Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wonder Girl!

I don't know if have heard but the girls 'round here absolutely love Wonder Woman! So when Kymy at Everything Your Momma Made posted this pattern all I could see was Wonder Woman Pants! Say hello to the Freestyle Harem Pants! They have the option to be capris or shorts as well and are super cute as both of those!

I spent a serious amount of time on these and reverse appliqu├ęd those stars on. I love the end result and so does the Creative Princess! They are a fun, comfortable pants that make a statement (but they don't have to!)

Pattern Specs:
Sizes: NB-18
Fabrics: knits
Difficulty: Confident Beginner

I totally love these pants! They are also available in ladies sizes in fact, EYMM goes from XS to 5X. Go check them out here!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Rose by any other name...

I know, I know...this seems like a lot of dresses for the Creative Princess lately but she loves them and wears them to school and church pretty regularly. This is especially the case with the nicer weather finally making an appearance. 

Besides, this dress is is the Brueram Dress by Sofilantjes. I know what you are what? Well, Brueram is Heather is Latin! Who knew, right? Well, apparently someone did!

I am delighted with this know why? It used up more fabric from my stash, we'll talk about that later and I learned more about sewing on this one!

It's hard to see it here but I learned about under stitching and finally took a chance and did some shirring! I also had a little fun and lined the bodice with hot pink. My friend likened it to a surprise inside a purse. She was delighted and I think the Creative Princess likes it too! (She's already worn this dress wasn't a hard sell!)

Pattern Specs:
Pattern: Brueram Dress
Sizes: 12months -14
Fabrics: Wovens - lightweights are better for draping
Difficultly: Intermediate


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's get Phresh!

Late last year I was chosen to test for Winter Wear Designs for the first time! This stylish girls' blazer is now available in ladies sizes too! This blazer is a great pattern. We really loved the end result!

Sizes: 1-14
Fabrics: Bottom Weight Fabric with at least 10% stretch (I used a heavy knit)
Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner

It's just recent that the Creative Princess has started wearing black. In this case, I think the blazer really makes her blouse stand out.

The blazer is easy to wear and comfortable...I love the end result and so does the Creative Princess but it isn't something she turns to often in her closet. I guess nothing can replace her favourite sweatshirts!

I used some fabric from my dress for this and to make a dress for the Creative Princess. I think we will see the blazer on cooler days with her dress!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

So Happy Together!

I had a lot of fun making these Lotus Blossom Blouses by Love Notions for the Creative Princess and I! This knit top has a fun 'twist' in front and I decided to add one on the back too!

This top is out just in time for spring!

 And you can have fun with it a number of ways! I decided to have fun with the backs of our shirts by adding some colour!

Pattern Specs:
Pattern: Lotus Blossom Blouse, Love Notions
Sizes: Girls 2T-16 and Ladies XXS - XXXL
Fabrics: Knits
Difficulty: Beginner - the trickiest bit is the actual twist but if you follow the directions and don't overthink it you will do great. If you are struggling, then head over to the Love Notions Facebook Group and someone will be there to help you get through!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Green for Greenstyle

Greenstyle Creations is one of my favourite PDF Pattern Designers. Their patterns are all about comfort and style. I think the Finnley Pants are in keeping with that! I wear these pretty regularly and get loads of compliments on them! 

I have also made a pair for the Creative Princess and she loves them. The subtle leg ruffles are fun element that you can leave off if you prefer a simpler look.

Pattern Specs:
Sizes: Ladies XXS-3XL
Fabrics: Knits or bottom weight fabrics with at least 25% stretch
Difficulty: Beginner, I don't think there is anything on this pattern that should hold you back from trying it if you like it! It's a great way to start getting comfortable with knits.