Harem coverall : 97

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I love this harem coverall style so much but the reason I’ve hesitated to make the pattern is because it can be a tricky balance. You need to be able to pull it up through the neck but you also need the neck to keep it’s shape. That’s why you need to be careful about which fabric you use. If you don’t have one that recovers after being stretched you can put a thin elastic in the neckband to pull it back to shape. The pattern itself is a very easy sew though... Read The Rest →

Hood zip coverall pattern 96

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Hello again!  I know it’s been a LONG time!!  Mr. Theo (above) took it out of me for quite awhile 🙂  I believe I am back though, for the long haul. One of the patterns I needed for my baby boy was the zip coverall and finally, here it is!! Theo has been living in versions of this outfit most days since I started testing the pattern. It is so easy for changes and keeping him fully covered.  I also love to pull the hood up when it’s a bit chilly around the house or outdoors. This... Read The Rest →

Sprout Patterns

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The printing, taping and cutting out of patterns is undoubtedly the most boring step of using digital patterns, right?  I just want to get to the fabric, sewing and wearing!! That’s why I was excited to hear about Sprout Patterns, a division of the fabric printing company, Spoonflower. They print the pattern in your specified size directly onto the fabric you choose.  Goodbye printing and taping!  I was super excited to get my patterns in their lineup so we could all get the chance to skip our most dreaded step of... Read The Rest →

Hooded vest for fall! Pattern 95

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Can you tell how jazzed she is with her new vest??  🙂  I love it too. It’s one of my all-time favorites in fact!  I made it in a few different types of fabric.  A sweatshirt knit, a medium weight jersey and an interlock.  It worked well in all three but I think I like the sweatshirt knit the best. It’s just so cozy!!  I paired the vest pattern with the faux pocket pants pattern, they work perfectly together. You can see the pattern here or look below for some photos... Read The Rest →

Homestead blog hop with Birch Fabrics

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  The lovely Birch Fabrics is releasing some new prints ‘Homestead by Emily Isabella‘  AND they are giving some fabric away so look toward the bottom of the post to win 🙂 They kindly let me try some of the gray sheep organic interlock fabric so I made my 2 latest!!  The slant seam hoodie and the side pocket pants. Their fabric is always great to sew with, so easy and soft. Eleanor loves wearing it too. You can see she gladly modeled it for me (which isn’t very easy)  Even... Read The Rest →

Pocket pants and slant hoodie

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Sooner or later we will get hit with dropping temperatures and I want to be prepared!  I’m talking about Eleanor’s wardrobe of course.  I made 2 new patterns that are perfect to keep her warm, the slanted seam hoodie (with a hi-lo hem) and the side pocket pants that can store all kinds of stuff! The leopard print is amazing too and people comment on it everywhere we go.  I think I want some for myself 🙂 First, the hoodie. The front has 3 separate pieces that are sewn together to... Read The Rest →

Grandpa Cardigan and Streamline Pants

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I’ve been wanting to do a cardigan for awhile and I love how it turned out!  This sweater is called the Grandpa Cardigan and is paired with a new pants pattern called the Streamline Pants. The collar can be folded down for less warmth or buttoned up around the neck for more warmth. To sew the cardigan you’ll need a way to do buttonholes. I use my buttonhole foot on my regular sewing machine and it’s really easy! The collar is first interfaced where the button and buttonholes will go. I... Read The Rest →

Kimono sleeve romper, perfect for solid fabrics!

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This unisex kimono sleeve romper has a lot of different ways to finish it.  If you’re sewing for an older child you can use a good, stretchy fabric and skip the snaps, just pull it up through the neck.  If you don’t like the pockets, leave them off!!  I love them personally 🙂 The fit is really generous so if you like a closer fit, size down one. I like the generous fit for Eleanor, she seems to like it too. You can do a traditional hem on the sleeves... Read The Rest →

E’s outfit : Harem shorts and Tank

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It’s been heating up around here and I quickly noticed E was lacking in the tank and shorts category.  I made the harem shorts for her with a tank top to go with them. Click the pics below to see the patterns.   I did make a couple small changes: Made the back of the tank longer than the front Added a drawstring to the shorts Rolled the shorts hems instead of folding inside Used double needle on the tank What do you think?

Fringe romper : 90

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  :Fringe romper pattern: I’ve been loving the fringe detail on clothes for so long I can’t believe I haven’t done it until now!!  This is a really easy detail to add to ANY pattern.  Top, pants, shorts, one-piece etc.. I feel like this one-piece pattern is the perfect fit though, the hems are rolled and the binding is raw so it really compliments the raw edged fringes. BUT, if you aren’t digging the fringe and like the one-piece just leave it off!  Easy as that 🙂 I can’t WAIT WAIT WAIT to wear... Read The Rest →

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