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The Holly Dress with Thumbelina



Today I have the sweetest dresses to share with you!  I used Hawthorne Threads’ new Thumbelina fabric collection to make the Holly dress by modkid.  The minute I saw Thumbelina riding on birds and floating on lily pads, I knew I had to make dresses for my girls. We actually just finished reading Thumbelina as part

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Basics Tank and Pocket Skirt Patterns by Cali Faye Collection



My new summer uniform and a bias binding tutorial! I have taken on the challenge of building up my wardrobe and sewing most of it myself.  It sounds daunting when I say it that way…so I just take it one piece at a time and promise not to get overwhelmed.  I’m really fine with buying

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Girls Dresses Pattern Tester



This month I had the privilege of testing two beautiful new spring dress patterns by Violette Field Threads! If you’re not familiar with Violette Field Threads and you love to sew for little girls, they have a vast selection of dress patterns for girls from babies to tween. Their patterns are definitely modern and up on

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Free Spirit Dress by Duchess and Hare



Last week I got to be a pattern tester for designer Duchess and Hare! The Free Spirit dress for girls has the sweetest keyhole back, giving it a pretty, modern style. I absolutely love the doman sleeves.  They made the dress so quick and easy to sew up…I think the whole thing took me all

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Fiesta Fun Girls’ Dresses Sewing Inspiration



Last week I made some adorable dresses for my girls using the Nora pattern by Violette Field Threads and Fiesta Fun fabric by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics! I have been a huge fan of AGF for quite awhile and was so excited that they were able to sponsor this post.  This Fiesta Fun fabric

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Girl’s Dress Pattern…Sophie’s Scoop Back with Riviera Fabric

Girls dress patterns

Last week I got to play with the beautiful Riviera collection fabric from Hawthorne Threads.  It was the perfect choice for Sophie’s dress pattern from Simple Life Pattern Co. I have long been in love with Hawthorne Threads and am so glad they were able to sponsor this post. We just love these adorable dresses!

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Spring Dress Pattern for Girls

Maisie dress violette field threads

I have been a big fan of Violette Field Threads patterns and tutorials for a couple years now…I have sewed up several (many?) of their patterns and they are so inspiring and well done.   I love that they include real pictures for each step of the pattern.  The pictures make it very easy to

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