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 [...]

heart of sequins shirt tutorial

heart of sequins by kojodesigns

Our blog friends, Melissa and Stacey are currently doing a series called Sew In Tune. The idea is to sew something with a song as your inspiration. My Sew In Tune inspiration song was “My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra. The line You make me smile with my heart is just perfect for my sparkle-loving, lovey [...]

linen and sparkle tunic for winter whites

linen and sparkles banyan tunic by kojodesigns

I mentioned on Monday that I bought that crazy-amazing pattern bundle deal (if you haven’t got one yet, I think the sale ends in the next couple days). And, honestly, even though I don’t use my sewing machine nearly as much as I’d like these days, it was like those patterns were burning a hole [...]