children, sewing

Hand Embroidered Owl Dress

Ever since my youngest daughter was 18 months, she's been obsessed with owls. I don't quite know what the trigger for it was, however around about that time, our homeschool community did an owl pellet dissection with my older kids, later that day I showed my kids some owl pellet videos on YouTube (and again… Continue reading Hand Embroidered Owl Dress

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Sibiu Top {Release}

My month of clothes for me continues, with the new Sibiu Top from Itch to Stitch! I love how easy this cosy top is to whip up! I feel like the thing that took the longest time was getting it all cut out (I don't know about you, but cutting out takes me forever, making… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Sibiu Top {Release}

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Quebec Skirt {Release}

I've been kicking off the new year with a bunch of things for MY wardrobe! It's a nice change! Itch to Stitch's Quebec Skirt seemed like a fairly quick and easy skirt to test out AND I had fabric in my stash to use up! Win win! I paired my Quebec skirt with the Carlsbad… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Quebec Skirt {Release}

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Azores Top & Dress {Release}

Happy 2022! Late last year, I tested the Azores Top & Dress for Itch to Stitch and it just released TODAY! This is an adorable top with shirred waist and sleeves, available in women's sizes 00-40. Perfect with flowy, lightweight fabrics, the top makes for a very feminine blouse. Azores is rated as intermediate+ due… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Azores Top & Dress {Release}

children, sewing

Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

With just a few days to go before Christmas, I knew my final FabricMart make of 2021 needed to be fancy Christmas dresses for my daughters! Ignoring all the dire warnings from sewists on the Internet, I bravely selected some cranberry sequined stretch velvet, panther black polyester faux fur, and polyester stretch lining. And then… Continue reading Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

I'm excited to share my final pattern test of the year, the Cerese dress from Peony Patterns! (This means I have all the last minute Christmas sewing to get working on now!!). Cerese (French for "cherry") is a lovely woven dress with an elastic waist, short and long sleeve options with tie cuffs, optional pintuck… Continue reading Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

accessories, sewing

Peony Patterns Winterberry Hand Embroidery {Release}

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee This Thanksgiving, we packed up the car and drove from Washington, DC down to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee! We had such a great time, but I knew the drive would be 8 hours each way, so I had to be prepared! I printed out… Continue reading Peony Patterns Winterberry Hand Embroidery {Release}

etcetera, sewing

CreativeBug – Get a whole year for $5!

Here's a fabulous deal for my creative visual learner friends! Right now, you can get an entire year of CreativeBug for just $5! (If you're worried about a recurring charge, set a reminder in your calendar so you can cancel it before it renews!). This platform has some great video lessons for both kids and… Continue reading CreativeBug – Get a whole year for $5!

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

I took some time over the last few weeks to test the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns, Lantana. My plan was to make a Christmas themed dress after making this test sample, but unfortunately my sewing machine had a few visits to the hospital, so the Christmas version will have to wait! Lantana is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}