April Sewing Challenge Day 6. National Tartan Day

Did you know that last Sunday was National Tartan Day?  Neither did I until my Google calendar told me it was.  I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a major procrastinator.  Part of the reason it takes me forever to finish a project is that I have SO much fabric and SO many patterns, that I can waste a whole day deciding on the right combination.  That’s why I love a good theme–so thank you National Tartan Day, you made my choice an easy one!


A little background for you:  National Tartan Day was established here in Canada in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia to commemorate the signing of the Scottish Declaration of Independence on April 6, 1320.  And there you go, a mini history lesson 🙂



My love of plaid and tartan is equally as strong as my love of all things nautical.  It’s so classic and timeless, and perfect for vintage inspired kids clothes, my general aesthetic.  For this project I chose a gorgeous tartan shirting fabric by Robert Kaufman called House of Wales (it appears to be sold out at Fabric.com).  The pattern is a new one for me, the Norah Dress by the lovely Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House.


The pattern was well written and easy to follow.  I love the peter pan collar, simple a line shape, and shorter length.  If I would have had more time I’d have pulled out the white tights and Mary Janes for our photo shoot but who am I kidding, I’m so behind today!  I don’t know how these bloggers do it every day?!  I suppose I need to channel my inner Type A personality, but man, this challenge is killing me lol



That’s it for today.  Off to list this baby on Etsy and phewf, I’m still alive in the challenge!  I have no clue how or what I will end up posting tomorrow–PLEASE, if you have any suggestions, I could use some direction 😉

Till tomorrow….

xo, Heather


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