Phoebe’s uneven prairie pirate blouse

Alright. I was trying to make something like this top for Phoebe. I used this vintage pattern to get the tunic with keyhole neck going and then used the elastic thread trick to smock it up. It’s pretty puffy piratey unfortunately. The size 6 pattern I used was too big. And looking at this picture I think I managed to unevenly hem the bottom while trying to shorten it up last night. I undid some rows of smocking on the … More

dress with a big bow

For my last kcwc project I went big and made a ….. yep, smocked dress. Okay, so I didn't tackle anything challenging this year. But I did make a top, a skirt, 3 pairs of shortie shorts and a dress. Not bad. I like sewing for girl in the Summer. Quick and easy! Fast and dirty. Serged and ready to go. 

The idea for this dress came from this one which I spied on Pinterest. I wanted to do a … More

ballerina top for Phoebe

Still chugging along with kcwc! Have you seen all the cute stuff in the flickr pool?

I have one more dress planned. Just need to run out for elastic thread. Then I think that'll do it for me. I made this top yesterday while Phoebe was at school, without a pattern. I had just a fat quarter of that beautiful ballerina print and was happy to have a good use for it. And Phoebe is happy with it because … More

don’t blog my pants

Here are the little shorts I made for Phoebe. They're to go under skirts. I don't know what to call them. Do they have a name? I've been calling them shortie shorts. Phoebe was very pleased with them and didn't take them off for 2 days. Just realized they were on under her jeans. I told her to take them off and got the quote of the day, "don't blog my pants!"

They were super fast to make, edges are … More

sixlets skirt

Every year I get a little obsessed with the special issue sixlets in Spring colors. I eat way too many of them because I always have them out because they’re just so dang cheerful. So I made it into a skirt for Phoebe, because I can’t eat that!

This is what’d I’d call an “art skirt”. Not really something practical, nothing that can be washed. I didn’t use fabric paint. A just-for-fun frivolity based on an easter candy. That sort … More