Category: Girls

Tiered Party Dress and Diaper Cover

My SIL had a baby in March and I just had to make a itty bitty dress for my new niece!  I wanted something fun and bright and decided to use this lightweight rainbow stripe fabric to make a tiered party dress. I used this fabric to make a top to match some pants I tested (you can see it here) but I wasn’t wise when I cut the top out and ended up with long, 6-7 inch wide pieces left over.  Even though this is size 6 mo., that wasn’t enough width to cut the skirt in one piece,...

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Mommy and Me Rashgaurd and Swim Bottom

While I was browsing through the pattern books at Joann this winter (probably the first time since I was a teenager) I came across a pattern for a rashguard and swim bottom.  And I impulsively bought it-in both my daughter and my size.  So I could at least imagine the weather was hot enough to need a swim suit. And then I actually made them.  Swimsuits (this is a first for me).  From a tissue paper pattern.  (I really dislike messing with the flimsy tissue paper)  And then, I made a swim bra to go under my rashgaurd so...

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Pattern Review: Caroline Party Dress

The Caroline Party Dress from Mouse House Creations was one of the first PDF patterns I bought.  A friend of mine gave it great reviews and I love it’s clean classic lines.  I used it a couple years ago for a halloween costume (not blogged about because it was while I was still in a baby haze from having Nut-Nut).  Then my MIL sent me some lavender stripe fabric (looks and feels like poplin) and I knew needed to be a Caroline Party Dress for Nut-Nut’s Easter Dress.  Now.  Because I only had a limited amount of fabric and Nut-Nut...

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Pattern Review: Sahara Dress and Top

I made my daughters Easter dresses this year and knew the Sahara Dress and Top would be perfect for making my oldest daughter a comfortable, but girly dress.  I love the clean, simple lines.  She loves the knit fabric and twirly circle skirt!  Here’s my review of the pattern. Fit and Construction This is a close fitting dress.  But because it is knit, it is comfortable even though it is close fitting.  Nut#2 is particular about how things feel and her only complaints  were about the clear elastic around the waist.  Mine is larger than the pattern calls for and bothered her.  I...

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Quick Fix for Holes in Footie Pajamas

Spring is here, but just barely.  Our cold days are more than our warm days, but I think we are past snow.  (Please?) Anyone else have footie pajamas with holes in the toes?  While I still want my kids to wear warm pajamas to bed, I’m not buying or making new ones since warm weather is right around the corner.  Time to get creative! Nut-Nut really likes these pajamas.  They are hand-me-downs from Nut#2, who got them handed down from cousins, so they have had a good long life.  But she likes them.  I could have just cut off...

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