sewing a VFT Juniper Dress in Michael Miller critter jersey fabric
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Sewing a Toddler’s Critter Juniper Dress with Minerva

Between proactively preparing this pattern, a slight delay in delivery, and another bit of a delay in actual sewing, this dress turned into a cute tunic top! Once I’d finally sewn it, I went to get my girl dressed in her cute new dress and it turns out the coordinating leggings I’d sewn at the last moment were an excellent decision. In the months since I cut and pasted my pattern, this girl had GROWN! While the 2T still fit her perfectly width-wise, she had shot up like a weed recently and what was intended to be a dress is instead a very cute little tunic! It is crazy how quickly time passes. To be fair, she is pretty regularly in size 3T these days, but my brain hadn’t quite put all of that together when cutting out this dress. I was just happy to be so prepared!

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sewing a toddler set out of Taco Fabric with Minerva
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Sewing a Tiny Taco Set with Minerva

This fabric was designed a few years ago by Dana Willard, as part of her Day Trip collection inspired by road tripping through Texas. I have always loved the fun, whimsical prints and colors in this collection, and actually purchased a cut of this same fabric to sew myself a dress in May 2018 (the photos we used to announce that I had a bun in the oven!). My little one LOVES tacos (they are second place as her favorite dinner food, topped only by chicken and “cha wise” – aka french fries!), and always comments on the tacos on that dress when I wear it. So when I had the opportunity to sew with it again with Minerva, I jumped on it!

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sewing the Scumpy Strawberry Alleycat Romper
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A “Scumpy” Strawberry Romper for Valentine’s Day

My husband loves to tell my daughter that she is stinky – it’s their favorite joke with each other. They tell each other that they are stinky and then they both just fall into a fit of giggles. It’s great. Once, he told her that she was so stinky that she smelled like skunk meat… Which she thoroughly loved, and started to call herself “Scumpy” in response. Every now and then, she proudly tells me “Mama, I’m Scumpy!” Thanks, Dad. So this pinky-red, critter-printed knit covered in skunks was the perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day outfit!

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Raspberry Creek Fabrics – Spring 2021 Fabric Drop

Spring is coming! Raspberry Creek Fabrics is ready to welcome in the green grass and warmer weather with their Spring Fabric drop. I had the pleasure of participating in sewing along with the 2020 Fall Fabric release, and I had such a hard time choosing which fabric to sew because they were all so great. I was surprised to find I had an even harder time choosing this time around! The fabrics released to the website on Monday – if you haven’t had the chance yet, head over to the RCF website and take a look at the Spring line of Club Fabrics. They are lovely!

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