9/2/14

Sewing For Kindergarten


Today we're kicking off Sewing Like Mad's Sewing for Kindergarten series!
I have a giveaway too, so make sure you read to the end!


Zoe is my Kindergartner this year and she is just thrilled! She's gone to Preschool for the last 2.5 years (she has speech) so she was beyond ready to start. She is pure energy and school is so good for her!


I don't remember my first day of Kindergarten, but I do remember Kindergarten. I had a little boyfriend named Michael and he was the sweetest kid ever. He would ask me what I wanted to do during recess and if that meant I wanted to swing, he would push me. If I wanted to paint, he would get the paper on the easel ready and the paints and paintbrushes out.
He's the little kid with the Mohawk and yellow shirt with suspenders and I'm the one with the black marker drawn on her, right next to him. My sister wanted to see what I would have looked like with long hair...


This is how I really looked in Kindergarten though. LOL


Zoe's wardrobe is mostly handmade and this is turning out to be my favorite outfit for her. I really want to make it in my size......
Let's start with the jeans. The stretch denim is from Joanns and I adore it. I used the Kudzu Cargo Pants pattern from Willow & Co. The fabric is pretty crazy, so we omitted the side pockets. Besides, more pockets for this girl just means more bugs that I find hidden in them.......


The hoodie is the Coastal Pullover from Amelie & Henri. I made it out of this slouchy knit that I've had forever. It matches the teal in the pants perfectly and hoodies are a must going into the fall!


And lastly are her kicks.
We got the Stone Suede Moccs from Freshly Picked and loved them so much I wrote to them asking if I could have a giveaway! They were so amazingly sweet and not only said yes, but they also sent us out another pair to review as well! I let Zoe pick the second pair and she picked the Gold ones. She loves them and hasn't worn any other pairs of shoes to school.
The Gold is made of thinner leather and are very light. You can see that her little footprints are starting to show on the bottom.


Zoe has told me how comfy they are and with the weather changing they have been perfect! They keep her little feet warm, but are breathable enough that she has not complained about her feet being too hot when it gets warm outside. The gold has also been the perfect color for her wardrobe!

The stone suede ones are of thicker leather and will be perfect when it gets colder. I love the neutral color of these and they go great with everything.
Something to note is that these are true moccasins and are soft soled, which is really perfect for us cause Zoe loves to go around barefoot and these give her that feeling but also provides protection. So it's a total win!


So, a few things before you enter the giveaway.
1- Shipping to U.S. residents is paid for.  Any international winner will be responsible for shipping costs (which is still an amazing deal!) so everyone enter!!
2- Winner may choose any size and color that is available in the shop.
3- The winner can not have won any other giveaway including a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins within the last 60 days.
4- Giveaway runs from Sept. 2 to Sept 8 (11:59pm).

So now enter! Then head over to Lemon Squeezy Home to see her amazing Kindergarten outfit!

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81 comments:

  1. How I love this! Kudzu pants and a cool hoodie - perfect!! I seriously love the sheer ribbon in the hoodie!! And how cute were you in Kindergarten - I love that you added those photos too :-))
    I will come back later and enter that giveaway - how cute are those gold slippers!
    Thank you so much Karly!!

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  2. Soooo cute!! Love Love Love those Cargos. That print is so fun!

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  3. She looks adorable! I want a pair of those jeans in my size too!

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  4. WOW for the pants! I love the fabric! Nice outfit to start the series... :)

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  5. Gosh, she's got to be the coolest kid in school. Love that fabric and the flow-y nature of the top. Beautiful!

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  6. Love Love Love all the look! It's so cute!!!

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  7. I love the golden ones but my daughter love the watermelon ones.

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  8. I like the heirloom mocs with raised gold dots...so sweet! Love the kindergarten outfit too:)

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  9. You are amazing! Wish I could sew like you. :)

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  10. Those pants are simply perfect! I love this pattern, and think it may be one I need to get soon. And that fabric.. ah-mazing! Another gorgeous outfit!

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  11. I would totally choose Swimming with the Sharks!

    I love this entire look. Kudzus are the BEST!

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  12. these are fun shoes, but as always, what a fun outfit!!!

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  13. Awesome, fun outfit! Looks like something my daughter would wear, but sadly, she has to wear standard school attire to her kindergarten. I love the mocs, but I don't think they make them large enough for my kid! She'd love the gold, red, or yellow ones though.

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  14. Her outfit is so cute! And I think she picked the best color for shoes - gold would be my choice too :)

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  15. This outfit is AMAZING! I love the fabric on the Kudzu cargos and the color of that hoodie is super gorgeous... {swoon...}

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  17. Weathered Brown! My boy would rock 'em!

    Also, amazing look, Karly!

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  18. Those pants are amazing! The watermelon shoes are so cute but I think i'd pick either the gold or coral

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  19. I love the outfit! The whole thing is just "cool" And Go BP!! In fact, a trip to Knotts is needed for me very soon :)

    I want the watermelon shoes! Go big or go home!

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  20. I love those pants! I need that pattern pronto :)

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  21. Oh yeah.. and my "subtly" stylish 3 year old lit up when she saw the hot pink pair ;)

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  22. That hoodie is to die for, I seriously want to make one for myself!

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  23. Oh my! So Many colors to choose from! I think I would go with the stone suede color! They still look like they have that soft feeling while at the same time, making them a little more modern with the gray tone.

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  24. Awesome outfit- head to toe! My favourite mocs are the picnic ones.

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  25. I'd go with neon pink.
    my daughter would love them.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  26. Super cool and funky outfit! I wish Gigi could wear fun stuff like that to school sometimes! She wears a uniform.

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    1. And I lived the school photo. You must have gone to Knotts Berry Farm!

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  27. That school pic is killing me. So funny that she drew on it. Ah sisters haha.
    I love how delicate the hoody looks in contrast to the pants. This is a perfect outfit. And wow I would love to get my hands on a pair of those mocs!

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  28. I would love the frosted rose. Love the outfit!

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  29. I would love to have the BORN IN THE USA - LIMITED EDITION MOCCASINS for my grandbaby.

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  30. i would love to pick the FRESHLY PICKED SIGNATURE COLLECTION - CAMO MOCCASINS

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  31. Your outfit is so cute! Loving the jeans especially. I've been eyeing that fabric for a while now:). Great job!!

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  32. Yellow! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carly, your clothes always look so comfy and stylish and this one is no exception!
    I loved your kindergarten picture and the story "attached"!

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  33. Yellow! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carly, your clothes always look so comfy and stylish and this one is no exception!
    I loved your kindergarten picture and the story "attached"!

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  34. Yellow! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carly, your clothes always look so comfy and stylish and this one is no exception!
    I loved your kindergarten picture and the story "attached"!

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  35. Yellow! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Carly, your clothes always look so comfy and stylish and this one is no exception!
    I loved your kindergarten picture and the story "attached"!

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  36. I wish I could sew. And your kids are sooo super cute and I love the gold!!!

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  37. love the gold, your daughter has good taste!

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  38. Love the pants and those shoes are adorable!!

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  39. So cute, Karly! She looks so much like you.
    My daughter would go crazy for that denim :) I love it.

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  40. We've been looking at these shoes for a while now, very cute. would love to get the glacier or stone suede ones.

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  41. I love the hoodie in the gauze! The whole outfit is adorable! I need to start sewing for some kindergarten fun!!!

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  42. I love all of the colors but I think I would choose Rose Gold.

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  43. I love all the colors but I'd probably choose the Sprout or Prince George.

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  44. I would choose the sand suede!

    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  45. It's kind of crazy how much she looks like you in your kindergarten photo! I've been SWOONING over the camo moccs! xoxo

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  46. i really like swimmin with the sharks

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  47. I love these mocs! The versatility will make a great staple in my girls' wardrobes :)

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  48. I really want a pair of Birch!! So cute! I love everything you sew :)

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  49. LOVE those mocs! I would love a weathered brown pair for my son. Or grey, I don't know!!

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  50. Cute outfit!! I would pick the ebony ones.

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  51. Karly, you are so freaking talented. I CAN'T CONTAIN MY JEALOUSLY

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  52. I would pick the WATERMELON - PICNIC PACK moccs :)

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  53. I definitely would pick the watermelon!!!

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  54. I love this outfit! And of course, I love the moccasins

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  55. I would get theWeathered Brown colored ones.

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  56. Throughout all the choices, the one I would choose is "BORN IN THE USA"! I seriously love these and they would be that gift that others would be talking about at the baby shower! So it only seemed right to enter the contest - I love that you have developed some amazing things - I plan to share this site with friends & family!

    I will always recall that of viewing such an amazing item - how cute are those flag shoes!

    Thank you so much!!

    computertech2you@live.com

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  57. I heart the Camo Moccasins!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  58. i like the butterscotch color the most

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  59. I would pick the camo ones. They're adorable!

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  60. I would choose the Stone Suede. My daughter is in Kindergarten this year and would love them!
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I would pick the walnut ones. They are so cute!

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  62. I love the weathered brown.

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  63. I really liked the born in the USA design. alexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  64. I would choose the Sprout Limited Edition!

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