children, sewing

Peony Patterns – Poppy Dress & Briar Embroidery {Release}

I'm so excited to share the Poppy Dress and Briar Embroidery from Peony Patterns' very first collection! The dress designer, Natasha Chrismas, used to be a designer for Little Lizard King and recently decided to start her own pattern company. Testing this dress was super fun and I was SO inspired by the incredible talent… Continue reading Peony Patterns – Poppy Dress & Briar Embroidery {Release}

children, sewing

Simple Life Pattern Company Camilla Top/Dress Release

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!

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Balboa Skirt Release

You know what I love about knit skirts? They're super comfy and immediately make you look put together with less effort than it takes to put on a pair of jeans. And skirts are way easier to sew than jeans!  Itch to Stitch has just released the new Balboa Skirt and it comes with so many options, you may never need another knit skirt pattern again!

children, sewing

Duchess & Hare Loosey Goosey Dress Release & Rolled Hem Tutorial

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

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Itch to Stitch Tallinn Top & Dress Release

It's new pattern time! Itch to Stitch launched the Tallinn Top and Dress today - this is a fitted knit top/dress with princess seams, center front seam, and options for a peplum, top, or dress. You'll need fabric with about 50% horizontal stretch and good recovery. I used Cotton Lycra for mine but you can use any jersey, double-brushed poly, ITY or French Terry.

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Cape Cod Capelet Release

The new Itch to Stitch Cape Cod Capelet (try saying that 10 times fast!) is available now and is a perfect quick sew AND gift for the holiday season!

I tested this garment last week, and it is seriously the fastest pattern test I think I've been on! You could really cut and sew this one in under an hour!

sewing, women

Sew Altered Style Misty Top/Dress Release

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog! For the last few years I've been periodically meeting up with a group of local women who I initially found through the Capsule Wardrobe Sew-Along group on Facebook. Sometimes we sew, sometimes we talk about sewing, other times we go out to eat (and talk… Continue reading Sew Altered Style Misty Top/Dress Release