Heart Breaker Cami

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Another perfect basic, that has fun not-so-basic options is the new Heart Breaker Cami from Patterns for Pirates! This is a girls pattern that comes in sizes 3mo-14. It is a camisole with an optional X in the back. The front has a scoop neckline, with a v-neck in the back. But you really could wear this forwards or backwards 🙂 There are cropped, shirt, and tunic length options. Perfect for layering, or wearing all the hot summer long!

This is a tunic length, with a rayon blend fabric on the front, and cotton lycra on the back. I blended to a wider width for her hips. I love making clothes that fit my kids just right.

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AND THEN, I got baby crazy and made this tiny 3 month size for my niece. I can not wait to see it on her! I used the optional shoulder flutter, of course 🙂 There is also an optional ruffle along the neck. Pictured here with the Brindille and Twig Cuff pants modified into shorts.

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AND THEN, I got a little hack happy, and mashed this cami with a baby harem pants pattern to make this adorable romper, also for my niece. I think this is just so fun, and it was so simple to do! I folded up the shirt pattern 1″, to make it the final, hemmed length, and then put it right at the top of the pants pattern(without the waistband, and cut a gentle curved line from the top to the bottom. I used this tutorial to add a snap placket.

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The even better part, is there’s also a women’s version! The Cross My Heart Cami has the same options, plus a few more. The cropped version is a fun layering piece! There are a few strap options, and if you have inspiration, it would be easy to adjust to make it your own 🙂 The white shirt is a Mama Claire with a double crossover hack, from the Made for Mermaids blog. This is some more of that $1 fabric from Wal-Mart. And I used it up on this project, which means I need to go shopping again 😉

The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or you can buy the bundle of both patterns for $14.

I whipped up both of those baby versions yesterday, so they’re such quick sews! Check out the listings for lots more photos!

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Heart Breaker Cami

Cross My Heart Cami

Fabric sources:

Pink and black ponte: Girl Charlee

Black floral: Girl Charlee

Mint cotton lycra: NR Fabrics

Bright floral: Girl Charlee

White mystery knit: Wal-Mart

Grey/white stripe cotton lycra: Raspberry Creek

Green floral (romper): So Sew English

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Prisma Dress

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This is the new Prisma Dress from Love Notions. I am absolutely IN LOVE with it. I think I say that about a lot of things, but this is really, truly, true to my style! I love the basic A-line silhouette, and my girls love how comfortable and easy it is to wear. But look at the drop waist pleated skirt or swing skirt options! I’ve had some pins on my “Kids Clothes” pinterest board for ages that I can finally make with this pattern. SO cute!

There are also three neckline options. And three sleeve lengths, plus a couple of pocket options. I’m so excited about the boatneck, pleated skirt option!

Love Notions always puts out a well made pattern. The tutorials are some of the cleanest, most organized, and are always concise, with lots of helpful information. You can’t go wrong with this pattern!

You can get it on sale for a few days at the release price, don’t miss it!

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Prisma Dress

Fabric sources:

Olive French terry: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Floral French terry: Pretty Posh Prints

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Sutton

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This new pattern from Made for Mermaids has instantly jumped into the top of my favorite patterns ever list. I love the princess seams, the low back, and probably the gathered circle skirt the most!! My big girl has decided she will wear this too, which makes it even better! Otherwise, I was about to have to find some cute little babies to sew some for, because I just love it so much!

This was a joy to sew. Every now and then, there’s a pattern that just comes together so easily, and you know the outcome will be amazing, and it’s just a joy to sew! This is one of them!

I have only made the top version, with sleeves, for testing purposes, but I’m eager to make the full twirly skirt in dress length next!

Sutton has a top or dress length, elbow sleeves with a tie, or sleeveless options, and a button front bodice, with a placket. There are princess seams in the bodice, which is a great place to play with print or color blocking, or to add trims!

This pattern will be on sale through Sunday for $7.

This top is cute paired with several bottoms from Made for Mermaids as well, including Evie, Lucy, or Olivia! The Samantha Skirt is a great layering piece with the dress version, and it’s also on sale for $5 through Sunday!

The white version is the final version of the pattern. The changes that were made to the blue version include, top length shortened, width added to the sleeves, and the waist brought in.

I know this one will be a smash hit!

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Sutton

Fabric sources:

All fabrics and trims were vintage, or second hand from estate sales or friends.

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