4 Months Old: Koi Orange Chevron Pippa Peplum

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ok so time is officially flying by way too fast! Cora Jean turned 4 months old on Tuesday, and I am just trying to savor these younger years as much as possible. To think that Madison is going into Kindergarten in less than three months is mind blowing. Just yesterday it seems like she was a toddler. Man, craziness for sure. I was sitting in a meeting last night and someone had shared "Funny how when we make the decision to turn our life over to God and work the program we get to show up to our own lives, right?" Answer: Yes, you're not kidding! I wouldn't want my life any other way. 

 None the less, I've been making Cora's monthly outfits to coordinate with these super cute stickers that I purchased from Lucy Darling on Etsy. They have a wonderful array of stickers for each type of parent, as well as very delicate wall prints too. I am just in love!

Oh look, another Pippa Peplum from See Kate Sew :) I cannot tell you how easy yet versatile this pattern is. With only 6 main pattern pieces this top comes together in less than 2 hours. I sewed up a size 3-6mo and it fits Cora nicely with some room to grow. You can see the other versions I made here and here

I had to pat myself on the back when the side seams matched up pretty darn close. Progress people!!

When I was cutting out the pattern, I payed close attention to getting the lines to match as close as possible. But when it came to cutting the skirt piece out, I wasn't ready to cut into more of this gorgeous fabric than needed so I didn't stress too much.

I've been spending some quality time with my machine lately, and really trying to get to know it better than I think I do. Since playing around I have come to the conclusion that I do not like my stretch stitch setting... AT ALL! Anyone else realize this? I always change my needles to a ballpoint for knits, and ect, but I have been finding mini holes in the garments I've made using the stretch stitch. Needless to say I am retiring the stretch stitch for now and will be using my regular setting with a little less tension and a ballpoint needle. 

The fabric used was this dreamy "Koi Linear Chevron" cotton jersey blend knit from Girl Charlee (that is no longer available). I have bought cotton jersey in the past, but for some reason this one exceeded my expectations; maybe because it's a "blend"? It is so soft, yet very stretchy. It's like a super knit!!! Good thing I purchased 3 yards when I did because my mum wants a top made out of this, and I don't blame her!

Ah, Cuties :) I am so happy to be sharing these moments with you! As I grown as a blogger, I am beyond blessed to have a space where I can express myself and use as a creative outlet. I encourage all of you to go out into the world and find your "niche", because everyone deserves a hobby or past-time that makes them feel good. Thanks for letting me share with you!

One last cheesy photo from my girl hehe.  


  1. so cute!! she's a beautiful girl (and I love the name) - & a lovely shirt for said beautiful girl. <3

    1. Why thank you Mae!! Her name is old fashioned and I love that :)

  2. Oh my! This is too sweet. And it's featured today on Inspired Us Thursday! Thanks for linking up.


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