Friday, January 30, 2015

Girl's Bundle-Up Bundle

It's Bundle Up! time again!
This time it's a girl's bundle.
 I sewed up the Adeline Knit Ruffled Cardigan and the Wide Leg Pants--both of them are in the bundle.

For the cardigan, I used a Riley Blake knit, a Girl Charlee knit for the lining, and a simple white woven cotton. It's a bit thinner than quilting cotton.
So the cardigan is fully lined except for the sleeves.
It can be made as a cardigan or dress or top, with or without ruffles.
For the buttons, I used Kamsnaps. I really like how they work for baby clothes.

 For the pants I used a Premier Prints twill that I had ordered years ago from
They feature a knit fabric waistband and the main pant can be made in woven or knit with two different pocket options. I opted to go pocket-less as she can't use them yet anyway.
You can get these both in the Bundle Up!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Shake It Up! Contest

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Ok, so I usually never watch pop music videos.
But, I thought it'd be fun to join in this contest, so I watched one--Shake it Off.
I was reminded why I don't like watching them.
But, all that put aside, here is a screen shot of what was my inspiration for the outfit I'm entering: is my version:

I used the Peek-a-boo Skinny Jeans for the orange jeans and the Alex & Anna Winter PJs for the top.
I couldn't resist adding a little something to liven up the shirt--so I used my free Corsair Applique pattern, traced it on freezer paper and did a freezer paper stencil.

Fabrics for the top are from Girl Charlee and the denim for the jeans is from Canadian National Fabric.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Huge Giveaway!

Sewing Giveaway
January's giveaway is sponsored by:

A Special Thanks to Imagine Gnats and Pattern Revolution for sponsoring part of the prize pack.

**Giveaway is open worldwide but you are responsible for any extra shipping charges due to your location when using the shop credits**
Winner will be contacted by e-mail from and will have 48hrs to claim the prize.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Princess Party Dress--Betties Swap

My daughter is in love.
With a dress.
But, it's not just any dress.

It's supposed to be a 'dress-up' dress.
With the beautiful see-through sleeves and delicate polka-dot fabric.

It's perfect to be a princess in. 

 A fierce, sword-bearing princess.

 Or a smiley princess.
 Who has to engage in life-threatening battles with fierce brothers dragons every now and then.

 Or a cool princess.
But she's been wearing it every time it's clean.
I really think it's become more of an everyday dress.
A dress my daughter loves and feels rather princess-like in.
You can get the pattern from MandyK Designs here (craftsy) or here (etsy).
Make sure to check out all the other swap posts! 

Monday January 19th
Tuesday January 20th
Wednesday January 21st
Thursday January 22nd
Friday January 23rd

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Huge DIY Bundle!

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.
There is a really neat DIY bundle up for grabs!

There are 76 DIY e-books and e-courses plus 4 bonuses including a free Craftsy class of choice (up to $60 value.)
Hop on over and check it out!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Leggings Pattern

Dandelions 'n Dungarees has released a new pattern--a FREE Basic Leggings pattern which I had fun testing!
They include sizes for dolls, both 15" and 18", and all the way from NB to 16!
So, a huge size range.

I love that they are a bit longer than the usual ones I use--no riding up the legs.

I sewed up the 6m size for my daughter and they are a great fit other than the back rise was a little low but it was adjusted in the final pattern.
I didn't think it would work, but they work pretty decent for cloth diapers as well. That's what she usually wears them with.

The fabric is a cotton/spandex from Girl Charlee. (referral link)

Ha, and trying to take pictures of a little mover is rather difficult...every time I pointed my camera at her, she'd turn or move...
Now that she's standing too it'll be even harder, I think!