Wednesday, February 26, 2014

brittany part 1

Last summer the kids and I, and our incredible au pair Shannon went on a week long vacation to Brittany, France. We rented the top floor of a chateau that was right next to . . .

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

half moon bay dress & romper

This last week I had a hankering to sew something new. I think all these grading of old patterns is making my creativity feel like it is suffocating. Too much math, too little creating. I had been kicking around this idea in my head for a while, a romper pattern that could easily be turned into a dress. I knew I wanted it geometric inspired, hence the half moon waistline and high low dress bottom, but that was about it. I just sort of started cutting and sewing fabric and this is what came out of it:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

happy valentines day!

 hope you are having a lovely Valentines where ever in the world you happen to be! Chloe and I had a fun lunch downtown with Chris followed by a treat from Lauduree. That about does it for our valentine celebrations ha! We will do a few little things tonight but with the craziness that happens here in Paris on Valentines we are going to . . .

Thursday, February 13, 2014

8 Reasons to come to Paris in the winter

I often have friends ask me when the best time to come visit us in Paris is. While the spring is gorgeous and summer “nice” and warm my unwavering answer is always during the winter months, more specifically. . .

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

mini mod dress pattern testers

Everyone ready? I have graded my next pattern and will be needing some pattern testers! Next up for your 18mnth-5T girls? The Mod Mini Dress.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

r is for rouge

I am so excited to be participating in Katy, of No Big Dill, Sew All 26. I was lucky enough to bag the letter “R”. I knew I wanted to sew something “rouge” with it being so close to Valentines day. Plus I thought a red dress would look fabulous on Evie. I have also been wanting to try my hand at a lace overlay dress for over a year and this gave me the opportunity. I used the Tuileries Dress Pattern (on sale for $3 for two more days HERE) and some gorgeous red lace I found ...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuileries Dress 18 months- 5T

It is here!!! After lots of late nights by not only myself but also my wonderful pattern testers the Tuileries Dress pattern is finally done! You can find the pattern . . .

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