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
Today I'm joining up with the Pattern Anthology tour to share a little Boy Style with you. Because who says girls need to have all the fashion fun? The patterns from the Pattern Anthology collection [a limited time collection of 8 patterns by four designers that I know and love] have what every boy [or … Continue reading Boy Style: plaids and hats [Pattern Anthology]
Hooray for Earth Day! One of my absolute favorite things to do is to scour thrift stores [or our closets!] for fabrics to repurpose into something else. Call it upcycling, refashioning, or repurposing... there's just so much possibility for new life from things that have been discarded and forgotten. So to celebrate Earth Day, I've … Continue reading 15 Upcycled Sewing Project Ideas
If you sew kids' clothing and you don't know Shwin Designs, you are missing out. Shauna creates fabulous patterns for both boys and girls, and they never disappoint. One of my favorites is the Nowhere Man Pants, which I have made and used as a starting point for pants many times. So when I had … Continue reading Submarine Pullover
With a house already full of boys, I haven't had the need to buy much of anything for this new babe. I did want to make a few things for baby, however, and one of my favorite things to make is baby pants. Okay, pants in general are a fave, I'll admit, but especially baby pants. … Continue reading Easy DIY Baby Pants Tutorial
When it comes to home or holiday decor, I'm super cheap frugal. I don't enjoy spending lots of money on things that are either only going to be up for a short time or have the potential to get broken by my [super lovely and amazing] boys who don't care so much that mama's decor isn't … Continue reading Hanging Hearts [a mini tutorial]
Welcome to day one of the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour! I was so excited to get to review the Lil' Long Johns pattern from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. You know those outfits that you put your kids in that just melt you? This is one of those. [The baby blues might have a little bit … Continue reading Lil’ Long Johns [Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour!]
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!
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
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you might recall some sweater overalls that I made for my now two-year-old. I really loved them on him, and they were such a super quick upcycling project. So I thought I'd make some for the baby this time around! Yes, I do realize that I just … Continue reading Sweater-alls: Take Two!