Who doesn't love the classic look of a nice, pleated skirt? It's timeless and adorable. I made this Get Your Craft Together Tally Skirt* from basic suiting fabric and some whimsical wooden butterfly buttons, both from JoAnn's. The back contains elastic for fitting and the front lays flat. It's a fairly quick and easy sew, … Continue reading A New Summer Skirt!
I wrote this post for the Summer’s Coming Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. There is a sitewide code for 30% off all patterns at the end of this post and pattern giveaways at various stops on this tour. It's May, which means summer is almost here in the northern … Continue reading Summer is Coming!
Several months ago I became a member of Sewing Portfolios and not too long after that I had the privilege of working with Michael Miller Fabrics as an Ambassador. That's when I "met" Candice who so wonderfully created a business so at-home hobby sewists like myself could showcase our talents. Now she's branched off into … Continue reading Introducing Candice Ayala Patterns!
I haven't been blogging, or even really sewing, much lately. I've been in a bit of a rut with the winter doldrums. The first signs of spring are finally here and Sweet Pea is back to being able to spend afternoons playing in the backyard with our dog, whose name recently had 'Lady' added in … Continue reading I Made It Mine!
One day my little Sweet Pea will cringe at the idea of wearing the same shirt as her Mommy but fortunately we aren't there yet. For now I get to use up some scraps and create adorable outfits. Several weeks ago I made a Sinclair Patterns Sofia Sweater that Sweet Pea loved because the fabric … Continue reading Mommy and Me Shawl Collar Sweaters for the Holidays
The Cottage Mama has an ADORABLE (and free!) pattern and tutorial for Halloween Trick or Treat bags. I made one for Sweet Pea last year and had a few requests for some this year. They're so easy to make! I used my Cricut to cut a ghost to stitch onto the front. You could also … Continue reading Trick or Treat!
FInding perfect fitting RTW pants at the store can be next to impossible. Sewing your own pants seems even more intimidating. All of our bodies are so different and there are so many potential alterations to make. Where the heck do you start???? 1) Read about fitting. 2) Make a muslin (or two or three). … Continue reading How Do You Get Pants to Fit Right????