Christmas gifts 

I was pretty busy sewing Christmas gifts these past few months. Now I can finally share what I made!

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My older boy got a new flannel button up. The pattern is the Sketchbook shirt by Oliver + S in size 4 sewn out of Kaufman mammoth flannel in color plaid gold. It’s so thick and warm it’s practically a jacket! Perfect for the single digit temperatures we get this time of year.

For my husband’s and my parents I made a set of four mitered-corner watercolor linen dishtowels. Both the free tutorial and the fabric are available at Purl Soho. I’ll be making more of these soon, but for myself!

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For my younger boy, I finally finished his embroidered baby blanket! It took ages. Seriously. He’s not exactly a baby anymore but at least it’s done now!

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The front is linen which is embroidered with an adorable little fox and owl scene. Part of the embroidery is a pattern purchased from MyBearPaw but I did expand upon it a little. For the backing I used a sumptuous thick organic bamboo velour. So cozy!

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Last but not least, my daughter requested this fancy dress up dress as her Christmas gift. I was happy to comply!

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It’s a colonial era gown sewn from Simplicity 3725. I used shimmer fuchsia taffeta, gold satin, and gold floral lace plus a few beautiful handmade buttons off of Etsy. She’s thrilled with it! I’m pretty pleased with it myself 😉

Merry Christmas!

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Winter mulberry bow skirt

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Sometimes you just have to sew a skirt in winter. Especially when it’s in this gorgeous mulberry shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett.

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And if it’s got a great big bow on the back, it may just be perfection. The skirt is based off a free pattern from purlbee called the Gathered skirt for all ages, but the bow however was an addition I made.

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Back bow!

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I’m thoroughly enjoying the girly sewing 🙂

 

Red wool coat

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I’m getting a little (ok a lot) behind on blogging my sewing projects, so I’ll try to catch up some! Here’s a  gorgeous wool coat I made my daughter at the beginning of fall.

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The pattern is called the Houndstooth Coat 11/2013 #136 by BurdaStyle. I sewed it in size 116 from this vibrant red melton wool which I picked up from NYFashionCenterFabrics. Their melton is high quality, thick, and gorgeous.

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Coat back details.

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For the lining I used a juicy cranberry pink satin from Hobby Lobby. The color contrast looks great with the red melton!

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I’m pretty much in love with this coat and red is such a classic color on little girls ❤