I’m Back!

Hello there!  I’m excited to be back on the blog, which means I’ve started sewing again!!

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This little munchkin has kept me rather busy these last eight months which has left little time for sewing.  We’ve got a pretty reliable nap schedule happening now which leaves me more time to get creative!!

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I’ve done some pattern testing.  Above is The Holly Dress by Audrey & Tiffany which features pintucks, a button placket and a half(?) circle skirt.  It was turned out great and was a very satisfying sew!

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I’ve done a few custom orders including the two above.

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I have also partnered with a local #retailtruck here in Calgary.  The Crafted Artisan Truck hits the street of #yyc this month and I’m so excited to be on board!!

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And I just finished this little beauty for Miss P yesterday!  I will probably blog about it later but I wanted to share.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!  🙂 H

Over the River and Through the Woods… Pattern Testing for my Fave Pattern Designer

Hello there!

I’ve been keeping a secret which I’ve been dying to spill!  And today, I can finally I can share my Top Secret Pattern Testing Assignment:  The Storybook Pinafore for Girls by my go-to, favourite pattern designer, Jen, from Tie Dye Diva.  You know she is my Fave because the majority of the posts on this blog have featured TDD patterns.  I luuuurve them ❤

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The pattern is a vintage inspired pinafore meant to be worn atop a peasant or similar type dress or tunic.  In this case I used Jen’s Easy Peasant Dress Pattern which pairs perfectly with the pinafore.Image

For the assignment, I knew immediately which fabric I would use for the Storybook theme–and yes, you guessed it, I’ve been hoarding it for a while 😉  It’s the most beautiful and special Little Red Riding Hood cotton fabric from Japan.  Isn’t it just the cutest fabric you’ve ever seen?! 

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The accent gingham fabric came from Fabric.com, as did the red Kona cotton that I used for the under dress.  As you can see, the pinafore pops over the head and ties up at the sides in sweet little bows.  Pockets are always a bonus for my little Miss P who will fill them with bugs and rocks at every opportunity 🙂

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The little flutter sleeves are so vintage-y and girly–adorable!Image

We’ve had a rather late start to Spring here in Calgary, and when we did our photo shoot a couple of weeks ago, it was absolutely FUH-REEZING!  Miss P was the ultimate trooper however, and we had lots of fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today–I’m so happy I finally got to share this post with you!  

If you were interested in sewing up one of these babies for a little one in your life, now would be a great time to do it!  The pattern is on sale in her shop for the next couple of days–and if you buy 2 more patterns (like the Peasant dress, perhaps), you can use the coupon code “BUNDLE” to save 25% off your purchase!  

Have a wonderful day!

xo, Heather