TBT Coloring Page: Farm Fresh

August 21, 2014 • admin • Leave a reply

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It’s that great time of summer here in Vermont when the bumper crops have come in and we are swimming in zucchini and cucumbers! People are whipping up chocolate zucchini breads and jars of pickles by the dozens. In honor of this glorious bounty, this week we give you a Farm Fresh coloring page. This print featured farm animals, veggies and tractors and was well-loved! Download the coloring page here or by clicking on the image above. Here’s how the print looked:

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Guest Post: Newborn Dress Turned Toddler Apron, by Christina at Two Little Hooligans

August 19, 2014 • admin • Leave a reply

This craft post on 2littlehooligans was recently brought to our attention. We loved it so much we asked Christina if we could repost it here! An adorable dress turned apron, made from an old Flower Time dress. We love recycling Zutano clothes into new products and this couldn’t be a sweeter idea. Here are the steps as written by Christina:

Do you have a ton of newborn baby dresses like me and don’t know what to do with them? Why not do what I did, and turn them into a toddler apron?

Just the other day I was going through my kids drawers and I came across this dress that was a hand-me-down from a friend of mine. I always love getting hand-me-downs and especially from her. I am always guaranteed to get at least a few things from Zutano, and I just love their clothing! This dress was one of my favorites from her. So when I was getting ready to pack it away I decided to use it and make her a little thank you gift instead. So this is what I started with, a 0-6 month dress from Zutano.

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I cut off the sleeves and cut the dress just above the waist. I wanted to keep the gathering that was already there.

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I saved the sleeves. There is actually a bit of material there and I’m sure I can make something else with them.

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Here is the the bottom half of the dress. Luckily, it was a button down dress so I didn’t have to finish of any of the ends or side seams and I kept the buttons and button holes as they were.

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I made a waistband/tie by making a large bias strip. I cut mine about 44″ x 4″. Folded it like above and ironed it.

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I made the ends of the tie pointed.

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I gathered the skirt a little more by sewing on a stitch length of 4 and pulling one thread until bunched.

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I pinned the middle of the tie to the middle of the dress by opening the bias strip 1/2 way and tucking the dress in.

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I started sewing at one end and sewed around the whole tie while attaching it to the skirt.

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I added a little pocket.

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And that was it! Baby dress turned toddler apron!

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It was so quick and easy. Just think how sweet your little one is going to look playing in an apron that used to be one of her baby dresses!
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Christina Roy is the mom behind 2littlehooligans.com. She is a stay at home momma to three little ones. She stays up into the wee hours of the night crafting. She loves everything that is handmade, homemade and the color orange.

YOUR WEEKLY Z: The Peter Pan Dress

August 15, 2014 • admin • Leave a reply

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We have a great new style for fall–The Peter Pan Dress! This retro-inspired style has an adorable rounded collar in a solid color and an a-line cut. The back and sides of the dress feature a solid color as well, while the front and the sleeves feature a print, providing a unique, color-blocked look. A fun, vintage-style shift dress with unexpected details! It can be layered over skinny leggings for a comfortable and stylish outfit–dress it up or down. Available for baby (6-24m) and toddler (2-4t).