Dressing Dolly, a wardrobe starts

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Those of you who have followed us for a while know that we mostly sew and design children’s clothing.  We like things that are easy to wash and wear,  designs that are classic but with a twist that makes them look like today.  Sometimes we are presented with an opportunity to do something a little […]

Grown Up Thumbs Up Release and Sale!

Grown Up Thumbs Up promo Collage

It’s here!  We are excited to introduce our first woman’s pattern today, the Grown Up Thumbs Up Tee and Tunic pattern! The Grown Up Thumbs Up is a relaxed fit knit top great for every day wear. It features a two piece sleeve for color blocking options, and the testers’ favorite feature thumb hole cuffs!

Pattern Hack: Izzy with Long Sleeves

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Climbing the Willow has a free pattern,  The Izzy has been all over the Facebook sewing pages.  I am sure that almost every mom sewing for a little girl has made at least one.  Well we have made several.  You can see our examples HERE.  In case you have not seen it, the Izzy is a […]

How to add a Thumb hole cuff to any shirt

Add a thumb hole cuff to any shirt

Thumb hole cuffs are addictive. You’ve been warned, you’re going to want to add these to all of your shirts.

Katie Dress: GreenStyle Creations

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Today I am excited to share with you the new pattern by GreenStyle Creations.  The Katie Dress , releasing today, is a slim fitting knit dress with an unusual twist.  The bodice is made up of two pieces, the one gathered onto the other.  It does beautiful things to you!  Generally speaking, I do not […]

Free Pattern and Tutorial: Library Bag

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Books have always been very important in our home.  Nighttime ritual included stories before bed.   Our kids spent a fair amount of time in libraries both at school and in the community.  The day care we used was very close to the library and one day a week during the summer break they would […]

Wash, Wrinkle, Wear: Butler Britches

Butler Britches PDF Pattern

I don’t iron laundry on the regular- it’s true. Ironing laundry consists of a hearty shake most days. It’s not that I dislike ironing it’s just- ain’t nobody got time for that. Hey here is the good news. These pants have been loved worn and washed before I had the chance to take pictures!

Sewing Room Share, Donna’s Space

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It’s February!  We are experiencing the coldest weather of the season.  In other parts of the country the winter has been mild and beautiful.  I am not sure about you, but this always seems like a good time to organize, clean and update.   We have decided to take this opportunity to do a little blog […]

KCW: Grandma’s Recap

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Kid’s Clothes Week was last week and I was happy to sew for the kids too.  My pile of things to upcycle is not very large, however my fabric stash and  pattern stash continues to grow.  So my resolution, to sew through both of those stashes. My first project was the LIV skirt, a free […]

KCW Recap: The Bimaa

Bimaa- PDF pattern

This week we are going to show off what we sewed during last week’s Kid’s Clothes week. The theme was Upcycled.  For my first project I used a mint sweater that had been well loved and was way past washing the spots out off, and a peach colored knit from my stash. My second goal […]