Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Southern Charm

Who doesn't love a bow tie on a little guy? Bow ties on the young and the old are almost too cute for words, especially when worn here in the South, where they used to be worn all spring and summer long with a seersucker suit. Maybe your baby/toddler will wear a seersucker suit (of course not now, it is after Labor Day after all), but I seriously doubt mine will.

Even if he won't wear seersucker, I can still put a bow tie on him.
So, rolled cuffs and all, here's a picture of my little prep.
(I particularly love that his cheeks are so chubby that
the bow tie barely fits under his chin.)

You can purchase a Bow tie DIY kit at my Etsy shop for only $7.50 (!)
in any of the following fabrics:

Argyle Love

Charmed Life

Blue Diamonds

State Fair

Kits are available in sizes 12mos./18 mos., 2T/3T, and 4T/5T.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I love fabric. Even as a teenager I loved linens, towels, and anything fabric related. I didn't do much with fabric then, but I loved it. Since starting "Mama Made It" I've been able to play around with so many beautiful fabrics. Cottons. Corduroys. Flannels. Bold prints. Calicos. Solids. Plaids. Oh how I enjoy it!

What kinds of fabrics do you like best?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More 'Mama'

More of what 'Mama' is offering:

So, what is it?

What is Mama Made It? So glad you asked!

Mama Made It is a do-it-yourself line of clothing kits for those of you who like to sew but prefer to avoid the prep work.

Here's an example of what you get when you purchase a Mama Made It sewing kit:

- all fabric and notions (except thread) you need to finish the outfit; fabric is pre-cut to the size you order
- simple instructions (complete with pictures)

Just imagine...your daughter needs some cute new clothes for fall (we will eventually have cooler temps!), so you hit the department store or Target but everything in her size looks like something an adult would wear. Answer: Mama Made It!

Or, you have a grandson and his mom likes stylish and functional clothes, but she doesn't sew herself. Answer: [Grand]Mama Made It!

You get the picture.

I've got different kits for boys and girls in sizes 12 mos - 6. Visit my Etsy site ( to see what kits are available now, and be sure to check back often for updates!

Monday, September 20, 2010

13 days

It's been 13 days since my last post. How did that happen? I kept thinking..."Oh, it's been about a week. I should probably post again." A week? How 'bout two??

Okay, so what have I been doing these past two weeks? Sewing. A lot. Yay!

Here's a taste of 'Mama Made It' to whet your appetite... Bow ties

Corduroy carpenter pants
Corduroy Wrap Dresses

More to come!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Preview of what's to come

I'm in the very beginning stages of a new sewing venture. It's not ready to be unveiled completely, but here's a sneak preview of what you'll hopefully see a lot more of in the coming weeks and months: