children, sewing

Phee Fabrics Swim Week: LLK Monaco

Hurray for summer and swimsuit making! Last week, Phee Fabrics sent me a surprise 1/2 yard of their Swim Tricot Knit to sew up and promote during their Swim Week. I was *VERY* surprised to receive NEON YELLOW! It's totally not a color I would have selected on my own, but it's very very fabulous… Continue reading Phee Fabrics Swim Week: LLK Monaco

children, sewing

Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Revisited

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

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!