children, sewing

Wild Things: Owl Costume

So confession time: YEARS ago, my sweet sister gave me a copy of "Wild Things: funky little clothes to sew" by Kirsty Hartley, and while everything in it was so cute, I was absurdly nervous about trying a pattern that I couldn't find any reviews for. When my youngest was determined to be Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter for Halloween, I remembered that one of the dresses in Wild Things featured an owl tunic, so I decided to give it a whirl!

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Daffodil & Wattle Mash Tutorial

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

children, sewing

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!

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}

accessories, sewing

Jalie Galaxie 4 – Accessories for Pets & Their Humans {Release}

So I'm super slow to get this deal posted up for you, but this weekend Jalie released their annual Galaxie pattern, and this one's definitely a fun one, especially for pet owners!! Galaxie 4 comes with a pet tent, collapsible bowls, waste bag holder, treat bag, and lined hip bag -- most in multiple sizes… Continue reading Jalie Galaxie 4 – Accessories for Pets & Their Humans {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 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!