If you follow me on facebook, you may already know that I had the pleasure of contributing a pattern to One Thimble Magazine's 17th issue! Today is the day that I am happy to share it's release with you! This issue is HUGE with 14 projects and tons of great articles. Contributors include Nori Dress… Continue reading One Thimble Announcement!
Now available to purchase here Anyone who follows children's clothing on Pinterest either knows the name Mischka Aoki or they've seen a dress designed by them. Their dresses are the epitome of elegance. I have several of their dresses pinned and have always been inspired by the brand's beauty. This beauty is my favorite piece… Continue reading Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet
Previously, I'd shared some Fall inspiration and how to get the same looks using Muttonchop. Today, I'll show you how many looks you can get with Every Which Way. Between these two patterns, and Free at Last, you may not need another pattern for fall sewing. Every Which Way is already a very versatile pattern,… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Every Which Way
Now availailable here I've been making my daughter this style of dress for years. I love the look of double layered skirts and I love slip extenders that can be worn under tops or dresses to give a little extra length. Lowrider gives the look of a layered skirt but has the versatility of being… Continue reading Inspiration: Lowrider
Now available here Anyone that has collected, browsed, or joined a vintage pattern group has seen the 7day wardrobe patterns. I own several myself and have always loved the versatility of them. They're little packets chock full of options for a full variety of dresses and accessories. Who doesn't love a pattern with options? Most… Continue reading Inspiration: Every Which Way
Fall is just around the corner and that means shifting into fall sewing mode. I love rich colors, textures, and shorter hemlines for fall. That peek of knee above knee socks is one of my favorite looks for little girls. I gather a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and thought I'd share some of my… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Muttonchop Dress
Today, I'm guest blogging over at Threads and Stitches about Moda's doll panel. Come check it out! (here) Cowgirl Doll - Howdy by Moda Duchess Doll - Duchess and Hare Dolls Hare Doll - Duchess and Hare Dolls Dress - Duchess and Hare Runaround Bow - Duchess and Hare Free Bow Dress Fabric - Riley… Continue reading Plushies!!
Measuring may seem basic and it is, if you know where you're supposed to measure. My patterns are drafted using the ASTM standards for a child's age/size and measure accordingly. When measuring, it's best to do so over snug clothing like a camisole and underpants or a tank top and leggings. If you measure… Continue reading Measuring Basics
Pocketful of Sunshine can be purchased here. My daughter has decided she's too old for sailor dresses. That is such a shame because she's always had one in her closet, which is why I wanted to design one. Nothing beats a sailor dress for instant vintage style. I had a few different ideas kicking around… Continue reading Inspiration: Pocketful of Sunshine
Today is the LAST day of the blog tour. I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the pretty outfits people have sewn up. Today we have Lil Gumma Lil Gumma's version of Petit Four(buy here) is so lovely. The scalloped border of the fabric paired with the scalloped version of the bodice is such a nice… Continue reading Duchess and Hare Blog Tour: Day 5