Small Fry Skinny Jeans: Pattern Parcel Tour #4

shorts 1

We broke out the denim and a pattern we’ve heard a ton about to make up an amazing pair of shorts this week. The Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads is part of the the Perfect Pattern Parcel #4, which is now available.  Are you as excited as we are these are BOY patterns?  As […]

Button Up Jumper {Tester Call}

Button Up Jumper OUSM Designs

We’re sharing an upcoming project with you today- and we would love you to be a part of it! We are currently testing a new pattern, the Button Up Jumper. Designed as a layering piece the jumper features a pocket and gathered front. The front bodice buttons into the waistband which wraps around the back […]

The Colorblock Dress

Colorblock womens Dress

I made myself a little black dress. Well mostly black. That still counts, yes? Deby over at So Sew Easy has come up with a pattern that can easily be used to put a twist on the little black dress. The Colorblock dress. I made mine with a solid black side panel and a fun, […]

I see London, I see France, I see the Boy’s Bundle!

Jocole boxers

The Bundle Up sale is officially live and this one is all for the boys. I’m happy to be able to show off one of the patterns include in this week’s boy bundle, the Jocole Tank and boxer set. This was a fun departure from what I’ve had on my sewing table as of late, […]

An Iron Man Outfit for Her: Crafting Con

ironman 14

It’s finally our turn to share an outfit we made up for the Crafting Con contest! This month’s theme is Avengers. For those who haven’t been following along with the series every month is a new theme, previous themes have included Star Wars and Harry Potter. Using that theme contestants create a look that is […]

A Knit Scrap Buster- Top and Dress

Town Square Top/Dress

Sometimes you need a good scrap buster. There are a ton of ways to use your small woven pieces, but I’m always stumped when it comes to knits. I have a bag of cuff and neckband fabric that is bursting at the seams- and sometimes there are those pieces that are bigger than cuff pile […]

Adding an asymmetrical ruffle: Swimsuit pattern hack

swimsuit hack

Watch out swimming pools here she comes! Earlier this summer I decided to launch into the world of sewing swimsuits. I bought a suit pattern with a really classic shape that I thought would serve me well over time. The best part about this kind of pattern is they are really easy to tweak and […]

Kipper Capris- A Free Pattern Review

kipper capris

In our effort to work through a pinterest board of free patterns we are bringing you a review of  the Kipper Capris by Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House.  This pattern was released a bit back, Hayley provides it in a size 4 which works well for M this summer. There are even 2 versions.  One with a […]

Flutter Sleeves: A variation for the free Peasant Dress

flutter sleeve neckline

Today we are going to offer you another variation on our basic peasant dress.  With a three year old that is getting more independent by the day, we are always looking for options that are easy on and easy off. M is a little thin on summer tops, so I took advantage of that to […]

Skirting the Issue

skirt front

In July, the gals at Simple Simon and Company do a series called Skirting the Issue.  This is an opportunity for the blogging community to sew skirts for girls of all ages and donate them  to the little ones in foster care.  When you visit their blog, you will see that bloggers take turns posting tutorials on […]