Blush Fabric Tour

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I was so excited when Dana of @made_everyday asked me to be part of her Blush fabric tour. I knew I would make something for my daughter, and I let her pick what fabric she liked best. The Cat Nap Pink was her first choice of course, pink + cats= no brainer. I decided to go with the knit option and pictured an easy dress.

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Art Gallery Fabric knits are soooo soft. When I was cutting out this dress, I seriously just wanted to wrap myself up in this fabric. I went with the Millie Dress Pattern by Mix It Make It.Β My daughter only requests to wear dresses lately so I thought this would be a great addition to her wardrobe for preschool and church. I’ve made this dress once before. It’s a free pattern but unfortunately it’s not currently available. There’s word it will be relaunched soon, so keep your eye out! For reference, I made the size 4 and added 3 1/2″ in length to the skirt.

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We both love this dress so so much. My daughter has plans to wear it as many days in a row that she can get away with. She even woke up super late at night after I finished it to take a peek. Ahhh, I love making things for her.

Check out all of the other fun prints that are also part of the Blush collection below!

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I also included this video I found of Dana explaining the inspiration behind her new collection, check it out! Thanks for having me on the tour Dana!

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Front Yard Blog Hop

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I am so excited about this post! Sandra Clemons of Make it Blossom invited me to be part of her blog hop for the release of her new fabric lineΒ ‘Front Yard’ with Michael Miller Fabrics. There are so many cute prints! I love the bright colors inspired by flowers and views from Sandra’sΒ own front yard.

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I don’t share a whole lot about my kids on my blog, and I’m excited to share a little more about them today. First of all, taking photos of my kids together is impossible. I envisioned a really sweet picture of them holding hands and smiling, but that did not happen. Also, I haven’t made anything for my little boy in a lonnng time, so I was super excited to finally sew something for him.

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For my daughter’s dress, I used Sandra’s print called Long Triangles. I usually don’t like sewing clothing in cotton quilting fabrics, but guys, this fabric is so soft! It drapes beautifully! For the dress I used the Millie Dress pattern by Mix It and Make It. (It’s a free pattern!!). A note about this dress pattern, it is made for knit fabrics. I made a few little adjustments to make it work for wovens: I sized up one pattern size, cut 2 of the back bodice instead of cutting on the fold, added seam allowances to the bodice edges (1/2″), I added a 1/2″ seam allowance to both edges of the sleeve pattern piece and for the closure I added a 7-9″ invisible zipper to the dress back. I also finished the neckline edge with single fold bias tape. I love it so much!!! My daughter loves wearing it too.

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For my little guy’s shirt, I used Sandra’s print called Grass Shaper in blue, and Long Triangles for the little bow tie. Again, the fabric is soft, and I’m thrilled with how the project turned out. For his shirt, I used the Sketchbook Shirt pattern by Oliver and S. I am obsessed with this pattern. I can’t wait to make him a million more. It’s the perfect button down shirt pattern for little guys. The instructions are very clear, and the measurements are spot on. My little guy is almost 2, and his chest measurement was exactly lined up for Size 3, and for length I went with a size 4. (I guess he’s not so little). It’s perfect, and so cute on him!! He also likes wearing it. He keeps bringing it to me and asking to put it on. I think he feels special to finally have a handmade garment. (My daughter always goes for her handmade items first).

I wasn’t super into sewing for my kids last year; they grow so fast and go through their clothes so quickly I didn’t think is was really worth it. After this project (and a few from recent months), I’m kind of obsessed. It’s so fun to involve them in the projects, and my daughter loves to sneak out of bed at night and sit next to me when I’m working on something for her.

For his little bow tie, I found this tutorial on Pinterest. It’s super quick and easy, and surprisingly survived being worn by him, it wasn’t pulled off once. So a big thumbs up from me!

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Annnnd I just had to share. My kids are 3 1/2 and almost 2, and I was not prepared for this little photoshoot. Next time I will have better resources (a.k.a candy). (Hence the bottle and chap stick). Here’s some funny out takes.

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Thank you to Sandra for having me along on the tour! Make sure to take a peek at this gorgeous new fabric line: Front Yard!