Hearts Dress

A couple of months ago I had the impulse to learn how to make seamless patterns that I could use to digitally print on fabric. I love the idea of being able to decide exactly how I want my fabric to be.  I ended up with a mini “collection” with 4 designs, and although they are super simple and not really original I’m really happy with how they turned out. One of the prints is this one with little black hearts over blue, that I chose to order in lightweight twill from Spoonflower. 

Pretty much since the Loveralls pattern was released that I’ve been dreaming of making a circle skirt version, and as soon as I got this fabric I knew it was just what I was looking for that project. Since I had just finished testing the Spin Dress from Madeit Patterns I figured I could mix both patterns to save time. Yep it worked out perfect, except I should have made one size bigger, I keep forgetting my youngest has a sweet baby tummy that I have to take in account. Anyway, after realizing it was tight and super hard to dress I added an invisible (sort of ahem) zipper to the side seam, and for I while I was happy it worked but, after using it for a full day after these photos my girl still complains that it is tight and doesn’t want to wear it. Sniff Sniff Sniff I feel I could die hahaha this is my first total sewing failure size wise, up until now everything ended up being used, and I’m sad (that is an understatement). But enough with that… lol

For the straps I used black elastic instead of making them from fabric, kind of like suspenders, fastened with plastic snaps in black. Lastly I hemmed the skirt part with bias tape also in black for some contrast and I love it. I figured the fabric would be hard to hem, we can say circle skirts are not my forte when it comes to hemming so I decided to play it safe. Heheheh

Despite the fitting issues, I’m really happy with the result of this, I’m still deciding what I’ll do with it, I will probably sell it. I’m even considering opening a Facebook group to sell some things that no longer fit my girls but that are still in perfect condition like this swimsuit (here) or this dress (here), and also some new items like the dress in this post, anyone interested in that? 

My mini collection of prints is available at my Spoonflower shop. I think this one would be super cute for swimsuits too, just sayin’. 😀 You can check it out here.

You can get the Loveralls Pattern here and the Spin Dress pattern here.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! ❤

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Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

Yep I’m not done with the Waterfall… heheh I made this one back in November along with these super cool (pardon my lack of modesty here heheh) Ash pants from Petit a Petit patterns. This was one of my favorite outfits from last year.

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

M. was really needing pants and after I saw the gorgeous ones Rachel made for Petit a Petit tour (you can see them here), I knew I had to make a pair too. As you may know I have a special relation with the Ash Jumpsuit pattern, it was the reason this blog came to be,  so I always go back to it from time to time. ❤  The fabric is another awesome find from my local shop, some kind of knit/denim thing, medium weight and just perfect for this.

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

I think the Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch will be used a million times around here, both kids and women’s version, just warning you. 😀 The fabric is gorgeous jersey from NOSH, seriously you may think I’m biased from having blogged for them from time to time, but this is really GOOD fabric, totally my first choice whenever I can afford it. This color is no longer available but they have so many great ones, I can’t open their page without wanting to buy a million things, you’ve been warned! hehe

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

Ohh good times when my double needle wasn’t playing tricks on me. ❤ See that little mistake on the part where the ruffle joins? Yeah my sewing isn’t perfect but I always try to believe it is better to let go… hahaha Who has time to unpick a serged seam anyway? To tell the truth I sometimes do but its only when I just can’t get pass it and I can totally live with this one… maybe I shouldn’t… but I can… 😀

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

You can get the Ash Jumpsuit pattern here, the Waterfall Raglan pattern here and check out gorgeous NOSH jerseys here.

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan + Ash Pants

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs. ❤

Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

Have you heard? Petit a Petit just launched Friday Dress! Hurray! You know I’m a die hard fan of all of Celina patterns and this one is no exception. Another beautiful design turned into perfect pattern!! You can read more about the launch here.

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

The Friday Dress comes with a ton of options you can mix and match, and it arrives just in time for those special Holidays dresses! ❤ The pattern sizes start at 9 months and goes up to 12 years.

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

For my tester version I made Option A with long sleeves in a cute floral viyella I found in my local shop, yep remnant bin again… Ha is there any other way of buying fabric?! hehehe

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

F. is so happy with her dress, it’s been on high rotation since I finished and M. already asked for one several times but we are having a slight fabric disagreement… heheh I think I have to go fabric shopping with her. 😉

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

Ohh my sweet girl! She’s just the sweetest baby… I know I know she’s not really a baby anymore. Look at her, she started pre-school this year and I just can’t believe it! ❤ I started this blog when she was about 9 months… whah?!!

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

Yes, Friday is perfect for all those little ballerinas in your life! ❤

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

Not sure why but this version of the dress makes me want to sing:

“The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
’til tomorrow, come what may!
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow
You’re always a day away!”

And now I guess I have to make a real Annie dress, maybe when M. watches the movie. I’m just waiting for her to be proficient at reading subtitles so I can show her some classic movies. Annie was one of my best friends favorite movies when we were about 8/9 years old so I must have seen it a gazillion times.

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

I really hope you’re excited to sew a Friday dress, you can make dresses for all the seasons with this pattern, make it casual or dressy,  classic or modern depending on options and fabric. I’m seriously dying to make it in tencel denim but M. is saying no. I guess I’ll just have to do it because I know she’ll love it when she see its. 😀 Mothers always know whats best right? hahahah 😉

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

I can’t even… ❤

Ohh and if you want a preview of what Petit a Petit has planned for 2017, just check out Celina’s post (here)! I’m dying of excitement and I’m really looking forward to start sewing all those fantastic designs. ❤

La Folie - Petit a Petit Friday Dress

Hope this got you inspired but if you’re still in doubt and want to see other takes on it just check out today’s post at Petit a Petit with all the tester versions. ❤ So many amazing ones! (here)

Get your Friday Dress pattern here.

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs! ❤