My bathing suit for Project Run & Play's March challenge is in the top 10!! Woohoo! My goal of making it into the top 10 every month lives on! I would LOVE to get a win on this one, so I would appreciate any votes/sharing on fb/tweeting/emailing/talking about the cutest bathing suit ever to share the love! So to wrap up, pretty, pretty, pretty please click over and vote for my entry! I'd love you forever and ever!


Hey there strangers! Sorry for the silence, things have been a little crazy here, but I was about to get my Project Run & Play look done and submitted ONE WHOLE DAY early! Score!

This month the challenge was to use Jess from The Sewing Rabbit's knot dress tutorial. I love this pattern. It is so simple to make, and turns out looking very complicated. I knew right away what I wanted to make, which is very unusual for me! The actual making part gave me a little more trouble!

I didn't want to make a dress, tunic or romper (which I still may for my little one this summer!), so I took it in a different direction and made a swimsuit! Here is my "Knot a Bikini"!  I just love how it turned out!

For the top I just cut out the pattern in a size 3 to allow for the stretchy-ness {totally a word}of the fabric and sewed it up. Tip:  use a serger if you have one. It worked so much better!

I must have taken two hundred pictures of the back. I LOVE how it looks!

I lined the bodice with a plain pink to have a little contrast and show off the ties.

For the bottom I just traced one that she already had and added little ties on the side to mimic the tutorial. I wanted to add a ruffle, but I got, "Mooooom, I'm too old for a ruffle!" Sheesh.

I can already picture her teen me!

It will definitely be worn this summer, hopefully they will remove that hideous pool cover soon! Let my usual picture overload commence! Seriously, I took 405 pictures, it's so hard to narrow it down!

I love how it turned out and hopefully it will make top ten! Check back Monday to find out!

So the amazingly talented Alida from Alida Makes started a sewing series called "Sew the Show" where each month she chooses a show from Netflix and challenges you to create something inspired by the character. This month she chose The Honorable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. Her style is very classic and simplistic.

I was going to make a blouse and wide leg trousers, but being a suburban stay-at-home mom of three I realized that I would never wear them! And the other top I tried was a hot mess! So, I chose to make a loose camisole blouse and a simple wrap skirt, I'm sure I can find a way to incorporate them into my mommy wardrobe! I very rarely sew things for myself, so this was definitely a challenge, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Pardon the horrible pictures!

Baby girl wanted to get in on the fun too!

MORE TOMORROW! This mommy is sleepy!