falling glitter dress tutorial- 30 days of sundresses

falling glitter little girl's dress tutorial

My love for dresses extends well beyond June, July and August (and did even when I didn’t live on a tropical island that basically calls for year-round dress wear). In fact, I haven’t worn shorts or pants since I arrived in Saipan. This great Dress Love makes Melissa’s Sundress Series one of my favorites every year! [...]

a madeline dress with a peter pan collar

A Madeline dress for a Madeline party

Sweet Piper Jane is in love with Madeline and all things Paris. She decided on she wanted a Madeline birthday party soon after the Sprinkle Party last year. The birthday party was a huge hit (there was even a Sweet Shoppe, complete with a rainbow of french macarons, so you know our Little Miss Sweet [...]

darling back to school dress

back to school sewing with five and ten designs

I mentioned last week that I am working on adding a few special items to Piper Jane’s back to school wardrobe. This dress, sewn using the five and ten designs e-book Volume 1, is one of those items. This dress is extra dear to my heart. Piper Jane and I went to Fancy Tiger (a [...]

the miss matilda dress- the cottage mama pattern tour

the miss matilda dress, the cottage mama pattern tour

After a season of seriously neglecting my sewing machine, it has been running non-stop lately! I can’t wait to share some of what I’ve been making, and today’s Miss Matilda dress for the Cottage Mama Pattern Tour is quite the kick off.

the pinwheel dress for vintage may

vintage simplicity pattern

This post is part of the Vintage May series at Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt as Top. I adore Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional (the first time we worked together was oh so looooong ago when we both reached 1000 Google Followers- haha!). I also love the blog Skirt As Top and its [...]

kojo tutorial- layers of lace dress

layers of lace dress by kojodesigns

Piper Jane loves the book Kiki and Coco in Paris (ok, actually, she loves all things Paris- thankyouverymuch Madeline). Every time we read it (multiple times each day), Pi asks, “I can have a dress like Coco?” The dress Coco wears is layers of lace with a bow on one shoulder, pillowcase dress style. Even [...]

kojo tutorial- the forty five minute dress

how to make a dress in forty five minutes

I hinted at this in The Happy Birthday Dress post- I have discovered the easiest dress-making method ever. I should time myself making one of these gems- it takes less than an hour for sure- maybe forty five minutes-ish? In fact, the pretty bow is the most labor intensive part, for sure. To make one [...]

kojo tutorial- the sophia dress

little girls jersey dress tutorial

This summer, I’ve been on a comfy dress sewing kick for Piper Jane. It started when I was planning for our lo-ong trip and wanted to pack as many soft, jersey dresses possible (for both me and Piper, actually). I finished up two comfy dresses for her before the trip (the reversible Anchors Away dress, [...]

go to signature dress pattern- blog tour

easy jersey dress pattern tour

I love Andrea from The Train To Crazy and her fabulous blog! So hearing that she’s started making “Go To” patterns (patterns that will be used over and over again) makes me very excited. Of course, I couldn’t wait to try out the “Signature Dress” pattern. Things I love about this pattern- -there are all [...]