sewing, women

Coffee & Cocktails: One dress – Two ways

I had hoped to participate in The Day and Night Dress Challenge earlier this month where the goal was to make two dresses - one as a day look (coffee) and one as an evening look (cocktails). I decided I wanted to pull this off with just one pattern, and for that I settled on… Continue reading Coffee & Cocktails: One dress – Two ways

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children, sewing

Red, White and Pink Tour: Lil Luxe Dress

Ever since it first came out, I have adored the Lil Luxe Dress. Eventually it went on sale and I decided to snap it up. That was, um, quite some time ago. Last year my eldest daughter was complaining that she didn't have enough twirly, sparkly dresses 🙄. Fabric Mart, of course, was having one… Continue reading Red, White and Pink Tour: Lil Luxe Dress

accessories, sewing

Celebrate the Holidays! FREE Doll Cape Pattern!

It's crunch time for me to get all my last minute gifts made, and this one was no exception! My daughter got her first American Girl Doll for her 6th birthday last month, and now wants me to make *all the clothes*. I've been told on more than one occasion that she is expecting me… Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays! FREE Doll Cape Pattern!

children, sewing

Meine Herzenswelt – Vanja Sweater Dress

German pattern world strikes again! I just love how many unique and interesting designs are available among European patterns! When I received this unicorn panel from MK*Designs, I realized that it was going to be too small for another Filou sweater or BeeStyle and since I wanted a dress, I didn't think it would work with the… Continue reading Meine Herzenswelt – Vanja Sweater Dress

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)

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