It’s August, which means it is my BIRTHDAY month! I am a self-proclaimed “Birthday Brat,” and I’ve claimed the month of August as my own for basically my entire life. I take the day (or sometimes the week!) off from work each year, and thoroughly enjoy reminding my husband all month that “…you know, it IS my birthday month, after all!” I don’t have any big plans this year, aside from a week off of work to spend time with my family and sewing machine, but I DO have a lot of content planned to share with you guys this month!
To kick off my birth-month posts, I’m starting off with another Mama / Mini set – you guys know I can’t resist matching with my girl! Avocado is one of my favorite foods, I eat one almost every day for breakfast and could happily work it in to each of my meals and never get tired. When I found this fun fabric at So Sew English, I knew we needed matching outfits!
I was afraid the pink might be a little bit little girl-ish for me (and that a matching light pink avocado set might be a littttttle too similar to our matching light coral lemon set!) so I was thrilled to find that the fabric also came in a navy colorway. I added it to my bag right away, and here’s where we’ve ended up!
For this set, I went with our tried and true matching garments – a Pony Tank for me, and Big Butt Pants for the little one. I’m still very much in a separates phase of life, as I am still nursing and need easy access to feed or pump on a regular basis. The Pony Tank has been a great option for me all summer; it is flowy and comfortable, offers easy pull-up nursing access, and the V-Neck line makes me feel cute and like myself!
This pants pattern is a favorite of mine for little one, and a go-to when I’m making baby things for friends of ours. It is a quick and easy sew, and they are SO cute and comfy on big old diaper bums. Though we didn’t do any color-blocking or pattern mixing here, the waistband and leg cuffs offer lots of options for this! I’m currently planning some for a friend with cute puppies on the legs and fun stripes on the band and cuffs.
That’s all I’ve got for you today – keep an eye out for more fun sews (and maybe a giveaway??) coming throughout the rest of the month!!
Top: handmade by me
Pattern: Chalk & Notch – Pony Tank
Fabric: So Sew English Fabrics – Navy Avocado Double Brushed Poly Spandex (now sold out) – Ivory Colorway Linked Here!
Pants: handmade by me
Pattern: Brindille & Twig – Big Butt Pants
Fabric: So Sew English Fabrics – Pink Avocado Double Brushed Poly Spandex (now sold out) – Ivory Colorway Linked Here!
Heat & Bond Soft Stretch (Lite)
my favorite twin needle set
Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine
Brother 1034D Overlocker
Dahle 36×48 Self-healing Cutting Mat
Though the fabric used in this post was generously provided to me by So Sew English Fabrics, all words and opinions expressed are my own, as always! Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!
- XX Elizabeth