The Evangeline

I just absolutely love this dress. I’ll apologize right now for all the pictures in this post…

It doesn’t help that my model is so stinkin cute!

When I first started looking for dress patterns I didn’t really care for this one at all, but I saw someone wearing something similar and decided to try it out. I love it and everything about it! It is so feminine and lovely and the big bow on the back is dreamy.

The Evangeline was made from this tutorial from Sew Happy by Carrie and I was impressed with the tutorial and pattern, as well as the excellent communication from Carrie. Please know that the sizes do run large though!

The Evangeline. Sizes 18months- 5T. $35

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The Adeline

The Adeline

For sweet little Adeline’s birthday I named a dress after her! I have been looking for a good pillowcase dress tutorial for a while, and I finally found one that I love! Initially it took me forever to find one I liked because I was trying to avoid binding. But it is so easy to make your own (and it is described well in this tutorial) and now that I have done it a few times I’m not so scared of sewing armpits anymore! Pretty much now that I have figured out binding and armpits (use lots of pins!) I feel like I can conquer the world (or at least pillowcase dresses).

My Awesome Armpit Handiwork

I have big plans for The Adeline. I can add a contrasting band of fabric around the bottom, use a  wider ribbon (for the tie), use one long ribbon instead of two short ones, use matching fabric instead of ribbon…. Pillowcase dresses are so awesome because they are light and cool for the summer, but when it gets chilly you can throw a long sleeve tee under it with some jeans or leggings and you are set! Also, as your child grows the dress just turns into a top. They are generally one size fits most, so all you really need to do is adjust the length.

Evangeline has to try on everything I make, but she proves my point! It works as a top too.

And they are quick and simple! There are a million free tutorials out there, but I used this one. Her pattern is made to typically fit a 3T-5T but I just shortened it for Adeline. (It’s her first bday today!) Of course, if you don’t want to make it yourself you know I would love to. The Adeline is $16 without the contrasting band, and $18 with. Email me at lovealwaysxox at gmail dot com or leave a comment here with your email.

The Adeline ~ $16-$18

 

The Madilyn

I finished up this fun custom order last week for a friend from church. She ordered them for her granddaughters and I can not wait to see pictures of them in their new outfits!

This dress is reversible! How cool is that? The hats are reversible too so you could just change up their little outfits like crazy.

I love this dress because it is so versatile. You can wear it by itself in the summer and if the weather gets chilly, just throw a long sleeve shirt under it with some tights or leggings and it looks cute that way too.

"The Madilyn" ~ $28 (size 3mths- 5T)

This dress was made from a tutorial I purchased over at Sweet Kid 3. I wasn’t super impressed with the tutorial, but with a few adjustments and some common sense, it got the job done! Feel free to contact me at lovealwaysxox at gmail dot com if you are interested in ordering. You can also see more pictures over on my facebook page.

Reversible Newsboy Cap ~ $18.50

Fantastic Custom Order

I had a custom order this past week that I am so excited about! My customer asked for me to sew her something she could put a notepad and pen into.  I absolutely loved the result!

There is a large pocket, small pocket, and two spaces for pens. I am going to make another one for myself and use it for grocery shopping. I can put my notebook into the large pocket and my coupons into the smaller one. (I’m not such a super couponer yet that I would need more than that. I am playing around with a coupon organizer idea though.)

And, I have a custom order to make two more (one for business cards and one for a passport). I went to the fabric store and bought a bunch of different fabrics. There were a ton on sale and I may have went a little overboard. Miracle was with me and she kept saying, “ohhh, I just love that one.” Fun!

(I listed this in my Etsy shop if you are interested or you can contact me if you want one.)

Also, Axel and Miracle had a birthday party last weekend for our not so little anymore buddy Jack. The kids choose bean bags for his gift and even though I’ve done them a couple times as gifts I agreed. My kids love their bean bags and play with them almost every day. I was running low on boyish fabric, but don’t worry I picked up a few more!

Pounce – Undiscovered

Etsy has a search function where you can look at new shops that have not yet made a sale. It can be a little addicting. I love seeing all the new shops and finding new things to want. Here are a few fun shops I found tonight (you can click on the image to link to the item):

 

Blooming Accent

 

A Little Touch of Heaven

 

Gould Threads

 

Rachelle Sizemore

 

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By Custom Order Only…

Check out my newest creation! I made one for myself and I just love it so much I have to share it with everyone! As of right now I am not going stock up on pre-made ones, but if you want one I would love to make it for you. What a great gift for teachers, kids, and anyone who would want to add a little fun to their everyday! I’m thinking they will be around $12, and I can do so many different paper styles with added words/embellishments/ribbons…

    

An Awesome Gift for that Organizer!
An Awesome Gift for that Organizer!