Sewing: More plaid- button up and Fawn Lily dress

Plaid button up:


Are you sick of this fabric yet?  I had some leftover from all of the other projects I’ve made from it (actually I think I have more), so I thought I’d try something for the boys.  They have very few short sleeved dress clothes, so I decided to give it a go.  If it worked… great!  If not, no big deal.  I think it worked, but my picky kiddos won’t put it on, so I am not sure.


Fawn Lily dress:

This is a another pattern from the Wanderlust collection by Willow and Co. Patterns.  I made the yellow one first with my little baby gal in mind.


I had *just enough* of each of the fabrics to do the 0-3 month size, so this thing is tiny. The combination is a little unusual.  I love it, though. 


This next one I made because there are lots of little girls set to be born in the coming months.  So, I thought I’d start building a stock pile of baby shower gifts.


It’s a 3-6 month size with a crossover yoke.  I like that there are no buttons or zippers. 


Since making these, I have put away all of my sewing stuff.  I can’t see having much time in the next few months for sewing, so these may be it for a while.

Pattern Testing: Ash Jumpsuit

I had another opportunity, recently, to test an adorable girly pattern… this time for Willow & Co. Patterns

It is called the Ash Jumpsuit and has plenty of options to customize.  I sewed up the separates version: top with a regular hem


and pants with no pockets. Image

The pants have a fun little ruffle detail around the waist. 


I used this plaid linen from my stash- I love using fabrics that have been around for a million years on a current pattern.  Makes me happy to make it work! 

ImageThe fit on these pants is pretty amazing!  The top is good, too, but the pants… They’re a little bit slim in the hips, which I love for a little one.  I tried this whole outfit on my pretty boy, Luke, and he looked adorable :), but would have nothing to do with taking pictures.

ImageLuckily, I have a wonderful photographer/ friend who has a cutie pie daughter and was willing to have her model for me. 

Gina Gandee Photography

She is fabulous and kind and you should totally get a hold of her for all of your photography needs.


This pattern will be available on April 22… that’s just 1 week away!  Hurry over and pick up your copy.  It’s a fun, easy sew.  Perfect for summer!

Willow & Co. Patterns




Summery Baby Romper

I haven’t sewn a thing for probably a month.  It’s Kid’s Clothes Week and I really wanted to sew something at least once during this week.  I pulled out the ol’ machine to hem some jeans and decided to keep it out to do a little baby sewing.  Luckily, I got my homework (that is due tonight) done last night, so I felt like I could take the time to do a little crafting.



I used Shwin & Shwin’s Baby Romper pattern again, like this one that I did for my niece.  I am going to embellish a little onesie with a turquoise peter pan collar, I think, to go with the romper.  That might be pretty cute.

It feels good to sew again.  Maybe I won’t go so long until the next time. 🙂

Plaid romper- too girly?

I made this little romper the other day, thinking that I’d give it to a friend who is having a baby boy.  Image

Throughout the process, I wondered if it’s a little too feminine looking.  I sewed up a size Medium, which is about a 12 month, though it fits Jude pretty well- at 19 months. Image

I think it’s more like an 18 month size; I think that’s part of the problem.  This style of romper is super cute for a tiny baby, but anything larger than about 12 months looks a bit girly to me.  Image

Am I crazy?  Do you feel the same way about it?  ImageIt’s cute and fun, but I think I might make another one either in a smaller size or in a different fabric.  Image