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Catching Up… Maui Wedding Makes!

Let’s not talk about when I actually made these… ;) Let’s just jump right in… First up… TEAM BRIDE Shirts! The bride helped me with these ones… I broke out my Cricut for the first time in a LONG time (I’ve only used it a couple of times – here and here – but when I need it, it definitely comes in handy!!!). I cut and she ironed :) We ALMOST ran out of the vinyl, so we had to get creative with the cutting on the last couple, but we ended up having just enough!   The shirts are from here, and we used glitter vinyl that I’ve had sitting around for a couple of years. I can’t even remember what I originally bought it for :/ All of the shirts were mint except for the bride’s which of course was white and just said Bride. I originally had thought about buying them… but this way was so much better! Not to mention quicker and cheaper! See them in full bridal force here. :) Next up, the Hey June …

A Bridal Shower Charleston Dress + a few extras :)

So I was on the hunt for the perfect pattern for this dress for a while. I had my fabric picked out (although I changed it up last minute and got a different lace).  I knew I was looking for knee length, somewhat form fitting or a-line, preferably sleeveless, and something that I could do a double layer with lace overlay. I had a few picked out but nothing seemed quite right. Luckily that was right about the time that Adrianna released her Charleston Dress pattern… and my decision was done! Bonus points that it had pockets… that was a total win because B loves pockets!   This, BTW, is my beautiful BFF who you’ve probably seen pop up here a time or two as she’s one of the very few people that I will actually sew things for. It’s a very short list. Anyway, she’s getting married next month in Maui (sooo excited!) Of course I had to do something special for her shower, so I told her I’d make her dress. I got the …

MMM’16 Pledge + a Dressy Talk Blouse for Easter

It’s that time of year again! That time when the online sewing community comes together in a beautiful way to take over the internet with handmade clothing. It’s the time of year that makes my heart smile :) Or, you know… beat faster… maybe… anyway, it’s a fun time, so of course I’m joining in. Here’s my pledge: I, Kyla of lifebyky.com and @kylakulaky on IG, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I’m going the traditional route and endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016. Let’s get this started! :D  I feel like it’s going to be a bit more challenging than last year because I haven’t added very many items to my wardrobe since then (when I said I would wear each one of my handmade items at least once throughout the month because I didn’t have enough to fill up the month), and I’ve also gotten rid of a few. I might have to get creative and/or repeat a bunch… we shall see. ALSO hoping to get …

Happy Birthday, Sis! (a.k.a. Montlake Tee & Sweater Repair)

My sister’s birthday was a few days ago, so I wanted to share a quick couple of things I finished up for her… First up, my latest take on the Montlake Tee! I used the same fabrics from my last tester version, but added some color blocking because A) I thought it would look cool… and B) I didn’t have enough fabric for sleeves in the main color :/ But I couldn’t resist using up the rest of this fabric because I just love it so much! :D I wanted to print a copy of the final version of the pattern anyway, so before I threw my old one out, I figured I would play around with some color blocking! I chopped a little off of the top of each pattern piece, then taped them together and created a new piece, and added seam allowances to all respective edges…    Then I did this: Ooops… :/ Tried that one again… :) I used this pocket pattern, but cut on the inner edges to make it a little …

A Frozen Halloween!

Happy Daylight Saving today! (LOL… “they call it Arizona” “it’s NOT plural!”… that video cracks me up – if you haven’t seen it take a minute and click the link; it’ll be worth your time). Okay, so it wasn’t frozen at all… it was actually pretty hot yesterday (poor little Olaf was melting!)… but here’s how the costumes turned out! :) Olaf Patterns: Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Snowman Costume (Free Pattern! but also just learned they sell fabric… have you seen their knit panels… so cute!), Go To Baby Leggings (Free Pattern!), Dylan Onesie Patten (also made here; I added an extra panel of interfacing-reinforced fabric on the inside under the snaps this time and it was a lot easier; snaps are definitely the way to go – last time I made the one with velcro and I think it was scratching his legs too much), Fleece Hat Pattern from Tracy’s Treasury (Free Pattern! — I lengthened the ear flaps and added velcro for the chin strap). Fabric: Organic Cotton Stretch French Terry from Cali Fabrics for the onesie …