Real Life Real Sewing Tour

I am delighted to be a part of the Real Life, Real Sewing blog tour today.   If you are new to my blog, welcome! Daydream Believers, The Blog is where my love for life, fashion, and DIY come together. Inspired by the littlest dreamers, I strive to create a joyful childhood for my kids and hope to inspire you to do the same. I started blogging six years ago when I founded my company, Daydream Believers Designs.

Daydream Believers Designs was founded on the belief that every child has a one of a kind spirit that should be celebrated and that every child's wardrobe should be a reflection of their personalities; unique, original and wonderful! Through Daydream Believers Designs, I offer quality, handcrafted clothing and goods for children. I believe that creating for those you love is good for your soul; I’m here to share how I do it, so you can do it too! xx
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On to the interview!
Roxanne asks: “What do you look for when choosing a sewing project?” 
Typically, I like to create pieces that suit my design aesthetic, so I look for patterns by independent designers that match what I am looking for. I enjoy making ‘60’s style patterns as that is a decade I am particularly drawn to. Sometimes, I’m drawn to a fabric, so I’ll start with the fabric, then create a garment that suits the purpose.

“Is there anything you would like to do differently when selecting projects?”
I’d like to start looking for/selecting projects for myself and for my boy. I recently made him this cape, and he was SO pleased! He enthusiastically wears it and is so proud that I made it for him. I’d like to work on creating everyday, grow-with-me-pieces for my little guy.

“What is your most used/worn sewing project?
Over the years, I’ve joyfully created many well-loved garments for my girls – I don’t even know how to choose one as the most worn! My girls wear handmade (almost) everyday! You can see LOADS of photos from our everyday adventures on my instagram page. An all time favorite handmade set are the flower girl dresses that I created for my girls to wear in my dear friends wedding. I designed each pattern myself and made both dresses from chiffon, lace and satin. The delicate fabrics were challenging, but in the end, incredibly worth it.

 “Do you have a project that you thought would be worn frequently, but wasn’t”
A few years back, Vivian chose to be a unicorn for Halloween. She was on a unicorn-kick, so I designed her costume with the intention that she could wear it again for dress up play. Unfortunately, Halloween was very rainy (and muddy!) and after all the trick-or-treating fun – her costume was drenched in mud and unsalvageable.

 “What is your favorite quote that applies to sewing for real life?
Create the things you wish existed <3
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Do you have any examples of Real Life, Real Sewing to share? You can play along by using the #realliferealsewing on social media. You can also win one of two $25 gift cards. More details at Sew 20.
Be sure to visit the other participants on this tour!


  1. So sad about the Unicorn costume :( I just love your style <3 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Absolutely love your quote! And what wonderfully made garments!


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