custom fabric designs

Macaron Easter dresses!

Macaron Easter dresses!

The French macarons are some of the most beautiful desserts around and we love indulging in them!  I had had the notion for a while that it would be so sweet (ha!) to make a trio of delectable dresses someday.  When springtime came around, I went to my party dress pattern stash and found the Caroline Dress!  I knew I'd have to do a generous amount of planning and redrafting but it but soooo worth it in the end! 

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KCW TOYS: TANGRAM DRESSES! Spring 16' Part 1 of 2

KCW TOYS: TANGRAM DRESSES! Spring 16' Part 1 of 2

We go all out for Christmas Eve. I make special dresses for the girls and then pajamas for everyone for Christmas Day! This year the theme was tangrams. I custom designed fabric through Spoonflower and used the Madelyn pattern by Violette Fields Threads as a base for the dress bodice. I used Kona cottons for all of the skirts and collars which I paper pieced and drafted myself. While it was quite a long process to plan out, I couldn't have asked for better results! I figured now would be a good time to share them because it's just in time for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge this Spring: TOYS edition!

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SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

"Feelin' a little inadequate?" 

So who here is a former angsty teenager from the 90s?  I was!  I was the only kid in school wearing patent leather pants in every color and donning a choker necklace made out of safety pins and I listened to punk and ska music and loved every minute of it!  The grown up Kat loves those things still, but I've evolved since then.  But ain't nostalgia grand!  Well, TANK GiRL is like a time capsule for me of my high school days (even though TANK GiRL came out just before I started high school). The thing about TANK GiRL is that she's a bad girl.  She smokes, she loves guns and ahem her tank and she dresses far on the risque side of things.  Being that I'm a mom and am not into any of those things, I made my look and accessories more of a TANK GiRL: the Mom.

 

 

 

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