THE sally dress

One of my goals this year has been to incorporate more dresses into my repertoire.💃🏻 With a toddler that refuses any and all naps, a son’s soccer schedule that takes up many evenings and the majority of our weekends, as well as piano lessons and swimming squeezed into there, and a husband that is rarely home, it’s been tough to find the *extra* time that these projects require over some of my other items. BUT…. I have a slew of new dress patterns and fun ideas and am determined to make it work. 👊🏻After all, I haven’t purchase a store-made skirt or dress for my girls in over a year now. 😉

The first dress I couldn’t wait to introduce to you guys was the Sally dress. I stumbled upon this pattern Shannon created when I was perusing her blog over at Very Shannon . com and I instantly fell in love with it.😍

It’s simplicity had my heart skip a beat.

It’s modern. Clean lines. I love clean lines.

It’s whimsical. I haven’t seen a dress like this before. 

It’s playful. Those pockets…. they hold every childhood treasure imaginable from stuffed animals to sticks, stones, marbles, and even one or the other treat. 

It’s roomy. (My girls are NOT afraid to wrestle their brother and his friends IN dresses. 

It’s sooooo versatile. Dress it up. Dress it down. Short sleeves. Longer sleeves. Sleeveless. Combine it with a turtleneck or a long-sleeve shirt in the winter or just enjoy as is, once we get those warm sun rays back. 

Oh … and all the various fabric combinations! A dream come true.

I started out with a dress for my daughter’s father-daughter dance at school and haven’t stopped sewing it since. If you’re looking for one to spruce up your daughter’s wardrobe, send me a message. I have some amazing fabrics, I haven’t been able to cut into yet.


2017 whaaaat?! 

I blinked…. and January flew right past me! 💨💨💨💨

How did that just happen? 😱 Does anyone else feel like 2017 rolled in with a vengeance? Wowzers! 

If you ask me, a new year screams for some new exciting things. So, stay tuned as I plan to catch you up (admits homework, soccer practices, piano and swim lessons, school events, …. the usual chaos) on some newly available items! 

If you follow me on Facebook, you have already been able to get a glance at some of these. For everyone else, enjoy this little sneak peak.💕

Christmas 🎄 in … 

… October?! 😱 

when one of your dearest friends asks you to make her adorable daughter a 🎄Christmas 🎄 outfit, you do NOT hesitate for a second.

Instead… you ignore the pumpkin 🎃 spice everywhere and excitedly brainstorm ✍🏻 and get to work! 💪🏻

Did it not turn out simply gorgeous? Whimsically gorgeous in fact and perfect for a two years old! 

And let’s be honest… it feels rather good to be ahead of the planning game for once!