children, sewing

Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

Summertime by the pool is the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in an embroidery project. As long as you're not chatty like me, and find yourself talking to all the other parents instead of working on the embroidery you'd planned to do for 3 hours while your kids swam. Ahem. So, this week I hunkered… Continue reading Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

sewing, women

Jalie Faux Jumpsuit + Minerva Viscose

Hi sewing friends! A few months ago I signed up to receive Minerva's newest exclusive product, their custom designed Viscose Challis line! They had so many gorgeous new prints, it was hard to pick, but I settled on this bold floral design for my first selection! Normally my kids get all my nice fabrics, but… Continue reading Jalie Faux Jumpsuit + Minerva Viscose

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

The cobbler's son has no shoes. The dress pattern tester's kids have no pants. The complexities of life! I'm excited to report that my girls finally have not one, but multiple pairs of shorts! I always hesitate to test pant/shorts patterns because let's just say I've been jaded by bad fits. I knew a Peony… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

sewing, women

Mix ‘n’ Match Shorts & Tops for Summer {for FabricMart}

Since I prefer to sew for my children, my own closet gets seriously neglected! I decided to put my own needs first for my FabricMart make this time, and create a pair of comfy shorts and tops for ME! This month I used the Itch to Stitch Hermosa Shorts, Pattern Emporium Hello Gorgeous Top, and… Continue reading Mix ‘n’ Match Shorts & Tops for Summer {for FabricMart}

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Lemon Flavored Jasmine Dress

There are two ways to my youngest daughter's heart: lemons and owls. Last Halloween she was a lemon, the previous Halloween she was an owl. Next Halloween, she has declared she wants to be a bee. Why a bee? Well, this adorable lemon and bee fabric of course! When I spotted this citrus fabric collection… Continue reading Lemon Flavored Jasmine Dress

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Lemont Top {Release}

I tested the Itch to Stitch Lemont Top this week, and ended up making two! (I had hoped to get #2 photographed before the release, but I still need to remove the basting stitches from it and clip all the threads.... so, maybe in a day or two I'll get some photos of it!). After… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Lemont Top {Release}

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Peony Patterns Juniper Dress {Release}

So for this last month or so, I've been on a bit of a sewing hiatus. It wasn't really *intentional* - the issue was that my sewing machine refused to do an automatic buttonhole. This issue started back in October, and when I took it into the shop for them to fix it, their tech… Continue reading Peony Patterns Juniper Dress {Release}

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Floral Dresses & Swimsuits {for FabricMart}

I'm excited to be doing another year as a Fabricista for FabricMart! Every quarter, FabricMart gives me $50 to spend in their store and then I sew it all up and share it on their blog! This month I was drawn to these two floral prints in their shop - a woven border print, and… Continue reading Floral Dresses & Swimsuits {for FabricMart}

children, sewing

Peony Patterns Freesia Dress {Release}

There's nothing quite as stunning as a double circle skirt! The new Freesia Dress by Peony Patterns has all that PLUS it's an easy dress to make with no elastic and just a few buttons in the back! I decided to make Freesia for my eldest daughter and she just loves how twirly it is!… Continue reading Peony Patterns Freesia Dress {Release}

accessories, children, sewing

Peony Patterns Myrtle Dress {Release}

Tash from Peony Patterns has knocked it out of the park again with another super stunning dress! Myrtle is the latest dress everyone is swooning over, and it's easy to see why! The elegant buttoned back and the gorgeous puffy sleeves -- with NO elastic! -- are a beginner sewist's dream sew! And the options… Continue reading Peony Patterns Myrtle Dress {Release}