Friday, March 20, 2015

It's all about the twirl!

I was thrilled when I was chosen to test for Suzanne at Winter Wear Designs again! Especially since this dress is so gorgeous! The Creative Princess was in love from the start. I found some blue linen that was gifted to me years ago and set out to make THE Easter Dress for my girl.

 There were a bunch of options for this dress including a simple scoop back (this is the back that the Creative Princess chose immediately - I was not surprised!), different lengths and a circle skirt or a rectangular skirt.

 It took a bit of adjusting to get the fit right for the Creative Princess on the back but it was well worth  the effort as she has worn her Bateau Garden Dress several times already.

Pattern Specs:
Pattern: Bateau Garden Dress
Sizes: 1-14
Fabrics: Wovens - lightweights are better for draping
Difficultly: Intermediate - There is an invisible zipper in the side seam of this one.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Seuss Fun!

For those of you who don't know me in real life...I stopped striving to fit in some time ago. And since I have been using The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who to teach some of the themes in Sunday School I thought it was time to do a little Mrs. Frizzle Act and wear the clothes to go with the story!

In this case I was testing the Pattern's for Pirates Ladies Raglan Add-on Patterns but it was my first time making the raglan too. I love it! Of course, I really started sewing clothes that were knits so this was right up my alley...

I matched up the cowl with my Cat In The Hat shirt and the ruched funnel cowl with my tunic. I wear them both all the time. The tunic looks nice and is comfort clothing at it's finest...sigh...


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

All Lined Up!

I bought the Scientific Seamstress Judy's Fancy Pants some time ago but never quite got around to making them but since I made lined pants for the boys, the Creative Princess was after equal treatment! I was a bit later than I would have liked getting to has been a long cold winter so I am sure she will get some good wear out of them this year and they should fit her next year too! 

The Creative Princess loves these pants! She wears them as often as she can...

Pattern Specs:
Pattern:  Judy's Fancy Pants
Sizes: XS to 3X
Fabrics: Wovens from quilting cottons to bottom weight Fabrics
Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner


Monday, March 02, 2015

Let's Hear it for the Boys!

Yes! I DO sew for the boys too! There just aren't as many patterns being released for them as there are for girls and women! And in this case, I am revisiting some favourite patterns that I've made quite a few times so here goes...

Check out those pants! They are Scientific Seamstress' Field Research Pants with a major adjustment...I lined them with fleece! My boys absolutely love these pants! This guy is also wearing his Scientific Seamstress Bowling Shirt. They are such a great way to use fun prints! And he's layered his Patterns for Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan underneath because, baby it's cold outside!

Did I mention this was Superhero Day? My little guy is also wearing the cape I made him so long ago...all 3 of my kids have one and they are reversible! Definitely worth the sewing time!

Here's a better look at that Patterns for Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan. This shirt was part of our Halloween costumes this year but I made them so the kids could wear them again and again. I do try to be practical when it comes to those things!

These patterns were all purchased by me and I love them all!

Pattern Specs:
Pattern: Field Research Pants, Scientific Seamstress
Sizes: 3-14
Fabrics: Wovens - I've seen them done in quilting cottons but I like a nice twill or bottom weight fabric.
Difficulty: These are truly what you make of them depending on the options you choose...I would say they start at Adventurous Beginner and go on from there!

Pattern: Bowling Shirt, Scientific Seamstress
Sizes: 6months-12 years
Fabrics: Wovens. This is where you can use those quilting cottons!
Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner. If you can do button holes (or snaps) you've got this!

Pattern: Jolly Roger Raglan, Patterns for Pirates
Sizes: 3months - 14 years
Fabrics: Knits
Difficulty: Beginner! You can make this!