Stylo Magazine: Issue 1- in your lap

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Have you seen Stylo magazine yet? It released earlier this week. It’s free, and it’s fullll of kids fashion inspiration. There were many friend blogger hands involved in making it happen – and among them, faces that are new to me and I can’t wait to see more of.I read it from cover to cover… 

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Sewing for Kindergarten

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Today I’m up for Sewing for Kindergarten, a series run by Mie from Sewing like Mad.  When she first announced it a few months ago, I was really excited to join in even though my daughter has to wear uniforms to school.  It’s hard to get motivated to sew for kids wearing uniforms all day… 

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Kids Clothes Belgian Style!

Today I’m over at Straightgrain, where the amazing An is encouraging us all to discover Belgian kids style (and it is definitely worth discovering)!   I discovered An’s blog sometime last summer or fall and loved her style and aesthetic.  I sewed up her bubble dress for KCWC, remember this?   If you liked it… 

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KCWC Day 7: Aaand Scene.

Here’s my finished Junebug dress! Ok ok, I’m glad I made it.  Thanks for the push, ladies.  As I suspected, this is one of my favorite things from this week.  It’s tied with my three cardis, the pjs, the baby rompers, and the balloon dress…  You guys were right yesterday – I made it with… 

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KCWC Day 4: Battle of the Sexes

Oh gosh I loved this day.  I think these two are my favorite Greenpoint Cardigans so far.  I’m not a super girly girl, but I can’t get enough of those floral appliques and pink trim.  I would say it’s my favorite, but then there’s that navy and gray and the anchor and the elbow patches…let’s… 

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KCWC Day 3: Romperific

Yesterday was the day of the knit romper for the bubbie.  I had this idea and I just kind of started cutting (hint: never a good idea) and you’ll be shocked to discover that my first attempt turned out both too wide and too short. I was able to take the side seams in, but… 

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KCWC Day 2: Electric Boogaloo

While I’d love for everything around here to be charcoal linen and nani iro polka dots, the fact is that I’ve got really opinionated kids.  And their opinion is that rainbow stretch knit is the bestest thing evar.  So, in an effort to get them to actually wear what I make, I’ve compromised my beliefs. … 

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KCWC Day 1: Color Blocked Cardi

KCWC Day Numero Uno is a color-blocked Greenpoint Cardigan!  I’ve had this version on my mind since I decided to do a cardigan pattern.  Somehow it was better in my head, where I was envisioning a more subtle ‘ombre’ look (please pronounce ‘ombre’ in the voice of Antonio Bandaras, as I intended).  But I just… 

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KCWC: Day 3, The “Why Not” Dress

I found this cute ballerina border print down in Chinatown yesterday and was so excited by a fabric ballerina-y enough for my daughter but not nausea-inducing for me that I said Why Not and purchased it without a second thought. At first I figured I’d just make a simple a-line dress to show off the… 

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KCWC: Days 1 & 2

I’m a little late to the game, so consider this my unofficial entry into Meg’s KCWC.  I can’t really show you what I made on day 1 because it’s a project that I owe another blogger (what up Jess!).  Here’s an eensy weensy sneak peak though, just so you won’t call me a big fat… 

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Spring Top, mini-style

I know this totally defeats the purpose of Rae’s Spring Top Event, since we’re supposed to use this time to sew for ourselves, but I made my kid a shirt.  What can I say?  Her little body is a cutely rounded rectangle whereas mine is the recovering battleground of a devastating pregnancy war.  I’m definitely… 

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Easter Dresses 3.5

Pictured:  the 2 Easter dresses my oldest girl childs will wear.  Not pictured: the 1.5 dresses I made to decorate the interior of my garbage can.   I had multiple dress disorder this year and just couldn’t decide what I wanted to make.  There was this one design that just wouldn’t leave my head and… 

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All Hail… Prince Phillip

A week or two ago I asked K what she’d like to be for her friend Alexa’s upcoming princess party. She said “a turtle”. I said “That’s not a prince or a princess”. Her next request? “A karate guy.” Nope, K, that’s not part of the assigned category. Please select a prince or princess. Expressing… 

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A High Waisted Romper

Last weekend I got to go and visit good friends for Mother’s Day. The Mom and I worked together years ago at a grown-up jobby job, and her daughter, E, who was 5 when I met her is now 15 and as beautiful and fun now as she was then. I just have to keep… 

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