Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Strawberry Baby Dress


I've been hoarding this Heather Ross Briar Rose knit for a while, with baby things in mind (like this!). So I finally busted it out and made a comfy dress and matching headband for little Lottie.

Did I mention she is getting "sooooo big!"? ;)



I drafted the pattern myself, starting with the 6 - 12 month size of the Sew Liberated envelope tee pattern from Growing Up Sew Liberated.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fairy Tale Dress and Matching Bow Tie

As I mentioned before, the "big kids" were also dressed in Palos Verdes voile for Easter. I made Louisa an Oliver + S Fairy Tale Dress.


This was my first time at the pattern, and I really didn't find it too difficult, but I left off the collar and sleeves. I was trying to make it looks a little more modern/grown-up, but afterwards I really wished that I'd kept both. I thought about adding at least the collar towards the end, but decided it was too much trouble. Next time!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Natty Jane Baby Shoes


I've always thought the little yellow Natty Janes that Delia has on the cover of her pattern were the cutest things ever. I have had my eye out for some leather or pleather to up cycle into some for Lottie, and finally came across some bags at the Crozet thrift store that were just dying to be upcycled.


I used scraps of wool felt from my Christmas stocking projects for the lining.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lullaby Layette for Baby's First Easter Dress

For Lottie's first Easter, I made her a little spring dress from the Oliver + S Lullaby Layette pattern.


I was completely inspired by youandmie's Lullaby Layette creations while I was still pregnant with little Lottie last year. This body suit with the ruffle sleeve modification (with tutorial!) and this dress modification of the shirt. Both are so beautiful!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lua Sleep Sack

Another project for Lottie! I made her a Lua Sleep Sack in size 6 - 12 months for this spring.


I used sarah jane Out to Sea prints from my stash, and pink flannel for the lining. I didn't use any batting since it's for the warmer months.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lullaby Layette Jacket and Little Geranium Dress for Lottie

To match her big sister's Wildwood Library Dress I made Lottie a Little Geranium dress and matching Oliver + S Lullaby Layette jacket.

I used the Elizabeth Olwen Wildwood prints from Louisa's dress and the rest of my Michael Miller organic sherpa from Lottie's hat.


The jacket is reversible and the sherpa is oh-so-cozy. I made size 0-3 months. She is 3 months in these pictures and she is still wearing the jacket now at almost 6 months, although the sleeves are getting a little short.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt

 I made another Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt for Leo. Size 4. I will probably invest in the larger pattern now that he has grown out of this one because I really like this shirt. The bottom is a bit wide (almost flared?), but it looks cute on him and I enjoy sewing it a lot.



This time I tackled the long sleeved cuffed version. It is very satisfying because it looks sew tricky but the instructions are very clear.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Purl Bee Baby Lamb Bonnet

Introducing my littlest... Lottie Bea!


She has been keeping us smiling, tired, and a-new-kind-of busy for the last two months, after her much-anticipated 41-week arrival.


For her first Halloween, I made her a cozy little lamb hat from the Purl Bee tutorial.