children, sewing

Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

When it comes to mending and fixing things, I am a huge procrastinator. I just hate to do it! I'd much rather just make something new than fix (or upcycle) something that I have. I know I'm not alone! So, this dress is kinda like that. I had intended for my daughter to be Snow… Continue reading Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

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children, sewing

Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

Well, Halloween is behind us (ahem, belated blog post on that coming soon!), which means it is *prime time* to get Christmas dresses out of the way! This week I helped test the new Duchess & Hare Take a Bow Dress and Cape Winslet, and together they make a most delightful (and not particularly complicated)… Continue reading Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

children, sewing

FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou with Beanpop Fabrics

Guys! I successfully sewed up another German pattern! (I still did spend an awful amount of time translating and re-reading through the instructions and wondering, can I really sew this up without making a muslin and get it done quickly??!). (My first German pattern is over here). This one is the FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou (kids)… Continue reading FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou with Beanpop Fabrics

children, sewing

Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress with Beanpop!

I am so excited about this dress! I'm a "strike-off seamstress" for Beanpop Fabrics and when they requested this gorgeous striped floral fabric be sewn up, I just KNEW it would be a perfect combo with the Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress that I tested earlier in the year. (In fact, there are so… Continue reading Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress with Beanpop!

children, sewing

My first German pattern!

I finally took the plunge and made my very first German pattern! I've been seeing so many amazing German patterns floating around the web lately and knew I had to overcome all fears and get my feet wet with them. About the Fabric Firstly, I received this gorgeous unicorn fabric, panel and coordinates from It's… Continue reading My first German pattern!

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Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!

Can you believe school starts in less than a month??! Well -- for those of you living in Virginia and most of the USA, that is! (Completely unrelated aside: I remember growing up in Australia and being *super* confused during the movie Grease, when the students would return to school immediately after Christmas - in… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!

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Boo! Designs Skater Dress – Wonder Woman

Will the love for the Boo! Designs Skater Dress* ever cease? (See some of what I've made already here and here.) I had no intentions to actually make a Wonder Woman costume for my daughter, but a few months ago I was in Spandex World in NYC and spied the glitter star spandex. It was calling to… Continue reading Boo! Designs Skater Dress – Wonder Woman