With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed appropriate to post these fun little pants with heart kneepads.
So easy, all it takes is four little hearts cut out of fabric. I already have another pair planned out (grey pants, pink hearts).
Just cut out four hearts, sew them together two at a time with a small-ish (1/4″-3/8″) seam allowance, leaving a turning hole.
Notch or grade the seam allowances and press them flat.
Then pin and sew them to the pant leg in the desired location. As you can see I like to use a worn pair of pants to help me locate the spot where the knees are. Then sew up the pants and you’re finished!
I’ve been seeing lots of project roundups from last year pop up on other people’s blogs over the past week, and I realized how much I enjoy them. I love seeing a bunch of things from the entire year presented in one place! So satisfying. It just appeals to my visual side. So I started to look through all of my projects from this past year to see if I could sum up my 2012 projects in photos. It turns out that’s a pretty big job, yikes. At the same time, I definitely started to see some general trends. For instance, I sewed a TON of stuff for me this year, especially dresses and tops (YAY!!):
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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….four colly* birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
….and Rae gave to me a Charlie Tunic sewing pattern!
As you can see, there is no shortage of cute going on here:
Check out the Charlie Tunic Photo Pool on Flickr HERE.
The tunic looks just as adorable as a dress, which is easily done using the…
I would be remiss not to mention the bunnies, since that is what she loves the most about this top, but personally I love the foxes and triangles on this print (one of my favorite prints in Lizzy House‘s Outfoxed line from last year. Her new line, Constellations, is just arriving in shops now. This ex-science teacher, for one, is very excited! Phases of the MOON, y’all!!!)
I made this little top to test out the new Geranium Dress pattern, just released last week. The top view is included for all of the sizes in the pattern. Eagle-eyed readers might notice a slight difference in fit between this top and the pink dress I posted last weekend;…
I convinced Clementine to let me take some photos of her in her new Geranium Dress the other day. And when I say I “convinced” I’m sure you know that what I really mean is “bribed.” With one peppermint Joe-Joe and two large marshmallows, if you must know. The girl drives a hard bargain.
note: I’ve enabled pinning with the Pin It buttons for a few of these pics; feel free to use them if you like
The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress pattern that includes two views. View A features flutter sleeves, a gathered skirt (top or dress length), with an optional notched neckline and an optional patch pocket. View B features faux cap sleeves, a pleated skirt (top or dress length) with side-seam pockets for sizes 18-24 months and up and an optional cutout neckline. Both views feature a lined bodice for a lovely finished effect. See all pattern options.
$10 – Geranium Dress
This pattern is…
You are going to melt into a big puddle of goo when you see these tester photos, they are SO STINKING CUTE. I couldn’t believe how awesome all of the Geranium Dresses turned out!
This first one is from Cherie. Simply adorbs. That eyelet is just perfect. And somehow Jess found time to make one for Ava (below) so we could make sure the 0-3 month size was a good fit. This precious photo melts my heart, every time.
Ashley’s little munchkin is so cute in her aqua dress with the cutout neckline (above), and Jill added a BOW (below)!! I can’t get over those cute little curls.
Caila chose one of my favorite Heather Ross prints for hers…
I’m so excited about my new pattern that’s almost ready!!! It’s actually really TWO patterns that you can mix and match. One of the pattern options is this one, which is basically what some of you might remember as the “mini-washi” I made for Clementine during Kids’ Clothes Week, except I figured out how to incorporate the sleeve into the bodice pattern piece to make it reaaaally easy to sew together:
Clementine picked out the fabric for this one, but so far she has yet to put it on. This one is a shorter top version:
She loves it and wears frequently (note to Lizzy House: More fabric with bunnies, please. That was the big sell on this one for my girl).
The other pattern option…
Hello friends! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some happy. Like many of you, I have a very heavy heart. One of the things I’ve learned about life, however, is that joy and sadness are not always mutually exclusive. This blog is not really sad. It is full of happy things. So maybe this will make you smile today, because it makes me smile:
This coat was a totally spur-of-the-moment eyeball-a-bathrobe-and-draw-up-a-quick-pattern project that happened rather suddenly Friday afternoon while Clementine was napping. I ended up sewing it all together in a frenzy of fuzzy fur Friday night, which resulted in some uncontrollable sneezing fits. It’s still not quite finished as I ran out of magnetic snaps, so I need to go out and…
First can I just say, the Gulf of Mexico at sunset is quite possibly the best backdrop for photos that I have ever had. These pics are all unedited (save a couple of crops), taken with a cheap 50 mm lens, no tricks, so fun. Snapping pictures of my daughter playing happily on the beach in something cute I made her in less than a half hour THAT SHE WILL WEAR WITHOUT A TANTRUM = heavenly.
Second. I have owned this Heather Ross Far Far Away Double gauze for more than three years, but it wasn’t until I chopped a bunch of it up for a rainbow quilt that I felt really liberated to really dig into it. A quilt for Clementine was…
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