September 28, 2018

Free Bummies Pattern


I've been working on this pattern now and then for a long time, and I've finally decided to just share it for free. Keep in mind that it hasn't been thoroughly tested, so I'd highly recommend making a muslin.



Also, this is free, but please share only the link, not the pattern itself. Also, if you download the pattern, please pin it first or follow me on Instagram (@mamasayssewblog) or facebook or something.





The pattern includes an elastic waistband, but if you'd like a yoga style waistband instead, I think it would be a pretty easy hack. I prefer elastic to make sure they stay up on my daughter's tiny hips!


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March 30, 2018

I Heart You Inspired Dress

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My youngest loves to be read to. One of the books we read together is I Heart You, a book I gave her for Christmas last year. I love the little girl in the story's simple blue dress, so I made one for my daughter to wear too.

I started with the free London Dress pattern from Violette Field Threads, but I made some changes. I added ruffles to the straps, and changed the shape of the bodice to add the straps to the top of the bodice, rather than using them as binding and ties.


She loved playing in it, and she loves how twirly it is too!


March 23, 2018

Crafting A Story

I like to follow along with Project Run and Play. Every once in awhile, I add to the link up. This week's theme, Crafting a Story, worked perfectly with my daughter's Easter Dress. 

Since Jane Austen is my favorite author, a modern Pride and Prejudice sounds good, right? This is my daughter's Easter dress. It's a soft knit that she absolutely loves! To fit with the Pride and Prejudice theme, it has the empire waist and long length.


It's her first maxi dress, but it won't be her last. It makes her feel so grown up!


Also, Pride and Prejudice is totally a children's story. See?



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October 03, 2017

Metropolitan Dress Pattern

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When I first saw the cold shoulder style, I wasn't really a fan, but since then, it's started to grow on me. When the Metropolitan Dress from Lil Luxe Collection went on sale, I grabbed it. This is actually my second version. You can see the other version over on Instagram.

Both times I did the lined option rather than the bias tape option for the sleeve cutouts. On this version, I used the same fabric for both the lining and the main dress, which made it rather confusing. If you do go that route, I'd recommend marking your lining in some way so that you can tell which is which.







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September 02, 2017

Marieke Pattern

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I found this pattern a little while ago, and I couldn't resist buying it. It's got lots of options. You can make a dress or a romper, with different lengths for sleeves and the bottom. It's originally written in French, and there are some places where it looks like sewing terms don't translate to English very well, but I was able to figure it out with help from the pictures in the tutorial. This is my second version. I made a long sleeve with shorts version too, which you can see on Instagram.


I made this version for the Project Run and Play Inspired by Art Gallery challenge. I love Art Gallery fabric, but I didn't have enough on hand to make this romper. I chose this print because Art Gallery has lots of beautiful florals, and also, the flowers on this fabric look kind of like watercolor, so, boom, inspired by Art Gallery fabric and also, art galleries. Too much of a stretch?


I really like the ruffle down the front placket. It was not a part of my original plan, but luckily I had enough fabric to make it work.






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