Monday, March 28, 2011

Just for fun

Spring is here! Ok, it's Montana and we've had a few spring-like days sprinkled in between snowy ones. My oldest daughter has been really into wearing dresses lately. BUT she doesn't have any skirts to wear as separates. I told her we could go to the fabric store and pick some fabrics and I'd make her some skirts. I found this great purple denim (purple is her favorite color) and figured I could create a skirt out of it. I know I could have bought a pattern, but it's so much more fun to make my own. I decided to make a basic flare skirt for her. I made a template for one of the panels and started cutting. Based on her waist size, I cut out 8 panels. I had a zipper in my stash of supplies, so I used it for the back. It had been a while since I "installed" a zipper! Nonetheless, it turned out super cute! After she wore it for a bit, I decided to spice up the skirt just a bit more. I had some leftover lace from the petti-romper that matched the purple denim perfectly. I sewed it on the bottom hem and it made a nice little ruffle. Don't mind the little spots on the front of the skirt. My daughter is the queen of spilling on herself. She only had this skirt on for a half hour and managed to get spots on it. Good thing mom is a whiz at getting spots out of clothes! I wanted to show this skirt as an example of my ability to design something for you. If you can describe it, or show me a picture, chances are I can create it. Just email me at!


I want to share with you a new product but also one reason why sewing is so fun for me. I had a friend ask me if I could make a petti-romper for her infant daughter. At first, I didn't even know what it was! I knew I could make it, I just needed to come up with a plan. I decided to do a reconstruction on an existing pre-school sized tank top to make the actual romper. My friend wanted the "petti" part to be done in lace (you can also use tulle). I used lace that was already gathered to save myself a step. It's more expensive, but worth the time savings! I deconstructed the tank first, built the shorts with the waistband and had the top separate. I used shorts and a onesie to measure my pieces on the tank to ensure correct sizing. I was able to use the bottom hem of the tank as the bottom hem of the shorts. I then sewed all the lace onto the romper pieces to give it the petti-coat look. I had to take out the stitches on the arm hole ribbing to hide the ends of the lace so it wouldn't be scratchy on the little one. I put lace around each leg of the shorts and continued to the waistband. I placed a ribbon into the waist band before attaching it to the top, again to save myself from having to thread it thru the casing.
The finished petti-romper turned out so cute! The great part about doing a reconstruction is that you can find creative ways to save time. Plus, it is still put together in pieces to allow for the most amount of customization for any future orders.

Petti-rompers start at $35 for infant sizes 0-12m and $40 for sizes up to 5T. Pricing increases from there. Contact me for more information at

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Diaper and Wipe Clutch Wallets

This product was designed for moms or dads to grab a quick pouch for your little one instead of the entire diaper bag. These clutches hold a travel size wipes and 3-4 diapers. You can drop them inside your purse to keep the diapers clean and organized. You may also want to fold up a plastic bag in one pocket for soiled diapers. These clutches can easily match your Feed-n-Peace nursing covers and/or baby carrier wrap. The price is $14. Pair it with the nursing cover for $30 for both.

Introducing Feed-n-Peace Nursing Covers

This is a fun and functional new creation: Feed-n-Peace Nursing Covers! Thanks to Natalie H. for the great name. This nursing cover features an adjustable neck strap and boning on the top so you can look at your baby while keeping your feedings discreet. I use cotton fabric for the construction to be easily washed and breathable, but if you have a special request, just let me know. I can also adjust the size of the cover to give you more privacy. The pricing for this product is $18. All custom orders are custom priced.

Here are some pictures of this product. My daughter loves to be my model and even shows you (with her baby Cinderella) how to use it!