Around this time every year I begin willing the weather to be cooler by bringing out my warmer clothes and wearing them regardless of how ridiculous I might look. That usually means jeans, booties and a lightweight sweater. However, I think I found my new go-to fall outfit, the Cleo Skirt and Nikko Top. What makes it even better is that these are two simple and fairly quick sews!
When I saw Kate’s Boho Romper pattern back in 2016 I decided I was going to make one if I ever had a daughter. So when we found out last December that we were in fact going to have a daughter I immediately added this pattern to my To Sew list! I absolutely loved the gray/purple version, so I had to make that exact version. Who can pass up the opportunity to use Liberty fabric, right?!
All throughout my pregnancy, lots of people asked if I’d be making a large handmade wardrobe for Reagan. I’ve made several pieces for her, but I didn’t want to make a whole lot when I thought she’d be growing out of the clothing so fast. Turns out she has stayed in newborn clothes MUCH longer than I ever anticipated, but I still stand by my decision. What I did want to make were pieces that would last (a little) longer than a newborn onesie so I began focusing on sewing non-clothing items for her nursery! I’m definitely still going to be sewing clothes for her because there are SO many cute children’s patterns, but those makes will be saved for later blog posts. 🙂
Yall, I’ve been meaning to share this Make+Replace with you for months now! So much has been going on, but I’m excited to finally share it with you. If you’re new to this blog, here’s what my M+R posts are all about:
These posts just don’t come around that often unless it strikes me that I’m going to be making something very similar to something that’s already in my wardrobe. Make+Replace involves taking the newly handmade item and replacing the similar RTW item. And by replace, I typically mean completely remove from my wardrobe and donate it so there are no temptations to bring it back into rotation.
If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know that I love a good pattern that is easily versatile and the Panama Tee Dress also by Alina Design Co is just that.