Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spirit Jacket for Wellie Wishers!

If you've been around for a (LONG) time you might remember the Spirit Jacket I tested for Cole's Corner a few years ago.  I made Zeke a really cute jacket that he never wore (also, click that link up there to see the jacket.  How little does Zeke look?!?!) and I didn't think about it again for a couple years.  

Now I'm on the prowl for all things Wellie Wisher sized since Kessa got one for her birthday so I was thrilled when Nicole said she was going to make the Spirit Jacket in that size.  

How cute does Camille look in her jacket?!?!  It's a raglan style and can be made with sooo many different fabrics!  (I actually misplaced that bottom snap.  That was my bad, not the pattern.)  

This jacket is also the perfect canvas for adding fun embellishments to!  I just slapped initials on Kessa and Camille's with some Under Wonder and then did a quick stitch around them.  

The doll pattern is on sale through Sunday for just $3!  

and if you don't already have the kid's pattern (it's great for girls AND boys!!) be sure and grab it too.  

The kids pattern even has pockets and it's a super easy, beginner friendly pattern!  

see?  Adorable!!!

and if you don't have any bottoms check out these leggings!  Lots of lengths and a SUPER fast sew.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Dublin Dolman

Terra from New Horizons has done it again!!!  This time it's a Girls Dublin Dolman that has sooo many options you'll have a different one for every day of the week and then some!  Plus...we talked her into making a matching 18" doll one that includes ALL the same options!  

This first one is the banded shirt length with short sleeves.  There are also options for a tall gathered band and bands for the sleeves, long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, tunics, high low, gathered waist (shirt and tunic lengths) and it comes in sizes 6-12 months all the way through size 16!  

Marie Grace is sporting a simple tunic length version.

 (the sleeves were lengthened in the pattern after I made this one) 
 Grace was feeling a little crazy when we took pictures....

This version I think will be a huge part of Grace's fall/winter wardrobe.  (She prefers "dresses" to shirts and pants.)

This is the gathered waist tunic length version with a slight high low hem.  It's so cute and easy to make and because the bodice is so small you can use scraps or fabric you spend big bucks on and want to use sparingly for it!  

So, there you have a picture overload of my crazy kid and mini me!!  Go buy the Girls Dublin Dolman from New Horizons!!!  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Perfect Layering Tee

Have you seen the little adorable new Wellie Wisher Dolls from American Girl?  Kessa got one from my husband's family for her birthday and her first request was for me to make the doll more clothes.  When Nicole said she was making some patterns the Wellie Wishers I was all over it!  The Perfect Layering tee for girls and dolls was first up on the list.  It comes in tank, short, 3/4, and long sleeves, has regular and tunic lengths with options for hems or bands and it looks great!  

This shirt is tight fitting and perfect for laying under things...or wearing alone if that floats your boat!  The black one is the tunic length with 3/4 length sleeves (and I added some fun heat transfer of course!)

There are also two different options for finishing the neck.  You can do a traditional neck band (as I did on the black tunic) or you can do a binding like I did on the aztec print shirt.  

This is the hemmed length with short sleeves.  It's very easy to mash sizes too!  Since it's such a tight fitting shirt I made sure to take new measurements of Kessa and make the shirt accordingly.  I did a 7 chest graded out to an 8 hips and an 8 length (for my 10 year old.  :p )

and how about some bottoms???  Cole's Corner also released a basic bottom pattern for Wellie Wishers that included pant, capri, short, and shorty short lengths.  They're SUUUUPer fast to make too.  I cut and sewed 4 pairs (one in each length) in probably 30 minutes the other day.

So, what are you waiting for???  Go buy them!  :p  I'm ready to make the girls more of these in waffle knit to wear under their t-shirts this winter.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Krystle's Quilt

One of my best friends and her family are moving to Argentina in just a few short months so serve as missionaries with an organization called Reaching and Teaching.  They've been working toward this goal for YEARS and it's finally becoming a reality and my heart is rejoicing...and crying.  So, as I saw someone else say, "What do we do when there are life changing circumstances?  We make quilts."

The center world map is a free quilt pattern from Shwin and Shwin.  It only made a lap sized quilt though and I wanted something Krys could wrap up in and cuddle with so I decided to add some boarders.  

Plus, Krys and I both love to read and since I found this fantastic Jane Austen text print I felt the need to use it in large pieces so you could actually read it!  

I used straight strips (which a few random hearts thrown in when I had to join the strips) and half square triangles to make the chevron boarder.    

The back is a lot more (large) half square triangles in different designs.  

This is only the 2nd whole quilt I've ever machine quilted and it's much better than the last one I did but I had fun making it and it went pretty smoothly! (yay for my walking foot!)

So Krys, went you use this (PLEASE use it!!!), remember how much we love you and that you're continually being covered by our prayers.  

If you've made it to the end of the post, yay!!!  If you're interested in making a donation to Brandon and Krystle and their ministry (every little bit helps!  They're responsible for 100% of their fund raising and they won't have jobs outside the ministry once they move either)  consider making a donation to them here.  (They're about 2/3 of the way down the page.)