Aubrey-A Handmade Holiday


One of my favorite parts of being on Project Run & Play is the new community I feel closer to, and get to support! The PRP store has designs from contestants who designed a piece for, or used one of their patterns on their season of PRP. This month, they’re running a Handmade Holiday blog tour featuring these patterns!

My daughter looked through the shop, and chose the Aubrey dress from Modkid. I love it too. It’s a simple silhouette, with a little extra design detail that adds just the right amount of interest. The sizing was perfect.


There’s actually a pocket option designed into the front seams, but I opted to leave it out since the fabric I was using was textured, and thick, I didn’t want it to be too bulky.

The dress fits my daughter’s no fuss style perfectly. When she put it on, she was in awe of it, and wore it the rest of the day after photos, plus every other opportunity she had after that until I made her wash it!


This fabric is from Simply by Ti and is an AMAZING textured nylon spandex. It is so sturdy, and has super stretch! It feels like a good weight for this dress, and my daughter felt the quality as soon as she touched it. You have to check it out, and the other nylon spandex she has in the shop!


I hope you’ll look at the other stops on the Handmade Holiday tour, and create something yourself for this season, whether it’s fancy or casual, for yourself, or a gift, it’s always good to use the creativity we have to share more beauty with the world.

Handmade Holiday tour graphic

Raven Part 2


Hi! I’m back with another Raven before I’ve even posted anything else on my blog. Lol! I didn’t have to sew this up specifically for anything, so it’s my true love for this design that I’m sharing.

In all my versions, I had not made the top length yet, and I thought it would be perfect for this velvet. I’m on the promo team for Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and I get to sew up a 2 yard cut of their fabric once a quarter. I chose this velvet, because my oldest has been asking me to sew her a velvet dress for a LONG time. Apparently of all my velvet makes, none have been for her. I knew I couldn’t get a dress version out of 2 yards, and she’s been wanting a top version, so it seemed perfect.


This pattern is designed for woven, but I think it worked great with velvet! I made one big change, and did not line the yoke. So my seam on the bodice, where the ruffle is, is exposed. I thought the knit would be too thick to make it look nice, and it ended up just fine!


I needed to pick out some stitches from where I basted the ruffle on, but I forgot before pictures. If you’re looking closely, that’s what that is 🙂

I encourage you to join the Sofiona Designs Facebook group, and check out their shop! They are a new company that I am so excited to support, and watch them grow!



Fabric source:

Raspberry Creek Fabrics