When Kelly of Sewing in No Man’s Land asked if I wanted to participate in her Summer in Paris series I said yes right away but I honestly had no idea about Paris style and fashion. I loved following her Instagram account of all of her travels in Paris so I knew I wanted to learn more about their children’s fashion. Thanks to my friend Celina of Petit a Petit and Family I discovered the French children’s clothing brand Bonpoint.
I immediately fell in love with everything I saw and knew I wanted to draw my inspiration for my Paris look from their summer 2014 collection. I love the flowy tops and dresses and the flower head pieces and the soft colors. Hopefully what I came up with represents French children’s fashion. If it doesn’t, well, I love what I came up with anyway and my girls will get lot’s of use out of their new outfits.
I made the Bohemian Baby Doll dress by Elegance and Elephants over the weekend and at first I thought my fabric choices were just way too busy looking but once I got the dress on my daughter and took a look a the photos I am sort of in love! This dress pattern was such a breeze to sew and the finished look is just perfect. Heidi from E&E really knows how to produce amazing patterns. One of my favorite patterns of hers is the Ruffle Top. I also just made a pair of Bubble Pocket Shorts over the weekend. We love her Fedora pattern over here too. Basically, we love all of her patterns and this latest pattern is no disappointment.
Today I am sharing a tutorial for a subtle high low drop waist sundress I made for my daughter for part of the 30 Days of Sundresses series hosted by Melly Sews. This is a super simple dress made for woven fabrics. I used a lightweight peach skin fabric from Girl Charlee. It was the perfect fabric for this project.
I made myself the comfiest running shorts ever! I’m hoping it will give me motivation to actually go running! I’m terrible. I always say I want to go running and end up running once every other month or so. Maybe some cute shorts will help me stick with it because I have plans to make a lot more of these!
I have had this amazing chiffon fabric sitting in my fabric stash since March and I finally decided to make something with it. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make something for my girls or be selfish and keep it for myself. I couldn’t get a flowing maxi dress out of my head so I finally decide to keep it for me and cross my fingers that I could make something awesome with it! I stumbled across this awesome tutorial by Cotton and Curls for a wrap maxi dress and thought it would be the perfect starting point for the dress I had in my head. You can find the tutorial HERE.