Ms. Lucy

This picture makes me SMILE!
My five year old Brig,
and his “little” four year old brother Tay.
When I saw this fabric in the shop I knew that it was destined to be Easter shirts for these two cuties. They couldn’t wait to wear them, and they kept begging me to “hurry and put the buttons on!”
It was a very simple pattern. I’ll have to remember to post the company and pattern number.
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This is a Picture of my 8 year old Macy.
The dress she is wearing is IZZY and IVY’s first dress pattern called the “Macy Giggles” Sun Dress.
When I told her I was taking her picture for the blog she purposely tipped her head down because that is “How they do it in the magazines” she said.

This pattern will be printed in the next few weeks, and will be for sale in May!!

There are at least 2 other patterns that will be released at that same time. I have another 3 ready for the next printing sometime this summer.

If you didn’t catch the post on Gracie Lous, my new Dress form is named

Ms. LUCY Venus

I’ll just call her Lucy or Luc (loose).

Now that Easter is over, what projects do you have on the queue?

Just when you think

Just when you think you’ve got your kids figured out,
they go and do something that surprises you.
There is something about Wednesdays that causes my children to behave badly.
(they turn EVIL!)
Yesterday was no exception.
By the time Lego Hair Man got home from work they were swinging from Chandeliers
(ceiling fans= White trash Chandeliers)
Lego and I had a viewing/visitation that we needed to go to. We hurried out of the house as quickly as we could, leaving several fighting-screaming-angry children in our wake.
(It is really sad when going to a mortuary is actually a nice night out, because you are actually out)
When we got home, the house was in a state of chaos.
(It is amazing how fast they can mess up the house!)
Our oldest DD was waiting at the door to lead us down to my (still in disarray) Studio.
Waiting for us was a candle light dinner that they had all readied for us.
They built a table out of 2 TV trays and a piece of plywood, covered by a lace table cloth.
We had angle hair pasta, carrots, salad, and Diet Pepsi in our fancy glasses.

We were so thankful for their thoughtfulness.
They knew that we didn’t have time to go out…..so they made an “Out” for us.
They even tended the little ones upstairs while we ate.
(pay no attention to the stack of mending, scattered books, butt wipes, and general Mayhem behind me. The basement is really cute….when clean)
It was exactly what we needed……
and I have a renewed affection for my children too.

Here is a sneak peak of Izzy and Ivy’s pattern I just finished.
She who has no name looks adorable in it! Go here and name her….and maybe win stuff

Does anyone know anyone that could do some pattern grading FAST?? Someone with CAD??

Just asking…..

Our new addition

After months of stress and wonder
the big day is finally here!!
Monday we welcomed a new addition to our family.
We were hoping that she would arrive earlier,
but we are thankful that she is here and safe.
I’d like to introduce you to….

my lovely Dritz Ms. Venus girls dress form (size 6-8).

Unfortunatly she doesn’t have a first name yet…..

and since Shasta has joint custody of her, we are having a contest here to help us find the perfect name for our baby girl!

Izzy and Ivy

Once upon a time,
about 20 years ago in LBF (life before family),
I was a Theater – Costume Design Major in college.
I wanted to grow up to be a cutter/draper (the person who makes all of the patterns).
I spent a few summers working here, at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, as a stitcher/dresser.

Sitting in front of one of these for 13 hours a day.

Making beautiful costumes that look like this, out of the most amazing fabrics.
Surrounded by the most amazingly talented people in the field.

photo from http://www.britishshakespearecompany.com/diary

I left the Theater world when I got married. I knew that I wanted to have a family, and I knew that I wanted to be a full time Mom. I couldn’t see being able to blend my love for both.

Designing, patterning, sewing had been a huge part of my life. They still are. Since “settling down” I haven’t had to give up the things I love doing….. I have just done them in different ways.

I make the most awesome costumes for my kids school plays. I sew them clothes. I craft!

Now, I am going to be able to put those skills to a more professional use. My Shasta and I are working hard on our new business, a line of girls clothing patterns called…

IZZY & IVY

I am excited…………. and scared!

Hopefully soon I will be showing some of the fruits of our labors!