The Ravenna Top

ravenna top

Recently Rachel and I both had the opportunity to test the Ravenna Top  by Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs.  The top has a scoop neck in the back and an exposed zipper with a double ruffle framing the back neckline. This top is a straightforward and quick sewing project.  The illustrations and directions are clear and well […]

Honey Bunny Funnybunny- Sew Many Books

sew many books

I’m very excited to be taking part in Sew Many Books today, a series showing off looks inspired by favorite book characters. The book the kids and I choose was Honey Bunny Funnybunny.(affiliate) A story about a big brother who torments his sister with all the best tricks- like mixing up her paint colors, switching […]

More Testers ( The Older Girls)

OUSM Designs

{Image from Jessica} Our Button Up Jumper is sized up to 8 Years.  We would not want all this fun for only the littlest ones.  Today we are featuring size 4-8.  Looking for smaller sizes?  You can find some samples HERE. Some of these girls chose their own fabrics.  It is always fun when the recipient can […]

Tester Round Up {the littlest testers}

12 month jumper

We can’t tell you all what wonderful testers we had for our Button Up Jumper the past few weeks.  They were wonderful helping us to get the perfect fit for our Jumper.  They showed us their creativity and special added touches that made us as designers thrilled.  It was so much fun to see our […]

Willow and Co Back to School Sewing

persimmon front

There is a sewing contest going on with Willow and Co Patterns in honor of back to school.  Ms M is starting preschool this year and she will need clothing that actually can be mixed and matched.  The prize package is great, so I figured as long as I was sewing why not give it […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Crochet Sweater: A New Pattern from 2 Crochet Hooks

shawl sweater

We’re leaving the sewing machine today to share something a little different. I was very happy to get the opportunity to test a new pattern for the mother/daughter team 2 Crochet Hooks.  This is their first pattern,  and my first venture into the world of testing a crochet pattern. We are familiar with garment testing with […]

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.