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So far Melissa has created 41 blog entries.

Mod collar tee and circle skirt

This shirt design took some time to get right, it was a little frustrating but I had a LOT of fun with the mixing and matching fabrics along the way!  Love the curves and piping detail:) Eleanor likes it too. Don't mind the expression, looks like she's trying to sell you the lotion or something, Lol. [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:55+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Ice cream pants with baggy tee

I don't know why but I feel like 'ice cream pants' is the perfect name for these! The curves remind me of ice cream dripping or something.  Idk, maybe I'm just a little crazy. Either way, the pants are ripe for customization!  Mixing and matching with these pants is so fun and crazy cute. You can see [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:59+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Harem romper with 2 shoulder styles

This adorable romper style has been on my hit list for some time.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I love the ties for Eleanor but I like the snap style a lot too! You can get the pattern on my website. I'll post some steps below so you can see how easy it is [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:02+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Basic a-line dress for every occasion

A good basic dress will always be necessary in Eleanor's wardrobe. I like something casual and cute without being over the top girly. This one hits all the notes! It is purposefully simple for a clean look. (I favor a clean look on most everything) Take a peek at the tutorial below and give it [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:06+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

My of-the-moment pattern! Pocket puff pants

I seem to have a new clothing style obsession every other day but hey, nothing wrong with that!  Keeps things interesting. This pant style has been in my head for a while, ever since I saw them in a store some where.  It would be so much easier if I didn't make patterns and I [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:08+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

New outfit for Eleanor with Birch Organic fabric!

Good day!  I have a new outfit to share along with some photos of the process :) I recently got this Birch fabric from their new Circa 52 collection. It's the Woodland Party print.  It is incredibly soft and has good stretch so I thought it would be perfect for Miss E's new threads. (they are [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:10+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Guides|

One-piece with back snaps -Pattern 68

I am working on a collection that I will be releasing 1 at a time every week with an early bird discount :) This one-piece pattern is the second in the collection after the bodysuit dress.  A friend sent me a photo of this style and I thought it was great so here it is! Like I've [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

JUKI MO-654DE Serger/Overlocker review

This will be really short and to the point but I just got a new serger and wanted to let you know I love it! It's this Juki MO-654DE (affiliate link).  I got it on Amazon for $380. I've been using it for a month and have yet to run into anything I don't like. You [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:15+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Janome HD-1000 vs. Janome HD-3000

I recently needed to purchase a new sewing machine so I looked on Amazon like usual.  I was looking for a really basic mechanical sewing machine. I don't need the electronic settings or embroidery options. I ordered the Singer heavy duty to try first because it's so cheap.  Not surprising, I hated it and sent it [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:20+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Reviews|

Bodysuit dress sewing pattern

I'm doing a rogue release prior to the collection I'm designing right now.  This pattern has been a popular request for a while so I'm happy to say I finally got it done for you all! It's a basic bodysuit dress with a long sleeve and short sleeve option.  I didn't choose the typical envelope neck because the skirt [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:32+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Pattern tutorials|