Wear to Where: Date Night!

With four littles at home, date night out is a rarity. So when it happens, I need to get my CUTE on! I want to wear heels and something beyond the usual jeans and T-shirt. I want to look good for my guy! When the adorable and amazingly talented Katy of Wild + Wanderful asked … Continue reading Wear to Where: Date Night!

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Unlocking a New Sewing Level [a pattern review]

With each baby I've carried, my body has changed a little bit. My hips have grown wider, my belly softer - marked with stripes that are the evidence of these little loves. But this ever-changing body has also produced an ever-changing wardrobe. Under my bed I have clothing for every stage: pre-baby, post-baby, post-post baby. Because … Continue reading Unlocking a New Sewing Level [a pattern review]

Casual Comfort: Sewing for Kindergarten

This year, my oldest started kindergarten. [cue the mama tears!] Yes, we are homeschooling... but that doesn't make it any less "my baby is growing up too fast!!" But since I have a kindergartener this year, I get to be a part of the Sewing for Kindergarten series - hosted by Sewing Like Mad!   … Continue reading Casual Comfort: Sewing for Kindergarten

Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Obviously I thrift a lot. But not just for clothing to refashion or upcycle. I love to buy ready-to-wear clothing there too. I have found some of my favorite jeans, great kid clothes, and even work shirts for my hubby. I came home one day with some Children's Place jeans for my oldest boy - … Continue reading Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Upcycling + Serging = Love

I did it.  I finally sat down with my brand new serger and tried it on for size.  Oh, I am in love.  It is a dream to have this machine!  I've only tried out one stitch so far, but I was really impressed with how this baby handled my first project. Lined upcycled jeans … Continue reading Upcycling + Serging = Love