This post is going to serve as a catch up post. While I love to sew and love to share, I have kids a fairly busy life, which means that often, things don't get shared. I'm really tired of looking at my pretties and realizing I didn't share them. Sewing, for me, is all about the tangible item/reward that comes from it, as well as the feeling of having completed something. Lord knows, nothing else in this house ever feels like it's really "completed". (Laundry or dishes, anyone?...
*This post may include affliate links Hi all! Welcome back to those of you who are returning, and to those of you just joining me, it's nice to "meet" you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I've been a big fan of Lindsey Essary and her company, Ellie and Mac for awhile now. (You… Continue reading Small Business Feature: Ellie & Mac – (Bonus: 2 pattern tests and a sale!)
*this post contains affliate links. You can find more info about these links in our disclosure, down below! Hi everyone! welcome, welcome! Thank you for stopping by, whether you're new or just cruising through. It's so nice to have you! Thanks so much for joining me. I'm so excited to share with you today!… Continue reading Regal Comfort: DIBY Club – The Duchess Blog Tour
Hi all and welcome! I'm so excited to share with you today! I recently got another chance to pattern test for Kristi Fitzgerald of the George and Ginger Pattern Company. This new release is called the Mood dress....and what a mood elavator it is! This dress is just perfect for all the special… Continue reading Need a little pick me up? George & Ginger’s Mood dress is here!
Howdy! I recently decided that I was doing too much, so I began to take things down a notch. At this point, most of the sewing I do is for pattern testing and strike off sewing....and while I absolutely love it, it doesn't exactly pay any bills or generate income. In all actuality, it ends… Continue reading My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack
So...A little while ago, I shared the Hip Hop romper pattern with you in a post here. The kids' version I made for aquila was fun, simple to make, and super cute on her. (see photos below) ....Drumroll.... Now there's a version for mama too! I was incredibly excited, but also curious about a mommy… Continue reading Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)
In my time spent testing patterns, I have found that there are some designers who seem to have the midas touch, because every pattern they design turns out golden. This is the case with Kristi Fitzpatrick of George & Ginger Patterns. If you arent familiar with the George and Ginger Pattern Company, you can visit… Continue reading In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!
Summer has arrived! Say hello to it in style with a beautiful new swimsuit or cover up! One of my favorite fabric shops, RP Custom prints, is running a flash round of swim fabric, board short fabric and jersey fabric. Theyre all made in the USA and are super thick and easy to sew up. I… Continue reading Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints
Hi all! Occasionally, I come across a stand out tutorial while doing research for a project. I recently had a patten test that called for a bias tape/banded neckline. I have never been great at these, so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily for me, the pattern had an excellent explanation, but in my… Continue reading Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!
If you're a fan of quick, simple sews that breathe life into your kids' wardrobes...look no further! This morning, Ellie & Mac released another fun pattern that's perfect for your little girls this summer. Its called the Hip Hop Romper pattern. This pattern is a pdf file, available for immediate download. Its available in sizes 12-18… Continue reading Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.