{Sewing For Boys} Incorporating Floral Prints in Boy's Attire

{Sewing For Boys} Incorporating Floral Prints in Boy's Attire

May is Floral month over on Project Run & Play - and I was asked to contribute a boy's floral post. Unfortunately it won't be published as scheduled because of a question of the appropriateness of taking boy's sewing inspiration from men's fashion - but that won't stop me from sharing my research and tips with my own readers! I hope you all enjoy and employ these tips to add some floral influences to your son's wardrobe. Check it out!

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{Petite Fitting} Head-to-Toe

{Petite Fitting} Head-to-Toe

When I started blogging about women's sewing, I fell hook line and sinker for the idea that different body shapes should wear different styles. It's a position that's evolved (or devolved?) greatly since then, to where I now believe that *most* styles flatter *most* people, so long as they FIT. ...

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{Scrappy Sew} The VFT Annabelle

{Scrappy Sew} The VFT Annabelle

You see, I'm in a mad dash to rewind time and get my baby back re-sew all those patterns I got for my infant/toddler daughter that I have long since forgotten... but are still excellent patterns worth sewing again before she ages out of the size range. (This particular pattern goes to 10Y, so she's only halfway there!)

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{Redemption Sew} The Turia Dungarees

{Redemption Sew} The Turia Dungarees

A few weeks ago I shared my tie-front tee project, prefacing my blog post with a list of "been there, done that" trends that I swore to never recreate. Topping the list was a project from the Spring of 2015 (photographed in the neighborhood I now live in, long before I thought we'd ever move out of the suburbs and into the city! But I digress...) - a "Rachel Green-inspired" pair of overalls for Sew the Show. (Remember that?? We should really bring that series back, it was one of my favs!)

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{Easter Sewing} Prepster Pullover + Accessories

{Easter Sewing} Prepster Pullover + Accessories

Happy belated Easter, friends! It was a gorgeous day for it here in Central VA - full of neighborhood festivities, family, worship and brunch. (Lots and lots of brunch!)

I’m feeling pretty accomplished, too, because I managed to pull off not one, not two, but THREE whole outfits for the holiday! I’ve already shared my swiss dot Dove, and my daughter’s Charlie dress - both of which I adore - but I saved the best for last with Everett’s sweet 3-part getup. Let’s break it down, shall we??

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{MomBrag} K's First Sew

{MomBrag} K's First Sew

My 5 year old had "buyer's remorse" at a school fair this week when she passed on a pink fuzzy "friends" heart pillow, and chose a Princess Poppy prize instead. So we shopped my scrap bin and she made her own! (With a *little* help from mom..) It's her first official sew!

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{Sew the Trend} Bell Sleeves

{Sew the Trend} Bell Sleeves

My most recent project is the new bell sleeve blouse from Megan Nielsen, the Dove. View 1 is a super wearable shirt - great for casual wear in fabrics like flannel or chambray, or office attire in lawn, voile, or rayon challis. Views 2 and 3 have a little extra drama in flared sleeves that make great statement pieces - perfect for my "I never wear dresses, but I'd like to feel extra dressed up for Easter" sewing purposes. 

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{DIY Decorating} Color Theory

{DIY Decorating} Color Theory

8 months ago, I sat on the floor of my new-old home, a fanned wheel of Benjamin Moore paint colors before me, absolutely paralyzed with indecision. Our 5 week reno was nearly complete, and I was fresh out of decision-making-mojo. Our contractor - bless him - tried his darndest to explain color theory to me, sadly.. to no avail.

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{Read Across America} Happy Dr Seuss Day!

{Read Across America} Happy Dr Seuss Day!

4PM on Tuesday, I picked up a robo-call from my daughter's school informing me that Thursday was "Read Across America" Day in honor of Dr Seuss's 113th birthday. 8AM Wednesday I thought to myself "Hey, I could make outfits for that!". What is it about mornings and that first rush of caffeine that puts such fantastical thoughts in my head?

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