Custom Sewing Glimpses

How was your day of love? Ours ended up great after starting out a bit rocky when Milo woke me up at 5am talking about “cookies.” I zipped into the kitchen to find that he had gotten my bag of grown-up Valentines down from on top of the cookbooks, on top of the cupboard, and smashed/eaten several (which is a lot when I only made a dozen or so!) I found it in my heart to forgive the little chocolate-covered rascal, and we ended up enjoying a day filled with friends, flowers, and food. Today I’m grateful he downed so many calories yesterday, because both boys are running fevers and we’re quarantined with apple juice, pedialyte and Lion King on repeat.

I thought I would take a minute to show you some of the behind the scenes sewing work going on around here. I often take photos and intend to post specifically about each project, but sometimes don’t find the time. So, here are a few of the fun orders I have done in the last couple months:

Pinkalicious Costume for a 2nd Birthday Girl: Original ideas are my very favorite for custom orders! I love being able to take my own approach to a costume/character and make it really special. This dress was super fun to make–especially the petticoat skirt, which was new for me (a skill that will come in really handy should I have a girlie one day!) I made the wings by stiffening hot pink lace with fabric stiffener, then cutting them into wing shape, securing them to arm bands and spraying them with gold glitter. Pretty adorable.

Grinch Sleep Sacks for the most darling twins ever: Another totally original idea to keep the babies matching the other grandkids on Christmas Eve. The sacks are flannel, and cuffs are edged with rib knit for comfort and stretch. I’m not normally a character-print person, but this Robert Kaufman Grinch was pretty dang cute.

 Project Baby Tee-turned-Romper for a brand-new arrival: It was really fun to get an email from a mom who had used the DIY to make her own baby tee (I love the mint color!) before I started selling them. She ordered the romper two months before her due date, then shipped me her tee once the baby came. I pulled an all-nighter to get it back to her within a couple days so that her newborn could still be newborn in the final photos of her series.

Mustard Yellow Bow Dress for a California Wedding: I will never tire of making these bow dresses. I am still totally in love with them, and they keep getting better and better. In the last month or so I’ve begun tweaking my pattern a bit to suit my liking, and I am happy with the results. Maybe sometime this year I will have it ready to make available as a pattern. For now, my Easter schedule is filling up:)

Contact me if you have an idea that you think I could help with! I’m about 4-5 weeks out right now, but should get back to a 2-3 week turnaround after Easter.

Have a great one, and don’t forget to enter the Pretty Little Me giveaway!


  1. Meghan
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    i just saw the romper from the t-shirt! I am so excited can I put my order in now? I’m due June 28th. We have been having so much fun taking photos each week at the end I’m hoping to make some sort of little book to remember these amazing 40 weeks 🙂

  2. Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I love the sleep sacks! Soooo cute!!!

  3. chelsea
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Still never got to REALLY thank you for those adorable Sleep Sacks! We all loved them! I am never surprised by what you can do because I feel like there is nothing you can’t do. Is that yellow bow dress in a linen fabric? That’s adorable. My favorite thing you’ve done I think.

    • Miranda
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:21 am | Permalink

      Yep, mustard yellow linen. Perfection, right?

  4. Posted February 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    How cute is the calendar one???!!! ADORABLE!

  5. Posted March 4, 2012 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    PLEASE make a pattern for the big bow dress. pretty, pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeeese!

    • Miranda
      Posted March 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

      Haha, I’m working on it:)

  6. Bonny
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Are you still making these bow dresses? I would really like one for my daughter for Easter!

    • Miranda
      Posted February 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bonny,

      I’m not taking orders for the dress itself, but I did create a PDF pattern for this dress that is available in my shop. You can have a friend or family member who sews make one for you!


  7. Cassie
    Posted June 18, 2015 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Hi! I love the mustard bow dress on your blog here. I don’t sew! Do you sell these made? My baby is turnin 1 and I want something like this for her bday!

  8. Posted September 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi! You made this dress for my daughter and it is available if anyone would like to purchase it, please direct them my way. The wedding was canceled and it was sadly never worn (out of respect for the bride.)

  9. Karen
    Posted May 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Are you selling the pinkicious toddler dress?

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