Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Sale!!!

I don't often hold a sale, and here's the biggest sale I've had yet, so make sure you take advantage of it.
Hop over to my Etsy shop for 25% off the entire shop! 

No coupon code needed. 
November 26 Midnight to November 28 Midnight MST. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lullaby Line Sleep Sacks--Some Baby Gifts!

*Updated to change links!*

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A lot of friends have had babies. And, a lot of girls.
I am waaay behind in sewing up baby gifts, so when I had to choose another pattern for the Go-To Brand Ambassador program, I thought I'd hit two birds with one stone.
I'd sew up some fun baby gifts while sewing up a pattern available in the Go-To Patterns shop!

I chose Peek a Boo Pattern's Lullaby Line Sleep Sack available at Peek a Boo Patterns Go To Patterns!

I sewed it up in size 12-24 months, using flannel for the main part and a cotton/lycra for the neck band and arm bands.
I only had two separating zippers that were long enough, otherwise I would have made a couple more!

I let my 16 month old try them out and she had fun pretending she was napping.

The fit is pretty good--the only thing with the fit is that I'm used to sleep sacks that are a bit longer, only because my kids are usually wearing ones that they can 'grow into.'
This pattern has to have the fit spot on so that the footed sleep sacks can be used properly without tripping up the child.

It's a pretty quick sew. The zipper is the most time consuming part!
I think I'd seam finish the front center edges before I inserted the zipper, the next time.
It would provide a cleaner finish, I think.

Again, you can get the pattern in this shop, or here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Coffee Shop Lace Dress--Make that a Double-Double

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When I saw the Coffee Shop Lace Dress from Bella Sunshine Designs, I knew I wanted to make one. 
No, I knew I wanted to make two.
Two dresses--one for each of my girls.
I figured that they'd make perfect Fall/Winter Sunday dresses, especially since the pattern has a long sleeve option.

My girls were both pretty thrilled with them--even the youngest!
I think I'll be lengthening my older daughters dress a bit yet by cutting the bottom of the skirt off, adding a contrasting strip of fabric and sewing the bottom back onto that. I feel it's a little too short, and that is my own fault since the pattern has finished dress measurements--I just didn't look closely enough at those.

The dark fabric is from Art Gallery's Tule line that I bought a couple of months ago at Canadian National Fabric. The other fabrics are a Ty Pennington line that I picked up at Stay Home Fabrics some time ago as well.

You can pick up a copy of this pattern here.