Friday, April 26, 2013

Kids Clothes Week Challenge Post 2

Jumping for joy :)
Tuesday, I showed you all how to refashion a stained shirt using simple polka dot stamping. Today, I don't have a tutorial, BUT I did make another garment yesterday that matches Tuesday's shirt!

Sorry about all the wrinkles, I had the skirt all nice and pressed, but
 this little gal was being CRAZY and had it entirely creased in 2mins.

This is just a simple little high waisted skirt, with a teal accent zipper in the back. I ended up having to put in a couple little darts, because I didn't measure my daughter and made the skirt a tiny bit big.

Love the little bit of baby fat still on her little body!


Again, sorry for the wrinkles.

She was very happy to hear that she had a new skirt after I got her up from her nap, so it shouldn't be a struggle getting her ready for church this Sunday.

This is what she was really wanting to do, instead of taking pictures!

This angel face is fully in the terrible 2's.
Tomorrow, I'll be showing you something for my little man that I made today :) you're going to love this one!

~Allison

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kids Clothes Week Challenge & Refashion tutorial!

Source: http://www.elsiemarley.com/kids-clothes-week-spring-2013.html

If you've visited my blog before, you know that I LOVE sewing for little people! Their clothing is just a joy to sew and they're much sweeter and easier critics (most of the time). Since it's Kids Clothes Week in the mommy blogging community, I thought I'd put out a few post of my own with some things created specifically for this week!



Today, I refashioned this little ruffled shirt for my little redheaded princess!



She's had this shirt (from Target) for a little while now and it got nail polish in random spots on the front (ahem, grandma). I couldn't bring myself to throw it out because I love the way it looks on her and she's overwhelmed all the time with pink and purple, so grey is always a nice break from the norm.


I knew I wanted to paint something on her shirt to cover the stains, but since there were stains on the ruffles AND the main body of the shirt I ended up doing tiny mint colored polka dots.

Want to do this for your little one? Here's how I did this shirt:






I wanted a nice mint color(as mentioned above), so I mixed white, green and dark teal to create my paint color. Make sure to slip a piece of cardboard, or thick paper between your layers, then start painting!


I wasn't worried about it being perfect, so I just eyeballed the distance between the dots and then when I got to the next row I just shifted my dot placement to match on the diagonal of the previous row. It's sounds complicated, but it's really simple and very easy.

 My secret weapon to making this as quick as possible, my hair dryer! It drys my paint really fast so I don't accidentally smudge anything when I want to move onto another section and who wants to wait an entire day for a project to dry? Not me. The only drawback is that, if you're using puffy paint(which I dislike to begin with), it makes your paint look weirdly spongy when it's dry.



After your shirt is fully polka dotted, make sure you heat seal your paint by running an iron over it through a pressing cloth. This will ensure your paint doesn't peel off in the wash, or during playtime.

Model Moment :)

It worked perfectly and looks ridiculously adorable, plus still a good calm color with the mint dots on the soft grey.


She looks fabulous and completely approved of her "new" shirt.

~Allison

P.S. The fabric in the first picture is part of another project this week, so come back to see what it turns into!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!!

image source: ilovegrilledcheese.com


Did you realize that today is national grilled cheese day?! It's definitely worth celebration, in my personal opinion :). If you're not in the mood for the classic cheese and bread combo you should try these variations to join in the fun!


 
Or the 5-Minute Fancy Grilled Cheese, with red peppers and swiss!

 









Lastly, for a little southwestern flair, a Chipotle Avocado Grilled cheese.


I hope everyone has a delicious national grilled cheese day!

~Allison




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Zig Zag Tunic Pattern Test :)



I've been busy lately being a pattern tester for See Kate Sew; WHAT?! She always has the cutest things on her blog and I feel completely honored to have been able to test her Zig Zag Tunic that she created for the adorable Project Run & Play series!

Anyways, the pattern is easy to piece, follow and turned out completely flippin' cute. I've already decided that I have to make some more of these beauties for the other little ladies in my life. By the way, Kate is just as nice as she seems through her writing, she was truly a dream to test for and I would love to do it again.


The one that I made was for my beautiful princess girl, Ally, and she was a perfect model (probably because she knew as soon as we were done she would get to play on the playground).



The tunic is supposed to be a bit loose for plenty of play room, and for Ally it was about knee length because she's on the petite side; for average height girls it would hit above the knee. This is meant to worn with leggings and I've got to tell you that it looks beautiful, with or without leggings.


I hope you all get a chance to stop by See Kate Sew and Project Run & Play, they're wonderful sites for mom's to check out cute new children's fashions.


One more thing, this pattern will be released, very soon, for sale in Kate's pattern shop, so if you sew like me, you can pick this up for some special little girl in your life.



~Allison

Monday, April 1, 2013

Introducing Shirley!

The newest member of the With Sunshine family of cuties; the "Shirley" ruffle bum sunsuit! This particular one is 12-18 months and has strawberry applique on the faux dress front, and has a combo of green cheveron and pink polka dots.


Perfectly girly for warmer weather and fun in the sun!


I just love the combination of pink and green, it reminds me of strawberry shortcake.


It has a snap crotch for ease of access for diaper changes. And don't you just love those fabric covered buttons? They just pop against the pink!


If you like it you can purchase this beauty right here.

~Allison