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!
For the last few weeks I've been testing the updated Emilya Pants from Simple Life Pattern Company. This is a cute fitted pant for woven fabrics with Simple Life's signature bow on the pockets and cute optional cuffs at the bottom.
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
I'm ready to share more patterns from Jalie's new 13 piece collection! I'm sharing 3 new Jalie patterns - the Elle Reversible Top, Renee Ponte Pants, and the Stella Leggings. As always, these patterns are all available with size 2T - 2XL in one pattern and comes as a PDF or Paper pattern. The PDF's also include projector files for those doing that now!
Just in time for Christmas, I made pajamas for my kids - because that is what us sewists are supposed to do at Christmas time, yes? ;-). And then, because my kids insisted on wearing them immediately and I failed to photograph them, they of course: wet the bed the first night, spilled breakfast on… Continue reading And then it was Pajama Day, Every Day.
As part of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Blog Tour, I shared the Boo! Designs Swimmers Rash Guard with a side stripe running along the sleeve and side. I thought I'd write a separate post with instructions on how I did it!
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.
A friend recently introduced me to Threadsmitten, a small online business based local to me in Fairfax, Virginia specializing in European fabrics, notions, and non-Euro indie paper sewing patterns. The owner, Rachel, sent me some of her fabrics to try out and share - and I am just so in love with them!
After testing the new Cape Cod Capelet from Itch to Stitch, I knew I needed to have a coordinating top to go underneath it for my pictures. I'd been hoarding both the sweater knit and the rayon lycra ever since scoring it from Mily Mae Fabrics last year (I won a gift card to their… Continue reading Pattern Emporium Hello Gorgeous Puff Sleeve Tee
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!