Adventures in sewing for children, the home, and ME with sources from around the world - Ottobre, Burda, La Mia Boutique, Australian Smocking, Jalie, Bizzkids, Farbenmix PLUS heirloom (Children's Corner, Bonnie Blue, Collars, Etc.), boutique (Portobello Pixie, Modkid), and of course, major U.S. pattern labels (McCall's, Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue).
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Okay, proud Mommy moment - my kids are featured on minihipster.com today. I love that they deemed my custom-made children's fashion as cool as some of the brand name stuff other kiddos are sporting.
Tonight, my minihipster Benjamin and I made a snowman for a kindergarten project. We used a fake fur remnant my mom had and some buttons, rickrack, and a fabric remnant from my stash. I sewed the buttons after Benjamin selected and placed them. Benjamin helped me sew the hat and the brown rickrack for the arms - he stepped on the pedal while I guided the fabric. He loved helping Mommy sew.
After the kids went to bed, I finished up the cutest dress for Gracie. The pattern is Renee by Juvie Moon. It wasn't as complicated as it might seem. There are a lot of pieces, but with a serger, this is pretty easy.
This is the dress I cut first and then used the remnants to make all the dolly clothes shown here. I just love this fabric collection (Rose Cottage - purchased from Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops).