Monday, June 19, 2017


I just happen to LOVE Straight Grain Patterns!  So participating in the blog tour was a no brainier : )!

I have been on such a knit fabric kick lately that it was nice to create something just for Mila and in a woven fabric.  I used this raccoon Alexander Henry print.   

I made a few changes to the pattern 1st- I made it way shorter.  This is a 4 with a two length and still another inch shorter because of how I hemmed this dress.  I made some little bloomers to match.  I also accidentally did the pleats incorrectly (that is because I was rushing)  I did not have enough fabric to redo so I had to just leave it.  Looks gorgeous anyways : )

The back has two pleats as well.

So why do you want this pattern?  Well look at this dress for one : )  It's a pretty sweet shape : ).  Options!  Yes this dress has more options than I can list!  Box pleats (as shown)  Flat pleats, single pleat, more pleat options, I just cant remember them all.  Sleeves, sleeveless, collar.  Ohhhh and I should not forget this pattern can be blended with a few other Straight Grain Patterns.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

it's been awhile!

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It has been so long since I last posted here.  I should let you know what I am up to right : ).  Well mostly sewing these one shoulder dresses by Ellie and Mac.  I am soooo in love with them and dyeing that I cant actually put Mila in one for a few months. 

She for sure feels sassy in these dresses.  My favorite part is the angled hem.  It is different that anything you see at the stores.  That is what I look for when buying a pattern.

The fit is sooo perfect.  This floral dress is a 3 and a little over hemmed, the angled hem is a 4. 

When I say I have been making a bunch of them...I mean it!  A bunch : ) 

This upcoming Thursday I will have a bunch of princess versions at Betsy Button, just incase you prefer to shop over make.  But I promise, this is one awesome dress you may just want to make for yourself : )  Find the pattern here at Ellie and Mac

I do not think I have ever mentioned my Facebook group-  I have teamed up with some awesome ladies Lisa at and Jackie at

Join us : )