In this whirlwind of a weird year, it's hard to believe Christmas is only 4 months away. Really. In the sewing world, that means it's definitely time to plan NOW! MK*Designs is one company I love sewing samples for - their fabric collections are always fun and vibrant, and the cotton lycra fabric base is… Continue reading Christmas Pajama Time!
America's Independence Day is almost here, so to get in the spirit of things, I decided to make some patriotic outfits for each of my kids.
Each of these sews is from an American designer too!
Just in time for Christmas, I made pajamas for my kids - because that is what us sewists are supposed to do at Christmas time, yes? ;-). And then, because my kids insisted on wearing them immediately and I failed to photograph them, they of course: wet the bed the first night, spilled breakfast on… Continue reading And then it was Pajama Day, Every Day.
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!
A friend recently introduced me to Threadsmitten, a small online business based local to me in Fairfax, Virginia specializing in European fabrics, notions, and non-Euro indie paper sewing patterns. The owner, Rachel, sent me some of her fabrics to try out and share - and I am just so in love with them!
As I've mentioned before, my husband's first name means "dragon" so whenever I have the opportunity to sew up some dragon fabric, I usually jump on it!
Affordable Fabrics & More sent me some dragon yardage, a coordinate and a panel this week, so it was a nice opportunity to finally make something for my son! I'm hoping this keeps him from feeling jealous of his sisters for at least a couple of weeks, haha! Read more...
I was in Australia back in March and had promised to make my nephew a PJ Masks shirt, since that's his current obsession. My sister has four boys with this one being her third, so he's pretty accustomed to just getting hand-me-downs in the wardrobe department. As a result, he was VERY excited and proud… Continue reading Oliver +S Buttoned-Up Button-Down Shirt
One of the indy sewing pattern highlights every year is the release of the new Jalie pattern collection! As a Jalie promoter, we start seeing the pattern line drawings a few months before the actual release and then have to keep quiet about them until they actually get released! TORTURE! The new collection has 12… Continue reading Jalie Henri Pants & Alex Sweatshirt Release
Since my husband's name means "dragon," I'm always on the look out for cool dragon fabric! Needless to say, I couldn't resist this dragon print and panel from MK*Designs! This fabric is available for pre-order until December 22nd, 2019 with delivery in 8-12 weeks. Just like every other MK*Designs fabric, this is excellent quality fabric,… Continue reading Dragon Hoodie & Pants
Sometimes it can be hard to find awesome boy friendly fabric, so I was excited to see this new monster car design from MK*Designs! Of course, when it arrived my daughters insisted it was for them and were pretty bitter when I declared it was for their brother. Monster cars for everyone! Each of the… Continue reading Talkin’ or Racin’? Car Fabric for Boys (and Girls!)