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    Sew, What Do I Wear For Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here!

    Guys, I’m so excited to be participating in my very first sewing blog hop and it’s with 2 of my favorite pattern companies: Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates. I chose to make an outfit (or two) for Thanksgiving. So I’ve announced time after time that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Like Shirley Ceaser said, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, lamb, et al. I’m here for all of it. One of the things that I always plan for during Thanksgiving is my tummy getting bigger as a result of all the food I fully indulge in which is why I made the outfit choices I did.

    Sew, What Do I Wear For Thanksgiving Dinner?

    One of my favorite things to do is create a mashup of some of my favorite patterns. My dinner dress is an off the shoulder pencil dress that I created with the Slim-Fit Raglan and Pirate Pencil Skirt from Patterns for Pirates. I got this fabric in an auction box from my favorite fabric supplier Knitpop. When I got the fabric, I really didn’t think I would ever use it–it look a little granny-ish, right? No shade to the grandma’s but I’ve got quite a few years before I get there! But it’s a stable knit and can hide so many imperfections which made it perfect for this project. It’s stretchy enough to let my stomach expand while not making me look like the Marshmallow Man.

    img_5197Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here! Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here! Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here!

    Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here!

    Sew, What Do I Wear For Thanksgiving Dessert?

    Holidays mean that there will be multiple adults around who can’t wait to spend time with my girls. And that means that the hubs and I get a much needed date night! So tis the season of the off-the-shoulder tops and dresses and I’ll already be wearing a strapless bra (kids… they never put anything back in place, right?) so why not keep the party going with another off-the-shoulder dress. This one is the Made For Mermaids Mama Daphne dress. I wanted it to be more of a shift dress shape to take attention off my stomach (which will be nice and full) but still cute and sexy. This fabric is from Hancock which is no longer in business. It’s got 20% 4-way stretch which makes it perfect for this project which can be for wovens that have nice drape or knits.

    Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here! Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here! Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here! Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here!

    Sew, what do you guys think? What are you wearing for Thanksgiving this year?

    Be sure to check out the other ladies that are part of the #SewWhatDoIWear roundup!

    Nov 14th: Wild and Wanderful/What Does She Do All Day/My Creative Room
    Nov 15th: Sew A Piece of Joy/Red Stitch Blue Stitch/Sewn of a Stitch
    Nov 16th: Mamoose/Rebel & Malice/On Wednesdays We Sew
    Nov 17th: It’s Liesel/Stitching and Making/The Kisses Co
    Nov 18th: SewSophieLynn/I’m Just Like Mommy/Lady and the Gents/The Crunchy Mommy

    **Big thanks to my girl Ashley from Mommyweek for taking these pictures!!!

    Thanksgiving is around the corner which means that the good food is coming! Sew, what do I wear so I'm both cute and comfy? See here!

    How To Build Your Baby’s Fall Wardrobe

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!
    This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

    I know that I continue to mention that Fall is one of my favorite seasons and it’s mainly for the clothes and the activities. I mean, I love apples and all the goodness that you can create with them but I also love looking good while I’m reaching up and grabbing them ha! When it comes to children, their Fall wardrobe is even more important because these guys are fickle pickles and are trying to get across that their opinions matter.

    Building a Fall Wardrobe

    Naturally the first thing that comes to mind with this Fall wardrobe is stylish but that’s not all that matters!

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Creating Cute Layers

    From the time that mini was a baby, I learned that layering was such a key element with creating any of her seasonal wardrobe. We did this with Carter’s bodysuits. I chose Carter’s because of the way that their bodysuits grow with the baby’s. Growing up, I remember that my mom would tuck my shirts in so tightly to make sure the wind didn’t make it’s way to my skin and the bodysuits helped to ensure that I kept mini sick free when she was smaller and now abc.

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    After starting with the base layer of either the bodysuit or their undershirts, you can create so many looks with just a few items. Here I pieced together this beautiful woven dress, which can be worn alone during the warmer times, with a denim shirt and boots.

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Choosing Versatile Pieces

    My goal is to pick about 10 pieces per season that can be worn interchangeably. One of my favorite things about Carter’s is that they do a great job of putting together ready to buy outfits. For abc, I got these cute overalls with this gauze top paired with some faux suede flats but then the gauze top pairs perfectly with these fringe leggings and boots as well! Versatility is key!

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Choosing Quality over Quantity

    I’m supreme bargain hunter because as a once single mother now married mom of two GIRLS, I don’t believe in spending an arm and a leg on some clothes that they’ll eventually grow out of. But this is why I love the price point of Carter’s—I don’t break the bank and I get incredibly quality. I used to wonder how kids kept their clothes stain free and it’s not that they do, it’s that the clothes are a great quality so they wash well.

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Creating A Fall Wardrobe With Carter’s

    It’s no new information that I’m a lover of Carter’s. Last year when they announced that they would be increasing their sizes to support bigger kids, I was incredibly excited about that. I have two girls that I want to keep as young as I can and Carter’s helps me do that along with my own crafting. They have the most stylish, versatile, and age-appropriate clothing for little girls that I never have to worry about if shorts are too short for my long-legged mini or if it’s girly enough for my princess abc.

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Wild And Free Collection

    When I went shopping for abc, I saw this collection and immediately loved it. I felt like it was such a celebration of little girls being wild and free in a world that can be so restrictive. Naturally I got a lot of these pieces because my girls are the very embodiment of being wild and free.

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Little Girls Boots

    The boot collection has me wishing that it went to my size. Seriously. They have the cutest moccasins that I’ll be using this here coupon for because, mama likes to save!

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Pin Baby Pin Contest

    Are you a Pinterest addict like yours truly? Would you like to win a $50 Carter’s gift card? Then you’ve GOT to participate in this contest! It runs until September 26, 2016. Entering is super easy—just upload your favorite Carter’s baby’s first look here. I know you guys have some cute babes so I can’t wait to follow the #LoveCarters hashtag and see them all!

    Fall is in the air and it's time to get these baby's clothes together? Need tips on how to build a quality fall wardrobe? I've got you covered here!

    Interested in getting these looks? Find your local Carter’s here.

    So tell me, what is your favorite part about a Fall wardrobe?

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    Paris In Atlanta

    I made mini a peasant-style tunic out of a Paris-inspired cotton that she loved. We paired it with the perfect combination giving her grace and style!

    I made mini a peasant-style tunic out of a Paris-inspired cotton that she loved. We paired it with the perfect combination giving her grace and style! I made mini a peasant-style tunic out of a Paris-inspired cotton that she loved. We paired it with the perfect combination giving her grace and style! I made mini a peasant-style tunic out of a Paris-inspired cotton that she loved. We paired it with the perfect combination giving her grace and style! I made mini a peasant-style tunic out of a Paris-inspired cotton that she loved. We paired it with the perfect combination giving her grace and style!

    I took mini shopping with me during one of my many fabric excursions and I let her pick out some fabric. This is one of the fabrics that she chose–a Paris themed fabric. As she touched the soft cotton on the bolt, I saw so much of me in her. You can tell that she really appreciates the beauty of the fabric. While she stood there playing with the fabric I asked her what she thought she would want made out of this. “A shirt Mommy. I think a shirt would be so nice.” In my head she meant like a regular t-shirt but this isn’t a stretch cotton for that kind of style. Mini is a beautiful combination of tom-boy and girly girl so I wanted to make her something that would allow her to just be her. When I finished this peasant-style tunic for her she was so excited! Pairing it with some white jeans (which will probably NOT stay white ha!) and sandals makes for a perfect summer outfit.

    Hat//Kohl’s

    Tunic//The Crunchy Mommy

    Jeans//Gap Kids

    Sandals//Target

    Mommy + Me Off the Shoulder “Denim” Dress

    Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather.

    Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather. Summer time is the perfect time to rock a dress! I made these matching dresses for the girls and I just in time to wear for the warm weather.

    Summer time is here and we’re ready to celebrate with flowy dresses! One of my favorite things about being able to sew is the ability to make matching outfits. Mini and abc have on their super cute peasant dresses that that match my mommy version of it. Off the shoulder is one of my FAVORITE styles. I always feel so sexy and feminine in them. This dress is so easy to wear and the mini length makes it not look as homely as it could.

    Sunglasses //Target

    Shoes //Target (the kids) Kohls (mine)

    Jewelry //Rocksbox {Use Coupon Code “thecrunchymommyxoxo”}

    Dresses // Made by Me! (they aren’t for sale but should they be?)

    Should these dresses be up for sale?

    African Wax Print Toddler Romper

    ABC donned an African Wax Print Romper made just for her by mommy! Check out how she rocks her favorite romper with ease making style simple! ABC donned an African Wax Print Romper made just for her by mommy! Check out how she rocks her favorite romper with ease making style simple! ABC donned an African Wax Print Romper made just for her by mommy! Check out how she rocks her favorite romper with ease making style simple! ABC donned an African Wax Print Romper made just for her by mommy! Check out how she rocks her favorite romper with ease making style simple! ABC donned an African Wax Print Romper made just for her by mommy! Check out how she rocks her favorite romper with ease making style simple!

    African Wax Print Toddler Romper

    When I bought this fabric, I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. I’ve made a couple pairs of harem pants with it but thought that this little romper was so perfect for it!!!

    Rompers are some of my favorite pieces for both children and adults. It’s a whole outfit in one piece–no worries about matching. This romper is one of abc’s favorites. Whenever I take it out, she gets excited. There are 2 buttons on the front for easy of getting in and out of it.

    Perfect for play and dressing up a bit, this romper is such a hit with us!

    African Wax Print Romper // The Crunchy Mommy

    Shoes // Target

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