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August 27, 2014

Pretty Prudent Reader Round-Up: Halloween Costumes

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Even though Halloween is a little bit away, we have been spying our costumes popping up on Pinterest. Made By Bronwyn and Childhood 101 made our colorful bird wings.

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Jacinda’s Bluebird Costume was spotted on this cutie on Annie Get Your Glue Gun. Home of Sea and Sky customized our easy Knight’s Tunic.

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Jaime’s Tinkerbell costume looks so adorable on My Not So Perfect Home and Kimminita. We also love that our Top Knot Baby Hat Tutorial was used for the sweetest Very Hungry Caterpillar on Kenda’s Crafts.

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Feelin Crafty definitely got crafty by using our pants tutorial for this little fireman costume.

What costumes are you planning on making this year? Send us your photos on our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Page.

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August 27, 2014

DIY Pinafore (with Free Pattern)

DIY Pinafore (with Free Pattern)
After I finished making the Last Days of Summer Tank, I had a bit of material leftover, so I made my littlest niece a pinafore. Do you recognize which one of our past tutorials inspired this sewing project? This pinafore is perfect for putting over a dress, or for wearing with leggings and a top. I clearly want to relive my dreams of Little House on the Prairie, because I’m definitely going to make a matching bonnet next.

DIY Pinafore (with Free Pattern)

Find out how to sew the DIY Pinafore after the jump…

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August 26, 2014

Scarlet’s Back-to-School Fashion Picks

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A few weeks ago I shared some of our super-soft back to school finds from GapKids. Well, this time I took Scarlet into the store and let her curate her own outfit. I mean, she’s entering first grade so she is very grown up and can pick her own clothes thankyouverymuchmommy. My kid is pretty cute, no? I think so. She even insisted we bring this peacock chair into our photo shoot. A child after my own trend-loving heart.

Her favorite outfit is this one, which includes the stripe drawstring dress and floral puffer vest (I can’t tell you how many tiny rubber bands, leaves, and pennies are in each of those pockets right now), and my absolute favorite – that hat! It’s the wide brim fedora and I want to steal it from her, but my head is too large.
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We are loving the floral puffer vest over pretty much everything. In this case, a super cozy crop sweatshirt in a fun boxy shape, and these amazing quilted track pants that I don’t think she has taken off in three days, topped off with a pink glitter bow headband, of course. She’s wearing boots similar to these, and I love the boots-and-sweats look. I mean, if you could pull it off, you know you would rock it daily, right?
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These pieces are all fun to remix-and-match. We also snagged some adorable printed leggings (not pictured) and she wears them as pants, or under her dress. And her favorite item of all is a skirt that she left at camp and I now have to decide whether to purchase a new one or teach a lesson about not losing your stuff. I will probably go with the latter, but I’m sad because that skirt was ca-ute.
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Do you think Scarlet could be a GapKids model? Perhaps I am biased, but I do. If you think your own kid belongs in a GapKids store window, you need to enter the GapKids Class of 2014 contest! Find out how after the jump…

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