Sewing Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

ash-pants-hack1

You know that feeling of being in high school and finally being invited to the cool kid’s party? Me either๐Ÿ˜‰ but I imagine it’s a little like being asked to participate in the Sewing Block Party- all my favorite bloggers and sewists are sewing Petit a Petit patterns and sharing this month. It’s going to be (and already is!) loaded with inspirational kid sewing featuring Celina’s fantastic patterns. These ladies have mad skills and impeccable style, so I’m humbled and grateful to be invited along for the ride! If you like sewing or kids clothes (and I’m guessing you do if you’re here…) then don’t miss the links to the other bloggers at the bottom of this post! There’s also a GIVEAWAY of a copy of ALL Petit a Petit patterns, linked at the bottom as well. In the mean time, you can use promo code BLOCKPARTY in the Petit a Petit shop for 20% off all patterns. Phew, what a party, right?! Continue reading

Sewing for Christmas: Little Cub

hh-little-cub-2

As you may be able to tell from my flurry of recent posts, things have changed a bit around here since I wrote this postย venting my creative frustration. With the radical change in our schedule (kids starting school) and a baby who sometimes naps, I’m actually getting a decent amount of sewing time, and even time to blog about it! This couldn’t come at a better time, because I’m gearing up for holiday sewing. I’m not usually one to start my Christmas sewing any time before December 1st, not for any reason other than lack of planning and laziness. Well, maybe transitioning to three kids has taught me that it takes some major planning to accomplish things, but I got one gift made before October 1st!ย Handmade gifts are in the works for my older two girls, but this sweet little doll for little Lucy is done and ready for wrapping! Continue reading

Caroline’s Pre K Ania Tunic

hello-holli-pre-k-ania-tunic8-copy

Can you even handle that cute little girl wearing a giant backpack? Caroline started preschool recently and naturally needed a new outfit for the first day since her sister got one for kindergarten. In true middle child fashion, I’m just now posting about it even though she started two weeks ago. Don’t worry- we made a big deal about it for her that day!

If you feel like you’ve seen this already, it’s probably because I’ve made 2 other Ania tunics recently (here and here)- or maybe because I used this same fabric to make myself a shirt (here). Since I’m finally getting back to my sewing groove (hooray!) I’m making the most of it by sewing the same patterns several times. Is this less exciting for you? Maybe, but it means I spend less time taping and tracing patterns together, and also I get quicker each time I sew, so this is allowing my recent flurry of sewing activity. I don’t have any more Ania tunics planned, but I do have more of this gorgeous floral lawn, so you haven’t seen the last of it yet! Continue reading

Sewing for Kindergarten: Aslan Dress

ย aslan-dress5
Hello again! I’m back with another outfit sewn for Mie’s fantastic series Sewing for Kindergarten. If you missed it, I shared the first outfit I made for her in this post.
Today I’m sharing the outfit she actually chose to wear on the first day of school, so we took these pictures that morning before the bus came. It was also before her nerves kicked in- she got pretty nervous as we waited for the bus (and I did too!) but she managed to make it to class and back home in one piece (phew!) and mostly enjoyed it๐Ÿ™‚

Continue reading