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I LOVE Baby Girl Sewing!

I absolutely LOVE sewing cute baby things! Especially baby girl things! 😀 So, do you remember the Easter dresses I made this year? (If you don’t they are shown at the end of THIS post.) I also made a matching tie for my son later this summer (shown in THIS post) but he didn’t want the “girly” yellow I picked out so I used grey instead.  That meant I had a half yard of coordinating…

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Maxi Skirts Galore!

A few weeks ago I was on a maxi skirt sewing frenzy… Please excuse my modeling skills in the following pictures. 🙂 As you can see, one of my daughters, however, thinks she is QUITE the little model. Sometimes she overdoes it, though. For the girls’ pink and blue skirts I used THIS tutorial, but the waist needs to be an inch or so smaller than the actual measurement (these are little girls without womanly hips…

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Sweet Summer Halter Top Tutorial

Last summer I did a guest post for Fireflies and Jellybeans, so I thought it would be nice to bring it home and repost it over here on my blog, too.  Looking at these pictures of little Gracie, who just turned two the other day, makes me a little bit sappy. Oh, I am going to be a mess with this last baby, aren’t I? *sniff, sniff* OK, back to the tutorial.  Here you go……

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Strawberry Shortcake Dress

Just a quick little show-off here… I made another Strawberry Shortcake dress (original HERE) for my niece’s 3rd birthday. It turned out super cute and she immediately wanted to put it on, so she must have liked it. 🙂 Same as before, it is a semi-circle skirt (left over from my screw-up two years ago) sewn to an embellished Garanimals T-shirt from Walmart.  This time I improved and did two things differently: 1. Garanimals shirts…

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T-Shirt Nightgown Tutorial

Last summer, I did a guest post over for CraftyTammie‘s Sew Full of Summer series, so I thought I would share it over here on my blog, too.  Girls nightgowns are awfully pricey in the stores, for what they are, but my girls were in need of some.  I have made a few here and there, but as I was gradually attempting to conquer my fear of knits last summer, I converted some old Tshirts into nightgowns for the girls. I…

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Little Diva Dress

As soon as she found the chapstick, I knew I wasn’t getting her to cooperate and look at the camera anymore. Oh, but she looks like a little diva in this ensemble! (For the record, I totally would not put up with diva behavior from my girls, though!) This was my absolute FAVORITE Easter dress this year. It was a lot of work, but totally worth every bit of it! I started making a tutorial…

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Flutter Sleeve Sundress

Besides the zipper, this dress was the easiest Easter dress I made this year. Making the dress was definitely easier than taking pictures of her wearing it! You see, she has an ever-evolving “picture smile” and it has recently morphed into this: Painful, right? One day she will be very embarrassed that I posted these pictures. I am sorry, dear. Just keep practicing that smile, OK? I even tried to get a picture of her…

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Boutique Style Peasant Dress (and Ribbon & Pearls Necklace)

This dress was simple to make… in theory. 🙂   I didn’t take pics of the whole process since I made changes along the way, but I will explain it a little bit here. I made the bodice in a peasant dress style (doesn’t get too much easier than that!) I trimmed the sleeves in eyelet lace after my first idea didn’t work out. I had JUST enough on hand- only an inch to spare!…

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Twirly Lace Dress Tutorial

This dress was deceptively simple to create and since it was the first one I made for Easter, I was able to take (some) decent pictures of the process because I had daylight. 🙂  It has a cross-front bodice, lace overlaid waistband, corset back, and circle skirt. (Say that five times fast!) I think she looks so mature and grown-up in this dress, but it would be so cute on a smaller girl, too. OK,…

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All-American Dress Tutorial

Just for fun, I decided to make dresses for all four of my girls for Independence Day.  I designed this high waisted halter style and it was sooooo easy to make! Really!! OK… here goes a little tutorial. I make my bodice patterns by tracing shirts that already fit the child well and adding seam allowances.  For this one, I also made a V-neck and a high waist- only about 3/4″ below the armpit.  Cut two…

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