Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cinderella's Work Dress

Isabella has a very serious obsession to all the Disney Princesses, one of her most favorite being Cinderella of course. I 've shown you the Cinderella everyday dress up gown that I whipped up using the wonderful pattern from Made For Mermaid's, but I have to show you the Cinderella's Work Dress that I made from slightly modifying The Betsy Dress from yet another one of the amazing PDF Pattern Designers Brownie Goose!

I didn't do a whole lot to the nifty ol' Betsy, I just added in a few details. As you can see I added in some beautiful lace to the sleeves and as per the little ones request made an removable apron. She was actually very happy to wear her "work" dress to help mommy out around the house. Although, her extreme desire to clean was gone quicker than it began.

If you would like to purchase this pattern, head on over to the Brownie Goose Etsy Shop to buy! If you don't sew, but would like this dress for your little girls you can use the contact form here on the blog or send me a message over at my Face Book Page.

** I am NOT an affiliate of his pattern designer. I have included her pattern into my blog for personal preference only, and I do not get any kind of compensation for any patterns you purchase at her shop.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I'm not sure what College teams you are rooting for this Basketball Season, but here in our house we bleed blue! I was very excited when I scored some UK Fabric from my local Hobby Lobby and I just knew Isabella was going to need a Game Day Dress.

This dress features a Fully Lined Bodice so its very comfy. The Straps tie in a knot through a button-hole, thus making this dress adjustable for every child's needs.
Swoon, I just love a beautiful Knot Dress! Oh have I mentioned that were expecting a new baby? Baby #2 is cooking away and is expected to join in on our Game Day fun sometime towards the end of June. I being the awesome mom that I am, have already started sewing for the new baby! Even though we don't know the sex yet, shh don't tell anyone that Ive been wishing for a baby boy! In all honesty a healthy baby is all I can hope for, but I couldn't help but make baby to be some adorable Knot Hats!

These little Knot hats are just to cute! I have plans for many, many more of these for Baby No Name! ( FYI, I'm not kidding when I say that I'm pretty certain this kid will be born without a name, as we can not decide on a name for anything! Please don't judge, we don't even know the gender, but yet I am still going crazy over names! I'm gonna blame these pregnancy hormones!) Anyways, these little knot hats are so cute, simple and they are so quick to sew! Ah, and I'm so proud of my little "Wildcat" embroidery! If you sew and want this adorable pattern, check out Tie Dye Diva.


Vintage Inspired Bikini

 I don't know about you guys, but I'm itching for warmer weather! Its a whopping 5 degrees were I am today, and its just not fun! I figured today I would go to wonderland and relive last years sewing project of sewing Isabella her very own vintage inspired bikini.

I have a complete love for PDF Sewing Patterns, and if these patterns have vintage appeal then you better believe I am all for it! Ruby Jeans Closet is a PDF designer who has such beautiful, elegant child  PDF Patterns, and much of her patterns are very vintage inspired! I currently have quite the collection of Patterns from this shop, but today I want to share the Gidget Bikini Pattern!

First off the Gidget Bikini is available in sizes 6M-6T, Gidget is a little vintage and a little retro all rolled into one really cute bikini! Gidget is Fully Lined for your little ones comfort, and the bottom pattern even comes with different sizing options for those bums that still wear diapers! Of course with all patterns I have used from Ruby Jeans Closet they include great instructions with plenty of pictures to get you through the pattern quickly and with amazing results. Another thing that I love about Ruby Jeans Patterns is that most of the patterns Ive purchased include tips and tricks for up cycling, I love this, as I have wayyy too many boxes of vintage dresses from the 60's and 70's that I just love!

Okay, Okay I will stop rambling now, here's Isabella in her Gidget!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

EveryDay Princess Dress's

Minne Top or Tunic

My friend Megan, from Made For Mermaids has a thriving sewing business, but recently shifted gears and made the decision to share her sewing patterns with the world. I was very lucky to get to "test" a few of her new patterns, and I didn't hesitate one bit to buy the ones I didn't test.

Her patterns are very well written, full of pictures and great tutorials to get, even the beginner seamstress, a beautiful finished garment. Words cant begin to describe the awesomeness of these patterns, so swoon away at my darling kid modeling a few of the dresses I've made using her patterns.

I still need to make and get photos of my little one in a few more of the Princess Dresses, but I couldn't wait to show the world how happy Bella is with her soft and comfy dress up clothes. Oh did I mention since these are made with 100% cotton so they can be washed?? I'm not sure if anyone has ever tried to wash the store bought dress up gowns, but believe me when I say its not pretty!

If you sew, I highly recommend you go try out some of these patterns, they are amazing! If you don't sew and want your daughter to have her very own Every Day Princess Dress then visit my shop Here, and you can send me a message to order.

Cinderellas Ball Gown

Snow White