Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oliver + S Library Dress in Wildwood

I wanted to make something with this fabric line as soon as I saw it—Wildwood by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics (which happens to be 100% organic).

I thought the oliver + s Library Dress would show off a few of the prints well. And it does!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Oliver + S Sunday Brunch Jacket in Corduroy

This gift I unfortunately did not have a model for. I made this jacket for my friend's daughter, little Maeve, who was turning one. She shares a birthday with my Leo! How fun.

Oliver + S Popover Sundress and Doll Dress

So, I had a baby in August (more on that later!) and have just started to break out the sewing machine again (Halloween costumes!). But there were a couple summer projects I never shared, so here you go!

This Popover Sundress and doll dress set was a last-minute gift for an old friend of Louisa's who was turning seven. I sewed both dresses the morning before the party!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Doctor Scrubs (Simplicity 4378)

My husband is a radiology resident and happily gets to wear scrubs to work a lot. But at just over 6'6", he has a hard time fitting them well, and he needs several sets to get him through the week. I've been meaning to make him a "custom" pair for a while.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oliver + S Bucket Hats

I made both kiddos some new bucket hats for our annual Virginia Beach trip. More Sarah Jane fabrics! The pattern is in Little Things to Sew (which I have and love) but also a free download here.

The hats are reversible, but I let them choose their own fabrics from my stash, so the two sides don't coordinate quite as much as I would have liked, but the point was for the kids to actually wear them, so—success!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fourth Birthday Sketchbook Shirt

Leo needed a special mommy-made garment for his birthday, too, of course. ;) He selected this Sarah Jane print from her Children at Play line (Making Paper Hats in Aqua) from my stash. 

I made it into an oliver + s Sketchbook Shirt. And thank goodness, because I bought that pattern three years ago in the 6 month - 4T size range... made it just under the wire.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Edelweiss Dress for a Six-Year-Old and her 18" Doll

I just realized this is the third year in a row that I have sewed Louisa a summer dress in sarah jane prints! This year it is Wee Wander, Summer Night Lights in Magenta. The bodice is Meandering in Petal.

The pattern is the Edelweiss Dress by hey june of Crafterhours.

I sewed the buttons on the long tab (rather than the left side as written) so that I could move them when she is bigger, but for now the extra width is hidden when the buttons are hooked. The skirt is plenty long so there is room to grow!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ruched Maternity Skirt and Shirt

No one wants to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes that are only going to be worn for a few months, (especially when one is pretty sure this is her last pregnancy.) So, it is tempting to go to Target or Old Navy and just buy some cheap-o pieces and move on. Which, I admit, I have done. But, let's get real—"fast fashion" is bad. Bad for the environment, bad for the American economy, and most especially, bad for the people who make the clothes. Rana Plaza has taught most people nothing. So, with all that in mind, I bought some fab Megan Nielsen patterns and decided to take at least some of my maternity wardrobe into my own two hands.