Category: Girls

Halloween Costumes 2018

Phew!  Another Halloween in the books!  We ended up with a black cat (hence the tutorial for a simple cat tail), a Paladin of Voltron (Lance to be specific), Rayla from Dragon Prince (see more details on that costume here), and a Ranger from the book series Ranger’s Apprentice.  Halloween 2018 ended up with very happy children which makes for a happy mom! Nut-Nut loves pretending to be a cat.  Actually, I bribe her with saucers of milk so she can drink milk like a kitty.  It’s kinda like magic.  But the true magic is watching her joy as...

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Rayla Costume

My oldest daughter was all over the place this year as far as what she wanted to dress up as.  Hermoine, then a ranger–pretty much whatever book she was currently reading. She finally settled on a character from the Netflix show Dragon Prince.  I haven’t watched the show–but the rest of my family has a my daughter liked Rayla enough to dress up as her.  She here’s my take on a Rayla costume. Rayla is some sort of woodsy elf who can run really fast with her arms behind her.  I stared at pictures of her for hours and...

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Back to School Cascade Tee

Are your kids back in school now?  Mine have been back for a couple weeks now-even my sweet little Nut-Nut!  She started preschool and is feeling so grown up!  I’m over at the New Horizons Designs Blog today sharing pictures of the sweet Back to School Cascade Tee I made for her first day.  Such a bittersweet day…      ...

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Maggie Peplum Top Hack

After sewing my daughter’s layered ruffle tee from the Maggie Top, I just could not get over how cute and grown up she looked.  And she loves her outfit!  I love sewing for her when she loves the outcome.  I saw the last bit of the floral jersey I used here and knew it would make the perfect peplum to match her lavender pants!  So I took the same pattern as before and made a Maggie Peplum Top!  Now I’ve got a little capsule wardrobe going for her.  She might actually go to school in clothes that go together! Making...

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Layered Ruffle Maggie Top

School is already starting!  Summer flew by in a whirl of swim practice, piano lessons, and pool days and my sewing time has been really limited.  But the kids grow!  And the clothes get holes!  Actually, my second daughter grows so slowly that I usually get sick of her clothes way before they are outgrown or worn out.  But this year, she has finally grown enough to actually need new clothes and I’ve been slowly sewing some throughout summer.  This layered ruffle Maggie Tee is going to be her ‘First Day of School’ Outfit and is my stop of...

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