Sun Hats & Summer Rompers

It’s summer here in the Pacific Northwest…and for us that means bring out the sun hats and sun screen! With a slew of birthdays and the kids having light eyes I just dove in and made half a dozen sun hats.

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They are reversible however we all seem to have a favorite side. I used the free pattern from Oliver & S; but I will say that the original pattern was incredibly small so I ended up using it as a reference and made my own templets.20170531_135648

I have been trying to craft the romper perfect romper for a couple months now. Finally a break in the case, my sister had a vintage romper so I traced it and we are pretty happy with the results!

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A tie top with elastic shirring in the waist. It works well with potty training as the girls can get it off without help (back into the garment does need help).

This was really nice material I was saving for my own romper which turned out to be diasterous in the most hilarious way so At Least we have this cute piece from the left overs.20170607_092153

Her favorite toy is reunited after a long spell in the laundry. 20170607_09220720170607_092210

A little twirl is required…20170607_092213

Here was the prototype worn by my adorable niece. These fabrics turned out to go well together and I think we’ll put it into rotation for those hot days.20170531_13593220170601_153436(0)20170601_153430

This joyous girl and her grin…20170601_15343620170601_15344020170601_153445(0)

Thanks for taking a look at our fun little life and projects.

Laura

A Little Girls Cape

I have an upcoming photo shoot and I’m currently in the midst of creating stunning outfits for 5 wonderful little kids. This is for the little girl who I hope will have a wonderful time twirling around in it. It is comprised of 2 different knits I had in my stash and turned out to be remarkably easy to put together; about an hour and a half including designing the cut. I just cut out a circle and stitched the two together; so simple.


The underside is the last of this red geometric I found years ago at Goodwill. It’s bitter sweet finishing off the last of a favorite fabric, but I’m glad I waited to use it, it’s perfect for a contracting color.


Finished with grey ribbon. I hope you feel inspired to try something new, you never know…it might be easy.