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Laybug Costume Sewing Tutorial

ladybug costume diy

I have always been fascinated with tutu dresses, the numerous strips of tulle, the translucent fabric and the ruffles and waves all feel so feminine and delicate. I could make the skirt easily but the top always stumped me, it had to match the sophistication of the tulle yet it had to comfortable and stretchy enough so little kids don't feel scratchy or uncomfortable. All those questions were answered when I saw the various tutorials with…


Added by camomma on October 25, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Reversible Baby Dress Pattern and tutorial



I recently made this reversible dress for my newborn niece. I always wanted to make something with this Aviary 2 fabric and I love how it turned out.

Here's the pointer to the tutorial:…


Added by camomma on June 29, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

City Girl Summer Cardigan Refashion Tutorial

City Girl Cardigan tutorial

I sew clothes all the time...for my daughter.For me? Not so much. Even simple repairs like sewing on a button, or hemming a pair of pants languish for months in my unfinished pile, before they get to…


Added by camomma on June 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Box pleated jumper dress tutorial and pattern

…Box pleated jumper pattern

Added by camomma on May 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sleeper to Jacket refashion

I had way too many really nice fleece sleepers left, following my daughter's recent growth spurt. All of them were almost new and would fit her really well except for one problem. They were a couple of inches too short. After looking at them ruefully for many days I finally had this idea of turning them into fleece jackets. It was pretty easy and quick and I'm so happy that…


Added by camomma on January 24, 2012 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Skirt Leggings

Made these skirt leggings for my preschooler. These are very comfortable for her to wear and a nice change from plain leggings. I always want her legs to be covered so she can play in sun for however long they allow her, having a skirt legging together means I don't have to make her wear another legging under her dress/skirt. I will be definitely making more…


Added by camomma on January 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ruffled Scarf

I recently made this ruffled scarf for myself for an upcoming trip. I absolutely love how soft it feels against my skin, and it has a lovely drape. It was also very quick and simple to make.

Here's a writeup of how I made…


Added by camomma on January 12, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments

Dino hats with link to tutorial

I made these dino hats yesterday based on the following tutorial:

The pattern came together pretty easily and the hats fit…


Added by camomma on December 23, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Some customs I made in December

This is a Belle Layered skirt based on the tutorial here:

The customer wanted something that would suit her spunky, energetic 4 year old niece. She loved the skirt.…


Added by camomma on December 21, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Lily Frilly ruffle pants tutorial

Here's a tutorial for ruffled pants I made recently. I think its a good technique to make adorable baby pants. This technique could also be used to increase or decrease the length of pants that fit well at the waist, but are too long or too short.…


Added by camomma on December 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Claire skirt tutorial


This skirt was inspired by Princess dresses that were all over the place on Halloween. I wanted to make a skirt that has scallops like on a princess dress but is still easy to make. The Claire skirt fits the bill I think. 

Click here for the…


Added by camomma on November 10, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Snowblossom Headband Tutorial and giveaway!

I recently made this headband for my cute little model. This was very easy to make with some Tulle scraps, Foldover Elastic and satin ribbon. I love how cute it looks on her and that it will work with both casual and formal clothes.

Click here to get the complete…


Added by camomma on November 8, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

Nordic Prince Tshirt Tutorial

Since my little monkey needed some full sleeved tops for the fall-winter season, I was slicing and dicing some designs in my head and I kept on coming back to the sleeve part again and again. Why does it have to be such a long process, there has to be a better way of doing it. Finally I thought of this design and decided to give it a try.

I like how it turned out, it fits…


Added by camomma on November 6, 2011 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Tutorial My little butterfly Jumper dress for infants

Here's the infant butterfly romper that I recently made.

I like that this romper doesn't require any complicated pattern, so it can be easily scaled to the size of any child. The shoulder straps and the elastic at the back ensures that it will grow with the children.…


Added by camomma on November 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Tutorial: Two-color Pieced Pants For Toddlers


Here's tutorial for making two color pieced pants for toddlers. These will work great with a multicolored dress or top. You could also use the same technique to add a couple of inches to an existing pair of pants, which fit well at the waist but have become an inch or two, too short with a growth spurt.


I have paired these pants with a…


Added by camomma on November 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Kids Tshirt refashion for fall/winter



At the end of summer, I was left with a pile of perfectly fine, well fitting almost new Tshirts of my daughter. These Tshirts would work perfectly except that they were all half-sleeved. "They would be too short by next summer...if only they had sleeves..." I found myself thinking. And then I realized, adding sleeves won't be that hard, after all I…


Added by camomma on November 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Knotted Baby Hat Tutorial by Blooms & Bugs

A practical and useful gift for any newborn or baby-shower.

With the birth of my niece last month, newborn gifts are on my mind these days...Here's a tutorial for making a knotted hat for newborns. I love making and gifting these hats....because they are useful and practical?....naah...because seriously, what's cuter than a teeny-tiny hat on a teeny tiny head. The… Continue

Added by camomma on September 14, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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