Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sandcastle Dresses for Dolly and Me!


The last of the new releases over at Ellie Inspired today is the Sandcastle dress and Mini Sandcastle dress for dolls. This one is Sarah's Fourth of July dress this year. I love that this dress also has an option for a full smocked bodice. I have some big plans for a Christmas dress with this pattern! I am hoping to start on it next month but I will see how times goes. The dress sizes go from newborn to 5. 


I love the traditional collar and elastic cuffed sleeves on this dress. The fabric we use dis nice and light weight for the hot summer summer days. To give the skirt on the dress a full look I added a pettie skirt underneath.  This girl loves her twirly dresses! 

I even made smocked pockets! Sarah loves them most of all. 




Now for the dolly size ones! I really love to make matching dresses and Sarah right now is loving her Bitty Baby so that was the first request! (This is another pattern of mine through Ellie Inspired!) 


Miss Elsa is coming with us to the fire works this year so a matching dress was a must I was told. I am thinking we need a new Doll Carrier from the LTTS book. I am sure Prince C would love one too.  


I was told Isabelle would be jealous if she didn't match the other two girl's so her dress was a must too! I made her's sleeveless and left the collar off as well.   


If you would like the new patterns you can find the here and here. They are 20% off today! 


Happy Sewing!! 


Sharon 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Two New Doll Patterns, Mini Ships Ahoy and Mini Holiday Beret


I am so glad I get to share with you today two more new patterns of mine! The first one is the Mini Ships Ahoy (Of course it matches our girls' pattern) that comes in a dress length or tunic length with carpis. The dress has a cute sailor collar it but this dress/top looks great in both nautical and non-nautical fabrics. 


These are the dollies Fourth of July outfits! Both outfits are a quick sew, it took me about an hour to sew up the set with the pants. I love the clean lines of this pattern and I have it fully lined. You know I love a lovely finished inside.  ;-)


I even made baby Elsa a top too. The bottoms are my Mini Skinny Jeans patterns. I think they look so cute paired together. 


The second pattern of mine to release yesterday is the Mini Holiday Beret. Every doll needs her accessories right?! It looks great for the winter time or even the sailor look. It is fully lined too with an option for a crown band as well. This one is even quicker to sew, it took me about 30 minutes. (which is really good because Sarah thinks her dolls need one for almost every outfit, hahaha)


The top pattern is one that is soon to be released and the bottoms are the Mini Skinny Jeans as well. Every doll needs a few nice outfits in her wardrobe. 


You can find the new Mini Ships Ahoy pattern here
and the new Mini Holiday Beret pattern here

Happy sewing!!! 


Sharon 

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Patterns: All Hands On Deck for Girls and Doll and My Very First Children's Pattern!

 I am so excited to share this blog post today! While I have been quite on my blog I have been busy sewing away on the Nautical Collection for Ellie Inspired! This time not only did I get to test patterns but I also have a few of my own too. 
First up is the All Hands On Deck girl's pattern. This cute tunic/pants set is all made in knit fabrics. It sews up so quick and is so comfy for wear. One of my favorite part of this pattern is the collar. I love the construction of the collar so much on this tunic.    

The pattern has a capri pants length option and a dress option as well. 


Of course Sweet pea's doll had to have a matching outfit too so there is a Mini All Hands On Deck pattern as well. (This is another one of my doll patterns. that I made after Theresa's designs.) She is so thrilled that they can wear the same outfit. 


The doll outfit is just like the big girl's.  


They both have a cute bow at the collar point and double ruffle skirt. This will be one of Sweet pea's new school outfits.  (Yipes I still can't believe she is starting school!)


The third pattern out today is the Starboard pattern, this one is my very first children's pattern!! Yes I am super excited! This pattern also has a girl option as well. A sailor collar bodysuit shirt with either suspender shorts or a suspender skirt option for girl's. The girl's shirt also has a gathered cuffed sleeve. This pattern is for infants and toddlers. 


This will be Prince C's Fourth of July outfit this year. I really love dressing up my baby boy still and he still loves it just as much. I am holding onto these days as much as I can because I know he is growing up way to fast. He will 3 this next week.  Where did the time go? 



Another favorite feature of this pattern is the optional back welt pockets. I love how my little prince loves his welt Pockets! he has great taste in style I think. (Yes really does check for and request for these things at this young age)


You can find the All Hands On deck here
Mini All Hands On Deck here
Starboard here

or you buy all there patterns here 

Happy Sewing!!!

Sharon 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Our Summer Favorites; Ellie Inspired Summer Blog Tour


Summer is almost here and we can't wait! The hot summer days with the cool summer nights are most wonderful but our favorite part of summer of is the evenings. We love to sit outside watching the sun go down over the horizon playing until the last sun beam has stop shinning and the stars are twinkling over head. It is such a magical time of day!  


This dress reminds me of just that, the perfect summer evenings that never seem to last long enough. I used the Ellie Inspired pattern Spring Lily dress pattern. I adore the back bodice lines of this dress. Nice and cool for the hot days but has these lovely capped sleeves that are nice for when the sun goes down. The sash is perfect length too for playing, dancing and chasing fireflies. 


This dress pattern has lovely box pleats that goes the entire way around the skirt for a nice full skirt but not too frilly. It really didn't take much time to make them either to my surprise and look so awesome when done. 


I also added a bias strip of fabric to the bottom of the dress over the hem line and used the very same fabric as the sash and lined the dress with. Yes this dress is fully lined! You know I love a fully lined garment!! Even the sleeves are fully lined and there are no exposed seams. (French seams on the skirt)*sigh* Yes a perfect summer dress.




The fabric is from Riley Blake, The fine and Dandy Line. It really reminds me of a 1950s print, I LOVE it!! I love anything 1950s myself. I might just have to make myself a  dress. If you are wondering this dress does come in women's sizes too. 


Did I mention it is perfect for twirling in?! Perfect for her to dance in the summer evening sunlight's rays until night has fallen. 



So what is your favorite thing of summer time? 


Happy Sewing!! 


Sharon 

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Pattern; Paradise Days for Girl's and Doll's


Just in time for summer, a new pattern is released today! The paradise Days and Mini Paradise Days pattern from Ellie Inspired.  The doll one is my newest pattern that has been released. (Doesn't Isabelle look so cute?!) 


This is a wrap style skirt with an elastic waist band paired with a knit ruffled shirt. The shirt on the doll opens up in the back for ease of dressing the doll and closes with hook and loop tape. 

The girl's pattern is just like the doll's other than the knit shirt slips over the head. She LOVES this set so much! She wore it three days in row with me having to wash it at night for her to wear the next day. I used a woven fabric for the skirt's ruffles, arm binding and neck bindings with no issues of ti fitting over her head. You can use knit for all the skirt too but I wanted hers to match her skirt. The shirt looks great over shorts too!


Sweet pea looks already for a day at the beach! If only it would warm up now so we can go. 


I really do love love making matches set for Sarah and her dolly and she really loves it too. Little Miss Elsa dolly had to have a new summer outfit too. That is a whole lot of ruffles for this girly girl. 


You can find my new pattern for sale here

and you can find both the girl and doll pattern for sale here.

Happy Sewing!!

Sharon 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Sarah Swing Top and Tess Twirl Skirt Sew A Long!!


I am leading another sew-a-long over at Whimsical Fabrics again at the end of this month that they are hosting! This month's patterns are the Sarah Swing top (can you guess Sweet pea loves that name?!? lol) and the Tess Twirl skirt. 


Both of these are super quick to sew and top and skirt has these beautiful serger made ruffles, everything my girly girl loves. I picked the fabrics out for this one and she loves them and looks great in them. I am surprised seeing they are not pink or Elsa blue but I do adore these fabrics! The fabric line is Art Gallery Sweet as Honey. I used the same brand as Sarah's Sugar Horses Maxi dress. If you have not used these fabrics before I highly recommend them! All there lines are so gorgeous with beautiful colors and prints! 


The sew-a-long will be over a four day stretch so plenty of time to finish each lesson. With each lesson you finish and post a picture in the album you will be entered in for a prize!  Pretty neat huh? They give away patterns, fabric and even notions. A different prize for each lesson. Plus you love the teacher too. ;-)


The top has a open back with buttons at the top for a closer. I love the cross-over style and the lose fitting skirt on the top is really nice for warm and hot weather. We found out on cool mornings that this top layers really well too so she will be wearing this to school in fall for sure. 


The skirt is a three tier skier with ruffles over each skirt seam with another ruffle at the hem. You can image Sarah loves it! 


It twirls very well too! 



If you would like to join in the sew-a-long you can here


You can find kits for sale in the shop here, lots of options too so there is something for everyone!! 


Hope to see you there!! 

Sharon

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Mini Evermore Pinafore, My New Pattern!


If you have been wondering why I have been so quite on my blog it is due to my busy sewing away some surprises, like my newest released pattern!! (One more of many to come!) 


The Mini Evermore Pinafore is made after our girl's pattern that is being released today as well.  The doll pattern is made to fit both a 15" doll and a 18" doll. So both the AG style and the baby doll style. It has options of smocking, pin tucks or honey comb smocking in this pattern. 


The pinafore has this lovely ruffle that goes all the way around the bottom and has buttons with loops for closer in the back just like the big girls. 


It fits very nicely over the Mini Miss Merry Mack dress too. Here are a few testers photos for you look at! 

The pinafore fits the Boyd's bears too. 


I love this one, her little girl and her doll looks so cute matching! 


You can both pattern for sale either the doll one separate or both in a bundle this week!
or both here
Happy Sewing!


Sharon