Monday, June 10, 2013

Pinafore Review

Today's pattern review is 

Why this pattern?
I wanted to make a pinafore to go with my ruffle bottoms. I had mad quite a few reversible pinafores from "Smashed Peas and Carrots" FREE pinafore pattern but I wanted to be able to make lots of different sizes (that one is 6 months only) and I wanted to add lace/ruffles on the bottom part only without it looking weird. The sizing options for this pattern are 3m-3T with bonus 18"doll.
 Here is a size 3-6 months on Baby T. 
The pattern itself only requires 3 pages of printing! 
The instructions made the tie placement easy :) 
This pattern does not state that it is reversible, but mine is.

With mine I used lace for the tie and I skipped adding the ruffles and added lace after everything else was finished.
It was important to me that the arm holes weren't too big and that it wasn't too long at the front.
I think this pattern is perfect for showing off cute little ruffle bottoms!

Want your own copy check it out here
Ellen's Ruffled Pinafore
Little Lizard King

Stephanie xoxo

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sweet Cheeks

A Review
as promised :)
 I think there is nothing cuter than ruffle bottoms on a baby girl, so lets put them on one :)
Introducing Baby T <3
When I decided to make some of these ruffle bottoms I looked at masses of patterns. I wanted to make sure I got one that didn't have that saggy butt look, I was also worried about ruffle placement, not too long  that it looks like half a skirt and not too short that it doesn't cover the bottom of the pant. This pattern was perfect!!!!
No saggy butt for Baby T
The pattern itself was easy to follow, nothing terribly tricky. 
The step by step tutorial was very clear.
I really like that each size had its own pattern, that way you can print off just what you need and not worry if you are cutting along the right line (I've made some mistakes with that before)
The only thing I did different from the pattern was the hems on the ruffles. I have a fabulous rolled hem foot on my Janome. I love it, it small, neat and requires very little fabric! I also added the lace to each ruffle.
Of course we can't have Baby T getting around in just her ruffle bottoms, so I embellished this singlet with a scrap fabric button flower and made her this cute lace flower headband.

Want to make some of your own ruffle bottoms?
I would definitely get this pattern


Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Diaper cover pattern

I know I was supposed to post a review yesterday but with bad weather and a case of Tonsillitis I haven't got photos :( I am now feeling much better the sun is out and I will attempt to get photos today and have the review up by the end of the week.
Stephanie xoxo