Featured Creativity ~ Spring Sewing

on April 11 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 102 Comments

You still have one day to comment on this week’s Spring Sewing posts: Spring Chicken Pattern, Belle Skirts Pattern Review, Skirt Tutorials and today’s featured creativity from the Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pools. Comment to win this week’s prizes from Fiskars/Gingher: One winner will receive a 12 Inch x 18 Inch Mat and a 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool. We’re also giving away four $20 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Today we’re featuring Easter finery, spring dresses and more…


Spring Dress by Mandy, zigzag stitch

Mandy has used this pattern (“Kendall” from Karen’s Art & Stitchery) many times, modifying as she goes to simplify the look. While you’re at zigzag stitch don’t miss Maggie’s latest wardrobe addition (Mandy’s own knitting pattern– wow!).


Skirt by Emma, NeverEver

Emma made this Lemon Floral Milkmaid Skirt just in time for Easter! She sells this version in sizes 1-4 in her NeverEver shop.


Flower Girl Dress by Tracy, Racey Tae

Tracy made two great versions of this Flower Girl Dress from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. She notes that the pattern seems to run about one size small (so the 4 fits a three year old, the 2 fits a one year old, etc.).


Easter Tie by Kirsten, kirsten*can

Kirsten made this great tie from Alexander Henry’s Traffic Jam for her six year old’s Easter Sunday outfit.


Mustard Gingham Blouse by Marie, the glitter cup

Marie used the Japanese Stylish Dress Book to make this blouse (pattern T) for spring. She’s planning on another version of this pattern in a dress length.


Baby Shoes & Matching Pants by Jessica, Balancing Everything

Jessica used the Cloth Shoe Pattern from Stardust Shoes to make these for her little guy. She was compelled to make matching pants too!

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102 Responses to Featured Creativity ~ Spring Sewing

  1. christine says:

    I adore those dresses! and that blouse is so nice too…

  2. Danielle says:

    Okay! Now I’m Inpired! To the studio…

  3. Sara R. says:

    Oh! I adore that blouse!

  4. Heather says:

    I love the little milk maid skirt and the Japanese tunic. So many wonderful ideas and new shops to explore.

  5. katie says:

    LOVE the milkmaid skirt!! All these are very cute.

  6. Angela says:

    The skirt is my favorite. What a fun use of bias tape. All the projects are wonderful.

  7. Joy says:

    The baby shoes are adorable!

  8. gardenymph says:

    I love all of these, but especially the blouse by Marie! I really would like to learn how to sew garments this summer.

  9. MaryAnn says:

    The little boots and matching pants are just the cutest!

  10. Jena says:

    I love the boy’s tie. I have 4 boys of my own and you don’t see to many things for boys. I think it is refreshing to see handmade, “cute” items for boys too.

  11. Wendy Maynord says:

    If those little baby feet in those little dutch girl shoes aren’t the cutest thing on earth!! This actually makes me want to have another baby, just so i can dress it’s little tootsies in a pair of those. Instead, I will fight the urge and dream of a time when i can dress my grandchild in them….

  12. sondra says:

    Loved the little boy’s shoes and pants. I haven’t found many ideas for sewing for little boys. This was good!

  13. Angela C. says:

    I love the flower girl dress. Thanks for the giveaways.

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  14. KZ says:

    So cute! I love it all, I think that spring is becoming my favorite time of year!

  15. Ingrid says:

    I love the blouse, but everything is delightful. I am so glad that spring is here.

  16. Melissa says:

    My kids thought the bubble blowing girl was our soon-to-be two year old! Even DH! So that dress is on my to-do list!

  17. Stacy says:

    All of those things are super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Marlana says:

    Precious baby girl dresses!

  19. MzTallulah says:

    I hope I get my act together so I can make a little Easter dress for my girl NEXT year…

  20. Melissa says:

    I must go try those baby shoes. We only have a few weeks before walking, so I need to get them done!

  21. Christine Bolin says:

    Those baby shoes are so cute!

  22. Shannon says:

    They are all great!! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Darlene Strickland says:

    I just love the little boy shoes and pants. Matter of fact…just love everything…the talent just
    overflows on this blog…its my favorite!

  24. anja says:

    sweet little dresses for spring! love some ideas about sewing for boys since I have three of them

  25. knitteresq says:

    I am in love with the little girl dresses! I’m also thinking I might have to try out that tie for my son!

  26. Wow, these girls are so talented. I noticed at church on Sunday how snazzy the little boys looked in their little ties. I’ll have to steal that idea and make on next Easter. I’ve been searching for “matching” ideas for little and big boys. I think if you made the little guy a romper with a cute fabric and then made a matching tie for the “big boy” it would be so cute.

  27. Cheryl says:

    Adorable little dresses!

  28. katie says:

    Cute baby shoes!

  29. donette says:

    Beautiful ideas!

  30. Julia in MI says:

    I love the gingham blouse and the lttle girl’s skirt. Great stuff for spring.

  31. Lynne in NC says:

    All of the ideas are great! I especially like the tie, I’ll try that one for sure. The booties are really cute, too.

  32. Alison says:

    Little girlie dresses and cute baby shoes – love it!

  33. Kara says:

    I love the mustard gingham blouse! I have been wanting to try out a few japanese sewing books myself, but I am too afraid that I will spend money buying the books and never be able to figure them out in Japanese. I think SMS should do a featured post or review on some Japanese sewing books – I would love to hear from others who have tried them. How difficult are they to follow, really?

  34. Linda J. says:

    The tie is terrific! DS hates looking like everyone else and he could choose his own fabric Will have to make a new tie for DS right after I finish the skirts for DD….

  35. Lisa says:

    Love the Easter dresses! So cute 🙂

  36. Kerri says:

    What a fantastic job on the blouse! Itching to make that one for spring.

  37. Feather says:

    These are so cute..makes me wish that I had more time with my machine…

  38. Martha says:

    HELP! The book the mustard tunic is from is sold out! Now what will we do?

  39. kate says:

    That blouse is gorgeous! I would wear that every day. I also adore the baby shoes and matching pants. What a lucky, stylish baby!

  40. Kristin says:

    Adorable clothes and patterns. I especially love the baby shoes.

  41. Brenda D says:

    love the little girl dresses! adorable!

  42. Josiane says:

    Everything is really pretty, but I particularly like the Mustard Gingham Blouse. Great job!

  43. Laura says:

    Those cute little girl dresses make me wish I had a little girl of my own to sew for. They are sweet!

  44. Joan says:

    Absolutely LOVE those little shoes!

  45. Emilee says:

    Those flower girls dresses are just popping up everywhere, and they are adorable. I might just have to get myself Heather’s book.

  46. helena says:

    It’s all so cute, love the kids clothes. really love the mustard gingham blouse.

  47. Di says:

    Those baby shoes are the cutest!

  48. Amy says:

    Precious! Makes me want to finally the dress my daughter requested.

  49. Kate says:

    Ooh, I love that blouse at the end of the post! Wow. So beautiful and simple.

  50. jm says:

    Love that spring dress by Mandy!

  51. Linda says:

    I love those little shoes!! Those fabrics make me want to skip work and sew, sew, sew!!!

  52. amy says:

    Love the blouse…and the baby shoes are so darling!

  53. suzi says:

    I love the blouse, I need one of those. I just recently made some of those baby shoes using the same pattern.

  54. Rachel says:

    The mustard tunic is beautiful! And who can resist little ones in spring patterns?!

  55. Kimberly says:

    The baby shoes remind me to make some for my own little one!

  56. Stephanie says:

    So stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it! Those little shoes are so sweet!

  57. Becca B says:

    I cannot believe Mandy knit that awesome sweater!!! (Other Commenters: check out that link to “maggie’s latest…” if you haven’t looked already. amazing!) I know a little 5 year old who is VERY into ties right now. I may just have to make him one!

  58. Julie Giannelli says:

    love everything….especially those shoes!

  59. Heidi says:

    I love the little shoes! I now have an idea for a baby gift….

  60. karen says:

    The little girls and their dresses are sooo cute! I love the owl fabric.

  61. lesley says:

    love it all…so cute and inspiring! i need to carve out some time to make some clothes for myself, hard to find a moment!

  62. Emily says:

    Cute patterns!

  63. Mrs. JP says:

    I was so inspired by this weeks posts I actually made myself a scrap fabric skirt. I used an old pattern so I ended up having a zipper rather than elastic. I’ve grown apparently…still love my new skirt. Thanks for the inspiration

  64. Pam says:

    What great projects! They definitely inspire Spring Sewing!

  65. Vicki says:

    Those are all so cute. I love the baby shoes; need to make some for my girl.

  66. Amber says:

    Love the baby shoes and matching pants! So adorable.

  67. Courtney says:

    Love that little skirt.

  68. Mary Anna says:

    I love that blouse. I just bought something similar in a white gauze with brown embroidery. I might have to try my hand at making my own. And those girly girly dresses … again, I’ll remind my husband he’s lucky we have boys!

  69. Shimra says:

    I LOVE the baby shoes and matching pants.
    Must make a pair to my baby girl…

  70. Robin says:

    Ah cotton….so sweet…so fresh and new….I am so looking forward to warm summer weather after viewing these. ….And that Little man’s tie. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing these with us.
    Hope your Easter is beautiful.

  71. Heidi says:

    Those baby shoes are adorable!!

  72. Megan says:

    Love these ideas! I’ve been meaning to make the flower girl dress for my little niece!

  73. Jackie says:

    Oh, I wish I had a little girl to sew for – so much more fun than boys clothes 🙂

  74. Katie says:

    That blouse is divine. And the top dress is so sweet!

  75. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    I am sooo looking forward to making some of my own skirts this year!!! My problem will be choosing fabric! Thanks for motivating me! I almost bought a new skirt at the store the other day and then decided that I didn’t n

  76. Shannon says:

    That blouse is marvelous!

  77. Annie says:

    Oh how I wish to make the most cutest garments like these for my grand daughter! They are so cute!!

  78. Polly says:

    all of those are lovely. I think those baby shoes are literally the cutest thing I have ever seen on the internets ever….

  79. Rachel says:

    Awww… I miss having a little girl to dress up in pretty spring clothes. My daughter is 16 now and has a mind of her own. Those dresses are adorable!

  80. karissa says:

    I would love to make that tie for my son, so cool!

  81. sonja says:

    That easter dress is just too cute for words…Love it…

  82. Lorene says:

    Love those shoes and pants to match!

  83. Judith says:

    I have to find the time to make those baby shoes for my two pregnant girlfriends. Maybe a diaper cover or two also. Thanks for the great blog.

  84. Chainey says:

    Ties…I need to find a pattern and start sewing some up for my little man.

  85. Michelle says:

    Such cute things! Love the boots with the first dress… really makes the outfit, I think! Everyone always posts such inspirational things. Really motivates me to try harder and get better. Thanks!

  86. Marissa says:

    They are all so cute! I love the tie and the little baby shoes. I’m going to have to make some of those for my boys soon.

  87. Barbara Sindlinger says:

    Wish I had young kids to make some of those cute dresses. Happy Easter everyone.

  88. corina says:

    I love the Mustard Gingham Blouse by Marie. I have been looking around for the perfect pattern for a Spring top. In the meantime, the Ribbon Flower Sunflower fabric I recently purchased sits by my sewing machine. Gotta find the Stylish dress book!

  89. Rochelle says:

    OOH! The fabric on those baby shoes is just too cute!!!

  90. Nicole says:

    Far too many cute and fun projects – as always thanks for the inspiration! Time to get sewing!

  91. Hilary says:

    such cute clothes

  92. Rebecca says:

    I love all the inspiration!!! Oh, to someday be a fine seamstress! Happy Easter!

  93. Tanya Barrett says:

    I absolutely love the tie!! You don’t see much for boys often. I will have to check it out….

  94. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    These are all such wonderful ideas to get everyone sewing (including me).

  95. alexa says:

    I love those 2 dresses…I need to get sewing for my little girl.

  96. Marie S says:

    Those baby shoes are so cute and the hearts sweater from zigzag stitch, Awesome!!

  97. Molly Webb says:

    Can I say all of these are adorable? I may just have to be sewing all week!

  98. Becky says:

    Easter and babies in dresses! The most beautiful time of the year.

  99. Francis C. Moore says:

    Love the patterns. Francis Moore

  100. Jenni says:

    I love that mustard tunic

  101. Bette M. says:

    I love the little girl dresses! So sweet and simple.

  102. Erin says:

    I love that blouse! it’s got a great touch of regency to it

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