yellow + coral Sophie Dress


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Most of my family came from California to Texas and we partied for a week, which was so much fun!
And now, back to reality…..and to the BACK of this dress.  Isn’t it darling??
Oh my gosh you guys.
I. Love. This. Dress.

It’s called the Sophie Dress by Simple Life Pattern Company.  And of course, I used some Boardwalk Delight fabric to bring a little sunshine into my day.

This dress can twirl, look girly, you can add sleeves, make a V-back, try it without the ruffle?….although I can’t imagine why.  That ruffle just puts a smile on my face.
I’ve made two of these dresses now (one for our upcoming Chrismas card), and I love how beautifully the top bodice fits, with a button closure in back.boardwalk-delight-fabrics-and-sophie-dress-pattern-on-made-everyday-7boardwalk-delight-fabric-and-sophie-dress-pattern-on-made-everyday-1sophie-dress-pattern-and-boardwalk-delight-fabric-on-made-everyday-17

And, Simple Life just launched a new line of pattern kits called Get The Look.
You buy the pattern + the fabric together in one bundle so you’re all ready to go!


So you can make this exact same Sophie Dress (or any variation of it) WITH my Boardwalk Delight Fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics.   Or browse around Get the Look to see all the kits.
So many cute options—and all on sale right now.


Simple Life
(SLPco) asked 7 bloggers to make and share their new kits throughout the week.
Caroline just posted yesterday and I’m dying to see that dress that Delia made on Friday.  Ahhh. That fabric!

Check out these posts:
Mon 11/28  Kim Coffin – Sweet Red Poppy
Tues 11/29  Caroline Hulse – Sew Caroine
Tues 11/29  Kari Steiger – That’s Sew Kari
Wed 11/30  Dana Willard – Made Everyday
Thurs 11/30  Tami Peterson —  Sew Sophie Lynn
Fri 12/1  Bonnie Christine – Going Home to Roost
Fri 12/1  Delia Randal – Delia Create’s
Sat 12/2 Simple Life Pattern Company Recap

Happy Sewing friends!


Key Lime Mini Pies


The holiday season is coming – that means it’s time to make pie!
Or: many pies.
Or: MINI pies.

YES.  I love pie!
I asked Owen to help me with the recipe because he loves pie too.
Really, he just loves to bake.  Isn’t it fun when you start seeing real interests in your children?  Just last Sunday, out-of-the-blue he asked if we could make Peach Cobbler.  Um, YES.
He’s also helped me make Pumpkin Pie.  And now we’ll add this to his resume as well.


Daisy Sour Cream asked me to share a holiday recipe with you.  And it was a no-brainer:

Lime + Sour cream + and Mini Pie Tins?
Who doesn’t love mini things??


Okay let’s get started…


(makes 12 mini pies or one standard pie)

1 cup sugar
3 Tbl cornstarch
1/4 cup melted butter (and somewhat cooled)
1 Tbl zested lime rind
1 cup lowfat milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 cup (8 oz) of Daisy Sour Cream



• Combine sugar and cornstarch in a stovetop pan.
• Mix in the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the sour cream.
• Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
• Allow the mixture to cool.

Then comes the fun part.
Add 1 cup of the Daisy Sour Cream.
And, as any 8-year-old boy would do, inspect the contraption to see how this amazing invention works.


For the recipe you need 1 cup of sour cream.


Mix it all together.
Then fill those mini pie tins on up!


Top them with a bit of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lime rind.
And smile at how amazing your house smells.
Chill them till you’re ready to eat.


These can be made one day ahead, but I wouldn’t do more than that or the crust will get soft.  And if you’re asked to bring them to a baby shower: double or triple the recipe and pull out the big trays.



Okay, want to make your own pies with Daisy Sour Cream for the holidays??

Tell me in the comments: what’s your favorite holiday tradition?

And be sure to visit the Daisy Brand Page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

The Everyday Sweatshirt Pattern is HERE!

You guys. This has been a long time coming!
But I’m SO excited to finally announce that the Everyday Sweatshirt Pattern has arrived!

We’ll show you how to turn cozy piles of this, into….
I hope you have a blast sewing up all the best sweatshirt options —
kangaroo pocket, high low, tunic length, and optional puffed sleeves.
It’s the perfect cold weather staple for your boys AND girls, babies AND tweens.

The Everyday Sweatshirt – $9
Purchase HERE.

There are 11 Sizes and 5 Styles.
You’ll find all the info HERE in the SHOP.
But here’s some more details…

The Basic version of the Everyday Sweatshirt is the classic that you’ll
reach for over and over again. But it’s also infinitely customizable. I
love contrasting ribbing! And this lace-overlay version I made for Clara
is one of my favorites… so far…
The High-Low version is really one of the reasons I wanted to create this pattern. I love the look of a high-low hemline!
Plus you can make it with no ribbing, so simple. It’s also got you covered with a wide
size range – 12 months to 12 years.
And finally, I had to throw in another couple fun options. The tunic length is perfect for leggings (or you could even extend it a few more inches for a little dress). And for just a tiny added effort, the puffed sleeves add an adorable little girly touch.
I have no idea why, but Clara has decided that glasses are her new favorite accessory for photoshoots. But I completely approve.

Whatever style you choose, it’s going to be a party.
And if you’ve been subscribing to our newsletter….
You know that we announced and released this pattern yesterday to you guys!  That’s right, another high five for reading our newsletter.

Plus, we gave away FIVE FREE PATTERNS to newsletter readers as well.
Woot woot.
So subscribe to our newsletter over there in the right-hand column.

When you’re ready to sew your Everyday Sweatshirt, we’ve also created a HEADQUARTERS page—-with additional links, fabric info, tips, FAQs, and other tutorials. This will be an ongoing resource page that grows over time.   So check that out as well.

Now move those little fingers over to the SHOP!
Happy Sweatshirt Sewing my friends.