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Bimaa Halloween Inspiration Round-Up + Coupon!

Hey, everyone!

It's that time of year again... time to get creative and stitch up Halloween costumes! You've got just over two weeks to come up with your spookiest/cutest/funniest/raddest look for your babes.... what's it going to be?! Emmy is going to be Hello Kitty. So cute... I'll share the costume as soon as I finish it! 

I wanted to pop in and share some MAJOR sewing inspiration for Halloween using my Bimaa Sweater as a base! (Leave a comment if I've missed any, and I'll add them to this post!) These costumes are so flipping creative. I am constantly blown away by the way you guys can transform this pattern! Be sure to visit each site to see how the final look was created.

AND I want to announce that my whole shop is 20% off  with code BOO20 now through this Sunday (10/18/15 11:59pm est)! Take advantage now, as Kids Clothes Week also commences next week, on the 19th!

Enjoy these amazing makes!

Princess Leia:
DIY ninja costume
Finn from Adventure Time:
fox costume
skunk costume
Bimaa 1
Little Lamb:
Bright Bird:
DIY bird costume
Final Fantasy Moogle:
spider-man costume
Saber Toothed Tiger:
Rainbow Brite:
Space Ranger:
Princess Peach:
Princess peach inspired outfit - girl like the sea
The Great and Powerful Trixie:
Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy:
rocket done6 (1 of 1)

And finally, here is my tutorial + template for adding ears to your Bimaa Hoodie!

Adding Ears to Your Bimaa:

I hope you've enjoyed this round-up as much as I've enjoyed assembling it! Leave a comment with your plans for Halloween this year... What are you working on?!

Much love,
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Blue Ridge Dress + Birds & the Bees Fabric

Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday :)

Last year in September, I got to review and play with some delicious fabric by a Michael Miller designer named Tamara Kate. It was so fun, and I am super lucky that she asked me to give it another go with her newest line, called Birds & the Bees!

If you have been around here (or Insta) for a while, you know I have a penchant for fabric with animals on it. So Tamara Kate's designs are a FAVE!

Birds & the Bees is such a fun line... lots of prints and tons of color!  I let Emmy choose her own prints for this dress, and I think she did great! She's definitely having a purple moment right now... 

I was having a hard time deciding on a pattern until the Blue Ridge Dress appeared... OMGPERFECT. Jenn from A Jennuine Life's version sealed the deal for me. How freaking pretty is that. Wicked freaking pretty, that's how.  

The Blue Ridge is a brilliant inaugural pattern by Hello Holli and I recommend it to the moon and back. 

When the inside is as pretty as the outside...

Em choosing her favorite butterfly... lol. :)

Pattern: Blue Ridge Dress and Top by Hello Holli
Fabric: Birds & the Bees via Michael Miller available in shops now!

Have a great week, all! More soon. :)

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Paneled Sunsuit Pattern

Hello blog friends old and new!

I have some fun Summer makes and new patterns to show you this week and next. First up is the highly anticipated Paneled Sunsuit from my good friend Call Ajaire!

Pattern: Designs by Call Ajaire - Paneled Sunsuit
Available exclusively at UpCraftClub through this weekend.
Available on Etsy and Craftsy next week.

Fabric: Deliciousness from the Imagine Gnats shop - Teeny Dots Double Gauze in yellow, and Chambray Union Stretch in light indigo. YUMMY.

I am a hopeless sunsuit/romper/onesie fanatic, so this pattern is perfection to me!  It's got an incredible size range, and a fit that isn't 'babyish' on my five year old. You know what I mean?

I made View A, the short sunsuit. I was actually a tester for this pattern, so I can tell you first hand how much effort and detail went into its design. There are some great techniques and details in the Paneled Sunsuit - whether you've been sewing for years, or are new to the craft - you can create some seriously gorgeous and well-finished looks with this pattern!

Just take a look at ALL THE OPTIONS included in the Paneled Sunsuit pattern... I mean. C'mon!
As if this is not enough, Ajaire is offering a FREE newborn-sized version of the tank, so you can get a feel for her style of pattern-ing. Trust - it's FAB! Detailed to the max.

Speaking of details...

So get yourself over to UpCraftClub for your copy of the Paneled Sunsuit. I truly can't wait to see more of Designs by Call Ajaire... I have no doubt she'll be a phenomenal resource in the pattern world!

HEY! Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone!

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Emmylou's 2014 Christmas Dress

Happy, happy New Year, my friends!

I hope you all had an awesome end to 2014. I have been so busy, I haven't had a lot of time to blog at all. But, in 2015, I want to change that... I miss sharing the things I make for Em and I! This year, I resolve to share more - and more organically - the things I want to make, and the things I do make!

I got into the habit of making something, then snapping a quick Instagram pic, and then like... that was the end of it. In 2015, I'm blogging again. :)

Let me start with Emmylou's 2014 Christmas dress, ya?!

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Caroline Party Dress

Pattern:  The Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations

Fabric: Rayon something from I can't remember where! (I want to say Fabric Mart.) I've had it for years. It's like a heavier challis with a white/silver metallic glaze. GLORIOUS.  The skirt lining is purple charmeuse and purple tulle, both from The bodice lining is just unbleached cotton muslin (like so) from Jo-Ann. Super soft. 

Shoes: Borrowed from Princess Belle (thanks, Belle!)

Accessories: My belt, from Forever 21, I think?

Other notes:  This was such a fun sew! It was so easy to make, the instructions were great. Em wanted a purple dress this year for Christmas (wha?? why??) so this was what we settled on. We both love it! I think this would be a great great Summer dress in a lawn or voile... dreamy

So that's Em's 2014 Christmas dress!  I can't wait to share more of the goodies I've made over the past few months here on le ol blog.

Have a great week, all!

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