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Pocket pants and slant hoodie

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! [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Grandpa Cardigan and Streamline Pants

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 [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:29+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Kimono sleeve romper, perfect for solid fabrics!

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 [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:50+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

E’s outfit : Harem shorts and Tank

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 [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:42+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Pattern hacks|

Fringe romper : 90

  :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 [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:38+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Rolled hem romper: pattern 89

This is a pattern PERFECT for everyday summer! I think it will be my summer go-to! The rolled hems are super trendy and easy. Not only is it perfect for summer but there's a long leg and sleeve option that I love for cool evenings or bed-time.  It's a really versatile pattern and I think [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:41+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Summer romper pattern tutorial

This summer romper is not complicated to make and can be the perfect warm weather staple!  I've made a few for Eleanor, she's almost too old for the style but I still like it on her so I'll wear it this summer :) You'll see how it's put together below:  It's abbreviated from the actual [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:45+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

T-shirt dress mod. #58

This is my first t-shirt dress pattern modification, although it's the perfect base for many mods. I love that Brutus is in this picture :)  That's our shih-tzu.  Anyway, the mod I did here is a version I think I'll make a lot of for Eleanor.  It's so light and airy with a little funkier [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:47+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Pattern hacks|

Super fun mod for classic hoodie #14

  I did a modification this week that I love!  Despite trying to pack my whole house up, I managed some sewing :)  I used the classic hoodie and slim harems for this outfit. The hood overlaps at the center much more than the standard plus it's lined. I also added length to the back hem and didn't add [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:48+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Pattern hacks|

Pilot hats and pull over coveralls

    How adorable is she??  I made this one piece without any bindings and a simple pull over neckband.  So, if you are one of those that won't do binding then this is for you :) The hat patterns are long overdue. They are such staples that I adore and I'm so happy to use them [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:52+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|