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This outfit is an original from my children’s clothing line The King’s Daughters.

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The peasant style has always been my favorite style and I like to change it up as I design; adding ruffles, elastic, trims and laces.

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Aniyah is wearing an Autumn Peasant outfit, rich in the vibrant colors of fall that I love so much. This fabric was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

The top is gathered at the neck line with elastic, as well as the bodice, giving it a fitted look. The top of the sleeves are also gathered with elastic. A thin row of ruffles finish off the bottom edge of the top.

The top is tunic length so it can be worn with the pants or it can be worn as a dress. I see it with cabled sweater tights and boots.

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The sleeves are trimmed with a vintage tatted lace. I actually removed this beautiful lace from the bottom of a old tea towel, making it the perfect finishing touch to this outfit.

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The pants have full legs, made with the contrast polka dot fabric that is in the background of the main pattern. I put a reverse polka dot piping trim and added a leg band with the main fabric.

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With Fall upon us with all it’s beauty; filling our senses with it’s brilliant colors, who can resist partaking in the surroundings, joining in with the grand design of Autumn.

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Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness   2 Corinthians 9:10

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Another T-Shirt Nightgown

You can find the sewing tutorial for this T-Shirt nightgown here.

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My girls love to change clothes when they are here, so I try to keep things in their drawer for them to wear. Aniyah’s drawer is slim pickings, so I sewed up this very simple and fast nightgown for her.

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She was very happy with it and carried it back and forth from home to mammy and gumps house for a while.

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I hand dyed the t-shirt with fabric dye a while back, so it was ready to go when I needed to use it.

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It was so little effort to make a little girl so happy!

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“They are the sons God has given me here,” Joseph said to his father.  Then Israel said, “Bring them to me so I may bless them.”  Genesis 48:9

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French Sewing Pattern

I received my very first french sewing pattern! It came from Troussures in Northern France.

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I have always been drawn to the foreign patterns, both in the sewing and the knitting patterns. There just seems to be a classic, timeless look to them that really draws me in.

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I love this pattern and actually found it on Pinterest.

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It is written in French so you would need a basic knowledge of patterns and how the pieces fit together.

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I can’t wait to get started! I think I will start with the top for my darlin baby. I will post as soon as I finish.

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“Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain. Exodus 25:40

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The Inspiration Dress

It would seem that Aria has a favorite.

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Turns out that this Burda Style pattern that I made a few months back was a hit.

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She wanted to model it again even though it is made out of heavy flannel fabric and is 100 degrees outside.

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She loves the style and the jewel belt so much that she has decided to design her Christmas dress using this dress as her inspiration.

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The sparkly shoes are also a favorite of hers.

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‘They shall be Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘On the day that I make them My jewels.’”

Malachi 3:17

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Original Halter Dress

It was actually a few years ago that I designed and made this dress, I just never finished it. Aria was pretty small and I was so surprised when I pulled it out and it fit her. I can not believe how quickly she has grown.

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The front bodice is gathered and trimmed in a yellow bias, both at the top and along the front waistline.

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It is a halter dress with elastic at the back.

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The cotton print fabric was purchased at JoAnns several years ago.

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My supermodel is past the stage of ruffles, big bows and flowers. I have had to completely change my thought process when planning designs for her. She has even been helping me in the design of some of her clothing. So, stay tuned and we will see what this team comes up with.

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Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.          Proverbs 17:6

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Smocking takes a long time, a lot of sitting, and even though I love to do it, I love to knit even more. So if given the choice I knit every time, so I do not have a lot of smocking projects.

This little set was actually made for Aria and has been passed down to Aniyah.

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This set has several of my favorites:

I love pink.

I love polka dots.

I love smocking.

I love pantaloons.

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The soft pink and off white fabric was purchased at JoAnn Fabric store, as was the shimmery off white cotton blend for the pantaloons.

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It has a very simple smocked border across the bodice outlined with off white piping.

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The neckline and ruffled sleeves also are trimmed with the same piping.

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Did I happen to mention what I love most about this set?

The model of course!

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All the women who were skilled in sewing and spinning prepared blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen cloth. Exodus 35:25

This is the pattern that I used.

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The Easter Dresses

I understand how Noah felt, because these days everything comes in twos.

I was originally going to make Aria a dress for her birthday but I kept hearing this little voice in my head saying, “Ni Ni?”  Which is what Aniyah always says to me if she gets left out.

So the birthday dress turned into the Easter dresses.

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The starting point for this dress is from the Heidi & Finn pattern The Gatsby dress. You can find it here. This etsy store has several amazing little girl patterns, check them out.

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The pink lining fabric is the same fabric that I dyed several weeks ago, you can find that story here.

The soft knit fabric was purchased in Dallas on Harry Hines on one of my trips there with my friend Teresa.

The absolutely amazing lace fabric was also purchased there. I paid $4 a yard for the lace and went back later for more and it was gone.

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I used the lace fabric for the sleeves and the overlay. It has sequins along the faux smocking, with elastic to give it a gentle stretch. I did not have to add elastic to the sleeves,  it was already there.  Like I said, absolutely amazing fabric!

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Aniyah’s dress has layers of ruffles. This is more of the wonderful vintage lace that my friend Patty gave to me. Here are some post where I have used some of her vintage laces in different ways.  Here and here and here.

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The bodices of both dresses are the same. I like to make their clothes the same-but different.

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The dress closes in the back with a sparkly button.

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Aria’s dress is topped off with three stands of old beads that I had stored away from an old yard sale find.

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Happy girls=happy mammy!

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And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:4

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