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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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.

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!

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