Sep 1, 2014

Michael Miller Fabrics & Sarah Jane' Studios

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When My Sugar Baby and I recently began the planning stages of our spring photo shoot, I immediately knew that I wanted to incorporate Michael Miller fabrics from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea collection - in shades of red, white, and blue.

 

Something about Sarah Jane Studios speaks to me. Sarah Jane does a brilliant job of creating timeless collections that capture the essence of childhood play. Typically the Out To Sea is donned in sweet shades pinks and pastels when stitched up into sweet ruffles and girly goodness, and it's hard to go wrong when you pair young girls with pink pretties from SJS. But I knew from the beginning that I wanted our models to be more vibrant, a little bolder. I wanted our models to rock the classic hues of red, white, and blue. And boy did they!

The shoot was unreal! The girls were fantastic troopers. Our photographers (Pink Pug & Tara Jones) were tireless, and it was thrilling to see the way all the accessories came together to present each item beautifully and artistically. 

The Ruffle Tunic on left is presented patriotic style topped off with some red rock star boots, and the Apron Skirt on right (sans apron) is simple and sweet - perfect for everyday.

Ruffle Tunic                                     Apron Skirt

Notice the stunning hair accessories made by Lil' Beauty Boutique, and the incredible beaded necklaces were made by Paradise Beads Designs. The accessories tied everything together perfectly.


It's hard to go wrong when you pair Michael Miller Fabrics from Sarah Jane Studios with Little Lizard King patterns!


The double flutter sleeves on the Market Dress below are trimmed in red glitter rick rack. They are even prettier in person!



Below you see our Knot Right Now Top, Millie's Market Dress, Ruffled Tunic, and Double Ruffle Knot Top, dress length (pictured from left to right).


This picture below captures the true essence of youthful innocence and childhood whimsy. Sewing clothing for our children does the same. It allows us to savor the fleeting moments. In a blink - these precious moments are gone. Michael Miller Fabrics and Sarah Jane Studios have created fabrics that allow us to make beautiful items that capture the true essence of childhood. In a sense, sewing lets us freeze time and savor the fleeting minutes. Each time our handmade items are worn, the  memories and experiences we cherish become permanently imprinted in our hearts. Sewing makes this possible.

Happy Labor Day, friends!


Special thanks to our incredible photographers -




Aug 11, 2014

Ann Kelle KNIT fabric giveaway!!

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Have you seen the new line of Ann Kelle knit fabric? Kelle of Ann Kelle creates the most amazing fabrics, and this new line has us squealing! 

 

We couldn't resist putting together a few pretties for a join photo shoot with LLK & Ann Kelle. Our social media coordinator Raedene (of Chasing Mermaids) made this bodice with Ann Kelle's Sorbet, and the skirt with Remix. using the Little Lizard King Homegrown Tank sewing pattern.

You can find Ann Kelle on her blog or at Robert Kaufmann.


This everyday play skirt makes me so happy - or maybe it's just the pop of yellow contrasted with the bold daisies! Either way, the knit and woven fabrics are both amazing; in fact, the Ann Kelle's entire Remix collection is really outstanding!


I love.love.love it!! This skirt is perfect for back to school or everyday play!


We recently made several circle skirts using Ann Kelle's jersey knit and our most recent sewing pattern, the Take 5 skirt. The texture of Ann Kelle knit is soft and buttery; the prints are all things girly, and the drape is perfect for lil' girls who love to twirl! Plus, who doesn't love hounds-tooth?





Have you seen her collection of cool cords? We've got a pattern in the works featuring these super soft corduroy prints!


Of course...we couldn't resist a Super Kid tote & skirt set. 


Now that we have you swooning over all things Ann Kelle, who wants to win five yards of Ann Kelle knit fabric and a $50 gift card to the Little Lizard King pattern shop? 


Head on over to Ann Kelle to enter!!

May 24, 2014

The Littles & Michael Miller Fabrics

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Michael Miller Fabrics has a way of capturing our hearts with fabric. The featured line of fabric is The Littles


The color combinations in this line allow sewists and crafty moms mix and match prints with ease, create custom couture, and make memories with the Littles we love.

These Littles below captured my heart. 


Remember when you were little? Remember blowing dandelions and making a wish? Remember when a kiss from mom or a band-aid made everything better?


 The combination of navy and mint provide a perfect pop of color. The sweet styles with mix matched fabrics make the entire collection come alive! These models are just as sweet inside and out! Pink Pug Photography.


This dress was made using  the Little Lizard King halter dress sewing pattern. 


This pint size cutie pie is sporting the Swirly Skirt pattern and the world's cutest pig tails!


Big sister rocked the reversible Pinafore.


Tara Jones Photography had the inspiration for this darling fishing photo below. I'm personally in love with her matching mint converse!


Thank you, Michael Miller Fabrics for making such perfect fabric for the littles we love! 

Necklaces were made by Paradise Beads Designs, and hair accessories were made by Lil Beauty Boutique.

May 22, 2014

Asymmetrical Sew-A-Long, Day 4

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You did it!! You finished your dresses yesterday, and I must admit one of my favorites parts of a sew a long is sharing everything we have made. I find myself looking at the pictures over and over. You all should be so proud of all of your creations! So lets get to it! Share away ladies! If you haven't bought your pattern from Little Lizard King's store go get it here. Don't forget to use discount code "ASYMM". It is NOT to late for you to join us... You will love this pattern and all the creations you make with it! If you have not liked Little Lizard King on Facebook, what took you so long?! Click here to like them now! Also head on over to Instagram and share your photos. @littlelizardking and tag all you photos with #LLKSAL

 assymetrical back (1 of 1)   assymetrical Front (1 of 1)   assymetrical front2 (1 of 1)   

Everyone has done an amazing job and I can’t wait to see who those three winners are, a random participation winner, fan favorite and a Little Lizard King choice, AND the fan favorite will also receive a gift certificate for $25 to One Red Blossom Fabrics!!!! 
 
To be eligible to win, tag ‪#‎LLKSAL‬ every time you post about it!! Tag on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

With Sew Much Love,

May 21, 2014

Asymmetrical Sew-a-long, Day 3

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Gather up your dress and ruffle fabric(s),some elastic, pins and those sewing machines... Today we are finishing up the dresses! If you haven't bought your pattern from Little Lizard King's store go get it here. Don't forget to use discount code "ASYMM". It is NOT to late for you to join us... We will wait for you to catch up! If you have not liked Little Lizard King on Facebook, what took you so long?! Click here to like them now! Day 3 Part 1: Who is ready? Let's get to adding the ruffles! Attach the shoulder ruffle by pinning and sewing now.



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Day 3 Part 2: Next you will add the casting and elastic.

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Day 3 Part 3: Lastly we are going to hem or add our ruffled dress bottoms if you plan to use that option. On my dress I decided to go with out the bottom ruffle to really show off the printed boarder on the Wee Wonder fabric.

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You have just completed pages 14-24 of the tutorial. I can't wait to see what everyone has created tomorrow! This has been great!

Don't forget - we will be giving away not just one prize but three! That is right! Three winners will be chosen to win a free pattern. We will select a random participation winner, fan favorite and a Little Lizard King choice winner! AND the fan favorite will also receive a gift certificate for $25 to One Red Blossom Fabrics!!!!

To be eligible to win tag ‪#‎LLKSAL‬ every time you post about it!! Tag on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 
With Sew Much Love,

May 20, 2014

Asymmetrcial Sew-a-long, Day 2

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Sewing machines freshly oiled and at the ready... sergers threaded and ready to go. Let's get this sew-a-long a stitchen! If you missed day 1 and still need your pattern go get it from Little Lizard King's store by clicking here. Don't forget to use discount code "ASYMM". If you have not liked them on Facebook, what took you so long?! Click here to like them now!
Day 2: Lets start by cutting out your pattern, then go ahead and use your pattern cut out to cut out your arm pits.
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Follow the steps on page 7 to cut out your slant.
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Lastly today we are going to sew the panels together and finish the arm pits as described on pages 8-9.

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Once you get that done, pause and we will see you tomorrow You have just completed pages 4- 9 of the tutorial. Don't forget to show us your beauties as we sew a long and let us know how we are doing! Are you having fun yet? I am!

P.S. We will be giving away not just one prize but three! That is right! Three winners will be chosen to win a free pattern. We will select a random participation winner, fan favorite and a Little Lizard King choice winner! AND the fan favorite will also receive a gift certificate for $25 to One Red Blossom Fabrics!!!!

To be eligible to win tag ‪#‎LLKSAL‬ every time you post about it!! Tag on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 
With Sew Much Love,