NEW photos of what is fresh off the sewing machine under PHOTO GALLERY heading below.
Take a Peek!

I have a ton of new fabrics email me for details.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Riley's Hope Heart Outfit

Although I've not met him, there is a three year old boy who lives a few hours from me who is battling a form of Leukemia. This is the outfit that I am donating. It will be auctioned off at a fundraiser this weekend in his honor. We're praying for strength for their family and healing and remission for Riley!

Don't you think it'll be perfect for Valentine's Day?!
 This is the new button closure elastic waist that is an option. It's especially great when you plan to use the skirt for multiple children of different sizes or through hand-me-downs or if you're traveling to adopt a child and don't quite know a waist measurement!

This skirt/shirt combo is a size 6 (at 15" in length) ... but with the elastic waist with the button it could fit a size 4T as a longer skirt or a size 7 as a shorter skirt with leggings! Talk about versatile!
 The ruffle shirt detail photo.
 And a close-up of the fabrics in the skirt.
The benefit for Riley is December 17 in Hampton, Iowa.
There will be a meal from 5-8pm with a Silent Auction and Raffle from 5-8pm. A Live Auction will start at 8:30pm followed by a dance.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One-of-a-Kinds: Cinnamon Swirls and Royal Snowflakes

JUST in time for the holidays ...
Cinnamon Swirls and Royal Snowflakes
Two one-of-a-kind creations from Ruffled Feathers Company

Email me at almquist at fmtcs dot com (replace at and dot with the symbols) if you would like to deck your sugar plum in these togs this season. They are ready for immediate shipping!

Cinnamon Swirls
Size 3T Apron-Knot Dress
chest measurement= 23"  

Pine bough wreaths decorated with berries, cloves and cinnamon sticks festively dance across the snow-white background of the upper skirt fabric. Fussy-cut trim at the hem matches the apron with Rich Red and Holiday Green Paisley Scrolls and Swirls. The straps are made from a coordinating red and green holiday print that also is found in the bodice lining. This would look SO cute with a simple white long sleeve T-shirt.

Royal Snowflakes Skirt
Size: 4T-5-or-6 (depending how long you like your daughter's skirts)
*I will custom-make the waist whatever size you prefer! 

A 14-15" length skirt is usually my standard size 6 but I've had moms order 14" length for their 4T girls knowing that the generous waist elastic will give them a couple years of use. A perfect idea for this holiday skirt!

The two fabrics of this skirt dance with glimmers of gold throughout BOTH of their patterns! They are simply royal and nothing short! In fact I wish I had more of this fabric because it is so wonderful ... but it is truly One-Of-A-Kind! Because I don't. 
Please refer to the detail photos for the true beautiful color of the eggplant-purple colored skirt. It is scrumptiously rich and the embellished snowflakes are like jewels twinkling across it.
The pattern  is the fullness of my side-split-skirts without the "split." So they are not TOO overly-bulky and yet have just the right amount of twirl.

Isn't the fabric stunning?!
Turquoise blue, black, gold ...

Not sure what to pair with it?
I would LOVE to sew you a Ruffle T-shirt to coordinate PERFECTLY with it.
(I've just laid the coordinating fabric here ... just waiting to be ruffled on the shirt size of your choice.)
Matching Ruffle Shirt available in size 4/5 or 6 in white.
This is an example of a Ruffle Shirt. 
The Royal Snowflake Purple would be used on the white shirt 
with the Golden Swirls as the Fabric Roses.

All fabrics are pre-washed and ironed before being sewn.
Leave a comment or email me at almquist at fmtcs dot com (replace at and dot with the symbols) with any questions!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sugar Plums Dancing--Christmas Fabrics

Some new fabrics that are perfect for your Sugar Plum's Christmas Card photos and the Holidays! 
Email me almquist at fmtcs dot com with your Christmas Outfit Wishes.


 GingerBread Sweets

Lime and Hot Pink Paisley

Filigree Blossom Pink
 Feather Hearts
 Lollipop Garden Green
 Lollipop Garden Red Circles and Green Circles

Some new items include Knot TOPS (a shorter version of the knot dress perfect not only for little girls but also for t'weens) AND Ruffle Pants!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Khloe's Twirl

I have the incredible opportunity to edit a group of monthly child sponsor UPDATES through NDFH each month. I kinda refer to them as "my kids"-- I can't help it ... they're special to me.
Hearing about each of them as they grow bit by bit each month on the outside and inside is so rewarding! And praying for them to grow stronger and to be "found" by their very own family is a powerful thing to be blessed to do.
Some sooner, some later, ultimately each one of them have been matched with their Forever Families! It is sometimes a bit sad to see them go, but to know that they finally have their own mom's and dad's and families far outweighs any sadness I might have.

Khloe, one of "my" sweethearts from my original list of kiddos will be meeting her Forever Family THIS WEEK!
And I had the blessing of surprising her momma with matching skirts for Khloe (formerly Polly at ND) and her big sister, Makayla, both of whom share the same special need that will no doubt weave them to be incredibly close in time. What a thrill this was for their Mom as finding matching outfits for the girls in their different sizes has been a bit of a challenge. I can't wait to see them modeling them together soon!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Ruffles

I love it when little girls' mammas send me photos of their happy twirling girls in their Ruffled Feathers!

FUN layering!
RUNNING twirls!
Patriotic Sister FUN!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tea Party Skirts & Dresses

New Day Ruffled Feathers Tea Party
Skirts & Dresses

2T/3T sizes

18-24mo sizes

2T size

4T-6T sizes

2T size

 24 mo size

Friday, May 27, 2011

Coming Soon: Ruffle Tanks

The Ruffled Tank: What could be more perfect for summer?!

Single Ruffled Tank with Fabric Roses

They pair beautifully with twirly skirts too!

 And if you like a little more poof to your floof, how 'bout this?:

Double Ruffle Tank
(Back View) 

Friday, May 13, 2011

"A Little Birdie Told Me" Skirt

 Sweet Lil' Birdies Simple Twirl
15.5 inch length (approx. 6/7 size although it can be worn by a smaller size as a longer skirt) 
The waist is 20" unstretched (please just let me know if you need this altered and I would be glad to custom size it to fit your sweetie-pie perfectly.)
Other sizes available upon request.
Another featured skirt found at Ruffled Feathers Company.

The sweetest lil' birdies flutter around the branches and spring blooms of this sweet and tender print. The colors are so soft and gentle with baby shades of blue, pink, rose, yellow and green. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it! 
The style is a simple twirl skirt with a sweetpea-green edging with white hearts across the bottom hem. Take a look and you can almost feel the sweet blossomed breeze flowing and the birds twittering away.
(Click any photo to view larger)
Please email me if you would like to order this or any other skirt or dress.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Asian Sunshine and Grandma's Flower Garden


#1 Asian Sunshine
I love the fabrics of this skirt. They are the softest cotton, like the cotton of your grandmother's guest room pillowcases! And the Asian characters and designs on them are tossed across the happiest shade of yellow. In China, yellow is respected as a "nourishing" color--perhaps like the warm hug of early summer sunshine.
(Click on any image to see it larger.)

The bottom layer is a crisp white cotton with colored diamond tendrils of cornmeal, sweatpea and avocado which all complement colors found in the top fabric. The edging is in a black Kanji.
This particular skirt that is ready-to-ship is a size 3T ... but is available in other sizes upon request!
Scroll down to see previous posts of skirts and dresses still available or view the gallery for past creations.


#2 Grandma's Flower Garden
My grandma was mom to two boys ... but she really deeply would have delighted in raising a girl as well. In fact, they did have a young girl live with them for several years, however she was never adopted but returned to her relatives (sigh.) But when I see flowers I can't help but remember my grandma. She always had the most beautiful flower gardens! She also was a huge influence on my love of quilting and sewing. So in honor of my grandma ... here is "Grandma's Flower Garden."

This skirt is ready-to-ship in a 4T size, but is available in other sizes as well as in other styles upon request.
This is a super-duper FULL twirly-girly skirt! In fact it has two layers for maximum fluffiness. 
If your girl is a twirler ... this is the skirt she will never want to take off.

The top layer has a hot pink waistband with colorful hearts and the coordinating top layer of fabric is a garden of sweet cheerful flowers in hot pink and bright lime against a field of black.
The bottom layer has a juicy ruffle that reminds me of summertime watermelon with stripes of hot pink, lime and white. The fabric is from the Hugs and Kisses Collection.

And be sure to check back for the next featured skirt/dress!