Super Stay At Home Mommy!

Adventures in the life of a stay at home wife and mom

SLPco Ayda and Breanna Patterns!

I, once again, had that amazing opportunity to pattern test for Simple Life Pattern Co! She’s releasing not just one, but 2 super cute patterns today! And this is your chance to get them on sale, too! They’re 25% off until this Sunday (the 5th) at midnight!

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Ayda’s top/dress is simply gorgeous! It features a V-back and circle skirt/gathered skirt options. There’s also an option for flutter sleeves, a modest back, and lace back.

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Katie even walks you through the steps to make a lace back version (which is knock you out, BEAUTIFUL!) These instructions are a bit more advanced, but she takes you step by step in detail on how to accomplish this look.

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We all know how much a girl loves to twirl, and you can’t beat the twirls you get from a circle skirt. Linnaea is beyond IN LOVE with this dress.

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And– did I mention the lace back. Dying here.

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Breanna’s shorts/capris/pants are super cute with their peek-a-boo side tie. Or, leave out the peek a boo, and fill your wardrobe with quick and easy pair of simple shorts/capris/pants.

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Options! You all know, I say it again and again, I love a pattern that is versatile and offers many options!

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Linnaea was rocking her super model talent with these shorts. She just loves being in front of the camera. My sweet girl.

Get Ayda’s HERE and Breanna’s HERE, for 25% off!! Hurry!! (And, you may notice that for a limited time ALL patterns and bundles have been marked down…. Happy Easter!)

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Kids Clothes Week Challenge Fall 2012

Did anybody else complete the challenge? I’d love to see what everyone made!

Here’s some pictures of what I managed to get done this week….

 

I think this is my favorite thing I made all week! I’m OBSESSED with pleats, and just love how this skirt turned out… Here’s the tutorial so you can try it out too: Pleated Pocket Skirt

I’m always going back to circle skirts because they’re just so quick and easy! This one is for my daughter’s birthday outfit 🙂 Circle Skirt Tutorial

Ok, so not clothes, but accessories count too right? I made this purse as a birthday present for my daughter. It didn’t take long, and I think it’s super cute! (The angle of the picture makes the top look a bit crooked, but it’s not really 🙂 )

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Finally, I made this beautiful cape! I thought it would be so cute to have a 2 year old in some old-time fashion! So, I decided to make my own twist on Little Red Riding Hood’s cape… I actually used a Little Red Riding Hood costume pattern to create this

Here’s the back. Not the best picture, but just wanted to point out the hood

Here’s the pattern I used: Simplicity 2571

I did include a lining in mine. Basically, to do this, you’ll want to cut out and sew 2 capes (one lining and one with the outside fabric.) You’ll then line them up, right side together, and pin. Sew the 2 pieces together along the outside, leaving a small opening. Turn right side out, and sew the opening shut. It was the first time I’ve sewed a lining into something so large. I was intimidated at first, but it ended up being a lot easier than I originally thought it would be. I also sewed a button closure instead of the recommended ribbon/tie closure.

So, there you have it! Got a lot accomplished, and I still have a few things left on my list to work on! Maybe I’ll get a few things done this week too 🙂

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Child’s Poodle Skirt Tutorial

I’ve been wanting to make Linnaea a poodle skirt for a while now– simply because a 1 year old in a poodle skirt is too stinkin’ cute! I couldn’t find an online tutorial out there, and didn’t want to spend the money on a pattern for such a simple skirt, so I had to get thinking…. I absolutely LOVE this circle skirt tutorial by Dana Made It, and it dawned on me that that’s pretty much what a poodle skirt is- a circle. Now, using this pattern, the skirt comes to the knee. So, all we have to do it add a couple inches in length (measure the leg to where you’d like the skirt to end, and use that as the length measurement.) Anyways, here’s how I did it:

To start, as I said before, I used the pattern from Dana Made It, and simply add a couple to the length. To make this skirt, I used felt. The beauty of felt is-- NO HEMMING! How great is that! It doesn't fray, so no need for hems.

Again, following Dana's tutorial, I sewed the exposed elastic along the top. We're almost done already!

Here's the iron-on poodle applique. I ordered online from Joann's. All we need to do is apply it!

Voila! We have a poodle!

Here's the finished product. How easy was that!

Adorable!

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