What are little girls made of, made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice; That's what little girls are made of. - Robert Southey, circa 1820 I tested the Everything Nice Dress by Duchess and Hare late last year, and in doing so made a fit muslin. I have… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Revisited
Yay for new pattern releases! For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been testing the Camilla top and dress from Simple Life Pattern Company. Camilla is adorable, and even though my 8 year old declared that hers made her look like a giant napkin (some of our table linens are in the same fabric, and my 4 year old Slytherin has intentionally been wiping her hands on her dress just to mess with her), she has actually been choosing to wear it! Phew!
America's Independence Day is almost here, so to get in the spirit of things, I decided to make some patriotic outfits for each of my kids. Each of these sews is from an American designer too!
Late last year my neighbor was getting rid of some fabric, and my eyes landed on some gorgeous floral scuba, gray double brushed poly, and a purple sweater knit. I thought this combo would be perfect as a dress and cardigan for my two girls!
For the last few weeks I've been testing the updated Emilya Pants from Simple Life Pattern Company. This is a cute fitted pant for woven fabrics with Simple Life's signature bow on the pockets and cute optional cuffs at the bottom.
After a bit of a co-vid induced sewing slump I'm again sewing all the things! Case in point: I've participated in three pattern tests in the last three weeks and starting today I'll be sharing the first of my projects with you! Whenever there's a Duchess and Hare test, I try to jump on it… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Loosey Goosey Dress Release & Rolled Hem Tutorial
Have you heard of One Thimble? Released quarterly, it's a digital sewing magazine based in Australia and each issue includes brand new indy sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, and sewing articles. It's a great way to try out a bunch of on-trend designs from reputable and new designers at one low price! One Thimble's next issue… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Xanadu Hack for One Thimble
I'm ready to share more patterns from Jalie's new 13 piece collection! I'm sharing 3 new Jalie patterns - the Elle Reversible Top, Renee Ponte Pants, and the Stella Leggings. As always, these patterns are all available with size 2T - 2XL in one pattern and comes as a PDF or Paper pattern. The PDF's also include projector files for those doing that now!
Just in time for Christmas, I made pajamas for my kids - because that is what us sewists are supposed to do at Christmas time, yes? ;-). And then, because my kids insisted on wearing them immediately and I failed to photograph them, they of course: wet the bed the first night, spilled breakfast on… Continue reading And then it was Pajama Day, Every Day.
What a wacky year 2020 is turning out to be yes? When I was first invited to join the annual Raspberry Creek Fabrics Suit up for Summer Blog Tour hosted by SewSophieLynn and Paisley Roots, I of course had no idea that there would be a chance we may not actually GET to wear our swimsuits this year, but one can always HOPE! I don't know about you, but my emotions have been all over the place. Last week all I could see was a downward spiral of gloom, but this week I have a bit more hope. So, here's to a summer of sprinklers, water tables, and HOPEFULLY swimming pools too!