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 […]

Some times things don’t go as planned, and other truths about this sewing project

offbeat oxford, boys shirt pattern

Not long ago I blogged about a shirt my son really loved. So when the chance to join in a pattern tour cropped up it was a happy circumstance. I was going to make more shirts anyway! The truth is my son is a bit more temperamental about having his picture taken, and I’m not […]

Take it for a twirl- the Pippa add on

Pippa Circle Dress, girls pattern, See Kate Sew

It’s rapidly turning into the summer of the circle skirt over here, and I’m not sorry. There is something wonderful and carefree about a circle skirt. The great swish of it, and of course the twirl factor. Even as a grown up I’m tempted to spin until I’m dizzy in a circle skirt. Want to […]

This Sally Dress Brought to You by Chocolate Popsicles

The Sally Dress a cute girls dress pattern

I’ve had the Sally dress pattern by Very Shannon in my stash for sometime. I purchased a bundle in which it was included. You may remember that there was a Sally dress fever around the internet about that time and it seemed like everyone was sewing a Sally. I tend to get rather frozen when a pattern […]

The Shirt my Son Won’t Take Off

offbeat oxford boy sewing pattern

I know we often complain that boy patterns are not very exciting, or cute, or fun. But I found one that is.  I am going to go ahead and say they can be, and my kid loves it. He’s deemed this one his rockstar shirt. It’s a fun twist on an Oxford. He had requests […]