A Modern Mad Hatter

This week’s theme for Project Run and Play was to make an outfit inspired by a child’s story book. Gigi wanted me to make something from Alice And Wonderland, and I wanted to make something from one her favorite books, The English Roses. So I’m doing kind of a mix up of the Mad Hatter […]

Let’s Go To Egypt! A Vintage Safari Dress

This week’s first Project Run & Play project was a challenge, and involved a great many pattern pieces. About forty in all! The theme was the Seven Wonders Of The World and I chose the Great Pyramids of Giza . My dress was inspired by photos of female explorers and Egyptologists of the early twentieth century. […]

McCalls 7547: Checkered twill overalls A UNIF knockoff

Lily’s handmade overalls. McCall’s 7547 in Fabric from Fabric.com Total cost : around 27$ Pattern 2$ on sale at Joann Fabric Checked fabric twill around 22$ , including shipping from Fabric.com Overalls  buckles from Wawak approximately 3$ Lily wanted a pair of UNIF overalls for Christmas. A. UNIF is a clothing line heavily influenced by […]

Lullaby Layette

My husband’s niece just had her second baby. That makes me a great auntie times two! So what types of things do great aunties do for great nephews and nieces? Make great little outfits, of course!  This Lullaby Layette is in double gauze and the bodysuit is made from cotton lycra knit. The Lullaby Layette […]

Class Picnic Blouse and Shorts and summer ramblings

I made this little outfit back in early June and never blogged it. G recently turned eight and shot up in height, but has yet to be filled in. I sewed a size seven, but should have made a six instead, as the whole outfit is a little too big. I used some vintage barkcloth […]