I'm still working to create some French inspired pdf sewing patterns. This is a design inspired by Citronille. I don't own any Citronille patterns because of the cost but if I could I would purchase them all! They are so precious.
Both of these dresses still need a little reworking but I'm very pleased with the progress so far! This dress is an extremely easy sew but doesn't look like it is overly handmade which is what I love most about it. I also know I'm on the right track because I find myself heading to the sewing room daily to whip her up another one. It has a boutique quality about it but is still playground friendly.
I couldn't resist doing the matchy matchy thing for a visit to the pumpkin patch. My boys love when mommy makes them clothes and I know someday that will not be the case so I'm enjoying it while I can. The shirts are raglan tees made from Figgy Patterns and I did the design using wax paper stencils and a bleach pen.
I love all the sweet little french sewing patterns that I find on the Internet but I can't read French and they are expensive! I have had the idea of creating a little clothing line for both Madeline and the boys that is French inspired for awhile and finally found a few minutes to whip up a rough draft of a dress. This needs lots of work! The sleeves need reworking, the front bodice is a little wonky, and it sort of looks like a mini moomoo but if you close one eye and use your imagination you can see it has potential. I also made this out of a very unflattering stiff linen which is not adding any charm. The nice thing about this dress is that it is an easy sew and when it's finished will be super cute and easy to personalize.