I went on a bit of a Lillestof buying binge a couple months ago; one purchase was the Ninja print for E that I posted about last week, and I also picked up this absolutely adorable Rapunzel print for C from Simplifi along with a few other prints. I think with busy prints it’s best to use a simple pattern, so I decided to make a couple of short-sleeved Flashback Dresses.
Please feel free to pin any of the cropped photos in this post, but please do not pin or reuse photos that include Clementine’s face. Thanks!
Other people might be fooled by your doll-like appearance, your proclivity towards pink. But I know the truth, Clementine: you are a tough little nut and every ounce as stubborn as your mother. Delicate would not be a word I would use to describe you. Strong, silly, fierce, smart, mischievious. Then also: adorable, affectionate, and sweet. An interesting combination that keeps us on our toes.
You draw ninjas instead of princesses. Another recent drawing that comes to mind featured a bomb. And a person cut in half on the ground.
You have a spider-sense for locating lost objects, which comes in handy given the fact that I am a complete space cadet. When something’s missing, we ask “Hey Clementine! Where’s Hugo’s pacifier??”…
When Green Bee Patterns (the design + sewing collaboration of my friends Alexia and Michelle Abegg) first signed up as a Made By Rae sponsor earlier this year, we immediately started dreaming of some uber-cute ensembles out of Lotus Pond fabric with the Green Bee Patterns. Jess did most of the sewing since I was (am) still on a bit of a maternity break and she did a fantastic job!! I adore the little bit of green diamond print that she used for the facings and waistband casing. It’s just as pretty on the inside as outside. My contribution was to add these awesome red buttons for a fun pop of color:
Here are Jess’ notes on the pattern:
When she came downstairs wearing this ensemble on Saturday, I have to admit I was a little jealous I hadn’t thought of it myself. Floral on floral? Brilliant and awesome at the same time.
She also requested that I make her “flower underpants and flower leggings and flower socks so I can be flower EVERYTHING!” Ummmm….I think that crosses the line, even for me.
But when this came walking downstairs on Sunday, I was pretty much blown out of the water:
I think she may have a special talent.
This week is Kids Clothes Week so despite the fact that we moved to a new house a couple days ago, I wanted to post at least a couple of the things I finished up for Clementine last week, this pink Flashback Tee and a twirly skirt with pockets:
Truth be told, I am unsure of whether I should participate in KCW anymore — the challenge seems more appropriate for the stay-at-home mama who needs to scrape together an hour each night to sew by the light of Netflix to get some cool stuff made for her kids than me, who feels like a total poser with my fancy pants sewing studio and my work hours during which I could…
One of the reasons I designed the Parsley Pants the way I did (as a 2-pc pant) was so that I could whip out pairs for my kids in no time flat. Seems the other patterns I had for pants often involved zip flies, recessed pockets, multi-pieced waistbands, or some sort of extra finishing at the cuffs or hems, and while I love those pant patterns too, they just aren’t FAST. You know? I wanted something like the Flashback Tee (another new striped Flashback for Clementine is shown below) something that could come together in an hour without too much hassle. And thus the Parsley Pant pattern was born.
But…there’s something that makes them even faster: upcycling…
I’m a bit behind on my fall sewing for the kids because I’ve been sewing so much for myself. Heh. Not a *terrible* problem to have, but the other day Mr Rae mentioned that Clementine didn’t really have any pants that fit. Oops. Must remedy. I missed the boat on Kid’s Clothes Week this fall because it was also the week of Quilt Market, so now I’ve started to catch up a bit, starting with their PJ’s (posted Monday) and this cute strawberry tee and scarf for Clementine!
By request: blue foxes for E and pink foxes for C.
You didn’t think they always got along, did you? They do pretty well though.
She’s four today! Yay!!! *kermit arms*
Wait, how did she get so BIG??? *sobs*
Birthdays are a mixed bag. On the one hand, I’m so proud of what a fun, silly, smart, capable girl she is becoming. On the other hand, I wish she would always stay my little baby. You know? Yes, you know.
This is the birthday dress I made for her, a simple shirred design with bows on the shoulders. I la-la-love it! I think Clementine has always been particularly cute in yellow. She’s been wearing another shirred sundress that I made for her last fall quite a bit lately, mainly because it’s easy to get on and off by herself. So rather than go with something complicated and time-consuming,…
I had considered making her a matching Flashback Tee to go with them, but this morning she put together this genius ensemble, making me wonder why I ever bother making matching clothes for her. I can’t say it would have ever occurred to me to put these two things together, but it works (shirred Pierrot tunic blogged here).
They look a little puffy in the bum, but that’s because there’s an entire ruffled hem tucked in there.
Here are some “new” poses she insisted on (please don’t pin these…
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