Meet Lillian by MHC



Meet Lillian , the newest pattern by Mouse House Creations. I know, I know we have been waiting for this pattern for years  months weeks now (just kidding) but It is finally here!!! Yes, TODAY you can purchase it through the UpCraft Club until 2/6/15.  Also at a discounted rate of $7 (until February 2nd 2015 11:59pm EST) wahoo!!!! After that it will be $9

Here is a quick run down of the pattern because I am sure you just want to jump over to UpCraft Club and buy it already….

*Best for Intermediate to Advanced Seamstress

*Pleated front with tie back- Don’t be afraid of the pleats. MHC walks you through all steps and the pattern includes pleat guides.

*Large size range 3mnth-12yr

*Size Chart

*Finished Measurement Chart

*Dress or Top

*Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve with and without elastic hem

*Can be done lined or unlined

*Grab your pattern HERE

Here is my Lillian:



Fabric: Cotton and Steel

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Tie Back


Precision is key to make beautiful pleats

Thank you Moue House Creations for have me part of your Testing Team!!!

Another BEAUTIFUL pattern!

-Alexis/My Sweet Sunshine

Violette Field Threads- Annabelle

Hello and Welcome to My Sweet Sunshine Blog!


Annabelle Maxi Dress by Violette Field Threads  is on the Blog today!! Can’t wait to show you what I did with Annabelle. This dress pattern and 10 other patterns are being offered through the BundleUp Sale. If you don’t know what BundleUp is well, you’re missing out on a great deal. Bundle Up is an opportunity to purchase several new patterns at a discounted rate. The more you buy the more you save. To receive the best pricing you need to purchase at least 6 patterns and the more you buy after that the price drops even further.  Whats not to love, right?? Be sure to read all the way to the end to hear details on how you can win a COVERSTITCH and many more prizes!!

I made two dress. One per the instruction and then a shorter version with a single chevron row. When I first printed the pattern and started cutting I asked myself, “Am I making a Quilt or a Dress”?? Well, It’s a Quilt Dress! 🙂


Quick Run Down:
*Size 2T-10
*Size chart- Sizing is comparable to Ready to Wear Sizes
*Elastic Back
*Sweet Heart Neckline
*Maxi Dress
*Cap Sleeve

As soon as I saw the pattern I knew what fabric I wanted to use- Wild and Free by Maurren Cracknell and Art Gallery Fabrics. I love the Bohemian style of the print and the soft touch and flow of Art Gallery fabric. Long maxi dress played off the bohemian design of the Wild and Free Collection.

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Here are some pointers to make this dress a quick sew:
*Non Direction prints
*Reading directions first will make the construction of the panels flow faster
*Precious sewing- 1/2″
***Laying out your pieces on the floor to see how it is all going together- This helped me a lot!


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Shorten Modified Version:

A fabric store , Needle in a Fabric Stash, recently opened in my hometown and on my first trip I saw this gorgeous fabric by Michael Miller, Emma’s Garden by Patty Sloniger. So when I decided I wanted to modify the dress I ran back to the shop and picked up a few yards. This fabric screams Spring, right??


 Mini Tutorial for the shorten version of the Annabelle will be on Pattern Revolution !!

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Shoulder Straps: Cotton and Steel XOXO

Top and Skirt: Emma’s Garden By Michael Miller Fabrics


I am so in love with this photo location. Found it completely by luck as my daughter had her soccer Tournament at this park. 🙂


Check out the BundleUp HERE and grab the Annabelle Dress by VFT!

Thank you Violette Field Threads and Pattern Revolution for allowing me to sew up the Annabelle Dress

Ok, Ladies sign up HERE for Amazing Giveaway!!! Just look at all the great stuff you could win!


-Alexis/ My Sweet Sunshine




Happy New Years!

Just a quick Hello to wish everyone a Happy New Years.

2014 was such an exciting year for me and I look forward to even more exciting adventures in 2015.

Many Blessings to Every One of You in 2015!

For New Years we traveled 3 hr to Big Bear and spent family time with my wonderful parents. Here are some pictures of the fun we had in the snow…

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