Six years ago, if you told me I'd be one of the final 3 designers on Project Run & Play, I'm not sure I would have believed you! This is totally one of those "pinch me, this can't be real" moments! I'm forever grateful to everyone who has supported and cheered me on! It's been a staggeringly talented season and each designer really gave it their all! I've been hoping to make it to this week because I really wanted to let loose! In the words of last season's winner, Pearberry Lane: this is us! We're silly, expressive, purposefully mismatched, happy, and a little weird! We're constantly evolving and learning new cultures and trying new ideas out and so I wanted to create a collection that reflects just that! I call this summery collection Our Kawaii Life!
This week, the challenge was to design and create something entirely from your preexisting stash of fabrics! I wanted to make some really sweet, super playful and girly looks! The fashion I like to make my kiddos is reflective of their bubbly and silly personalities: bright, diverse, and, most importantly, with a sense of humor. So for my 4 year old, I wanted to make something that I knew she would love: 🍦Ice Cream🍦! To pair up with the chartreuse neoprene, I wanted the ice cream part to be bubblegum pink. I looked to my stash for a print that would complement those two colors and chose a pink floral (as well as a matching pinkish red polka-dot cotton fabric) for an outfit for my 6-year-old. "Where are these girls (in these dresses) going?" Brunch! These two little ladies are getting all dressed up for a Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, in one of the many hipster neighborhoods, the Hawthorne district, enjoying some eats and stopping at a few shops along the way! So that's why I decided to call this week: Ice Cream and Sundays (pun intended! 😊)
Boys and girls UNITE! The Umaru Shirt PDF Pattern is a relaxed, fit t-shirt pattern for all! From basic to completely kawaii; little toddler 12/18M all the way up to 16Y, long, short, and sleeveless options for all seasons, and a plethora of customizations, there are over 9,000 different ways to make it! 😱 It just might be the only t-shirt pattern you’ll ever need! Click to learn all the ins and outs of this super fun pattern!
Time to cozy up! BAKA the Hooded Blanket PDF Pattern is a floor length hooded blanket that is perfect for lounging around the house with a new video game, a good book, or just ―\_(ツ)_/― !!! Add-ons include puff antlers and paint on face templates! (not intended as sleepwear!) For boys and girls, ages 12M-16Y...heck, even some adults! (check the size chart to see if it could work!)
🌞🌧☃🌸🍂A pattern collection for all seasons, all ages; from basic to the max. 😎 The UMARU Collection features four versatile patterns with endless ways to customize and make it your own! Size ranges from ages 12M aalllll the way up to 16Y (and some adults!), and is designed to fit both girls and boys. Your sewing game is about to level way up!
I have something super special to share today!!! Over the past month I've been working on the first ever, Sew Chibi Designs Lookbook!
kira! kira! kira! vol. 1
This sparkly, happy magazine features all of my handmade works over the past year including my favorites: Halloween, Christmas Eve, and Easter! I also made a couple of DIYs for making your own Ziggy Stardust cape (or any floor length, snap front cape), + a super easy fabric ukelele strap! I also created all of the graphics and drawings too!
I hope you like it!!! 🖤
This is the stuff dreams are made of! Announcing the GRAND OPENING of my SEW CHIBI DESIGNS PDF PATTERN SHOP featuring my first pattern: the ZOU Playset! It consists of two patterns (also sold separately!):
The ZOU CROP TOP which has optional details like color-blocked side panels, plackets and arm cuffs; puffy mini crown and eyes, mini trunk pocket or a regular-sized trunk pocket that attaches to the culottes.
The SUPER BUBBLE CULOTTES are poofy, fully lined, bloomer style shorts with an optional snap-on tail and little ties which can attach the regular-sized trunk pocket!
Fine out all the details by clicking the "read more" button below!!!
I can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than with a new twirly dress! When Olga invited me to be a part of her fantastic blog tour, I was super giddy! I've been smitten with the Polina Dress since I first saw it and when we went through all of the Coffee + Thread dress options, my little girl feel in looove with the Polina pattern as well! So, to tie the whole look together, I made a pair of Wild and Free Lounge Pants and a few, fun accessories , and the result was nothing short of magical!
What if there was a way to immortalize your child's drawings? How would you do it? For me, it was a labor of love... x 2.
We stumbled upon the conversation of what her birthday outfit should look like. I told her she could help design it (since I am a part of an affiliate program with My Fabric Designs). Well, this little puppy girl of mine came up with the idea of animals playing instruments! How fun!
It doesn't seem that long ago that I made a rainbow inspired 5th birthday outfit, and, as irony would have it, I have done it yet again! That was the challenge: how to make an equally beautiful rainbow-inspired outfit without being repetitive. These girls are so unique; they truly have their own styles and personalities! Sephira is a free spirit that is candid with pretty much everything! I tried hard to tie in all the things she wanted (she frequently wants to be at least seven different things all at once) and keep it cohesive.