I’m taking a quick break from depositions and discovery today to take part in the Date Night February tour, sponsored by Sewing by Ti.
So this is something that I might wear if I were able to find a babysitter for a Valentine’s Day date night. If Valentine’s Day wasn’t on a Tuesday in the middle of a busy week, that is 🙂
It’s all about the kiddos this week!
It’s the Daddy-Daughter dance at school tonight, and the girl requested a new dress for the occasion. She was in my fabric room last week and pulled out a galaxy print jersey (that I got aaaages ago from Girl Charlee) as the perfect fabric for her dress. And lo and behold, I had cut a dress for her out of that exact fabric about a year ago!
It was fate.
It’s that time of year! Time for season 3 of Handmade Boy’s Boys Can Wear Pink blog tour. Given current events, it seems appropriate to take a few minutes to continue the efforts to break down gender stereotypes for both boys and girls.
I am blessed with two beautiful boys in addition to my girl, so while we have a healthy dose of pink in our house, it’s not overwhelming. Still, when you ask my kids what colors they like (or when they randomly volunteer that information), my oldest will say in no uncertain terms, “I like all colors EXCEPT pink and purple.”
I was wondering if I would manage to finish a single set of day and night dresses for the Day and Night Dress Challenge, but I ultimately finished two!
This is my second set of Day and Night dresses and my second challenge entry.
Can you believe that I made this poncho more than a year ago and it is still unblogged?? Well, no more!
I managed to sneak in my “night” dress for the “Day and Night Dress Challenge” just under the radar!
The day part of this challenge was easy — pretty much anything went for that one. But night was a little more challenging. I don’t have many occasions to wear fancy dresses, date nights tend to be pretty cas, and when I do want a night dress, I typically don’t wear black (a random, in my opinion, requirement for the “night” dress).
I can’t be the only one who finishes a project, loves it, promptly cuts 2 more, gets them most of the way done, and then peters out, right? Right???
Unfortunately that’s what happened with this top. I finished my first Bruyere shirt by Deer & Doe ages ago (November 2014 for anyone who’s counting), and I loooooooved it. You can see me raving about it here. So then I promptly cut out two more Bruyeres and decided to sew them assembly-line style.
I got as far as the sleeves (meaning that the bulk of the shirts were D-O-N-E done) when I got distracted by a shiny new project, and put them aside.
Two years later…
Before the ice-storm-that-wasn’t, I managed to get some photos of this dress last week when our temps hit the 60s for a few random days.
This is my “day” dress for the Day and Night Dress Challenge on Elizabeth Made This. It’s also a Pinterest-inspired make. I saw this dress on Pinterest and knew I wanted it, but I didn’t want to buy it since I had never heard of the seller before and I get a little skeptical of clothes from unknown makers that randomly pop up all over social media feeds.
I’m back for the Watcha Wearin’ January tour with yet another Grainline make. What can I say? I love Grainline patterns!
I bought the Lark Tee when it released in 2015 and sewed up a great sparkly grey V-neck that you may recall from here. Then I cut another top, and like the sewing magpie that I am, was promptly distracted by another shiny new project.
I spent a few lovely days in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin over New Year’s this year — I say lovely because even though it was flipping cold and snowy outside, we were cozy and warm inside with wonderful friends and a brand new baby to help snuggle.
And while I was there, hunkering down from the cold, I managed to crank out this Named Talvikki sweater!
**All photos in this post are courtesy of Crystal Liepa Photography
I’ve had my eye on the Talvikki ever since its release earlier this fall, and it is just as warm and snuggly as it looks in the listing photos.