Eleventh Hour Sewing

Kids Clothes, Shorts

Ok, so I’ve got one more entry into the Willow & Co sewing contest. So many great prizes, I just had to try and get this one finished. I’ve been sewing into the wee hours to get it finished, my first Fawn Lily and some sweet Clovers to match.



I added a layer of lace, which made the construction of the fawn lily a little more difficult, but got there in the end šŸ™‚ The shorts are made from cotton sateen, which was lovely to work with.


I was hoping to photograph the girls together in their outfits, but ran out of time. So I will try get them together another day.


Thanks for stopping by. Check out my other entries here and here. AndĀ there’s plenty more inspiration here.

Seriously get your hands on the Willow and Co patterns, they are all fantastic!!!!



Willow & Co Remixed Clover Skirt

Kids Clothes

So a girl will do just about anything to have a chanceĀ at winning some fabric, right? I am in love with Willow & Co patterns, and right now they are having a huge back to school competition. One of Ā the categories is for best remix. I am the kind of person who likes to follow a pattern to the letter, so to remix a pattern is a big deal for me.Ā 

I started small, remixing the clover shorts pattern, into the clover skirt. It was a simple alternation, but I think the pleats and the ruffle waist look super cute in theĀ skirt version šŸ˜‰

Clover skirt

She's a cutie alright

And Ruby seems to like it too. I think I’ll be converting a few more patterns into skirts.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the other entries.Ā 

I was hoping to have a fawn lily tunic to go with this outfit, but it’s not quite finished But when it is I’ll be sharing some pics of that too šŸ˜‰ Plus stay tuned as I’ll be posting shortly about the Persimmon dress I made for Piper, and let’s just say I’m in love.

Pattern Testing the Elm Poncho for Willow & Co Patterns

Kids Clothes, Pattern Testing

Ok, so this is super exciting… my first pattern test!

If you haven’t heard of Willow & Co Patterns than you seriously have to go check them out. Ā A whole bunch of amazingly creative people working together to create a fabulous collection of patterns.

So, I got to test the Elm Poncho which was designed by Celina at Petit a Petit and Family. It’s a super cute poncho, with lots of options. Including welt pockets, visor or chipmunk ears (cute). I was asked to make the visor option with patch pockets, and added some mini pom-pom trim for some extra cuteness.

Elm Poncho

We had about 3 drops of rain, butĀ Piper was super keen to test it out.

I think she likes it!

It's a winner

Little Poser

Oh those eyelashes

the details… fabric and trim (Spotlight), snaps (Lincraft)