Back to School Sewing!

What's up you ask? Back to school season... All the 15C paper packs make my heart happy. I love buying new pencils and crayons and all the gluesticks.... Though as you know I use gluesticks a LOT when I sew .... and all that cheap tape. Makes a sewist's heart sing. But what strikes fear? Sewing the perfect back to school first day outfit that captures a bit of your kids personality but still looks cute, but not sooooo simple that reads sign me up for sewing felt costumes.

Welcome to my stop on the blog back to school tour! PS - CONTEST and etc at end of post and some AMAZING sale codes!

Today I am showcasing the brand NEW from Little Lizard King Double Scoop dress on my youngest, Cheeks. She is sooo excited to finally be (almost) 4 and heading off to preschool this fall! She loves anything to do with horses and Sheriff Callie.

I absolutely adore the scallop collar option on this pattern, and the scallop pockets are perfect for recess treasures! The pattern has options for all the sleeve lengths (or none) and scallop or plain waistband, plain or no collar as well. 

Of course my little goof had to have a Sheriff Callie dress, so waistband skipped because she didnt want Sheriff Callie or Deputey Peck to get blocked. The dress buttons in the back, but I don't anticiate her havign to take it off during the school day, so that is no bother. I did snaps on the back of mine.... I know I know... snaps look cheap etc etc.... BUT they also do not tangle hair like buttons do! 

For the second outfit, my oldest, the 1st grader! She LOOOVES Minecraft!!! So I interfaced a knit panel (so it would act like a woven) and pieced together fabric to cut out a Sisboom Tobago!

 I added the Sisboom Sophie sleeves - which fit perfectly with just a teensy buit of gathering along the top middle. I also added a elastic casing at the waist and a lightly gathered skirt bottom with strip of fabric and pocket because what 1st grader doesn't want a nice big front pocket?

and now she is all ready to go! Her pocket can fit a notebook and has a narrow pocket sewn in for pencils to go with. The dress is perfect for play and showing off her pretty green eyes and fun gaming personality!

What will you be sewing for back to school?

Wednesday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from StitchART (The Crafting Fiend) and 1 PDF pattern from 5 Out Of 4 Patterns *excludes bundles Runs from August 24 12:00 am EDT until August 25th at 11:59pm EDT.

Check out the rest of today's stops on the tour:

Designs by Call Ajaire: Get  20% off in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
E+M Patterns: Save 50% with the code backtoschool on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid until August 27th at 11:59pm PST.
MODKID: Get 25% off  your entire purchase in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Love Notions: Get 20% off all kids patterns with the code loveschool. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Sew Happily Ever After: Get the Nana’s totes pattern at 50% off with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016. Code good through August 31st.
Laela Jeyne Patterns: 30% off Any Single Pattern, No Code needed. From August 25-29th, 2016.
StitchART: 20% off with the code back2school in their Etsy shop. Valid from Aug 22nd – 28th, 2016.
SisBoom: 40% off with code BACK2SCHOOL valid Aug 22-Sept4th
Gracious Threads: Buy 3 patterns and save 15% off the purchase price! Use code SAVE15ON3. No expiry
The Eli Monster: Save 20% with the code yayforfall. Code valid until August 29th, 2016.
Filles à Maman: Get 25% off with the code BTS2016. Can be used on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid from August 24th through August 28th midnight EDT.
Whimsy Couture: Get 50% off, no code needed! End August 31st, 2016.
5 Out of 4 Patterns: Save 20% with code BTS2016. Valid from August 22nd-28th midnight EDT. Cannot be used on fabric.
Snuggle My Baby Patterns: Save 25% with code BTS2016. Valid until August 31st, 2016.

Check out the other bloggers on the tour all week long!

Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman Sprouting JubeJube * Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parrett Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Lulu & Celeste * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me Moon Star


Deborah Zaleski said...

The girls look so happy with their new dresses, I bet they'll be a hit for the first day of school! Thanks for sew along with us :)

Kathy E. said...

How fun to have your sweet little girls choose fabric to make dresses! They are both adorable (dresses too!) and I love the scalloped collar!

Tina Voth said...

I LOVE that tobago hack! Especially that big pocket. I will definitely have to try adding the sophie sleeves to the tobago. Adorable!

Jessica said...

sweet dresses!

Pam Wagner said...

Your girls are just adorable and show their personalities so well in the photos and their choices of fabric!

Emily said...

I love how you captured your girls' personalities and preferences in their dresses! You hit the mark on first day of school dresses!

Glenda X said...

this is a fun blog!

karen christensen said...

Love the pocket on the dress. Great idea.

Sarah S said...

Hooray for pockets! I didn't put any on my daughters' first day of school dresses, and I wish I had. Oh well, there's always the next round of new outfits for school picture day; I'll try to remember to do pockets then! :)

Ceinwèn said...

Sheriff Callie Oh yeah ! Beautiful Dress

Shawna Glover said...

Great fabric combinations!

Liesel said...

The collar on the double scoop dress os so cute!!

Indu said...

Adorable!! I LOVE the pocket on the Tobago dress! What a fun idea!

Ula P said...

Adorable, I love their dresses! That Sheriff Callie fabric is so cute. Thank you so much for being on the tour.

Tardif Isabelle said...

Oh this dress is so cute!!

cbmile said...

Adorable girlies and dresses! Love the fabric choices!!

Kay K said...

That collar is soooooo precious! Wonderful!!!!!

Kerrie Erb said...

Great first day outfits!!
As always, I have lots to sew but school starts Mon and we will be away this weekend.
So I will sew as we go!! They have enough to get them through :)

The pocket ont he Tobago is amazingly fun!!

Valerie Dufort said...

Very cute fabrics! So much personnality here! I love it.

Stephanie said...

Super cute! I need to sew some joggers for school!

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