America's Independence Day is almost here, so to get in the spirit of things, I decided to make some patriotic outfits for each of my kids. Each of these sews is from an American designer too!
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!
Have you heard of One Thimble? Released quarterly, it's a digital sewing magazine based in Australia and each issue includes brand new indy sewing patterns, hacks, tutorials, and sewing articles. It's a great way to try out a bunch of on-trend designs from reputable and new designers at one low price! One Thimble's next issue… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Xanadu Hack for One Thimble
We're kicking off the annual Sew Long Summer blog tour this week, which is all about transitional wardrobe pieces, finishing up things that didn't get done over the summer, and whatever else Sew Long Summer might mean! Thanks to Mahlica Designs for hosting! I had so many ideas floating around my head for this tour… Continue reading Sew Long Summer Blog Tour
Do you enjoy trying out new indie pattern designers AND scoring their patterns at a fabulous discount? About twice a year, Sew Fab creates a bundle of patterns so that you can do exactly that! This bundle includes 12 patterns from 7 popular designers, with everything you need to create a back-to-school wardrobe for kids, and a couple of options for adults too. With patterns for pants, dresses, hats, leggings, shorts, tops, skirts, jackets AND a fun blanket, as well as a mix of knit and woven options, there's really something for everyone! Read More...
Wow! It has been a LOOOOONG time since something new has come from Mouse House Creations! I'm so glad she's jumped back in with two new patterns: the Lulah Market Skirt and Lulah Flutter Tank. They are SO cute together and both are very easy sews!
Time for some new-to-me patterns! For this tour, I sewed up some fantastic patterns from jennuine Design, and also a woven skirt from a Japanese sewing book.
Phew, it has been a whirlwind week here! (Or perhaps a whirlwind few months if I'm truly honest with myself.) I'm notorious for biting off a ton of things in the hope that some of those things get accomplished. My super-planner husband shakes his head always! For the last few years we've been using Classical… Continue reading Jalie Magic Tee & Pencil Skirt
The nice thing about sewing custom designed fabric is that I'm obligated to maximize every last bit of it! With the remaining pieces of this "Endless Hearts" Cotton Lycra (from Beanpop Fabrics) that I used last week to make the Filou Hoodie, I decided to make the Lienchen Skirt by Pom & Pino. This is… Continue reading Lienchen Skirt, Ottobre Top & Doll Outfit
Welcome to Day 4 of the Lulu & Celeste & Sprouting Jube Jube Productions Back to School Blog Tour! When I signed up for this tour a few months ago, I thought I had *all the time in the world*! I worked out the four patterns I was going to make, printed them all out,… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour