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|

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|

Add a hood to #43 : footie one-piece

This hood modification will be perfect for the cool months ahead. Feet covered, head covered = warm, cozy little baby! I'll have a pdf for the hood pattern piece at the end of this post.  It is compatible with the footie one-piece pattern (#43). You will follow the tutorial in the pattern just the same except [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:32+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Pattern hacks|

Raglan dress real pockets

We've been talking a lot about the fake pockets on the raglan dress.  KIDS WANT REAL POCKETS TO STORE TREASURES!!  RIGHT?? I am learning...  My baby girl isn't to that stage yet so it didn't cross my mind when designing the pattern. Good thing I have friends like you to tell me how it is :-) [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:39+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Pattern hacks|

Add curved hem to raglan sweatshirt

This is a  fast way to make a cute variation of the raglan sweatshirt.  Adding a curved hem in the back is easy and very trendy right now! To start you will need to cut out the sleeves, neckband and wrist cuffs. Cut about 1" off the bottom of the wrist cuffs. I do this [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:43+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Pattern hacks|

Easy way to add ruffles to leggings

. Whenever I see leggings with ruffles it looks SO adorable, I had to make a few pairs for Eleanor. Turns out it is SUPER easy, so I took a few photos to show you how to do it. To start, cut out a pair of leggings: Then,  measure the width of the ankle area (where the ruffles will [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:44+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Pattern hacks|

Quick way to add a cuff to a pattern

Here's a short tutorial on how you can add a cuff to a sleeve. Also, how you can add a cuff to the waist of a t-shirt. I am using my raglan tee as the example but this 'quick and dirty' method will work on anything. First, have your pattern piece ready: I have my raglan long [...]

2017-04-27T00:51:25+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Pattern hacks|