Shopping for knit fabric online

My focus is going to be knit fabrics used for children's clothing.   The first thing you'll have to decide is what TYPE of fabric you are looking for. The most common fabric for my patterns is JERSEY but you may also need RIBBING, INTERLOCK, FRENCH TERRY or SWEATSHIRT FLEECE.  Shop according to the pattern you are following, warmth [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:28+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Guides|

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|

Free hoodie sewing pattern!

I know you've been patiently waiting for this sweatshirt so I'm super excited to get it to you! The pattern is a raglan sleeve sweatshirt with a scuba style hood, optional front pocket and arm seam detailing. It's been my favorite pattern for a long time because it's practical, unique, warm, super comfortable, versatile and beyond adorable! I love pairing it [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:35+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Free patterns|

Handmade Halloween costume 2014

Hello everyone! With the Halloween costume contest running, I wanted to sew my own costume for Eleanor. The first thing that came to mind is a peacock so I went for it. :) If you have sewn a costume go enter it in the contest! We have some awesome prizes so check it out! You [...]

2017-04-19T08:14:36+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Guides|

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|

Beginners guide to knit fabrics

Knit fabrics can be a bit confusing in the beginning. I hope this quick overview will help you understand the basics! Zoom in on the graphic to see it better..

2017-04-19T08:14:52+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Guides|