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minimemademay: week 3

We’re more then halfway through #minimemademay!! How’s everybody holding up?! It’s exciting to see how this challenge goes as far as time wise. Each week brings a new perspective!


This week I’ve hit about 6 out of the 7 days again. And once again, it was all for my youngest! Swim lessons were a repeat swimsuit with the vintage Jalie bottoms and a RTW surf shirt, it’s the only one that really fits her right now, so I definitely to add some swimwear into my plans for the next couple of weeks, especially with the weather warming up! Tuesday was a repeat of the waterfall raglan I sewed her a few months back… it’s probably one of her favourite pieces, not sure if it’s the swing factor or the bold print?! Wednesday and Thursday (not pictured) were her Elsa PJs that I sewed about two weeks ago… like I’ve previously mentioned she wears them non stop… I almost need to make a second identical pair hahaha. Friday she wore her Carolyn Party dress that I made her for Easter with a pair of RTW leggings and she was SO happy! She just played around the house with it but it’s being loved so that’s all that matters to me. And Saturday she wore a safari raglan that I made last year I believe that still somehow fits her…

This week she was definitely getting annoyed with me though for asking for pictures as well (that’s why I did a flat lay of the one outfit!), so we’ll see how next week goes. I’m hoping to inject a few new outfits though in her wardrobe this week during the challenge season and try to focus a bit on the older kids so that they get some handmade they can wear daily! Thankfully though, this challenge has definitely brought to light what I’m lacking and what I need to get making!!


SewSophieLynn #minimemademay Week 3

Reality has set in as we come to the end of week three. My kids are so over taking pictures (my little guy tried convincing me it was still April and we didn’t have to take pictures every morning way back then, lol!). We’ve also had lots of soccer games and dance recitals that mean uniforms and costumes instead of mama mades. Here’s the few outfits I did manage to capture this week. For Mother’s Day my girls wore a Striped Swallow Designs Midsummer Dream dress and a Soliel Skirt from Little Luxe Collection. My younger daughter wore a couple of her favorite handmade outfits this week but I only managed to get pics of this cute Project Run and Play Project Farmers Market look. My oldest daughter wore lots of handmade leggings this week and I grabbed a pic of her in her Love Notions Classic Tee. Now, my little man has caught on and is now trying NOT to wear his mom made clothes just to avoid the camera! He did wear this Thread Faction Ringer Raglan this week. We’ve made it over half way through the month! I hope you’re having fun following along. I’m loving seeing everyone’s #minimemademay posts over on IG.


mini me made may: week two

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!! I can’t believe it’s the end of Mini Me Made May week 2 already! How’s everyone holding up? We’ve gotten together again this week to share a round up post of how we all feel so far into this challenge.


Someone responded to our instagram story yesterday saying they’ve realized that a month is a long time!! Man! I am totally feeling that this week, and we still have 2 1/2 weeks to go! But never the less, I’m forging on! This week I’ve realized that my older three kids really don’t have that many handmades anymore. So the youngest wore 4 things on probably 5 days?! So I think I’m still doing ok though with my personal goal.

Monday we had swim class, so she wore the bottom of the mermaid bikini I made her last year and then she changed into a hand me down flash tee. Tuesday she wore her Elsa PJs to bed, and Thursday night and then somehow she wound up spending Friday in them for the entire day?!? At least she loves them! And the finally Saturday she wore her ‘deer shirt’, one of a handful of tees I made last winter for her the still somehow fit this year… Looking forward to what the next week brings 🙂


SewSophieLynn #minimemademay Week 2

This week it’s been fun to see what handmade items my kids have picked each day. My oldest daughter is the one that hates the camera the most but also tends to wear her mama-mades the most! Lucky girl, she got to be in front of the camera everyday this week, lol! She wore a Little Lizard King Montery Romper, Love Notions Leggins’, Love Notions Sloane Sweater, Jalie Mimosa, and True Bias Emerson Shorts. My little guy is all about wearing matching basketball or soccer jerseys with his bff at school these days so he just wore one handmade tee this week (a Pattern for Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan). He did get a new pair of comfy pajamas this week and has worn them every night since! My Payton wore her favorite rainbow Constance Sweater with matching food Leggins’ and an oversized Hey June Hatteras Hoodie. We’ve had weather all over the place again this week so it’s nice that they have their whole wardrobe to pick from- anything from cozy sweatshirts to shorts and tees could work depending on the day. We even had light snow on Tuesday but Saturday was in the 70’s. Gotta love spring weather!


mini me made may: week one

It’s finally here!! If you’re new here or want the recap, Mini Me Made May is a challenge that ties in with Me Made May, but it’s all about the kids instead. The challenge is open to anyone and everyone and it’s up to you how you interpret, but the idea is that your kids wear handmade items throughout the month of May. For instance, I, Julie, has tried to pledge at least one handmade item on one child each day for the month of May.

We’ll be sharing how we’re doing at the end of each week with a collaborative wrap up post, and today’s the day for the first post!


As previously mentioned, my goal was to have one handmade item worn on at least one child each of day of the month. We’ve hit the 5 days each and every time with these Elsa pyjamas, a pattern from Ellie and Mac. The youngest also wore her waterfall raglan with a RTW jean and my oldest son wore a too small for him Chewbacca rowan tee

One of my goals this month is to see where I need to focus my attention on for makes. And I’ve realized that pants are definitely at the top of my priority list!!


I only snagged one photo of my kiddos in memade this week, but this has to be one of my favorite pieces I made during the fall! Shwin Design’s Ringo Raglan sized up to give plenty of room to grow (and I’ve always been a fan of a slouchy pullover anyways). The heavy sweatshirt knit I used has more than enough stretch which allowed me to use a woven fabric scrap for the front panel. This is definitely a project I’ll be revisiting for fall sewing since the two I made has proven to be very versatile and a good use for large woven scraps.


My three youngest have closets full of handmades and my hopeful goal was that at least one of them would pick a mama-made piece each day this month. We started off day one with all three of them reaching for handmades- win, win!! My oldest daughter loves her Peony Leggings from Sew Like My Mom, my son wore a Constance Sweater from Sew A Little Seam, and my other daughter chose a Love Notions outfit, a Lil LDT top paired with Leggins. Day Two my youngest wore a modified La Bella Donna from Love Notions for dance. Day Three (and also Day Four to be honest, lol) my little guy wore his Fighter Tee from Handmade Boy. My daughter pulled out an old City Park Tee from Hey June for day 4. With Day five falling on Sunday my girls almost always wear mama-made dresses to church each week, this time they were the Modkid Sage and the Love Notions Dolce dresses. The biggest challenge this week has been to get pictures each day so I’m crossing my fingers my little models are up for this all month!