It's time for another pattern mash! I've been seeing a lot of puff sleeves lately, and thought it would be cute to use the Peony Patterns Daffodil and Wattle to create this effect. I needed to sew up this beautiful organic cotton lycra plaid and ribbing from Wolf & Rabbit Fabrics and thought it would… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daffodil & Wattle Mash Tutorial
A Peony Christmas + New Embroidery Patterns!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With just a few days before December 25, I finally got my girls' Christmas dresses finished! Not that they'll be going anywhere special in them, but it's still fun to dress up, even if we're stuck at home! I started out each dress with the embroidery -… Continue reading A Peony Christmas + New Embroidery Patterns!
Duchess & Hare Xanadu Hack for One Thimble
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
How to Add a Side Stripe to a Rashguard
As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared the Boo! Designs Swimmers Rash Guard with a side stripe running along the sleeve and side. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on how I did it!
How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top
As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared my take on the Jalie Crop Top. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on making the flounce! First up, I found this blog post from The Shapes of Fabric with instructions on working out the size of the flounce. I measured… Continue reading How to Add a Flounce to Jalie Crop Top
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...
Jalie Diane Swimsuit with Ruffle Hack
I don't usually sew to sell, however occasionally my arm can be twisted. I was recently asked by one of the fabric hosts that I work with, if I could sew a swimsuit for her daughter. So, she sent me two different fabrics but we had a little breakdown in communication - I sewed up… Continue reading Jalie Diane Swimsuit with Ruffle Hack
Glow in the Dark Dragon Tee! (And Giveaway!)
When it comes to sewing, it's easy to skip over the basic t-shirt. They're pretty cheap and easy to buy from the store, right? Well, today I'm going to inspire you to 1) Make a t-shirt, and 2) Change up that t-shirt! (*Contains affiliate links) This month's Sewing Blue Blog Tour, hosted by Made for… Continue reading Glow in the Dark Dragon Tee! (And Giveaway!)
Boys in Summer Blog Tour: I just wanna be a cat
Daughter: It's not FAIR!!!! Me: What's not fair? Daughter: I want star pockets too! 😦 Little Miss 6 might have a pang of jealousy that her brother FINALLY has a new mama made outfit and she does not! And I guess I owe her a dress with star pockets! Today I'm sharing my project from… Continue reading Boys in Summer Blog Tour: I just wanna be a cat
One of my friends had a baby shower on Saturday, so on Friday night I decided to make a hoodie and pants for the mommy-to-be. I cut everything out Friday night and sewed it all together Saturday morning! (*Contains affiliate links) I decided to use the Halla Patterns Kids Stardust Shirt* as my hoodie pattern… Continue reading Zebra baby!