April 5, 2015

easter 2015

I hope everyone had a happy Easter! We enjoyed going to church this morning then later (after Jensen had her nap!) had a little family photo shoot. Jensen loved running around outside in her fancy dress.  She doesn't really understand the concept of putting the Easter eggs in her basket yet, but definitely enjoyed taking them out and throwing them on the ground! :)

April 2, 2015

easy fringe kimono cardigan {a diy tutorial}

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
Kimonos are super on trend right now for this spring! I've been seeing them in stores all over! This peachy pink lightweight cotton voile fabric has been sitting in my stash for a while and thought it would make the perfect kimono. I added fringe because, um, so cute! If you've never, ever sewed before this diy kimono is the perfect first project! No tricky seams here, just straight stitches!
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial
diy fringe kimono cardigan tutorial

Sewing instructions:
1. Prepare your bias binding by folding in half and pressing, then fold two edges towards the center line you just pressed. With right sides together, pin bias binding around the curved edge you cut, stitch in first fold line. Then fold binding over raw edges, and stitch in place on the other side. 
2. Fold your kimono in half with right sides together and stitch up the side seams - stopping and backstitching about 6-8 inches from the fold line. This will form your arm holes. 
3. Form a hem along the bottom by folding under 1/2 inch, then fold under another 1/2 inch - pin in place. Then pin your fringe on top of the hem. Stitch your fringe in place, this will also tack your hem in place as well. Repeat this for both of your arm holes. That's it! :)

March 30, 2015

an easy tutorial for baby leggings!

I found this adorable knit fabric at Joann's and knew it would make the perfect little leggings for Jensen! The leggings have an elastic waist and little cuffs at the ankles! They were super easy to make and you can make some too!



 Click through for the instructions! Happy Sewing!
Sewing instructions: 1. With right sides together line up the sides and sew a straight seam. 2. Turn one leg so that it is right side out. Slide it inside the other leg with the seams matching. 3. Sew along the curve. 4. Form a circle with the waist band piece and the two short edges together to form a seam. Repeat with the ankle cuff pieces as well. (not shown - fold the waistband piece in half with wrong sides together and the raw edges together and pin the waistband to the pants. 5. Sew the waistband to the pants (use a zig sag stitch for stretch) but leave an opening to insert your elastic. 6. Flip waistband up and insert elastic with a safety pin. Once threaded all the way through, sew elastic ends together to form a circle. Then stitch up the opening. 7. Fold the ankle cuff pieces in the same way and pin them onto the pant legs. Sew in place with a zig zag stitch for stretch.

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