Surprise! Blind Bags Are HERE!

You guys! Who loves surprises?!

Here’s your chance to score a one of a kind Daydream Believers piece without a custom design spot! Whoo!

Here’s the deal:
Choose a style, pick your size, and leave the rest to me!

I will surprise you with a one of a kind piece out of the fabrics featured here!

These gems will each be one of a kind! You may receive a style not currently available in the shop, or a piece adorn with vintage trim from my collection! The surprise is part of the fun!

Sizes 0-3m up to a youth 12.

I know, the anticipation of what’s to come is half the fun! Please allow 3 weeks for your piece to be made and shipped.

Pop over to the shop to read all the details and snag your blind bag now!

Upcycle Tee Shirts Into a Ruffle Twirl Skirt

Did you know that when I started sewing I learned most of my skills by upcycling old tees into new creations? I would stock up on large tees from the Salvation Army and spend hours cutting them up and turning them into new, wearable pieces. My girls’ outgrown shirts would often be repurposed into a dress or skirt. Each piece was unique and adorable. To this day, my girls love a comfortable upcycle! It was no surprise that when I suggested to Vivian that we turn some of her beloved theater tees into a skirt, she eagerly RAN to her room and started pulling tees! Here’s a quick look at what we made!

How to make an upcycle tee shirt skirt. Daydream Believers
To make this special skirt, we used
Ady’s Paneled Pocket Dress pattern from CKC.
Yes, I chose a dress pattern to make a skirt; because – pockets!

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If you sew, Ady’s is a great pattern to add to your collection! The Ady’s pattern gives written instructions and pattern pieces to create a short sleeve knit dress with a very full (very twirly!) skirt with optional pockets. The pattern instructions are very well written and easy to follow!  We used the Ady’s pattern pieces to cut the panels and pockets for the skirt, as well as this fun tee shirt.

upcycle with school sports tee shirts Daydream Believers for CKC Ady Knit top

*To alter the dress pattern to make separates – simply follow the instructions as written to assemble the bodice and skirt portions, attach the skirt portion to an elastic waistband, cut the bodice to desired length and hem.

Upcycle school sports theater club tee shirts into a girls skirt dress on daydream believers designs

One of a kind. The girl and the skirt.

:: Ady’s Paneled Pocket Dress PDF Pattern is available for purchase on the CKC website, here ::

Custom Pony Theme Birthday Dress

I love custom orders!  It is SO much fun for me to help someone design something truly unique and special. Many of my custom designs start at the request of a sweet kid with a big idea; I love having the opportunity to take that vision and make it a reality. This beautiful dress was made especially for Miss A’s birthday and includes a few of her favorite things: ponies, delicate flowers, and the color blue.

For this special piece, my client and I agreed that the BROOKE style dress would be the perfect style. This gorgeous maxi style dress features a ruched bodice, wide straps, and a simple, flowy, skirt. Easy-to-tie sash cinches bodice for a perfect fit while creating a sweet bow! Brooke is comfortable and easy to wear, while still feeling glam.
Handmade Horse Pony Birthday Dress handmade by Daydream Believers DesignsBespoke Girls Handmade Maxi Dress by Daydream Believers Designs Girls Boho Flower Girl Dress by Daydream Believers  Girls Horse Birthday Dress by Daydream Believers

I tell ya friends, it’s a magical job making boho pony princess dreams come true!

The 52 Lists Project, a journal for all listmakers

I've been a serious list maker my whole life. A true pen and paper, gal! I was delighted to receive The 52 Lists Project for Christmas this year. With it's hardcover, thick pages, and beautifully curated artwork; it's really a great gift for anyone on your list! I went on to Amazon to order one for a friend today, and noticed it is on sale for $13! You can grab a copy HERE

If you're not familiar with the 52 Lists Project, this lovely book provides weekly inspiration to write lists for self-discovery, encouragement and fun too! Let me know if you are participating too; I'd love to follow your journey this year! xx

My Favorite Fleece Dress Pattern

Fleece. When you live in the Mid-West, cozy fleece is a winter wardrobe staple. This is a challenge for my always-fancy, dress obsessed, Vivian. Girlfriend will sacrifice function for fashion: always! Thankfully, I am able to make her some warm pieces that still meet her feminine standards, like The Fern Tunic -
Fleece Dress for Girls by Daydream Believers Designs for CKC
Isn’t sweet?! I made this great tunic using Fern’s Fleece Scarf Collar Pullover from CKC. It’s a great piece for layering all Winter long. This tunic took me less than an hour to sew! The instructions are straightforward and easy to understand. With no zippers, buttons or plackets – “Fern” is simple enough for even novice sewers. The pdf printable pattern includes instructions for creating a tunic, like Vivian is wearing here, or a dress, in sizes 2-14.
Girls Winter Fashion Fleece Dress by Daydream Believers Designs for CKC Patterns (1)
The cozy scarf collar is my fav detail! Viv loves it too!

Girls Winter Fleece Dress by Daydream Believers for CKC
You can purchase Fern’s Fleece Scarf Collar Pullover Pattern on the CKC site, HERE

Tis the Season for GIVEAWAYS!

We're wrapping up another great year at Daydream Believers by looking back at some of the BEST looks of 2017. I LOVE when y'all share photos of your girls wearing the outfits that I make for them. To kick off the season of giveaways, I want to see how YOUR GIRL styled her DB this year! I'm giving away DB gift cards to everyone who shares a photo of their girl rockin' Daydream Believers this year! That's right! The giveaway starts today in our VIP group on Facebook. Click that link to join in on the fun! xx

Christmas Collection 2017 Is Here

Christmas is coming my friends, and the 2017 Christmas line is NOW live in the Daydream Believers Shop!

It just isn’t a holiday until your girl has a Daydream Believers piece in a fun print! Releasing today I have five festive pieces that can each be styled casual *and* formal to keep your girl shining bright all season long! It’s my hope that these pieces will take your girl from school singalongs, to visiting Santa and every shindig in between!

In true Daydream Believers fashion, these looks showcase classic patterns paired with modern fabrics for looks that are timeless and gorgeous to wear!  I’m THRILLED to share that I have modified a few staple pieces so that I can offer a wider range of sizes! Each piece in this collection will be made to order, for Newborns thru Tweens!

Here’s a peek!
*Run Run Reindeer ELLE Skirt
Christmas ELLE Reindeer Skirt by Daydream Believers
*Deck The Halls ETTA Skirt
Christmas ETTA Skirt in Retro Ornaments by Daydream Believers
*Let’s Be Jolly ELOISE Jumper
Christmas ELOISE jumper with bow by Daydream Believers

*The Shining Brightly ELLE Skirt, Midi length

Christmas GLITZ Midi ELLE skirt by Daydream Believers

If you’ve been around for years, you may remember my original Christmas Collection “BEE Merry & Bright” which released in 2011 – the line was full of bright colors and fun prints. It’s wild to think it’s been six years since I designed those sweet pieces! This year, I’m delighted to offer you (again!) The Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree BONNIE dress!
Christmas Bonnie Peasant Dress by Daydream Believers
This dress was a client favorite and I’m excited to offer it to a new bunch of Queen Bees! If you aren’t familiar with BONNIE, this is a grow-with-your-girl style; enjoy it this year as a dress then rock it next year as a tunic! Many girls are able to get three seasons of wear from each Bonnie!

Here’s the link to SHOP – As always, each and every pieces is handcrafted by me and limited in quantity. xx

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