girl’s bateaux neck dress

bateaux neck dress

back to school bateau- a line dress

I am (finally) finishing up my back-to-school sewing for Piper Jane (after this top, this dress, and this dress)… and, let me tell you friends, we are going out on a high note. Never mind that it’s almost October, right?

bateaux neck a line dressThis Back to School Bateaux A-Line Dress, sewn using this pattern by Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest and (most recently) Wee Muses Sewing Patterns is one of my favorite sewing patterns I have ever tried. Seriously.

back to school dress sewingAnneliese’s projects are always gorgeous and flawless- of course her patterns are perfectly executed as well. The finished product is gorgeous in it’s J-Crew-y, classic styling (though, with a less preppy fabric choice, the clean lines would take on all sorts of looks- bright, playful, granny chic)!

back to school bateau a line dressAs per the patterns instructions/measurements, I made Piper Jane a 2T dress with the 3T length. I am pretty much in love with stripes (you should see my closet,) and am especially enamored with this mint-and-cream goodness that I found at Michael Levine in LA. It’s a thick knit, but really soft, almost like sweatshirt material minus the fleece-y lining. I got a ton of it (like, three more yards) and can’t wait to make a whole line up of mint striped projects.

mint striped bateau dressI even made Pi a coordinating mint striped hair bow- the perfect compliment to her little toddler top knot.

back to school dress sewingPlus, I think the row of sequins I added to the pocket for my sparkle-girl took almost as long as the rest of the sewing combined. Minus the sequins, I think this entire dress would probably take and hour and a half to sew. Of course, I already have the next one cut out and sitting on my sewing table; I cannot wait to make more of these little cuties!

*Disclaimer- I received a free copy of this pattern as part of the pattern tour. All opinions entirely my own.



darling triangle dress

triangle dress

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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.

linen and sparkle tunic for winter whites

linen and sparkles tunic

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 […]