Exposed lace zippers add some upscale customized detailing to a sewing project. I was able to pick one up a JoAnn's but they can also be found at various fabric and Etsy shops online. Start with your shirt or dress bodice before you assemble the back. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. … Continue reading Using an Exposed Lace Zipper
Welcome to my part of Ti's June blog tour! It's June which means it's hot and humid and icky and gross. Just thinking the word 'outside' makes me sweat. Normally I would avoid spending much time outside but that just isn't realistic with an active toddler who loves playing at playgrounds and gardens. Also very … Continue reading It’s Getting Hot in Here: Key West Tank
I "met" Ann from Designer Stitch while I was testing the Bridget for her and she's so sweet. She loves sewing, designing, and helping women look/feel beautiful. Her patterns are amazing and I have been not-so-patiently waiting for her to release the Eleni ever since she first started talking about it. I love it so much! … Continue reading The Eleni Top from Designer Stitch
I'm so excited to be a part of this beautiful Sewing Up Spring blog tour hosted by Tibeca from Sewing by Ti! I love beauty and newness that spring brings and what better way to enjoy it all than to sew a new floral top that you can look amazing in for any occasion? Last fall … Continue reading Sewing Up Spring: Fun Floral Fashion!
Last spring I looked around for a little sunbonnet and fell in love with this free pattern from Purl Soho. It had exactly what I was looking for: a visor, enclosed cap, and ties. It's perfect for for everything: playing on a beautiful spring day, your Easter Sunday best, and splashing in the water on a hot summer afternoon. … Continue reading A perfect little sunbonnet!
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to have a picnic! But no picnic is complete without a blanket to sit on. Finished dimensions: 42" x 64" You will need: -2 yards of a bottomweight fabric, like twill or canvas -2 yards of PUL (polyurethane laminate) … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Picnic Blanket!
The Pebble Wash Bag from Little Black Duck is a cute little bag for storing toiletries, either at home or when you're traveling. The intermediate bag is a fairly quick sew but making your own bias tape and piping can sometimes take awhile. You just need to use a TON of clips or pins around … Continue reading The Pebble Wash Bag