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
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)
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
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!
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!
Welcome to Day 29 of the My Favorite (Sewing) Things Tour hosted by Sewing by Ti! I had a hard time deciding which favorites I would use for this tour! Even though children's wear is my first love, I decided that, since this is the year of sewing for me -- and because this tour… Continue reading These are a few of my Favorite (sewing) Things
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!