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Lydia’s Sweetheart Dress Tutorial

These girls love to twirl in pretty dresses! Taking a break with the one who can’t twirl yet! This dress features a halter top and sweetheart neckline with a pop of orange trim,… …a button halter back,… …a twirly circle skirt (of course!),… …and another little pop of orange on the petticoat lining. This dress was the most 1950s-ish of all of the dresses I made. I can convince a 5yo a little easier than…

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Sunrise Dress Tutorial

I am going to be totally honest here. This was my least favorite dress when we sketched out all of the designs. In the end, I LOVED it! Sometimes my 10yo’s fashion ideas make me raise an eyebrow, but it was her dress, so I went along with it. Yeah, she was right.  This time. I pushed for a wide neckline and scoop back because I knew it would look great on her body type.…

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Blushing Izzy Dress Tutorial

My girls get a lot of say in their Easter dresses. Isabelle came to me with a sketch of her Easter dress a few months ago. She was insistent on the cross-front bodice (I later found out she copied it from a very old Barbie book I didn’t even know we had.) When I decided to go all 1950’s vintage, we looked on Pinterest and etsy for some styles that matched up with her design.…

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Vintage Easter Dresses

Oooh- the word “vintage” has become oh, so trendy. Yes, I am jumping on the bandwagon. It started out with this… …two flat vintage sheets that my nana bought maybe in the 1970s and vintage trims, notions, and buttons given to me by some friends. The colors matched perfectly. There are 5 colors in the sheets (other than white) and I have 5 girls, so they each got their own accent color. So, after 6…

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Turtleneck to Maxi Skirt Tutorial

This one has been a long time coming! I finally got some cute pics of my daughter in her maxi skirt so that I could finish up this post!  Last spring, when I was on my maxi skirt sewing kick, my 5yo had requested a RED one. Well, I thought I would just pick some fabric up at a nearby Walmart, but they no longer carry ANY knit at that store! 🙁 So, I wandered…

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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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