Friday, July 19, 2013

Lucy Shorts!!!

I thought I loved the Blue Skies racer back dress the most, but . . .

I can't get enough of these shorts!!

Who wears short shorts?

I have been searching for the perfect "camp short"  for Mimi -- not too cutesy and not too casual with plenty of room to romp -- and I think I found the perfect ones.  I saw similar shorts in an Anthropologie catalog in the spring, then Crewcuts had a pair edged with ruffles, and then my search for a pattern was on (sewing mommas, skip down to the bottom for links to this pattern and similar ones).

The shorts are $30 (plus $3 shipping) and sizes are posted above each pic.

E-mail orders to only!! No FB messages.

Size 2



SIZE 5 (I need to add elastic to waist and sew on buttons)

SIZE 6 (I still need to add elastic to waist and sew on buttons)

SIZE 8 (still need to add elastic to waist and sew on buttons)

Whew, please excuse the unfinished ones that still need elastic and buttons!!

For all you sewing mommas, I need to give you info first because all of your daughters, nieces, and friends' daughters need a pair of these.  You can find several similar patterns:

Oliver + S Picnic Blouse + Shorts.  Meeny Miny Moe (link to the right) had some similar ones last summer that I was in love with!  The blouse pattern is also pretty adorable.

Brownie Goose Seaside Shorts.  Amy at BG posted a photo of these shorts on FB several weeks ago, but I wasn't patient enough to wait for the pattern to be up for sale.  Because she is so stinkin nice, she directed me to the next link:

Cali Faye Collection Tulip Shorts.  And this was the pattern I used.  This is the same chick who wrote the racer back pattern, so she is on my favorites list!  Her patterns are simple and perfect for beginners such as myself.  The pattern is actually for reversible shorts without the binding, but I changed it up a little.

Monday, July 8, 2013

One More Blue Skies Dress!

And this one even has some green grass at the bottom :)

Still loving the racer back and button . . . 

This Blue Skies dress is a size 3 (measures 20" long from top to bottom).  Izzie is actually a size 4, so this is a little short on her.  It is ready to ship and no orders will be taken.  The dress is $35 (plus $4 shipping if out of Chicago).

PLEASE E-MAIL to if you're interested.  Please no FB messages or posts (because I'm too unorganized for that)!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blue Skies Dress

I think I've found the perfect summer dress . . . 

  And here she is . . . 

You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day . . . 

This is the Blue Skies Dress in a size 3.  It's a little short on Mimi because she wears a 4, so at least you know your size 3 little girl can wear it for 2 summers!

I am crazy about the racer back.  In looooove with it.

Super flowy . . .

 Awesome twirl action . . .

First of all, the pattern is from Cali Faye Collection -- check out the link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  Amy from BG sent me to her for a shorts pattern, but this one is my fave.  Super easy and I love its simplicity.  I kept trying to add trim and pockets ruffles and extras, but in the end I decided I can't beat the pretty blue pattern.

This dress is for sale in a size 3 for $35.00 (plus $4 shipping).  It is 21" from the top of the shoulder to the bottom hem.  Please e-mail me at to buy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sunshine Dress

*Update -- this dress has sold!  Thank you!  I should have more dresses over the next week!

I looooove a sweet little yellow dress for the summer!  

And Mimi does, too.

But there's only one problem . . . this dress isn't in Mimi's size.  It's a bit small -- a size 3.  Sorry, Meemers.

So this little ray of sunshine is a size 3 and is $35.00 ($4.00 shipping).

A view of the bright red button and blue tab at the back of the ruffled collar.

Although the dress is a little too short for Mimi (who is a size 4 or 5), it should give you hope that your little size 3 can get at least two summers out of this one!  The length of the dress from the top of the ruffle in the back to the bottom is 21".  Also, the dress is fully lined.  

 Now for some twirling action . . . 

If you want this pretty little size 3 Sunshine Dress, please e-mail me at  It is $35 (plus $4.00 shipping if you aren't in Chicago).