It’s Never Too Early for Spring Pretties

Making Pretties


Since my daughter was born, I have been inspired to sew her pretty things. Yes, I could buy them but it is so much more fun to make them with my own hands. I took lessons as a child and made a few of my own clothes but I have recently found out how little I know about the art of sewing. I found a pattern company that sells vintage-inspired children’s patterns.  It is the first time I have ever worked with PDF patterns and I never want to go back to paper ones.  These patterns are cheaper than paper ones and they have step by step instructions with pictures. I have to admit, I have a weakness for buying patterns. The problem is I can’t sew them as fast as I buy them. My goal this year is to sew all of my patterns. I guess that means I will have to complete an outfit once a month.




For the month of January I made this dress and matching purse for my daughter to wear to her birthday party tonight. It is a tunic dress that she can wear as a shirt once it becomes too short.



I have a great love of purses so of course I had to make a matching purse or two. My daughter picked out these outrageous buttons a while back but I never had the courage to put them on a dress. But this purse turned out to the perfect place to display one. I think she will love it.




And I just finished this pink dress for a sew-a-long that I participated in for February. I think my favorite part about this dress is the double ruffle sleeves. I was finally able to use the beautiful lace that I got from Goodwill.



This is the completed dress. I shared a picture of my daughter modeling it in the previous post.



Have you started on your spring wardrobe yet?

Happy Weekend,


7 thoughts on “It’s Never Too Early for Spring Pretties”

  • You sew so well, Kate. I have lots of vintage patterns given to ,me, but I use mine in art projects, not to make clothes.

    Your daugjhter’s dress is beautiful, I hope she has a lovely birthday, I bet you are glad the terrible twos we’ve all heard of may soon pass (or not). Buttons are SO expensive, I am sure she will love that pink one on her new purse. It’s certainly a lovely gift.

    To answer your question, I haven’t even thought of spring. All that means is I exchange my long pants for shorts and long sleeve tops for sleeveless. I haven’t bought any new (or even used) clothes since 2008. I used to be a fashion maven, claiming I could wear something different every day of the year, but now I wear what hasn’t fallen apart (grin)!!! Hope the birthday goes off well tonight.

  • Wow! You may think you don’t know much about sewing Kate but these little dresses are beautifully made and so gorgeous! Your dear little girl will shine at her Birthday party! I missed your previous post where your DD modeled that second one so I’ll have to go and take a look. I bet she looks adorable in it. Wishing your little sweetie the happiest of Birthdays and that she thoroughly enjoys the celebrations!! hugs xx

  • Wow these are just gorgeous Kate, I love them both. You have reminded me of the sewing I did when my children were young and now the only time I use my sewing machine is to decorate paper and stitch it together 😂 . Have a wonderful weekend xxx

  • Oh Kate both dresses are just amazing, how you can say you don’t know much about sewing is beyond me, to my eyes you look like a very accomplished seamstress… The matching purse to the birthday dress would be any little girl’s dream come true…. I bet she is going to feel like a princess on her big day!

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