Saturday, July 30, 2016

Caroline Dress V.1

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My youngest daughter was somewhat disgruntled about wearing pants when her older sister got to wear fun dresses that twirled and looked so girly. 
So, I took out Mouse House Creations' Caroline Party Dress and whipped up a couple of dresses for her. 
This is version 1. 

I adjusted the back to throw on some snaps so that I wouldn't have to fiddle with a zipper while trying to dress her. She is not one to sit still for long. I extended the placket by 1/2" and added interfacing to accommodate the snaps. 

A butterfly applique was added to the bodice to tie it in a little better and to add a fun feature. 

Butterfly fabric is from (years ago!) and the star fabric is from Connecting Threads (also quite a while ago--I can't find it there anymore but it was called 'Little Stars'.) 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cats and a Layer Me Up

Awhile ago, I had made mention of some cat fabric, and I caved and bought enough for my plan to use it as a panel for the front of a shirt. 
First a little back story here: 
I like cats. 
And, when a cat has kittens here on the farm, I insist that they be placed in the boot room so that they can be made tame. 
I had like 5 batches of kittens in there at one time this past spring. 
So, I was lovingly dubbed 'Momma Cat' by my husband. 
This fabric fit right in, so now my husband can officially call me 'Momma Cat.' Ha! 

It's a great fitting pattern, and it has become a fast favourite here. 

The eggplant fabric I used previously here
The cat fabric is from Fawnette Fabrics

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pattern Parade

Hop on over to the Swhetty Bettie's blog to see which pattern I have on parade! 
There's a huge discount on this pattern (45%) and there's a giveaway that includes every pattern that is on parade!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Desert Island Sew

One pattern. All the fabric and notions you may need. 
What a question. 
But, I came up with one because it is so versatile!
Mouse House Creations' Caroline Party Dress! (affiliate link) 

Now, this dress is meant to have a zipper closure but I switched it to snaps so it'd be easier to dress little babies, as these were baby gifts. 
To do this, I added 1/2" to the center back on each piece, added interfacing for the snaps, and sewed the whole bodice shut. 
An easy modification and that is what I love about this pattern--it is so easy to adapt, to add all sorts of fun features without needing another pattern. 

I could sew a whole wardrobe for my girls with this dress. I have in fact sewn up a couple more, but those will come in a later post...

Sew 20 Desert Island Sew Tour
7/18/16 to 7/22/16
Use #desertislandsew on social media to play along!

7/18 Sew 20 Tour Launch | Very Blissful | Lulu & Celeste | The Wholesome Mama
  7/19 House of Estrela | FABulous Home Sewn | create3.5
  7/20 Beri Bee Designs | mahlicadesigns
  7/21 Rebel & Malice | Sew Starly | The Berry Bunch | Sewing By Ti
  7/22 Candice Ayala | PenSeb&Rox | Mae & K | Sew 20 Social Media Round-up
7/25 Sew 20 Tour Wrap-up