Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Let's all march in the elephant parade . . .

I.  Heart.  This.  Dress.

And so does Mimi.  Obvs.

She threw a little hissy fit when I told her she couldn't wear it to school.  Poor baby.

So I'll shut my mouth and get the details on how to order out of the way.

E-mail "I WANT THIS ELEPHANT DRESS!!!" or something like that to if you're interested.

It is a 6/7, which is too big on Mimi.  I would make a 4/5 for her, BUT it doesn't look crazy huge.  Maybe consider the 6/7 so she can wear it for 3 years!  Seriously,  the third year she can totally wear it with leggings if too short.

The cost of the dress is $40 plus shipping (which is usually around $4).  If you live near Chi-town, this might be a great reason for us to get together. :)

  Hula in her elephant dress.  Because that's what you do in an elephant parade.

Cutesy-pootsie pocket for all her weird Lalaloopsy dolls.  (By the way, did you notice that she's holding a super old Happy Meal Ronald McDonald toy she found at her Bebe's house?)

"Mimi, make a pretty face so I can take a close shot of the ruffled collar.  Um . . . really, Meemers?"

If you are in serious need of this dress and it's just not your size or favorite fabric, give me some time.  I will make more!

Everyone please give Amy at Brownie Goose a round of applause for creating this beautiful pattern!  Yay, Amy!  You rock my socks off!  If you love to sew, you can find this pattern here.

By the way, I am totally sitting in my car in the garage typing all of this right now.  This guy didn't want to stop watching Curious George in the car after we dropped off Mimi, so he's STILL strapped in his carseat watching while we use up all the battery.  And this is how I roll, ladies.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Finally . . . Some Fall Frocks

 Ahhhh . . . it feels so good to be sewing again!

Fall is my favorite season -- especially in the Midwest.  I'm a little later getting started than I had planned this season, so I'll try to get a few things out as quickly as possible before the snow hits.  Wait, I think we already had a sprinkling of snow this week . . .

First of all, I need to apologize for my model.  She LOATHES having her photo taken doing anything except making crazy faces.  And she hates changing clothes unless she's playing dress-up.  Out of the hundreds I shot, these are the only ones that are decent -- and some of them are blurry . . . but I digress.

On to the first outfit of my fall line I am naming O'Meara's Woods.

Our new home has a lovely wooded piece in the back that the neighbor has named after the previous owner -- the O'Meara's.  It has nothing to do with anything, but I kind of wanted to take photos of Mimi in the woods, but this was as far as we got . . .

"Mommy, just peace out.  It will be okay.  Just stop worrying.  Gah . . . . "

So this is the first outfit -- a tunic top in a dreamy blue and cozy corduroy shorts.

Even on a chilly day, Mimi loved the shorts with her tights and boots.

Sweet little butter yellow button in the back.

Two little buttons on the sleeves that are just short enough to keep paint off of at school.

Neutral buttons on the shorts, so your little one can wear them with everything in her closet.

Mimi likes them with a t-shirt.

But this is her favorite look.  Skinny jeans and cowGIRL boots.  Yeeeee hawwww!!!

I'm loving the ruffled collar and pretty pleat in the front.

I have this outfit (the tunic top and corduroy shorts) in a size 2/3 and a 4/5.  This is basically the same as a size 3 and a size 5, but a size 4 girl would totally be able to pull off the 4/5 because of the loose fit (as a 2 would be able to wear the 2/3).  Mimi is in between a 4 and a 5, so this fits her well.

The top and shorts set is $60 plus shipping.

Please e-mail to if you're interested.  I only have 2 outfits -- one in a 2/3 and the other in a 4/5!  First come, first serve!  Please e-mail orders only :)

**Also, I did NOT put pockets on the back of the shorts, but I can if you would like them!

And for you sewing mommas, the pattern for the top is here and the shorts is here.