children, sewing

Peony Patterns Freesia Dress {Release}

There's nothing quite as stunning as a double circle skirt! The new Freesia Dress by Peony Patterns has all that PLUS it's an easy dress to make with no elastic and just a few buttons in the back! I decided to make Freesia for my eldest daughter and she just loves how twirly it is!… Continue reading Peony Patterns Freesia Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Myrtle Dress {Release}

Tash from Peony Patterns has knocked it out of the park again with another super stunning dress! Myrtle is the latest dress everyone is swooning over, and it's easy to see why! The elegant buttoned back and the gorgeous puffy sleeves -- with NO elastic! -- are a beginner sewist's dream sew! And the options… Continue reading Peony Patterns Myrtle Dress {Release}

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Hand Embroidered Owl Dress

Ever since my youngest daughter was 18 months, she's been obsessed with owls. I don't quite know what the trigger for it was, however around about that time, our homeschool community did an owl pellet dissection with my older kids, later that day I showed my kids some owl pellet videos on YouTube (and again… Continue reading Hand Embroidered Owl Dress

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Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

With just a few days to go before Christmas, I knew my final FabricMart make of 2021 needed to be fancy Christmas dresses for my daughters! Ignoring all the dire warnings from sewists on the Internet, I bravely selected some cranberry sequined stretch velvet, panther black polyester faux fur, and polyester stretch lining. And then… Continue reading Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

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Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

I'm excited to share my final pattern test of the year, the Cerese dress from Peony Patterns! (This means I have all the last minute Christmas sewing to get working on now!!). Cerese (French for "cherry") is a lovely woven dress with an elastic waist, short and long sleeve options with tie cuffs, optional pintuck… Continue reading Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

I took some time over the last few weeks to test the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns, Lantana. My plan was to make a Christmas themed dress after making this test sample, but unfortunately my sewing machine had a few visits to the hospital, so the Christmas version will have to wait! Lantana is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

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Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}

In my effort to use up every last scrap, I couldn't go past creating a Peony Patterns Banksia Dress for my youngest, after making the Sage Dress for her older sister! How much fun are these tags?! Juno Design USA sent these reversible heart labels to me - they fit perfectly inside a side seam… Continue reading Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}

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Peony Patterns Sage Dress {for Minerva}

Minerva sent me a couple of meters of this gorgeous John Kaldor Lizzano Cotton Sateen in a purple floral ("Blossom") and I knew it would be perfect as a Sage dress for my eldest daughter! Sage is one of the newest dresses from Peony Patterns, but I didn't have time to test it before it… Continue reading Peony Patterns Sage Dress {for Minerva}

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Boys Camo Jacket, Shirts & Pants {for FabricMart}

I'm featured on the FabricMart blog today! My seven year old son doesn't get a whole lot of sewing love, so when I saw camo Ripstop available at Fabric Mart, I KNEW I had to make him a jacket! With my $50 budget and Fabric Mart's stellar prices, I still had room to add a… Continue reading Boys Camo Jacket, Shirts & Pants {for FabricMart}