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

Greenwood Tank: a wardrobe staple

I've been thinking to myself lately how much I needed a good knit tank pattern. Luckily for me, Straight Stitch Designs (affiliate link) is releasing the Greenwood Tank today! Warning: if you sew one Greenwood Tank, you will be unable to stop and will need to sew more. As part of the testing team, I've already sewn three! … Continue reading Greenwood Tank: a wardrobe staple

Ballard Top

When I posted recently about how I'm not holding back and waiting for the perfect circumstances to sew more for myself anymore, I was overwhelmed by the amazing response. I'm obviously not alone in this. Too many of us are waiting until things are "just right" before we jump in and sew for ourselves. So when my … Continue reading Ballard Top

Adelaide Top

I've kind of switched gears a little bit in my sewing and have been sewing a lot more for myself. And it is so fabulous! I had the super honor of being an early tester for one of See Kate Sew's new pattern - Adelaide. Friends, I'm in looooove. This pattern is oh so lovely. It … Continue reading Adelaide Top

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]

Bond Top Pattern Tour [a pattern review]

Recently, my lovely friend Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy [and my partner in crime for Handmade Gifts for Boys] launched her pattern shop Beatnik Kids! She has three super adorable boys, so she has a passion for unique boy designs. I had the privilege of testing and now touring [if I say it … Continue reading Bond Top Pattern Tour [a pattern review]

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

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

Classic Oxford Button-Up [Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour!]

Thanks for stopping by today! If you're here from Naptime Crafters and the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop tour, welcome! Peek-a-Boo Patterns has such a wide variety of kid patterns - for boys and girls. [Hooray for boy patterns!] When I got the chance to be part of Amy's fall tour, I knew I had to try … Continue reading Classic Oxford Button-Up [Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour!]

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…