Striped Birthday Tank

Boy number three turned four yesterday. To celebrate, I made him a striped tank. The tank is self-drafted and upcycled from an XL men's tank top. The stripes on this tank are so rad. I love finding t-shirts on clearance to use as fabric, because sometimes you can find some fabulous prints that you can't find … Continue reading Striped Birthday Tank


No Doubt inspired sewing: Sew in Tune

Today I'm letting the music be my muse, with one of my favorite blog series: Sew in Tune! I super love this series, put on by Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Melissa of Melly Sews (you can see my looks from previous years here and here). Last year I came across an amazing pair of … Continue reading No Doubt inspired sewing: Sew in Tune

Striped Tanks

I've been trying to beef up my boys' summer wardrobes. My oldest has grown out of most of last year's shirts, and my almost two-year-old doesn't have quite as many hand-me-downs as his older brother did. These boys are pretty tough on their clothes. So I sewed up a couple tanks. Similar to this tank … Continue reading Striped Tanks

Cool Cardigan… with mix and match patterns

Have y'all seen Blank Slate Patterns by Melly Sews? This girl is a fellow boy-mama and a pattern making machine. I recently sewed up the Cool Cardigan for my oldest. And seriously, this pattern is fabulous. I used the size 5 and it was mostly a good fit. My dude is RIDICULOUSLY skinny, so when … Continue reading Cool Cardigan… with mix and match patterns

Stripes and Polka Dots – sewing along with PR&P

Have you been following along with Project Run and Play? If you aren't familiar with it, it's an online sewing/design competition for kids' clothing. It's super fun and introduces you to lots of fabulous kids' clothing designers/bloggers. Along with the competitors, they have a weekly Sew Along where those of us not part of the … Continue reading Stripes and Polka Dots – sewing along with PR&P

Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

Little boys wearing overalls. Seriously, can it get any cuter? Well, he is my kid, so I'm probably biased. But the one problem I have with overalls is that most of them are denim with all these buckles and whatnot - which aren't always super comfortable for baby taking a nap. [and a no-napping baby … Continue reading Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

KCWC: Color Block Striped Tee

I decided I needed a little quicker project, after the pants I worked on the past couple of days. One that wasn't quite as detail oriented. So obviously a striped T-shirt is the way to go! This shirt is made with a combination of striped, knit fabric I scored from a rummage sale and an … Continue reading KCWC: Color Block Striped Tee

An Upcycled Slim Fit Tank

A couple weeks ago, I made my oldest this upcycled, striped tank. It's upcycled from a Target clearance tee [$2 for an XXL, if you're wondering]. Once again, marrying my love of stripes and refashioning. The ribbing was also upcycled, from an old tank of mine. It was WAY stretchier than the ribbing I used … Continue reading An Upcycled Slim Fit Tank

The Slim Fit Tank

The weather around here is not quite summer... or even spring, really. But eventually summer will come, and a certain four and a half year old doesn't have any tanks. Well, thank you Kids Clothes Week Challenge, we now have the first tank of the season. This is a self-drafted pattern [that I'm hoping to make … Continue reading The Slim Fit Tank

Short to Long Sleeves – a Quick and Easy Tutorial

Truth be told, long-sleeved shirts get much more wear around here than short-sleeved. While our summer season isn't very long [insert sad face here], we do have a great spring and fall. So when I found a grey polo for my two-year-old on clearance, I snatched it up, knowing that I wanted to change it … Continue reading Short to Long Sleeves – a Quick and Easy Tutorial