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"fifty cents a cap!"

caps for sale palette: round two 


rainbow skirt + grey shell top (any chance the girls have to call something "rainbow," they're taking it.. also, ignore wrinkles).




red denim shorts + checkered cap top 


ruth has declared she will "never ever never take pictures again for mommy. not until tomorrow ever. forever!" luckily, eve is still willing. even on a morning when she is rushing to get to school to get the bus to get to the museum of natural history to get to the butterfly exhibit to stretch her little finger out in the hope that a butterfly finds it a nice place to rest. 

no such luck, the butterflies went to the teacher's head instead. but eve was glad to have a rainbow skirt "because butterflies really love rainbows. for real. and when they see my rainbow stripes it makes them happy and that's better than dead." so true. 


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Reader Comments (100)

hey babe. your sewing is gorgeous! have you thought of selling them??

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXT

We read Caps for Sale almost every day and I always loved the colors, yet would never to use it for color inspiration. You have opened my eyes. I agree with all the posts you are a genius, beautiful children and such wonderful styling. Thanks for the inspiration!

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Katie, these and the first “Caps for Sale” items are really making me green with envy. Your talent and vision consistently amaze.

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I have to remind myself not to get jealous of your beautiful girls and their fabulous clothing! I guess it's just hard for me to be mature when I see 5 year olds that are dressed better than I could ever hope to be! You are so talented.

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I just came across your blog and I must say, I really really love it! So inspiring! You are the coolest mom EVER.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsa

I love your editing with your outfits and designs - very clean and straightforward and GOOD. I just love your work and your blog - thanks for inspiring me!

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchloe

i just have to leave my post to beg for an etsy shop too!!! these clothes are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!!!!!!!!! i have 3 little girls and need this cuteness on them!! please please start selling :)

May 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

These outfits are the cutest! I esp. love the shorts with their curved sides. Tres chic. And that rainbow skirt - so stunning and so simple.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheCrafty

these are awesome! WHOS PATTERNS DO YOU USE?

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereliz

Stop it stop it stop it. I've scrolled down your page and I'm just dieing over the cute outfits ad great pics of your little girl modeling them. I don't have kids yet, but your clothes are truly an inspiration for wanting to sew. I love your site!!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I LOVE your rainbow skirt. So much so, that when faced with finding a dress for a recent family wedding and I couldn't, I attempted to make my own version with the wedding colors.


blogged about at the link above. Thank you for the amazing inspiration. i'd post it on flickr but I am too lazy to be bothered with uploading all my pictures there all the time.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

I absolutely love the rainbow skirt! I most certainly enjoy reading your blog. I am still learning blogging and crafting and could definately use your expertise!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhares

I know this is quite late, but I love the clothes you make and posted about it on my blog. hope you don't mind. really inspiring.

November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiks

I love that book! My husband thinks I'm crazy when I go around saying "caps for sale!" since he never read it growing up.

Also, can I please have the skirt in my size? :) It is lovely and I want so badly to be able to make something that awesome!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdash pinch smidgen

Adorable. Adorable. You have made me want to convince my husband to have children tomorrow!

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I saw your rainbow skirt on "say YES to hoboken" and immediately fell in love with it! it is sooo wonderful. i need to make a similar skirt for my toddler daughter very soon! thanks for the idea...you have an amazing creative talent!

February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK

i saw your rainbow skirt on say YES! to hoboken last week and HAD to try to make it myself! your creations for your kids are so beautiful and inspirational, i hope it's okay that i copied you!

here's my version: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skirt_as_top/4390440996/

thank you for such a great idea!

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK

(haha, didn't realize i made basically the same comment twice. now i'm blushing)

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK

the girl is very pretty and the clothes are perfect for her...Awesome!

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September 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersharonbaker

Choosing your children’s clothing can also be a pleasant and memorable experience. Many mothers have stated that shopping with their teens has been a time for “just the two of them,” and that has alleviated a lot of the stress involved with clothing choices.

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchildrens trousers

A beautiful skirt. And that second outfit is really great.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergirls dress

These outfits are so cute. I would love to see a tutorial on how you made that rainbow skirt.

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbsolutelyKathy

These times, the part played through fashion within our day-to-day activities has become bigger and much more important than in the past. Even young kids are aware of the most popular fashion developments; they’re even effective at forming their very own opinions on which looks great and exactly what doesn’t with regards to fashion as well as style.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkids clothing

Congrats! Power on, you guys are truly filling a void. I'm sure that there will be much more recognition to come for your awesome work.

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