Saturday, November 14, 2015


Here is the second November pattern for the Sew What Club, The Madeline Dress. Miss B was feeling left out so I let her have this dress. I test a size 6 for the Sew What Club so this is a little big on her but... we'll pretend that's ok and she can wear this dress for Thanksgiving and be matchy matchy with Miss L wearing this dress.

This pose, HA!

I used the same fine whale corduroy and quilting cotton as The Montpellier. I like to make two of the same dresses that coordinate or different dresses with matching fabric for my girls. I'm weird. :)

In other news Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away (WHAT?) and I can't believe that. I may be looking forward to Thanksgiving break more than the kids because I get to sleep in and don't have to drive to a million activities. AND I get to cook yummy food. Thanksgiving dinner is the best, definitely something to be thankful for.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Montpellier Dress

Can you believe that October is almost over? It's starting to feel like Fall around here, crunchy leaves, all things pumpkin and lovely sunsets.

Although I am a summer lover, I have been able to make my peace with the cooler temps and pull all of the layers and boots out of my closet. It's not my favorite thing to do but I can't complain too much because fall is so pretty and warm here in Georgia.

But I went off on a tangent there so back to the subject at hand. Here is the children's pattern for the Sew What Club to be released November 1st, the Montpellier Dress. 

I found this fine whale corduroy at Hobby Lobby and I LOVE it. I need to go back and get more so I can make Miss B a dress with it too. It is to die for. Gray and pink, you slay me.

It's also Kid's Clothes Week so I killed two birds with one stone right here. This might be the only thing I sew up for KCW because fall is a busy time, y'all. I mean, head spinning busy.

In other news, I am allowed to play Christmas music in 11 days, so I am pretty excited about that. :)


Friday, October 16, 2015

More from the Sew What Club

Yesterday The Sew What Club released their mid-month pattern for October: The I Dunno Shrug.

This pattern was easy peasy and I made it even easier by not using a trim, although I have seen some adorable versions with trim so I am regretting that decision just a bit.

I used a fun cotton spandex blend from my Girl Charlee September Knitfix. I still have quite a bit left over so I need to figure out what I can make for myself.

Miss L has worn the shrug non-stop since I gave it to her. I think that means she likes it. :)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Cocoon Dress

Here is the first children's pattern for the Sew What Club in October. This one is so cute! May I introduce the Cocoon Dress.

This is a simple shift dress with ruffle sleeves and a cocoon shape, hence the name. :) Totally cute for fall.

I was too lazy to change the thread in my serger to white, so if you see the black seams that's why. Also, the recovery on this fabric (a cotton jersey) isn't that great which is why the neckline stretched out a bit. A great way to fix that is put in a neckband like a regular t-shirt. But again, I was too lazy.


This picture is deceiving because it looks like a beautiful fall day but it was hot and sticky, she was a trooper for putting on boots and a long sleeved dress. That's her personality though, "sure, mom, whatever you need!" Such a sweet girl.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Can't beat free!

Today's selfish sewing is the iCandy Fun Summer Tee. This is a free pattern and you can't beat free. I like the dropped shoulder seam and the contrasting front and back. This is the perfect print to feature a fun print on the front and coordinating solid on the back. 

The pattern is a medium and I think I will take it in a little next time I make this so it isn't as baggy. That's the great part about making your own clothes, you can get the perfect fit.

The front fabric is a jersey rayon and it is from Girl Charlee Knit Fix from a few months back. The back fabric is from Joann and is a cotton jersey.

This shirt sewed up fast and is perfect for warm fall days. Can't wait to make a few more!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Some Selfish Sewing

I've never participated in selfish sewing week because I didn't start sewing for myself until about a year ago. That all changed when I discovered the wonderful world of knits. Since that discovery I've made quite a few things, things that I actually wear! I thought it would be fun to share some of those wearable items this week. There was no planning done for this so these are all things I've already made and love wearing. My sewing time this week is devoted to assembling pdf patterns and cutting those patterns out, not my favorite part but it has to be done.

To start, here is one of my favorite shirt patterns. This is the Day Tripper Top by Shwin Designs. 

It's a dolman style top that comes together really quickly and is pretty cute. 

The fabric is from a Girl Charlee Knit Fix, it's a Jersey Rayon blend. It's a little sheer, so a tank is necessary underneath and that means this is not something I can wear when it's warm, but it was only 73 and rainy yesterday so I didn't melt.

This is the second I've made of this pattern so far and I like it more each time. It's cute without being too boring and is a little more fun than a regular t-shirt. I guess it dresses up my "mama" uniform just a bit.

Happy Selfish Sewing Week!


Monday, September 21, 2015

The Monceau Top

Here is another top from the Sew What Club. This is the second September pattern and oh so cute! The fabric has been in my stash for a while, from fabricworm and I can't remember the designer (sorry). I whipped this up in about two hours if you don't count all of the times I was interrupted.


The Monceau was meant for an invisible zipper, (my favorite to put in!) but I didn't have one that would match so I put in a regular zipper and it still looks cute. This top would also make an adorable A-line dress. I have so many ideas and so little time. :) Such is the life of a creative maniac with four kids!

Are you excited for fall? It was 90 here today so I'm still pretending it's summer and will do so until the weather changes.