children, sewing, women

Suit up for Summer with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

What a wacky year 2020 is turning out to be yes? When I was first invited to join the annual Raspberry Creek Fabrics Suit up for Summer Blog Tour hosted by SewSophieLynn and Paisley Roots, I of course had no idea that there would be a chance we may not actually GET to wear our swimsuits this year, but one can always HOPE! I don't know about you, but my emotions have been all over the place. Last week all I could see was a downward spiral of gloom, but this week I have a bit more hope. So, here's to a summer of sprinklers, water tables, and HOPEFULLY swimming pools too!

sewing, women

How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top

As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared my take on the Jalie Crop Top. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on making the flounce! First up, I found this blog post from The Shapes of Fabric with instructions on working out the size of the flounce. I measured… Continue reading How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top

sewing, women

DC Frocktails! (and Jalie Rachel Dress)

My goodness, these last few weeks have been such a blur, I forgot to do a writeup on DC Frocktails! So, Frocktails! I wasn't entirely sure what this event would be all about but I knew I wanted to be part of it. I planned to jump on tickets as soon as they came available but then when I saw they were kinda pricey, I hesitated. And then when I finally decided to just get the tickets anyway, they had sold out! Thankfully I was able to get a ticket from the waitlist in early January.

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Tallinn Top & Dress Release

It's new pattern time! Itch to Stitch launched the Tallinn Top and Dress today - this is a fitted knit top/dress with princess seams, center front seam, and options for a peplum, top, or dress. You'll need fabric with about 50% horizontal stretch and good recovery. I used Cotton Lycra for mine but you can use any jersey, double-brushed poly, ITY or French Terry.

sewing, women

Pattern Emporium Hello Gorgeous Puff Sleeve Tee

After testing the new Cape Cod Capelet from Itch to Stitch, I knew I needed to have a coordinating top to go underneath it for my pictures. I'd been hoarding both the sweater knit and the rayon lycra ever since scoring it from Mily Mae Fabrics last year (I won a gift card to their… Continue reading Pattern Emporium Hello Gorgeous Puff Sleeve Tee

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Cape Cod Capelet Release

The new Itch to Stitch Cape Cod Capelet (try saying that 10 times fast!) is available now and is a perfect quick sew AND gift for the holiday season! I tested this garment last week, and it is seriously the fastest pattern test I think I've been on! You could really cut and sew this one in under an hour!

sewing, women

ITS Spotlight September: Jacqueline Hoodie + Sale & Giveaway!

This month we're pulling out less popular patterns from the Itch to Stitch catalog and giving them some love! The rule was that no more than 2 bloggers could use the same pattern. With 24 bloggers on this tour, you're bound to find a big variety of new loves! And there's a **GIVEAWAY** and a **SALE**. So read on ;-).