Duds for Dudes Tour

Today I'm joining up with the Duds for Dudes Tour with Mabel Madison fabric shop! If you've never purchased from Mabel Madison, you are truly missing out! Disclaimer: I was given a discount for my purchases for being part of this blog tour, but all opinions are my own. Sometimes finding boy-friendly fabrics can be tricky. … Continue reading Duds for Dudes Tour


Add a Lining to any Pants Pattern

Today we have another change in the tour schedule, so you get to see another one of MY versions of the Bottoms Up Pants! I added a flannel lining (because babies in -25 F windchill need to stay warm!) and today I'll show you how to add a lining to any pants pattern you have. … Continue reading Add a Lining to any Pants Pattern

Wedding pants for the baby (and my first TESTER call!)

We are headed to my lovely sister-in-law's wedding this weekend. As I was gathering clothing for the boys and putting together outfits, I quickly realized that the baby had NO pants that didn't have holes in the knees (hello, fourth child) or that were wedding appropriate. Bonus: it's Kids Clothes Week and I actually sewed … Continue reading Wedding pants for the baby (and my first TESTER call!)

Counting Stars and adding a tuxedo stripe to pants

The lovely Melissa and Stacey, fellow boy mamas from Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy are in the middle of their Sew in Tune series. It's super fun - sewing that's inspired by music! Confession: I don't listen to a lot of pop music. I get a lot of my modern day musical … Continue reading Counting Stars and adding a tuxedo stripe to pants

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

Purple and Pink – Calling All Kids

Today I'm bringing home a post that was a part of Alida Makes' Calling All Kids series. If you didn't see it the first time around, be sure you pop over to check out all the posts - Alida challenged us all to rethink our kids' wardrobes and not let gender define how they dress. … Continue reading Purple and Pink – Calling All Kids

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..

Whale pants!

I've been sewing up a lot of pants lately, especially for this little man. I may or may not have something in the works with these... Cloth diaper booty!I whaley love them. [heh] whale fabric from Drawstring Studio

Easy Side Pocket Tutorial [from the K.I.D.S. series!]

This post was originally part of the K.I.D.S. series at Me Sew Crazy. I wanted to share the post and pocket tutorial here, in case you missed it the first time around! I have to admit - I have never once asked my boys' opinions on the clothes I make for them. Until now. Asking … Continue reading Easy Side Pocket Tutorial [from the K.I.D.S. series!]