Racerback Maxi Dress FREE pattern and tutorial

Today I'm so excited to be a part of 30 Days of Sundresses series at Melly Sews! I participated last year, and this year I'm bringing you a free pattern and tutorial for a racerback maxi dress that is super comfy and early maternity friendly! But if you aren't pregnant, don't worry - baby bellies are … Continue reading Racerback Maxi Dress FREE pattern and tutorial

Free Newborn Baby Pants Pattern

My absolute favorite thing to make for new babies is a pair of baby pants. Or three. I make my pants using this tutorial of mine, and now I've added a free newborn sized pattern to make it even easier for you! Supplies: 1/4 yard of knit fabric 15 inches of 3/4in. non-roll elastic (you may need … Continue reading Free Newborn Baby Pants Pattern

FREE Yoga Pants Pattern!

Today I'm over at Melly Sews sharing my Zinnia Jacket as part of the Riley Blake Knit Love blog tour. I'm super excited to take part in the tour on Melissa's behalf and have the chance to play with some super yummy Riley Blake knits. You can read all about the Zinnia Jacket over on … Continue reading FREE Yoga Pants Pattern!

Sew-a-bration of Women: shoreline boatneck tunic (take two)

When I'm shopping and I find something like a t-shirt or a cardigan that fits my body and I feel great in, I like to buy more than one. The same thing goes for a handmade wardrobe, which is why this is take two of this gathered tunic. The first gathered tunic I made was a modified Shoreline Boatneck … Continue reading Sew-a-bration of Women: shoreline boatneck tunic (take two)

Alter a shirt pattern to a gathered tunic [a tutorial]

One of the great things about sewing your own clothes is that you can make them how YOU want them to be. Have a great shirt pattern? You can make a tunic from it really easily! When Melissa of Blank Slates Patterns offered to send me her Shoreline Boatneck Top and Dress  [affiliate link] pattern, I … Continue reading Alter a shirt pattern to a gathered tunic [a tutorial]

Sewing Tip: making the most of upcycled tees

Sometimes finding the right knit fabric can be tricky. Local shops don't always have the widest selection, and while I love to shop online [Girl Charlee and The Fabric Fairy are some of my favorite sites for knits!] sometimes you just need to feel the fabric to know if it's going to work for you … Continue reading Sewing Tip: making the most of upcycled tees

Charlie Shirt: a pattern review

Not too long ago, I came across the European pattern designer Zonen09. When I saw her patterns, I seriously could not peel myself away from her site. Not only are her patterns unique and stylish, but she designs for BOYS! So when I contacted the oh-so-sweet Sharon who is the designer behind Zonen09, she was … Continue reading Charlie Shirt: a pattern review

Once, twice, three times a [Casual] Lady…

I'm in love. Is it okay to be in love with a pattern? Don't tell me if it's not. Because I totally am. And what's that? You want more awkward selfies? Well I aim to please. This pattern, the Casual Lady [affiliate link] from Go To Patterns is fantastic. I've made three already, and there's no end in sight … Continue reading Once, twice, three times a [Casual] Lady…

Recess Raglan Hoodie

I know I mentioned before how much I love the Recess Raglan [a pattern from See Kate Sew - affiliate link]. I know this pattern is going to be in heavy rotation here. When I decided to make one for my two-year-old, I changed it up just a little bit from the original pattern.Because everything is a little … Continue reading Recess Raglan Hoodie

When pajama pants make you feel successful..

I know I'm not alone when I say that getting to my sewing machine these days is work. Sometimes life takes over and babies don't sleep and two-year-olds dump out every box in the cupboard and your sewing table becomes the catch-all for everything. But when days like that come, pajama pants will rescue you. … Continue reading When pajama pants make you feel successful..