Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More of Caroline

If you haven't noticed yet, I absolutely love to sew up the Caroline Party Dress as baby gifts. 
It's a quick, easy to sew pattern and so easy to modify as well. 

I made some little mods on this one. 
I added the strip of pink as a layer between the bodice and the skirt and then also added the pink at the bottom to tie it all in. 
(The real reason was not quite enough of the floral fabric to make the right length, but I love how it turned out!) 
Again, because it's for a baby, I added easy to close snaps on the back instead of an invisible zipper. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Elsa Times Two

Last time I mentioned how my boys love Star Wars.
My girls are a little late to the Frozen party but they've joined.
My oldest daughter chose this Elsa fabric from Fabric.com and when I was sent extra because it was the end of the bolt, I was able to squeeze two dresses out of it! 

I chose to use the Maggie Mae Dress pattern by Shwin and Shwin. 
It is still one of my favourite quick dresses for older girls. I like the curve in the bodice and the color blocking opportunities! 

The pink fabric was a bonus from someone on a destash site--I had ordered a number of prints from her and she threw in this extra. I love how it adds the pop of color.
And, my girls were thrilled to match in their Elsa dresses! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Star Wars!

My boys all love Star Wars. 
They make light sabers out of any stick they find, they dress up as Darth Vader or Storm Troopers, and they conquer each other with the 'force pinch.' 

When they saw that there was such a thing as Star Wars fabric there were many requests for some.
It is hard to find in Canada so when I found some on Fabric.com, I asked friends of ours to pick it up for me in the US to save on shipping. 
The boys each picked their own fabric and chose whether to have a t-shirt type shirt or a button-up. 
My youngest wasn't too picky--he was happy with a woven-front raglan.

My oldest wanted patches on his arms to showcase the fabric even more. 
And, my second wanted a button-up. 

The patterns I used were the Rascal Raglan from Ottobre 4/2013 modified to not have sleeve cuffs (I know, I could have made the oldest's a little longer in the sleeves, but I can always add the cuffs yet), and the Offbeat Oxford from New Horizons.