiple lengths, sleeve options and neck closures (including a free peter pan collar pattern add on that Jenn designed for the tour!) Jenn’s patterns are impeccable, she has definitely found her calling!

Naples Dress Blog Tour

Naples Dress

What’s even more exciting is that one of my favorite fabric companies, Art Gallery, sponsored the tour and supplied all of the amazing fabric! If you haven’t had a chance to make clothing with Art Gallery Fabrics, I highly recommend it! They are known for their soft, high quality feel. I chose the “Delicate Femme in Gold” by Pat Bravo from her new Essentialss II line. I think this sweet girl looks so good in gold somehow which I think is kind of hard to do haha!

Naples Dress Blog Tour

I love long dresses on my sassy little tomboy girl and I loved the idea of the big butterfly sleeves that are still short and flowy. So, I went with the long gathered dress and short butterfly sleeves. I decided to use a metallic bias tape for a little pop and honestly it was pretty hard to work with, I might take it out and just use the pretty fabric from the dress. It flipped around a lot because it was so slippery but I do like the little gold touch that it adds.

Naples Dress Blog Tour

Naples Dress

Besides the stubborn bias tape that I chose, I absolutely loved this pattern, it was a fun yet simple sew. I loved the neckline closure and I already have a few more in the works!

Naples Dress

Naples Dress

No blog tour is complete without a giveaway! The winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of Essentials II from Art Gallery and a choice of any three of Jenn’s PDF patterns!! And if you just can’t wait (which I don’t blame you), You can grab the Naples while it is on sale HERE! Use code NAPLESTOUR for 25% off through Sunday 3/27 (bundles excluded as those are already discounted). Thanks so much for having me Jenn!

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 Be sure to check out all of these other amazing ladies on the tour here:

3/21: A Jennuine Life * My Sweet Sunshine * Chelise Patterson
3/22: Rock the Stitch * Taylor Made Creates * Élégantine!
3/23: Handcrafted by RED * Lily Shine * Pattern Revolution * Sew Sophie Lynn
3/24: Sew Shelly Sew * 2 Little Hooligans * Handmade Boy
3/25: Filles à Maman * While She Was Sleeping * That’s-Sew-Kari * Czarina’s Project

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