Family reunion dress in linen and liberty

Last year I made a Family Reunion dress for my little love to wear to her Aunt's wedding. This year I used this pattern again to make her a Christmas dress.

Janie dress

Miss R: Mummy, can you make me a stretchy dress?
Me: Sure love.
Miss R: It needs to be super twirly, so that when I spin you could see my knickers.
Me: Sure love.

Of course we all understand that my daughter's request meant she wanted a knit dress with a circular skirt. In other words, she wanted a Janie dress by Mouse House Creations. So, While she was sleeping...

Fringe dress in double gauze

A few days ago I posted a question on Instagram wondering if I should be concerned about a friend of mine who made three Fringe dresses in less than a month. I know that you know I was not talking about a 'friend'. Yep. I really did it. I love this amazing pattern by Chalk and Notch so much I made three dresses in less than a month. And I love them all. The first Fringe dress is my 'special occasion' dress. The second was also made with rayon, but the print made it look so cool and casual! And now the third :)

There is something magical about the colour red. For some it associates with danger. For me, it is a colour of love, passion, confidence, fun and beauty. Whenever I wear this dress I feel I could conquer the world. Seriously, don't mess with a woman wearing red!

Playing favourites

Some things are special because of the memories attached to them.

I remember Miss R as a three year old dragging this ice cream printed fabric through Mildura Spotlight asking me to buy it. Three times I put it back on the shelf, and three times she pulled it back down. I remember her using this fabric as a blanket on the way home from Mildura (perhaps she didn't trust me with it thinking I would put it back on the shelf again hehe). Miss R wore the first dress I made with this fabric for three years!!! There are certain benefits when your child only seems to be growing upwards.

Fringe in blue

When one finds a patterns that makes them feel beautiful, one has got to make it again. At least that is what I told myself after the success of my first Fringe dress by Chalk and Notch, and promptly stitched up one more.

Issie top and dress by Sewpony

You have probably heard by now that Suz from Sewpony has updated her Little Betty pattern, added more sizes and views, and recently re-released the pattern as the Issie top.

The Fringe dress

It has been a while since I looked at myself in a mirror and felt pretty. In this dress, made in this fabric, I feel beautiful!

You probably recognise the Fringe dress pattern which was released by Gabriela from Chalk and Notch a couple of months ago. The Fringe dress took the sewing world by storm, and the hype around this pattern is understandable - it is simply amazing!

Rushbrook dress

What could possibly make my little love squeal with delight? Chocolate. Ice cream. And a blue dress with pockets, buttons and some floral print thrown in the mix. And when I say Miss L squealed with delight when I showed her the Rushbrook dress I mean just that. She had her little hands in the pockets before I managed to put the dress on her! 

The Rushbrook dress and top is the latest release from Titchy Threads. This pattern comes in a dress or a top length, has a floaty A-line silhouette and features a subtle racer back. It can look simple and sweet or one can add pockets, flutter sleeves, placket ruffle or/and a hem ruffle to change the look of the outfit. Sizes range from 12-18 months to 12 years. 

Nilah dresses

There are times I surprise myself. I mean, I bought a newly released pattern from an unknown to me designer, made two dresses straight away, one for each of my girlies... in the same fabric. What's the world coming to!

Rain Dance rompers

When I showed Miss L her new Rain Dance romper from Titchy Threads our conversation went like this:

Me: Do you like it?
Miss L: Pockets?
Me: Not on this one.
Miss L: No.

Despite the lack of pockets Miss L wears her Rain Dance rompers all the time! There might be no pockets, but there are flowers and buttons, and that is enough to keep my little love happy. Well, almost ;)