Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pepes Petticoat

We have been busy working on these pretty dresses using a gorgeous Violette Fields thread Pattern.  Our version is a little shorter but looks just as lovely as the longer version.  We are taking custom orders for sizes 1 - 10 in this pretty pink fabric or the same fabric in pretty green.  Head over to our facebook page  to see both version and find out more details.  Big E looks so pretty modeling the dress for us.

Have a fantastic day.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

2 new firsts

I was so very excited to be accepted as one of the testers for Straight Grains ( new Hanami Pattern.  My two firsts were that I have never tested a pattern before and  the second was this was my first dress created from a Straight Grain Pattern. 

I recently started purchasing patterns via the internet in the form of PDFS rather than going to the store and purchasing  pre-printed patterns.

I love the idea of supporting smaller artists.  I adore the Straight Grain website, such a creative lady with such wonderful clothing.  My girls love her patterns and that is enough for me.  Head on over to her website to see what other lovely creations the other testers created.  (

I started by printing then reading through the pattern before assembling the pattern pieces.  The instructions were easy to understand, and the pictures made it so easy to follow.  I will be the first to admit that I am no good at reading and following instructions, I am a get in and make it learn as you go kind of girl.  But the instructions in this pattern are so easy to read and follow, it was actually a pleasure to follow them.

This would be a fantastic pattern for any sewing enthusiast, no matter what level of sewing you were at. 

I love the fact that this pattern gives you several choices, so you could make a shirt or a dress. With or without a collar and 2 types of sleeves.  So I got my girls to choose what they would like me to make. 

They chose a dress, that crossed over a the back with tulip sleeves.

The dress came together quickly in the end, could easily be finished in a few hours if you wanted.  I chose a fabric from my fabric stash a pretty bright purple cotton with white dots.  This was a little thicker that I had originally intended to use but it is what my girls chose. In the end it didn't matter as you cannot tell that it is a thicker fabric.   I cut this pattern out in a size 7 as my girls are tiny for their age.  The pattern was true to size.

To sum it up a wonderful pattern that is easy to follow and create with simple instructions that make it a pleasure to create.

Now to get started on one for my oldest girl. 

Have a great day

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Its not bedtime

We had fun trying to get Little P to model our tiny tots flannel nightgown.  She was fine when we first put it on, for all of 5 seconds, then she must have thought it was bedtime.  What a fuss.  We did manage to get a few good photos.

Have a great day.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Flip it

To challenge myself and get back into sewing again, I've decided to join in with the ladies of Frances Suzanne  (  Once a month they take a pattern and they flip with some wonderful results.

This months pattern is from straight grain (
Its called Tinny. 


I just adore this dress and can't wait to start creating one or two.  I've just purchased and downloaded my pattern ready to go.  Isn't it a fantastic dress.


A new venture

Its been awhile.  I've been working on a new Venture, which is now open for business.  Its called Pepes Petticoat (  A friend and I have joined together to create clothing for our little girls, aged 7-15, as we are having trouble finding clothes that we like for our girls. 

Our girls modeling for us.