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!
Last St. Patrick's Day I made a super cute suspender skirt from Little Lizard King. I went all out with the holiday theme and used sparkly shamrocks that definitely made it a St. Patrick's Day skirt as opposed to a green spring skirt. This year I wanted to do something different, something that could be … Continue reading Spring Pleated Tunic
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I actually made something for the occasion. I've been wanting to make these shirts ever since I saw similar shirts online. Why pay $40+ when I can make them for a lot less?? You will need the following things: one shirt for 'mommy', one shirt (preferably matching) for … Continue reading Freezer Paper Valentine’s Day Mommy & Me Shirts
I've been a slacker despite my resolution to be a more active sewist and blogger this year. If it weren't for the deadlines from testing patterns, I would rarely sew and almost never write a blog post. Hopefully I'll get better about that! I have so many things I want to do and share. Last … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop’s new Juniper Jeggings
Happy All Saint's Day! We were invited to a party and naturally I needed to make a costume for my daughter. 🙂 Saint Cecilia lived in the second century and is the patron saint of music/musicians, so she seems like the perfect inspiration for a little girl who loves music and dancing. To make this costume … Continue reading Saint Cecilia Costume
For my daughter's St. Cecilia dress I decided to go with a vaguely Medieval princess style dress that she can add to her dress up collection. I started with the Me Hearties Dress from Patterns for Pirates as the base. It has a full circle skirt which I thought would be too full, so I … Continue reading Sewing a Toddler Medieval Style Princess Dress
You don't always need to go to a fabric store to get some fabric you want. You can use RTW (ready to wear) clothes from a store to repurpose into something more comfortable or in your size. The first thing you need to do is buy some leggings a few sizes too big. Wash the … Continue reading Using Store-Bought Leggings to Make More Comfortable Leggings