Perry Moffitt

April 13, 2014

Notting Hill Dress, McCalls 4817

I had been hording these Joel Dewberry Notting Hill fabrics for a little while and they fell together so nicely with this dress. I loosely used the McCalls 4817 pattern, although I changed the back of the bodice to make it a little higher in on the back. I tried to size down the size 6 pattern a little, but it is definitely too big on my size 4 kid, so I guess I didn’t size it down enough.


A quick zipper on the back and I managed to finish this beauty in a few hours. Totally the best thing I have sewn so far this spring!


notting hill dress



March 16, 2014

McCall’s 5838

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),The sweet baby — perrymoffitt @ 7:29 pm

IMG_0844My tallish 3 year old is turning 4 this month. We are sitting right at the end toddler sizes and dipping our toe in girls sizes. I made this dress a size 5, nice and roomy for the coming summer, a vague possibility that it might fit next year? Loving this pattern. McCalls’s 5838 you are really very lovely. Lined top, easy zipper install, I look forward to making some more of these.


February 24, 2014

Reversible Baby Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 11:03 pm

I am totally bewildered why I neglected to take any pictures of my own child in any of the dresses I made her when she was smaller. I blame the sleep deprivation.   Getting better sleep these days, I stitched up a stack of reversible dresses for little babies and listed a few on my etsy page.  The snow is slowly melting, I think sewing sundresses is helping.
smock dresses

February 21, 2014

Dance Bags

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 5:48 pm
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I have made a slew of these for my good friend who is now in her 3rd season of running a dance school. Around 60 maybe? I have lost count. IMG_0719

I did them this time. And this other time. I really liked the dragonfly ones here. And holy crap, I have some more here. And I know I missed taking a picture with at least 2 sets. Anyway. 12 more delivered this week to dance class.



I ordered some horse fabric for a special request that I will sew this weekend. I gotta say, I never thought to make a horse bag for the performing arts school. But it made my self imposed rules a little more flexible. I did a London bag you can see up there and Russian nesting dolls and a mermaid one for my daughter. I don’t know why I was choosing the less “themed” fabric before, maybe I wanted to be loyal to the “arts” theme. Eh, well, I got over it… and thank goodness, these are my favorite ones so far.

February 13, 2014

Mermaid Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),The sweet baby — perrymoffitt @ 8:43 pm
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So, I made another Roller Skate Dress (pattern by Oliver + S). The young one requested mermaids. I was happy to oblige.


She wrinkled her nose. Turned her head away and said; “you picked the wrong mermaids”. I was sad. But I got back on the horse.

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I used a new-to-me Japanese pattern and made a 2nd mermaid dress. Well, really more like a top, but cute, at least I thought it was cute. I revealed it to her, her eyes popped and then she paused and said “I don’t like green” and refuses to wear either.



This is as close as I could get to the dresses on her. Humility, that is my lesson for the day.

February 4, 2014

Roller Skate Dress

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 11:38 am
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Well, I am late to this party, but I am loving the Roller Skate Dress by Oliver + S. I got my pattern on sale at Cloth and Bobbin! check them out!

I finished this one over the weekend. Size 5, a little roomy on my size 4 girl so this one will last a while.

fox dress 1She turned up her nose at the fox fabric initially, but did eventually put the dress on to wear for several hours, making the dress maker feel a little better.

fox dress 2

It is a fully lined dress which was a little unexpected. I have to search out a light weight lining, even that minty green muslin felt too heavy.

September 20, 2013

Custom Drawstring Bags

I lost count of how many of these I made last year. But a new school year calls for some more bags.




And now we are off to dance class!

September 17, 2013

Art Supply Pockets

It is official. I am sewing crazy. I looked at those over the door shoe organizers and could not bring myself to pay 15 bucks for a some canvas. So, here we are, Ikea canvas for the backing, pockets out of sheer curtain scraps (that I hung on to for some reason) and I have one very pleased artist.



I think I might have to do another for the stuff animal over population around here.

August 3, 2013

Farmers Market Craft Table

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 8:37 pm


The day finally arrived.IMG_1180

Rainy, cool and not at all like August.


Today I was Artist of the week at the Lansdowne Farmers Market. IMG_1183Despite the rain,  I still did pretty swift business and got to see some neighbors and friends.


I even sold a quilt, which is always a pleasant surprise.


I sold almost all the dresses and owl pillows, but still have about half of the rest of inventory, I will get the rest up on etsy soon.


July 30, 2013

Doll Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 12:43 pm

Still more stuff to sell at the craft fair. I am making a dozen dresses for 18″ dolls . I borrowed a model at the neighborhood fabric store and tried on my first attempt.



I used this pattern. It is pretty roomy so I have shrunken the pattern pieces almost  3″ in the width. I am also trying the top with the ruffled neck, more on that later.


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