Mommy & Me Christmas Looks

For our family Christmas photos this year, I knew I wanted to make some mommy and me outfits.  I’m a big fan of plaid and was immediately attracted to this plaid fabric from Joann Fabric. I was also crazy about a few new patterns from Violette Field Threads, and wanted to take advantage of their black Friday sale. For the girls, I chose the Blithe by VFT and for me, I chose the quick and easy M7505 pattern by McCall’s. Read on for more mommy and me photos and my full review of the patterns used.

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DIY Nora Dress & Pattern Review

Let me start off this post by being completely honest. I was SO excited when I received notice that school photos were coming up. Because ever since I’ve started to sew, I look for any occasion to make something pretty. Anything at all. And even though school photos and I have a love/hate relationship, I knew this was one of those occasions.

Couple that with a fact that I have a kindergartner, meaning this is her first time taking school photos, you could say I was over the moon. So I got to thinking about what I wanted to make my little lady for this day and landed back at Violette Field Threads. I found the Nora pattern that had been modified for a more bohemian look that I really loved. Read on for my full review and more photos!

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DIY Cairo Dress & Pattern Review

I recently stumbled upon a website of adorable vintage-inspired patterns for girls clothing. I loved so many pieces, but one piece in particular stood out to me. It was the Cairo dress and it looked amazing! I planned to attend a Mommy & Me luncheon with my girls this summer and decided this would be the perfect opportunity to try the pattern. We received countless compliments on the dresses and even a request to purchase one! The best part is, the girls absolutely loved them and my four year old told me she felt like a real princess. Here’s my full review of the pattern and dress.

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