We've been homeschooling for 8 years now I guess -- if you consider that we are homeschooling our kids from when they are first born! Over the years I've tried various curriculum - some I've stuck with, some I've shelved. This coming year I'll have one in 3rd grade, one in 1st grade, and a preschooler. I'd like to say I've got this all figured out, but I'm far from it! Since I know a lot of people will be homeschooling in the fall and are in a conundrum about what curriculums to use, I thought I'd do a roundup of what we'll be using this coming year. The beauty of homeschooling of course, is if I decide something isn't for us, we can just change it. But I hope this is what we will stick with for the year!
Late last year my neighbor was getting rid of some fabric, and my eyes landed on some gorgeous floral scuba, gray double brushed poly, and a purple sweater knit. I thought this combo would be perfect as a dress and cardigan for my two girls!
You know what I love about knit skirts? They're super comfy and immediately make you look put together with less effort than it takes to put on a pair of jeans. And skirts are way easier to sew than jeans! Itch to Stitch has just released the new Balboa Skirt and it comes with so many options, you may never need another knit skirt pattern again!
For the last few weeks I've been testing the updated Emilya Pants from Simple Life Pattern Company. This is a cute fitted pant for woven fabrics with Simple Life's signature bow on the pockets and cute optional cuffs at the bottom.
After a bit of a co-vid induced sewing slump I'm again sewing all the things! Case in point: I've participated in three pattern tests in the last three weeks and starting today I'll be sharing the first of my projects with you! Whenever there's a Duchess and Hare test, I try to jump on it… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Loosey Goosey Dress Release & Rolled Hem Tutorial
Have you heard of One Thimble? Released quarterly, it's a digital sewing magazine based in Australia and each issue includes brand new indy sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, and sewing articles. It's a great way to try out a bunch of on-trend designs from reputable and new designers at one low price! One Thimble's next issue… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Xanadu Hack for One Thimble
I'm ready to share more patterns from Jalie's new 13 piece collection! I'm sharing 3 new Jalie patterns - the Elle Reversible Top, Renee Ponte Pants, and the Stella Leggings. As always, these patterns are all available with size 2T - 2XL in one pattern and comes as a PDF or Paper pattern. The PDF's also include projector files for those doing that now!
The Jalie 2020 collection has landed!!!!!! 13 new patterns for you to sew! Here's my take on Bianca.
Finding yourself with a new sewing machine but nowhere to go for lessons? I've had so many people reach out to me to ask how to get started, I thought I'd share a bunch of great digital resources to get you started!
But first, how did I get started?
Good News! Due to the cancelation of in-person Homeschool conventions this year, RightStart is taking their convention pricing online! From May 6 until May 31, 2020, get free shipping and 15% off... (read more)