children, sewing

Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

I'm so excited to share a gorgeous new dress pattern with you! The Hyacinth Dress is the first pattern by Belinda Abira, the newest designer for Peony Patterns. Belinda is originally from Kenya and Hyacinth is a named after the Water Hyacinth, a plant found in her home town. (Fun fact: shortly after she told… Continue reading Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

children, sewing

Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

I love spring! Summer is coming!! So, shorts and t-shirts are definitely in order for my kids! Sunflower Seams, a new indie pattern company, have released a t-shirt (with pocket, hood, and color-blocking options), and a pair of shorts (with ruffle option), which are sure to be a hit for your kids' summer wardrobe staples.… Continue reading Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

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Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

Every girl needs a twirly skirt, and Powderpuff is definitely a hit in our house!! After making this one, I quickly realized I needed a top to go with it, and so the Daffodil Tee was the natural choice! Of course, to top it off, I had to make a Bluebell Hairbow as well! (Bluebell… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Wattle Dress {Release}

Last week I decided to test the new Peony Patterns Wattle Dress for my eldest. This is Peony's first knit dress pattern, and given how much my girls love a good knit dress, I know this one will get lots of wear! Oh, and did I mention the twirl on this one? She's definitely a… Continue reading Peony Patterns Wattle Dress {Release}

sewing, women

Liesl+Co Yanaka Jacket {Release}

I'm so excited to share a project I've been secretly working on these last few months! While I have sewn for years, it wasn't until I discovered Oliver+S patterns after the birth of my firstborn nine+ years ago that I felt like I was actually improving - these patterns actually taught you how to sew!… Continue reading Liesl+Co Yanaka Jacket {Release}

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Book Release! – Carlsbad Cardigan

Time for another Itch to Stitch Sew Beautiful make! The Carlsbad Cardigan is my FAVORITE thing in the upcoming book from Itch to Stitch, Sew Beautiful: Make Stylish Handmade Clothing with Simple Stitch-And-Wear Patterns. As I mentioned in yesterday's post about the Prague Top, this book includes 8 beginner friendly patterns, perfect for a capsule wardrobe, and releases on December 8 in both Kindle and paperback versions, and you can preorder it right now!

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Book Release! Prague Top

I'm so excited to share that Kennis Wong, the designer at Itch to Stitch (a pattern company for which I've been a longtime tester), is releasing her first BOOK! The book, Sew Beautiful: Make Stylish Handmade Clothing With Simple Stitch-And-Wear Patterns, is available for preorder in paperback and digital formats and includes eight patterns geared towards beginner sewists and perfect for creating a capsule wardrobe.

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Causeway Bomber {Release}

Sewing friends!! I am oh so proud of my latest make!! The new Itch to Stitch Causeway Bomber jacket is probably the most complicated thing I've ever made, but nevertheless, after making the muslin, I was able to bang it out over two evenings and a Saturday afternoon. With some patience (and maybe a few glasses of wine!) you can make this awesome jacket too!