A New Spring Jacket

haileys Ruffle Jacket peek a boo patterns

It’s time!  With the beginning of daylight savings time on Sunday, can spring really be THAT far away?  M has grown like a weed over the winter and will need a new light jacket.  Spring in the Midwest is still chilly, so we opted for a mid weight fabric. Last summer Rachel made up a […]

St. Patty’s Day Dress

A St. Patty Dress, girls dress pattern

Late last year a friend of mine from work had asked me to make a special dress for her granddaughter’s first birthday.  She had a vision of a wrap dress with pleats.  Projects where you are working to meet a vision are always a challenge.  I showed her several pictures and we decided on the […]

The GreenStyle Laurel Tunic and Dress (and a 1 degree photoshoot)

Greenstyle Laurel Tunic and Dress

I made up my first GreenStyle pattern this weekend! It needs to warm up so I can sport my new dresses. I dropped my coat and we did the fastest photo shoot ever for this post. We topped out at 1 degree for the high today. Guys I’m so over winter. The pattern calls for […]

Fairytale Time

Fairytale Dress

Recently we were given the opportunity to review a pattern from The Tie Dye Diva. Miss M loves full and twirly skirts, so given a choice we opted for The Fairytale Dress.  Big bows, twirly skirt and a little tulle right up her alley! This dress appeals to me on every level.  The skirt is […]

Add Box Pleats to any plain bodice pattern: Tutorial and pattern

Add box pleats: tutorial and pattern

Last week we shared our Little Tummy Tunic for infants.  Download your free pattern HERE.  It is a very simple straightforward top that lends itself to a number of variations.  I have been having fun with pleats of late and today I am going to show you how to add box pleats to your tunic. […]

The Little Tummy Tunic, Free pattern and tutorial

free pattern baby shirt

We originally shared this post as part of GYCT’s baby series. We are bringing it home and have expanded the free sizes available! The pattern below is available for download HERE. It comes in sizes 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months. ********** Hi! My name is Rachel, I blog over at Once Upon a […]

Sewn by You: A round up!

Courtney's dress!

We love getting emails, Facebook messages, and seeing posts on projects you’ve completed using our tutorials. Seriously- it is one of our favorite parts of blogging! We thought today we would share some of those projects with you guys. We are going to try and do this every few months so please feel free to […]

Another Belinda Dress-and lesson learned

Cute Dress Pattern

In the fall Rachel and I were lucky to be able to test the Belinda Dress(affiliate link).  Rachel was home for Thanksgiving and we were busy sewing, visiting, cooking and managing to take pictures all in the same 36 hours.  See how that went here.  So now that things have settled down, I decided to […]

Kid’s Yoga Pants- all of my KCW sewing

ananda pants

Normally I’m all in for Kids Clothing Week. But when it came up a couple weeks ago the timing wasn’t great, one of my sewing machines was dying, and the stars were just not in alignment. So rather than try and force it I decided to sit it out. Than I got a twitchy at […]

Self Care Sewing: an Ottobre top

Sewing for Women: Ottobre top

I’ve been eyeing up Ottobre magazines for almost 2 years now. My lovely mother, and blogging partner, gifted me a subscription for my birthday this past December. The first magazine to arrive was the womens’ Autumn/Winter 5/2013. I would like to get a collection of basic well fitting patterns for me, so this was a great […]