Tag Archives: Liesl Gibson

Last weekend we attended the first birthday party for a daughter of a friend. I suggested I make her a dress and Justin quickly agreed, but said he would like to choose the fabric so he could say he had some involvement. I think he has great taste, so I was thrilled he offered his…

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About a month back, the ladies at Hawthorne Threads sent me some fabrics from their new in-house collection, Riviera, to play with. I was just thrilled and began planning straight away. Still on my pleat-all-the-things kick, I decided to make Layla a dress similar to this one I made for Emilee a year or so…

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I know I’ve said this before, but feeling good (and looking good) are a must for me while pregnant. And looking good does wonders in helping me feel good. I made my first maternity Oliver + S Swingset skirt a while back, and I wore it so often, I knew I needed another. So a…

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Did you catch my panelist intro on the Oliver + S blog a week or two ago? My plan was to make Layla a Swingest Skirt that would be reversible and have three layers, with the middle one being the longest. I made two minor changes to the final product, and I just love it!…

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Today I’m showing you some more things I made for Kid’s Clothing Week last week. My children love to play outside and get absolutely filthy digging for earthworms and playing whatever comes into their imaginations, so choosing this project was easy! I wanted to make each of them Explorer Vests from Liesl Gibson’s book, Little…

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