Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sewing for Kindergarten 2014 - Day 1

It's here, it's really really here!
Sewing for Kindergarten is back for it's second year.

I got the idea for this series in the most obvious way. My oldest child started Kindergarten last year and it really felt like such a special event in both my child and us as a parents' life that dedicating a sewing series to the event seemed entirely appropriate. 
And luckily you seemed to agree. Thank you for all the kind words and support me and the participants got last year!

Last year it was a big operation with giveaways, sew alongs and competition.
This year I decided to simplify things and the focus alone is on the sewing bloggers and their crazy cute kindergartners. 
I hope you still wants to follow along!

I have sent all the bloggers the same set of questions to answer in their post.
It will be fun to compare all the different answers I'm sure we will get.

Here are the questions:

- Is this your first time sending a child to Kindergarten?
(if not, what number.)

- Do you feel like crying or celebrating?
And what about your child?

- What type of school?

- What was your own first day of school like? - If you still remember, ha.

Let's get to the first two kindergartners, shall we!

First up is Christie from a lemon squeezy home.

Christie has an amazing style, sews both for her cute cute kids and herself with equally success and always uses the best prints. Today is no exception!! I doubt that Christie knew this but I have a weakness for the orange/red and light pink color combination. I am totally obsessed with the Ash Jumpsuit in this fabric....as in I-want-one-obsessed!!

Thank you Christie!

See Christie's full post HERE.

Today's other guest is Karly from Paisley Roots.

Karly and I share a love for sewing every day clothes for our kids (okay, I actually don't know this but looking at her blog gives me that impression) so this series is completely in Karly's alley. And she did not disappoint.

This outfit looks crazy comfortable but at the same time super stylish. I love the colors and print. And that sheer ribbon on the hoodie suddenly transform that garment into ultra cool designer item.

Way to go Karly!

See Karly's post HERE.
(pssst, karly's post will also have a giveaway for the crazy cute gold slippers)

Friday, August 29, 2014

One Pip Skirt - Summer and Winter Styling.

Today I have a post that was so fun to make.
One skirt styled two ways - one for summer so you can use it right away (well, at least if you like me live a place where summer is not over yet) AND a fall/winter styling for later (or now, again depending on where you live - see dear Australians I DO think of you :-)

The skirt is another slightly modified Pip Skirt from Jennuine Design. Previously I made THIS one.

I'm pretty sure the stripy cotton is from Fabric Mart but it seems to be sold out now.

I just have to tell you a funny story about this skirt in this fabric. I cut the skirt a morning last week and in the afternoon that same day I see THIS lovely dress from my Danish friend Trine from Groovy Baby and Mama on Instagram. Ha, how funny a coincidence is THAT!!
Of course we both agreed that great minds think alike, ha.

The summer styling is ultra simple and simply paired with a raglan tee and sandals.

Ahhhh, I love dressing for fall and winter.
The layering gives you so many more possibilities with textures and colors.

The sweater is Crewcuts and the leather boots are from the Danish brand Angulus - yes, bought at our summer vacation in Copenhagen. The kids are just waaaaiting for appropriate weather so they can wear them again - well, besides photo shoots of course!

Okay, I think this is it....last warm up post before Sewing for Kindergarten starts tuesday next week (Sep 2nd).

Let me just give you the schedule one last time in case you missed it the first time around.

See you soon!
Thank you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

School Clothes Inspiration - Knit Dress

Today I got another school clothes inspiration post for you as a warm up for Sewing for Kindergarten that starts next week.

This little lady has one last year of preschool before Kindergarten waits next year.

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day of 1st Grade....and more!

Heeeeey, I'm back from vacation....and guess what the only thing I missed while I was away having an amazing time in Denmark with family and friends.....yes, sewing! (Sorry husband who stayed back to work, ha).

So after the worst jet lag fogs disappeared I went to my sewing room and did some fun sewing. You know the type that creates something you or your kids actually need in their closet. 
In this case skirts and cardigans!! For awhile when my kids were much younger I almost only made skirts because that was the fastest and I liked finishing the project within reasonable time. Then they got older, started school and was able to play by themselves and I made more complicated and longer projects.....and suddenly W barely had any skirts, ha.

Today this little lady starts 1st grade and this is what she is wearing.

AND talking about school....in the bottom of the post you can see the lineup for this year's Sewing for Kindergarten - I'm SO super proud of all the participants that has agreed to show us what they have made for their kindergartners!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Organic Cotton Plus & The Daily Sew GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the warm fuzzy world of organic fabrics from Organic Cotton Plus
I don't know about you but I basically just want to dive into those fabric collages below, ha.

I know that you don't exactly need arguments for why you want to win a $50 gift card to this lovely fabric web store but I just have to show you some of the amazing products they have in their shop anyway.

In the end of the post there is a Rafflecopter to earn entries for the giveaway.
And when you have done that go to the Facebook page The Daily Sew and enter all the other amazing giveaways. We will be posting links to a new one every hour through today saturday 23rd of August 2014.

Above you see a blazer I made for my Mom using their lovely twill

I have also sewed with their interlock knit and (sweatshirt) fleece in THIS post. Both pieces from this post have been used a lot since and is holding up beautifully.

So far I have loved everything I have received from them! And I'm pretty sure you will too.

So please enter the giveaway for a $50 gift card to Organic Cotton Plus.
The giveaway is also open for participants outside the US but you will have to pay the shipping yourself or use some of your gift card to pay for it.

Thank you!!

And now it is time for The Daily Sew, right ;-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pleated Pencil Skirt by Delia Creates - Pattern Remix + Visible Zipper Tutorial.

I was planning on taking a break on the blog this summer and I kind of did....almost!
But when sweet sweet Delia from Delia Creates asks you to make a remix of her brand new Pleated Pencil Skirt Pattern....well, then you say yes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Bohemian Babydoll Dress by E&E Patterns - Pattern Review.

Today I have 'no fuss' dresses on the blog....no zippers, buttons or tie bands - your child can just put it over her head and wupti, she is dressed and looking fab! 

The lady who had that great idea is the lovely Heidi from the popular blog Elegance & Elephants and E&E Patterns.
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