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Week 2: 🍦 Ice Cream & Sundays! 🎀

Week 2: 🍦 Ice Cream & Sundays! 🎀

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! 😊)

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Project Run & Play! Week 1: 🎪Circus🎪

Project Run & Play! Week 1: 🎪Circus🎪

Today is a super special day. 

As soon as I started Sew Chibi 6 years ago, I followed Project Run & Play. It was the most integral part of socializing among the sewing community back then and without it, I doubt I would have met and become close with so many of my favorite bloggers. It's been a forever dream to be asked to be a designer so this, all of this, fills me with so much emotion and drives me to do every single thing I can do to give you all a good show, full of surprises throughout the competition (hopefully throughout the competition 😉). So, without further ado, I present my Circus Week Collection entitled "Mon Cirque des Petites Filles" (my circus of little girls).

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Meet Baka the Hooded Blanket!

Meet Baka the Hooded Blanket!

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!) 

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the Umaru collection!

the Umaru collection!

🌞🌧☃🌸🍂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!

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🌈GRAND OPENING OF SEW CHIBI DESIGNS PATTERNS!🦄 Featuring the ZOU PLAYSET!🐘

🌈GRAND OPENING OF SEW CHIBI DESIGNS PATTERNS!🦄 Featuring the ZOU PLAYSET!🐘

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!!!

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Creating a Little Fashion Dream: 🌈Rainbows, Unicorns🦄 + BOWIE⚡!

Creating a Little Fashion Dream: 🌈Rainbows, Unicorns🦄 + BOWIE⚡!

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.

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My TOP 13 FAVORITE Cosplay Posts of All Time!

My TOP 13 FAVORITE Cosplay Posts of All Time!

It's one of my FAVORITE times of the year! HALLOWEEN!! While I am in the middle of making all the things for the kiddos, I thought it'd be quite festive to do a list of my favorite cosplay/dress-up posts of all time! So! Let's get STARTED and check out my spooky, top 13 dress-up posts ever!!

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Pattern Spotlight! A Coat Pattern You'll LOVE: BERLIN COAT

Pattern Spotlight! A Coat Pattern You'll LOVE: BERLIN COAT

🍂🍁Happy Autumn everybody!🍁 🍂 Today I'm reviewing the brand new Berlin Coat PDF Pattern by Straightgrain! While I did get this pattern for free for as part of this wooly cool tour (😉), as always, my opinions are my own.  And my opinion about this coat pattern is that it is awesomesauce! If you are looking for that one perfect winter coat pattern, then you'll want to keep on reading!

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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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Summer Swimwear Tour 2016! A Pattern Review!

Summer Swimwear Tour 2016! A Pattern Review!

SUMMERTIME!!!! Time to break out the swimsuits!!! If you're like me, you constantly feel like you're buying new swimsuits! I especially LOVE rash guards since the coastal waters here get a bit frigid!
Well! If you up for a bit of summer sewing, there's a new rash guard pattern on the block you should get! I made 3, one for each kiddo, as part of the Summer Swimwear Tour, hosted by Call Ajaire!

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