Red, White, and Pink Blog Tour (Sewing by Ti – Blog Tours)

Welcome to day 19 of the Red, White, and Pink Tour hosted by Sewing by Ti!Woah now. That’s not red, white, or pink! Don’t worry. This is an old sew. Two years and seven months ago I made this cute little Sew Like My MamaSnapdragon Dress for my oldest daughter. She was just a little over 6 years old then. She’s almost 9 now. At the beginning of the year, I wondered if I could make all of our clothing this year. Danica needed new pjs, and I desperately did not want to print a pattern with a million pages. Actually, if I’m being honest, I didn’t want to print anything with more than five pages. By opting to skip the sleeves, and do the tank version of the Snapdragon, all I had to print was two pages. Two pages. That’s it. Just the front bodice and the back bodice. You can choose to print the skirt and bands, or use the provided measurements. Woohoo for measurements! Thank you, Sew Like My Mama. I could easily turn the Snapdragon dress into a night gown. It’s all about fabric choice. A stripe interlock for the bodice. Cute Tinkerbell flannel for the skirt! Instead of bands around the neckline and armscye, I decided to use some picot lingerie elastic. I’ve been sewing with it a lot this month – making all the undies! So, why not use it here as well?Danica’s chest measures a size 6 in this pattern. She’s between a size 7 and 8 for height. I opted to make her a straight size 7. To make the nightgown a little roomier, and I didn’t mind it being a touch shorter. It is a night gown after all. The girls like to throw in a pose of their own. This is Danica’s pose idea. She was trying to pull off looking tired and ready for bed. I think she did a pretty good job. This tour isn’t over until the end of the month.

Let’s get inspired!
February 1st:Sewing By Ti (intro),  Mahlica Designs
2nd: Sewing With D
3rd: Sewing With Sarah
Sunday, February 4th:Tenille’s Thread
5th: My Heart will Sew On
6th: Kathy Kwilts and More
7th: Stitched By Jennie
8th: EYMM
9th: With Love In Every Stitch
10th: The Bear and the Pea Atelier
Sunday, February 11th:Our Play Place
12th: My Sewing Roots
13th: Margarita on the Ross
14th: Very Blissful
15th: Seams Sew Lo
16th: Sew Sew Ilse
17th: Aurora Designs
Sunday, February 18th:Sewing Scientist
19th: Manning the Machine
20th: The Fairy Dust Bin
21st: Hazelnut Handmade
22nd: Kate Will Knit
23rd: Lulu & Celeste
24th: Flaxfield Sewing
Sunday, February 25th:Twinado Alley
26th: Ma Moose
27th: Auschick Sews
28th: Oak Blue Designs


About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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2 Responses to Red, White, and Pink Blog Tour (Sewing by Ti – Blog Tours)

  1. mysewingroots says:

    Wow ! I bet these 2 years have flown by. Super cute fabric choice ! I’m like you…don’t like to print too much but to be honest, I’m lazy and printingnout the skirt piece saves me some thinking and measuring lol


  2. This is so cute!! I love that idea, making simple pajamas. I’m coming to the same place with sewing for my kids, they grow so fast, finding quick patterns with quick construction methods is important to me as well.


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