Skirting the Issue

skirt front

In July, the gals at Simple Simon and Company do a series called Skirting the Issue.  This is an opportunity for the blogging community to sew skirts for girls of all ages and donate them  to the little ones in foster care.  When you visit their blog, you will see that bloggers take turns posting tutorials on […]

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 […]

The not-so-everyday Princess dress worn every day

Great girls dress up clothes

The recent Made for Kids month was really fun for me. It helped me really notice how my kid’s handmades got worn. What they wore most, what they wore it with, and how they chose to style it when they weren’t prepping for a blog picture. It was also really fun to see other people’s […]

Build a Wardrobe: With 5 Great Girl Patterns

rosalie ruffle tee

In May we shared our favorite boy’s patterns to help you build an entire wardrobe.  Next up …. our favorite girl patterns.   If your pattern stash is anything like ours, your girl patterns will take over the ones for the boys about 2 to 1.  I love new patterns and it certainly is easy to find […]

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 […]

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.  

She’s off to the Races

Super cute DIY summer girl's dress

Anyone else feel like it is the summer of the racerback? Maybe it is that Rachel has been working on sewing up two different women’s patterns and I couldn’t resist making up this version for M. Racerbacks are  a fun and easy summer staple.  This one comes with options for a dress or tank.   M […]