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Monday, April 28, 2014

It’s a Girl!

I’ve been keeping a little secret, and you can tell by the title that we are finally getting a little girl in our family! Everyone is very excited, and my boys are so glad that I won’t be the only girl in our family anymore. She will be joining us sometime in July and I can only imagine how much things are going to change around here…I’m so used to dinosaurs, dirt, cars, and everything boy!

As soon as we found out, I came home and started looking for patterns to start sewing for my sweet little girl and here’s what I’ve come up with so far:2014-04-28 The top two pictures are from Made by Rae’s Little Geranium dress pattern. I love the details from the gathered waist to the cute little pocket and can’t wait to dress up my little girl in this. I think this pattern is more complicated than other dresses and definitely more time consuming because of the gathering and lining.

The bottom dress is the Peasant Dress from Sew Much Ado. This is a perfect dress for beginner sewers with mostly simple lines and a casing with elastic at the arms and neck. I added purple ribbon on the bottom to make it a bit more girly but think this will be perfect for the summer heat.

I found the idea to make the peasant dress and matching diaper cover from Quilt Story. You can find the diaper cover pattern at Made. The diaper cover was tricky for me because it doesn’t lie flat as you are making the casing…a little annoying for someone who is obsessive over sewing.

So, there will likely be more pink, frills, lace, etc here in the future. I can’t wait to share it with you :).


  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you.

  2. Congrats!! How exciting! My niece is 3 and loves everything princess. Consider yourself warned! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.