A hummingbird dress.

I got a new load of Cotton and Steel fabrics in over at Seam Allowance, and I just had to sew a dress for Ivy. She loved the lilac XOXO, and I was suuuuuper happy when she picked some pink apples to go with it. Apparently she has a good eye for fabric combos already.

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This was the third hummingbird dress I’ve made, but it was the first time I added ruffles to the straps. I’m not personally a ruffly kind of girl, but yeesh do I ever LOVE them on this dress.

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When I pulled the dress off of my machine and put Ivy into it, she quickly ran to check herself out in the full length mirror. After seeing herself, she whipped back around and ran full force into my arms yelling “THANK YOU MAMA!’

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I call it a huge success.

If you’re looking to sew a dress, I really recommend this pattern. It sews up fairly quickly and with such great results. The pattern comes in size 1-12 and with a few different options to plain it down or fancy it up, so you can get a tonne of use out of it. One of my current favorites for sure!

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Seam Allowance.


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you already know, but if you don’t, here’s my big news!

I opened up an online fabric shop! After spending the last few years being continually disappointed by the local fabric selection, and often ordering fabrics from online shops, 99.9% of which were in the States, and then being hit with high shipping costs, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Okay, I’d been thinking/plotting/dreaming about it for a long time, but it’s so scary, starting a business, investing big chunks of money, not really knowing much about anything business-y, etc. But I do know that I am passionate about amazing fabrics and I know that sewing with fabulous textiles can seriously up the joy ante when sewing. So I went for it.




My new shop is called Seam Allowance and can be found on Etsy for now. I’d love it so much if you stopped by to check it out. You can also find me on Facebook (Seam Allowance Fabrics) and on Instagram (@seamallowancefabrics) too. I’m still expecting a big shipment of new fabrics hopefully later this week or early next week, but for now there’s still LOTS of great ones. I’m having the best time sewing whatever I want with fabric that’s just right there in my sewing room! It’s amazing! You can also find some passport wallets for sale, and at some point there will be more bibs and maybe some diaper clutches and who knows what else.



As always, thanks for reading, and thanks for your support in my new endeavor! I’m still so scared but I’m trying very hard to be brave and confident in this!