Dinosaurs in the City…


I thought I would have a little fun this post…

You see, this week I am back home in New York visiting with family and friends that I haven’t seen in ages. Many of whom have had lots of little babies in the meantime, that I haven’t met yet. What does this mean? PRESENTS!!! Yahoo :)

Lucky for me I stumbled across a vintage Simplicity Craft Dinosaur Pattern 8378 at the thrift store a while back and was able to pull it out just in the nick of time. 

I am not going to lie, making 8 of these guys all in a row was not exactly the most fun task ever.  Not. at. all.  In fact, it was down right painful.  

But I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!  These are going to make the absolute cutest present ever.  

The girls can get their dresses, bloomers, barrettes and backpacks, and the boys – well, I think they lucked out.  

And as for me, I will definitely be making more of this pattern.  I mean, how cute would these be in a new baby boy gift basket with some receiving blankets and bibs?!  

Just to show them off properly for you, while giving homage to my home state – here is a little fun I had this past weekend in Photoshop with my new dinos…




Ok, I know I am a dork.  But – HA!!!!

Speaking of New York, guess what I am doing tomorrow.  That’s right!  Shopping in the fabric district!!!  So fun :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    I love the dinosaurs they are so cute!!! Any little person (boy or girl) would love to play with them. Well I would of as a little kid anyway.

  2. says

    Those are VERY cute. All the kids are fortunate to receive something made by you! Those dinos are super cute, great choice of fabrics.
    Have a great time in the Fabric District–what a treat.

  3. says

    What cute dinos! I had no idea such a cool pattern existed! I’m gonna go on the hunt for this one cuz I have one dino obsessed 5 yo boy who would love ‘em! Your pics are too funny…..haha! Can’t wait to hear about the fabric shopping….I’m a bit jealous, though :)

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