Watercolor floral peplum dress

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You know when a fabric just speaks to you? Well this gorgeous floral knit whispered “peplum dress” to me from the aisle of Jo-Ann’s fabrics.¬†It also whispered to me a few other pieces that need to be sewn for my daughter’s fall wardrobe, but for starters, here’s the peplum ūüėČ

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The fabric is a watercolor floral slub knit that I cannot get enough of (seriously did I buy enough yardage?!?) which was sewn up into peplum awesomeness using this pattern. I made it in a slimmed down size 5 and custom fit the length of the sleeves and skirt.

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My daughter loves this dress. She’d sleep in it if she could get away with it ūüėČ It may also help that this is the first dress I’ve made her in over five months so she’s really appreciating it!

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The back. So cute. I want one for myself…

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There will be more peplum to come! Yes sir, lots of peplum. ‚̧

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Liberty Hello Kitty rain jacket

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Liberty of London makes laminated fabrics, yes they do! And if you’ve ever seen Liberty fabrics you know how stinkin’ gorgeous they are. So when I came across laminated Liberty Hello Kitty fabric of course I had to make my daughter a rain jacket from it!

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Here’s a close-up of the print. It’s called Hello Kitty Fairy-tale. Basically perrrrfection. I had bought this fabric two years ago and it’s been languishing in my stash. I’m so glad I finally sewed it up!

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The pattern is Oliver + S School Day’s jacket sewn in size 5 length and 4 width. I’ve sewn this pattern a number of times and it always turns out so sweet. Oliver + S instructions can’t be beat!

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I modified the pattern slightly by using snap closures instead of toggles or buttons.

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I also had to use some butter yellow PUL as the facing rather than the Liberty fabric as I didn’t have enough of it on hand. The lining is Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in color Lilac.

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Yay for end of summer rain jackets!

I think it’s time for some fall sewing now, don’t you?

Baby track pants and onesies

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It was high time to sew a few new things for the baby. A couple onesies and some killer track pants to the rescue!

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The onesies are sewn in size 3-6 months using this pattern¬†from Etsy in the same knits I used for my older son’s tees. I did modified the pattern slightly by adding some self drafted front pockets. Overall this¬†pattern is straight forward and easy to follow¬†but I would sew the neck opening smaller next time by overlapping the front and back shoulders more. Also¬†since we use cloth diapers around here I’ll be adding some extra length to accommodate them as the length is a bit tight.

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The track pants are¬†this pattern in size 3-6 months¬†and are so stinking adorable! I used this organic french terry¬†which I¬†also used to make my son this pair of shorts. I can’t recommend this fabric enough! It is wonderfully soft and holds up very well to repeated washings.¬†The pattern¬†works¬†great¬†over a cloth diaper (yay!) but I did modify the pockets to be MUCH smaller otherwise you end up with the pockets all the way down to the knees! I also altered the waistband finishing by using one thick piece of elastic rather than 2 separate, and did a few rows of topstitching. The drawstring I changed to be faux rather than actually go all the way around the waist.

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Finished outfit on the baby!

This kid is growing like a weed. Need. Moar. Clothes.