Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Fling: Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Hello everyone!
I'm excited to be guesting over here today! I was just tickled when Dianna asked me to be involved. (And grateful she was so patient with me being soooo slow getting my post to her!)
I'm Sumo, or Summer if you wanna get formal. (In case you are wondering, my husband nicknamed me Sumo when we were dating. Maybe I should have been offended?)
I blog over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff.
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

It's a blog I started to share my crafting and creating. I also like to host giveaways, feature other bloggers, and maybe share some crazy ramblings about how much I love Diet Coke, or my relationships with Veronica and Lucy (my sewing machine and CAMEO). Some other things you should know about me are that I'm married to my best friend, I have three beautiful little girls, I'm kind of in love with my minivan, I think every seamstress should own a pair of Ginghers, I'm addicted to Pinterest, and I would make a great professional fabric shopper.
As I said above, I’ve got three little girls, age three and under. Which means that shopping and sewing are super fun!
I’ve been working on their spring and summer wardrobes, and thought I would share a little bit about how I decide what to make for my kiddos.
Of course, it is always fun to dress them in the same thing. I made these skirts for all three of them, and will mix it up a bit by having them wear different tops.
I also made these tops for them.
But instead of having my girls always wearing everything exactly the same, I try to find ways for them to coordinate, instead of match. There’s a difference. I promise.
Like these tunics. All pretty much the same, but each girl got their own color of ruffle on the bottom!
I’m pretty excited about these outfits, because purple and coral is my favorite color combo right now. Again, not totally matching, but definitely coordinating.
I also made these tunics. Same style, but different fabrics.
Now, one way to have fun with fabrics is to use the same fabrics, but in different color ways. I made these dresses for my oldest two girls, and they are the same, but different…..right?
Or you can have a super awesome best friend who makes three outfits for your girls, using different prints from the same fabric line.
But if there is a fabric you reeeeeaaaallly like, you can mix it up the way I did for their Easter outfits: a ruffle dress for my oldest, bustle skirt for my middle daughter, and a peasant/ruffle dress for my baby.
Now, don’t think I make everything for my girls! I spend plenty of money shopping for their clothes, because aren’t girl clothes the cutest?? I do the same thing when shopping: maybe some stuff matches, some stuff the same but in different colors, but then also just stuff for just each girl!
Thanks for letting me share with you today. I hope you’ll come over to Sumo’s Sweet Stuff!

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