Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kyoko in Blossom

For K*’s Easter dress this year, I used some fabric I’ve had in my stash for a few years and ModKid’s Kyoko pattern.
A pattern I’ve had for several years and am just now getting around to making.  Why did I wait so long!  I LOVE it!!  I think I’ll try and make a top for K* soon.
The main fabric is Blossom from Annette Tatum’s Little House Collection for Free Spirit.  The solid pink fabrics and ribbon are from JoAnn’s.  I made a size 7, K* is 8 1/2.
Changes I made:
The skirt is a little fuller than the pattern calls for, basically two widths of fabric and an inch or two longer.
The sleeves are shorter.
I lined both the bodice and skirt and attached some tulle to the skirt lining to add to the fullness {and twirling fun}.
The ribbon ties are also longer.

This picture is actually an iPhone pic from Easter day.
We’ve been super busy after school each day since I finished it, so I finally just took a few pictures quickly after church today {Mother’s Day}, nothing fancy like the birthday party dress, and called it good.

This iPhone picture is from the day I finished it. The dress was done on Friday before Easter.  Saturday morning I finished the sash, so this was the first look at it all done on K*.  It was the day before Easter, but somehow since the sash was all I had to sew that morning, I felt like it wasn’t the last minute like many projects end up being.


Sleepover PJ Pants in Sam I Am

 Pajama pants for my Sam.

He LOVES them.  Who wouldn’t love something made with fabric that said your name over and over and over though!
He goes through all the variations: Sam I Am! {loud & proud}, I Am Sam, Am I Sam? and on and on.

 Fabric: Green Eggs & Ham Red Sam I Am by Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman
I saw this fabric online and was happy to see it in person while in Utah visiting family {and fabric stores J}
Pattern: Oliver + S Sleepover pajama pants.  Size 12.
I really like the leg proportions {not too balloon-y} on the Oliver + S pajama patterns compared to some of the big name patterns I’ve used for him in the past.
Sam I Am font: Minya Nouvelle, cut out with my silhouette in vinyl to use as a stencil
Fabric paint: Tulip Soft in Red {Velveteen}.
I followed the directions using an iron to make the letters velveteen textured like and didn’t like how it started to make them curl, so I’d probably not do that step in the future.
White shirt from Target.