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 […]

Free Pattern Review: Reversible Wrap Top

blue crossover

We all love free patterns.  In fact we have a pinterest board for them.  I also am in love with quick sews, especially for the kids summer clothes.  I found this cute pattern at Craftiness is Not Optional.  The fact that it is reversible is very appealing.  

Ainsley and Aiden Baby Pattern Suite


I got the happy opportunity to sew for a baby recently. I didn’t start sewing for my kids until after my littlest was past the year mark so this was a fun departure. Today I’m sharing with you the newly released Suite of baby patterns from Stitchwerx. And it’s full of great baby staples for […]

Pool Ready. Sewing up Girl’s Swimwear.

Sun n Fun Swimsuit Peek a Boo Patterns

M has been slowly eeking her way from a 2 to a 3 in sizing. Then at some point last month she grew straight up 3 inches. Seriously all my sundresses made for the summer are now tunics. More problematic was the night they both begged to run through the sprinkler, and I realized last […]

Serger Mat with Scrap Bag

serger mat top

Since I set up my new sewing studio, my machines and waste baskets have all been rearranged and I find myself with serger scraps and threads everywhere.  Actually I have wanted a serger scrap bag for years, but there has always been something more pressing. Rachel said that she would like one too, but she tends […]

Pajamas from crib sheets, the Sweet Peas

Pajamas from sheets- Sweet Pea Pajama pattern, Blank Slate Patterns

It’s finally time for summer pjs! As is the case what seems like every year here in the Midwest the summer weather held out just long enough that I began to doubt it would ever come. Then overnight the 70-80 degree heat rolled in and my kids drawers were still packed with fleece pajamas. I […]

American Girl Summer Wardrobe Giveaway


The American Girl Summer Wardrobe Giveaway is ending soon!  Have you entered yet?  This is a great collection of items for your American Doll with a value of $595.  With 18 contributors it is full of all varieties of clothing, bedding and fun accessories.  This is the first time we have contributed to the giveaway, but with […]