Friday, March 17, 2017

The Festivity Dress(es)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This post has nothing to do with the current holiday and everything to do with a past holiday. Also, be warned, this post is picture heavy...

I've created a little tradition of making my girls Thanksgiving dresses for the past few years. This past year was no different. BUT...I haven't blogged about them until now, because LIFE. So, now that it is March and Thanksgiving was four months ago, I thought I would catch up on blogging a few of my past sews.

May I introduce, the Festivity Dress by E&E Patterns. It is a lovely dress perfect for the holidays with a fit and flare silhouette. I love the 3/4 sleeves on little girls but you could even make a short sleeved version for spring.

I found this coordinating quilting cotton at Joanns with gold accents and thought it would be perfect for the girl's dresses.

The bodice is fully lined and closure is an invisible zipper. Such a nice clean finish.

It passes the twirl test! My girls loved their Festivity Dresses this year!You can purchase the Festivity Dress here.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Looks Like Spring

Spring left and Old Man Winter returned for the next few days. Can you believe last week it was near 70 and we were outside most of the day enjoying the sunshine?
Today it's been rainy and COLD. All the poor cherry blossoms are in for a shock when it freezes tonight. So sad. Hopefully spring returns soon! 

Last week I tested a beautiful dress pattern by E&E Patterns. This the Mira Dress and is a super quick sew, about two and a half hours start to finish. 

It has a lined bodice and three different options for the bodice. Also an invisble zipper, don't be scared, they are actually really easy to install!

The skirt very full and definitely twirl worthy, which is always a favorite. 

This lovely little dress released last week just in time for your spring sewing, Easter dresses anyone? I think so! You can purchase the Mira Dress here.


Monday, March 13, 2017

A New Shoreline

I was able to test the lovely Shoreline Boatneck by Blank Slate Patterns a few weeks back. I made a woven version with a few alterations as directed by the pattern and the fit is perfect!

This top is so versatile, made with wovens it is a dressier top that is really cute when paired with skinnies and flats.
When made with knits, you have the perfect casual tee for spring. I say spring only because once summer hits it's too hot for sleeves. :) You can also make the dress version, which I haven't tried, but it looks pretty cute. The Shoreline Boatneck re-released with a few pattern hacks and you can get your copy here.