Cottage Mama Book Review, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls

Sew Classic Clothes for Girls Cottage Mama

I’ve recently sewn up several of  the Cottage Mama patterns.  They are well designed, detailed darling works of art.  Lindsay Wilkes, the Cottage Mama, has recently released her first book Sew Classic Clothes for Girls.  What impresses most right from the beginning is this book is more than just a book of patterns.  Lindsay does a […]

Willow and Co. Pattern Testing- sneak peaks!

Persimmon Dress and Top

Willow and Co. is a new pattern company preparing to launch their first line, Wanderlust: A glamping collection. This pattern company is composed of nine contributors, all amazing sewing bloggers. I’m very excited to be able to share pictures from the two upcoming patterns I was selected to test for! Both the patterns I tested […]

Flip that Colorblock

Today we are over at Frances Suzanne with our version of the Colorblock.  Be sure to go over and check it out.  This year long series presents a pattern from a different designer each month and challenges bloggers to make it their own.  This months Colorblock dress is by Heidi and Finn. See the whole […]

Shortie Nightgown & Bloomer Tour

shorite 1

Today we are happy to be part of the Shortie Nightgown tour.  This summer pj pattern is from GYCT Designs.  Chelsea has come up with a versatile summer staple.  You can adjust the length to your liking making either a nightgown or bloomers and top.  I mixed and matched and changed up the sleeve a […]

Easter Dress Complete!

Savannah Pleated Party Dress

The first time I saw the Savannah, I fell in love with it and knew I needed to sew it up for M.  I am still not sure if it was the dress itself or the sweet little red head on the title page.   We have gotten to the point where we ask, do […]

Patterns for Pirates, Deep Sea Vneck

V neck pattern

A couple weeks ago I had the chance to pattern test a new top from a new pattern company Patterns for Pirates. This is a pattern company focused on producing patterns tailored for boys. The company currently has 3 patterns. The Jolly Roger Raglan, the Pirate Playground Shorts, and the pattern I tested the Deep […]

A Happy Handmade Clothing Swap

Tie Dye Butterfly Dress

Receiving something sewn by someone else in the mail is a special kind of happy mail day. I don’t know why but there is a different appreciation for something that someone else has made. It feels crisper, you can appreciate the construction with a different eye. I think it is because you have some separation […]

Transition Season Sewing

ava blouse

This is a funny time of year in the midwest.  We can have several inches of snow one day and the next day the sun comes out and it is 50 degrees!  It makes dressing children a challenge to say the least.  Once the kids start to shed their winter clothes, they really don’t like to go […]

Tracing Patterns: Options, the good, the bad, the cost

What to use for tracing patterns, cost, benefits, and suppliers

If you sew using PDF patterns, chances are you’ve debated whether to just print and cut or trace your size. And if you do trace, what do you use?! What is the easiest to use, the most affordable, what’s the BEST? I prefer to print once and then trace.  I must admit printing and taping […]

Giveaway: Win a Craftsy Class!

This post contains affiliate links. This means we make a small amount if you purchase using our links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks in advance for your support.  I believe I mentioned ages ago I had started taking a Craftsy class, Sewing With Knits. If you’re not familiar with Craftsy, here is the quick […]