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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cottage Mama Pattern Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Cottage Mama Pattern Tour!
Today I'm sharing my version of the Daphne wrap dress / top and the Skip & Play pant / capri patterns from The Cottage Mama.
Timeless Classics For Children..
Lindsay's patterns are available in the traditional paper form and now in a PDF format. Lindsay of The cottage Mama also has a new book coming out in October called "Sew Classic Clothes for Girls: 20 Dresses, Outfits, and Accessories from The Cottage Mama' " and she will be taking preorders on the book starting next month.

We were driving down the road and saw some beautiful sunflowers growing on a farm. It was the perfect place to take some photos of this little summer outfit I made for Gigi.
She's going through a phase and wants to wear pants with everything. No shorts or capris, they must come to the ankle!
I wanted to make the capris, but I knew she would fuss about not having her ankles covered.
Maybe I am indulging her too much but at least I know she will wear this outfit!

One lesson I've  learned since becoming a stepmom then having four kids over the last twenty years is you have to choose your battles.
Giving my children freedom when it comes to things like picking out their own clothes is just one of many things that gives them a sense of independence.
The top is a little big. I probably should have cut a size 3 instead of the 4, but there's room to grow.
This was a very easy pattern for me; well written and photographed, although I didn't really read the directions too closely. I just like to look at the pictures on pattern instructions. I'm too impatient to follow most written instructions.
The flowered fabric is from Joann's . The polka dots were from a garage sale.
The crocheted shoes are from The Gap.
Ooooh... rolly pollies!
Little backs are so cute!
Sunflowers always remind me of children. 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super cute little outfit! I agree with you about making clothes that your kids will want to wear. Otherwise either they will never been worn or there will be a big argument if you try to force them. She look adorable, so why fuss over the pant length, right?

  2. You did such a great job, Justine!! Thank you so very much for being part of this tour!


  3. This is adorable. I love the color combinations.. Gigi looks so cute.. Happy sewing.

  4. Such a sweet little outfit, Justine. Love the fabrics you've combined.

  5. An adorable outfit. The fabric combo is very nice.

  6. Oh I Love it the fabrics are so cute!!! Great job. She is super cute in the outfit.. thanks for sharing Linda Lee


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