A Cape for a Princess… or Sherlock Holmes

Stitchwerx Princess Anna Inspired Cape

Stitchwerx Designs released a Princess Anna inspired cape this month, and it has been a huge hit at our house, even though the style I choose to sew up was a little more Sherlock Holmes than Princess Anna. Cape season under the best of circumstances is pretty short where we live. However, the length and […]

Secret Garden Dress

secret garden dress

Today we are showing you our version of the Secret Garden Dress.   Rachel requested a special dress that M could wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday.  What a perfect solution.  Because M is tall and lean, I made a size 3 with added length.  That is working well for us and we felt […]

Button Up Jumper Release {plus coupon code}

Button Up Jumper by OUSM Designs

It’s here! The Button Up Jumper is available for purchase and we couldn’t be more excited. The Button Up Jumper is a classic style with a fun twist. The   jumper is a great layering piece for Fall and Winter. It has a unique high  waistband that buttons onto the front bodice. The skirt has […]

Pattern Parcel #4 – Knight Hoodie

Knight Hoodie

Have you gotten  your Perfect Pattern Parcel yet?  We are down to the last few days.  Be sure you hop over and check out all the great boy patterns available.  The bonus pattern in the boy’s Pattern Parcel is the Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle.  This is the perfect jacket for a little boy getting ready […]

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 […]

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 […]