children, sewing

Boo! Designs Dynamite Activewear

I've been on a legging kick lately! Naturally, I fully intended to make leggings for me... but when it comes to doing strike-off sews... well my kids always win out! I think I need some leggings in this Stitch print though - but just as an accent - I'm not quite brave enough to go to the gym with Stitch all over me, LOL.  Read more...

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SLPC Dolly Aria Dress & Roxie Leggings Release

Because I need to have a million things on my plate at any one time, a couple of weeks ago I decided to sign up to test the new Simple Life Pattern Company Aria Dress for dolls! I already own the girls version of this dress and just KNEW my eldest would LOVE to match her doll with this one! Keep reading to see what I came up with!

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The Pearlie Dress

Sometimes on social media, there's a pattern you often see and just fall in love more every single time! The Pearlie by Peach Patterns is one such garment for me! Every time I see this dress, I think, "I really need to get that pattern!" Finally I pulled the trigger this week and just grabbed… Continue reading The Pearlie Dress

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Dragon Outfit for my Son

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...

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Pooh Bear Top & Shorts

MK*Designs recently sent me this adorable panel with Stitch dressed up as various Winnie the Pooh characters on a bee background. The panel was too big for my 3 year old so I decided to use it for my 7 year old instead. The A.A. Milne quote, "The things that make me different are the things that make me," describes my daughter to a T, so this really was perfect for her! (Read More)

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How I plan a sewing project in Photoshop

Have you ever stared at a pattern and a fabric collection and struggled with visualizing how it will come together? Often when I'm planning out a "strike off" project with custom fabric, I do quick draft in Photoshop first. I use Photoshop because I've owned it for years, but there are some free or cheap… Continue reading How I plan a sewing project in Photoshop