November 14, 2016

Saumur Dress From Lil Luxe Collection

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I helped test this pattern, so I received a complimentary copy.

The Saumur dress is going to be my daughter's Christmas dress. I was originally going to do it all in red, but I couldn't find a red invisible zipper to match. So I added some lace overlay on the bodice and some lace trim at the bottom, and the cream zipper goes perfectly!

It has skirt pleats in front and back, and gathers on the side. The skirt is actually four panels, so you can continue the contrast of the bodice into the skirt if you prefer.





It's on sale through Wednesday, so if you want this pattern, run and grab a copy!



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October 26, 2016

Halloween Treats

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My girls had a cake decorating contest at school, so we looked at pinterest to find some easy ideas. Here's what we found.

These candy corn cupcakes were super easy to make, but I hope you like frosting! There's more frosting than cupcake here.

October 24, 2016

Easy Girl Halloween Costumes-Mermaid, Witch and Unicorn

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This year for Halloween, I wanted simple, not too expensive costumes. I used some purchased items, and some handmade items, and some supplies I already had to create these costumes.

October 17, 2016

Simplicity Baby Romper

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This is Simplicity 1600. It's a cute little romper, and also has a bonnet and bloomers. It doesn't take a lot of fabric either.


The problem I have with this pattern is the straps. Even shortened, they fall off. I think the problem is they need to be farther to the sides in the back at the bottom. They look like they're pretty far apart, but once you add the elastic (and mine has to be shorter to fit my little girl's tiny waist), the straps get to close together. It also runs pretty big.

You can check out my Instagram account (@mamasayssewblog) for more pictures and another version with ruffles on the back.




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October 15, 2016

Clara Top Pattern Review

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I've made the Clara Top from Violette Field Threads several times. This one I made with fabric from Hobby Lobby.

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