Monday, May 2, 2016

Me Made May 2016

It's Me Made May again! Basically, during the month of May I am going to try and wear "me made" items everyday. I almost made it for the entire month last year but I didn't document it very well. Hopefully I can do better this time around.
I love this time of year, it's warm, the pool finally opens, I'm not so pasty white anymore and sewing summer clothes is fun and easy!

Today for me made May day #2 I am wearing a Patterns for Pirates Boundless Dress. This dress has a ton of different options. Empire waist, maxi skirt, tunic length, midi length, longs sleeves, sleeveless...you get the idea. Plus it's a quick easy sew.

I've made two of these dresses but this is the first that I've blogged about. I made this one for our spring break trip because I wanted something cute but comfy that I could wear around after being at the beach all day. This is the perfect dress if you wake up and feel like staying in your pajamas all day. The top is a super soft cotton lycra and the skirt is FRENCH TERRY (both are from Girl Charlee). For those that aren't familiar with what French Terry is...it's sweatshirt fabric, but super duper soft. So basically when I wear this dress I am wearing my sweatpants and it's great.

I added a few of the outtakes, my five year old took these pictures with the assistance of a tripod and they are a tad out of focus. Oh well, that's the best I can do for now. :)

 She looks better in my hat, not fair! :)


Have a great week!

xoxo
crissy

Friday, March 25, 2016

Charleston Dress

I've been sewing up a storm this month. I try to cram as much sewing time in at night after kids go to bed because during the day we are out soaking up the sunshine, warm air and an insane about of pollen. #southerngirlproblems

I was lucky enough to test a lovely dress pattern by Adrianna Appl of Hey June Handmade. I love her patterns so when a testing call went out I jumped at the chance!

This is view B, I used a thicker quilted knit and a gray ponte for the color blocking. I modified the back skirt a little to include color blocking for a slimming effect. I chose this view because of the skirt and POCKETS.

I love the way this dress turned out! I made a straight size small and the bodice fit perfectly with no tweaking at all. That never happens with fitted garments.

The Charleston Dress calls for thicker/more stable/less stretchy knits and I couldn't find any that were very "spring-like" at my local Joanns. I am on the hunt for something in more of a pastel color so I can make another of these lovely dresses for Spring.

Photo credit goes to be 5 year old and the tripod. :)

xoxo
crissy

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Mori Dress take 2.

Here's another version of the E & E Patterns Mori Dress. 

This is a size 7 for Miss L. I used cotton twill again and used only a single layer on the flounce so it wouldn't be too stiff. I'm thinking I'll trim the flounces with lace for the next one I make.


I can't wait to make a few more of these, maybe for Easter? Probably solids and florals because those are so pretty together.


Miss L was happy to have these pictures be over because it is COLD outside. Oh the woes of being a blogger or photographer's child. :)


xoxo
crissy





Thursday, February 25, 2016

A break between storms.

We were stuck inside today because of the nasty weather. So I finished up testing a pattern for Elegance and Elephants

This is the Mori Dress Pattern and it is adorable! The pattern releases this Monday and it has been so fun seeing all the versions that the other testers have created.

This is a size 5 and fits miss B perfectly. I used a nice sturdy twill which drapes nicely. The bodice is lined and showcases princess seams so you could go to town with some fun pops of color by using piping. Maybe I'll try that on the next one I make.

Even though the weather kept us indoors for most of the day we were able to run outside to sneak a few pictures before the rain started up again and we caught the tail end of a rainbow! So pretty.

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

xoxo
crissy

Monday, February 1, 2016

A little shop update...

I let my etsy shop slide to the side after Christmas. I had grand plans to sew up tons on pretty things but I needed some time to decompress after an absolutely insane holiday season, I'm you can all relate! Well, I'm back and have stocked the shop with more infinity scarves and a few blanket scarves. I am very excited about the blanket scarves as they are made from Robert Kauffman flannel which means they are deliciously soft and so warm.

It's not quite as big as a full blanket scarf, but can still be worn so many different ways. The dimensions are 70" x 20".



The colors are gorgeous. I am a complete sucker for anything teal or turquoise. I left the edges raw and hand frayed them. I did a stay stitch along the edges so the flannel wouldn't fray too much.

I have a few more colors to add later this week. I am also offering 10% off through the month of February with the code THANKYOU10. You can find my shop here. Happy February!

xoxo
crissy

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Waffle T!

Here is another pattern for this dreary month of January from the Sew What Club...the Waffle T by Jessica The Sewing Rabbit. I am just going to put it out there that I love this tee pattern. It is so cute! Lately, Miss L isn't into dresses as she is always doing one form of gymnastics or ballet throughout our house, so she prefers pants and t-shirts. This pattern fits her preferences perfectly!

All fabric is from Girl Charlee. The stripes are a medium weight cotton spandex, very soft and not too stretchy.

The sleeves are lighter weight cotton spandex, also not too stretchy, but this pattern has plenty of ease so the fit is great.

This pattern would be perfect for some french terry, which is my new obsession lately.

Always cartwheels, always. :)

xoxo
crissy

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year, New Patterns

Here is the first design for January for the Sew What Club. This is the Mont Blanc Jumper which my oldest didn't really care for, until her sister saw it and went crazy over it. Now she wants one, typical sisters. :)


The Mont Blanc is a simple little jumper that you can make with or without a bib. It looks adorable over a sweater, cowl neck or with a long sleeve tee underneath. Pair it with tights and boots and it is simply adorable

 
 I love the criss-cross in the back. So cute. 

The fabric was a from Girl Charlee, it's a lightweight jersey knit and perfect for this pattern.


I hope you're staying warm, it's cold out there!

xoxo
crissy