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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Lulu Dress by CINO - Pattern Review



Okay, I am not quite sure what happened but not only have I made matching dresses for the girls....they are also totally appropriate for the upcoming American holiday Independence Day/4th of July. This household might be half British but we are always ready for an excuse to some barbecue and fireworks.....and now apparently also red/white and blue homemade outfits - not on purpose....but still...we are!
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