Slouchy Cardi from Heidi and Finn


My girls closets are overflowing but they always seem to be in need of something.  This time of year it’s sweaters and layers!


This Christmas break my goal is to fill that whole in their wardrobe.  The Slouchy Cardigan from Heidi and Finn is just perfect to do that.


It’s such a quick sew and comes together so well.  The shape is so on trend and adorable on too!


This picky girl loves this cozy sweater!  I used this fun double sweater knit from Cali Fabrics.  It is a fantastic weight- not too heavy to sew but still warm and thick.  I grabbed the brown colorway for myself!


I grabbed this girl right in the door from school and she was thrilled to throw on her new sweater.  She’s been going like crazy and I’m excited to relax with her this Christmas break.  She’s been hanging in my sewing room with me and designing a few of her own tops that we are excited to sew up together.  I love this age and this girl really is a gem!



Are you sewing over the holidays?  Fried from all the Christmas sewing and taking a break?  I’m looking forward to a little sewing and a lot of relaxing!

Heidi and Finn Veritas Cape


I’ve been loving the poncho trend and was just about to draft my own pattern when the tester call went out for the new Heidi and Finn Veritas Cape.  It was WAY better than I could have come up with and the animal hood options are too cute for words!


It’s so cozy and so, so stinkin’ darling!  In sizes 12 months- 14 years, there’s a hood and a nice chunky cowl option too.


I sewed up the bunny hood option for my little one.  Man, she kills me even when she’s pouting!


I used a super soft cream fleece and the pink is a sweater knit.  This pattern works beautifully for all those thick, yummy knits you’ve been hoarding!


I love the subtle hi-low hem and the facing is so fun to add a pop of color.


This cutie loves her new poncho!  All my kids are super jealous of it and have asked for their own.  I’ve got to say that I’m with them…I need one for me too!

Mad for Plaid Cocoon Dress


Dress number two for little sister has been in my head since I made these dresses.  I snatched up this super rad plaid corduroy last Christmas and it sat waiting- destined to become a cool retro Heidi and Finn Cocoon Dress.


The shape of this dress gets me every time!  It’s just so dang cute!

I used a size 6 graded out to an 8 length and I love where it hits.

And you’ve got to have pockets!  These are done out of houndstooth for a bit of contrast.


This dress just screams Cindy Brady to me but we added some moto boots to make it a bit more modern.



Don’t tell anyone but as much as I love my non-traditional dresses this one is my favorite by far.  When I made my last batch I vowed to make only Cocoon Dresses from here on out.  It is such a quick, satisfying sew that I really would make them ALL DAY LONG!  Such a darling dress in a quick amount of time.  I dare you to make just one!


I’ve got one more dress post for you tomorrow.  These cute sisters had a blast doing this shoot and I can’t wait to show you!  Are you sewing Christmas dresses?  Are you all about the pouf and pizazz or do you do simple and sweet?  Red and green or do you mix it up?  I’m loving seeing everyone’s dresses around the blog world!

Heidi and Finn Cocoon Dress (x2 of course)


Can I just shout from the rooftops how much I love, love, love this pattern?!!!!  This is the Heidi and Finn Cocoon Dress and it is my new favorite thing, EVER!


It’s got such a fun silhouette and is so simple and classic at the same time.  It’s got sleeves and is a modest length, too! And the kicker for me is that it’s FAST, like start to finish in an hour fast!  Can I just make Cocoon dresses for the rest of my life, please?!!


My obsession began with an early morning vision of the cute, quilted knit version.  I’ve had the fabric, from Raspberry Creek, since Spring and have always pictured it as a hoodie or sweatshirt.  That is until that fateful morning…

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Sophie’s birthday was coming up so I whipped it up that morning and had little sis try it on after school (the benefits of having all the same measurements but height).  Well, Payton fell in love with it too (Can you blame her?) and this corduroy version was sewn up for her.


She picked the zipper out of my stash- she’s a sucker for hearts.


You know how I feel about pockets…

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And that fabric?  Just another great find from Hobby Lobby.


Sophie opened her dress on her birthday morning and immediately put it on to wear to school.  She totally thought I’d bought it and was thrilled by how soft and cozy it is!



I adore the zipper on this one!


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She came home from school and ditched the leggings and threw on her jean jacket and looked too darn cute I made her take more pics.  It may or may not have been raining but she was such a great sport!

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Can’t wait to make a million more… I’m thinking a french terry version would be fantastic.  Oh, or I’ve got a plaid corduroy that would be great for the holidays.  Or a simple denim one?  How will I ever decide?!!!