etcetera, sewing

2021 in Review

So I have a confession: I'm really, really bad at remembering what I've done this week, let alone this year. But it is nice to do these roundups, so I'll dig through my blogs and calendar and see how I go in summarizing the year! Books I've Read All the books I read in 2021… Continue reading 2021 in Review

children, sewing

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}

children, sewing

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}

children, sewing

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}

children, sewing

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}

children, sewing

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}

etcetera

All About Reading – Free Shipping til Sunday!

Friends! I'm so excited to share this special promotional deal from All About Learning! Until Sunday October 3, you can get free shipping on your order! We've been using All About Spelling and All About Reading for many years now and my kids just love it! Ordering directly through their company means you get a… Continue reading All About Reading – Free Shipping til Sunday!

children, sewing

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}

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Iberis Dress {Release}

I do love a stunning dress back, and the latest dress I tested from Peony Patterns is certainly no exception! Iberis is a sophisticated dress with a fabulous back! Ruffles, geometric design (perfect for stripes, color blocking, incorporating trims and laces, etc), keyhole back, and an invisible zipper to finish it off. The dress is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Iberis Dress {Release}