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Why I sew : Nicoletta

I don’t know if there is only one reason why I love so much sewing. In my personal experience, it was the influence of many factors.

First of all, as many of you, in my family I had really talented knitters and seamstress: I grew up watching my mom having always a project in her hands, she was always creating something; my grandma and my aunt were both seamstress for living, my other grandma was an exquisite knitter.

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Second, when I have left my work and became a fist time mom, I felt the need to challenge myself other that taking care of the baby. I was living in New York at the time and sewing blogs were really popular, so I have started reading them and getting passionate about. It was a natural step to start sewing and blogging about it.


So in the last 5 years, sewing has become a constant in my life, a hobby, a life style.

Sewing (and my kids) teaches me to be patient, to learn to wait, to learn to not be afraid to make a mistake and start all over again. I am not surprised that a lot of sewers I know are also moms. Motherhood and sewing have a lot in common. Sometimes one “steals” the time to the other, but together they make the balance.



Dressing for Celebration part 2: the boys

Hi, Nicoletta here, I am blogging over Stitch&Cappuccino and more often posting on Instagram. I have participated to Kids Clothes Week for few years, since my daughter was little and she is 4 now. Having three small kids (4 years, 2 years, and 8 months), it is hard to find time to sew lately, but KCW is always a big motivation to do it. Maybe I will not sew an item per day, but even if I arrive to finish something at the end of the week it will be a big achievement.

And now let’s talk about Celebration. When Julie proposed this theme, my mind associated it to dressing for occasion, probably because this July is for me and my family a month full of celebrations. We had weddings to attend, but moreover we baptized both our sons. So I will focus this post on how to dress boys for occasions. Dressing boys can be tricky, I wanted them to be stylish but comfortable at the same time, because I know how much they moves and don’t really care if they are dressed up or down. So I have collected few inspirations and I want to share with you.

For a toddler boy, my opinion is that a shirt and slim pants or shorts will work just fine. You can add later details as a bow or a vest.

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To achieve this look, my short list is Morocco pants and shorts by Petitapetitandfamily, Theo shirt by Zonen09, or Sketchbook shirt and shorts by Oliver+s for a total look.


1.Sketchbook shirt by probablyactually 2.Morocco pants by petitapetitandfamily 3. Sketchbook shorts by probablyactually 4. Theo shirt by sweetkm


For the baby boy, I think the choice for me it is pretty simple: the bodysuit from the Lullaby Layette set by Oliver+S is a perfect base to personalize with few details that will make the difference.


1.Lullaby Layette bodysuit by wikstenmade 2.Etsy 3.Macy’s 4.Lullaby Layette bodysuit by Oliver+s

I hope this can be inspiring for all your sewing. And remember to celebrate everyday of your life with your little ones!