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 […]

Kipper Capris- A Free Pattern Review

kipper capris

In our effort to work through a pinterest board of free patterns we are bringing you a review of  the Kipper Capris by Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House.  This pattern was released a bit back, Hayley provides it in a size 4 which works well for M this summer. There are even 2 versions.  One with a […]

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 […]

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 […]