lulu top hack (mini tutorial)

lulu top hack \\ craftiness is not optional

I was lazing sitting around in my sewing room one day thinking about my next project and spotted this thrifted turtleneck shirt that I have had for years...I always loved the pattern but for some reason never cut it up to make anything. WELL, that was about to end! I had my Lulu pattern printed off and on my cutting table, so I quickly sewed up … [Read more...]

coral triangles and chambray Lulu dress

I know I say this a lot....Sadie seriously seems to sprout up out of her clothes quite regularly. Especially dresses! She was in need of a few play dresses, so I whipped up this Lulu that I've been wanting to make ever since seeing this Lulu one of my amazing testers, The Graceful Rose, made. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, … [Read more...]

DIY vintage star wars tee (TAP paper how to)

DIY vintage star wars tee

We are Disney-bound soon. (we love us some Disneyland!) anywho-since Ava and Rory had star wars tees, and then Charlotte got one for her birthday from a friend who knew how much I loved them....Sadie and I just had to join the fray and get some star wars shirts! The bummer thing is, there aren't a lot of cute girl star wars tees. especially for … [Read more...]

snow white lulu dress & boys wallet

I just got back from a whirlwind trip up to visit Kristin in Portland! (if you were following along on Instagram you got a sneak peek of a combined photo shoot we did with the girls!! prepare for cuteness!) We had so much fun-and ate way too much. (WORTH IT) We happened to time our visit with her daughter's birthday party and so I sewed up a … [Read more...]

Lulu tester pics

lulu pattern testers  craftiness is not optional patterns

Ok  just let me babble for a minute about my awesome testers, will ya? They went above and beyond, and sewed up the most gorgeous Lulus in the process! (they have some darn cute kids too) I appreciate every single one of them and their feedback and insights. BIG virtual HUG to you all! Now go check out their gorgeous … [Read more...]

lulu dress and top pattern

lulu dress and top pattern by craftiness is not optional

I am so thrilled to release another pattern into the wild today! Introducing:   It's a very versatile pattern-and bonus-it's QUICK to sew up! I know I have had too much fun sewing up a whole slew of Lulus!   I am really excited that this is my first pattern using diagrams instead of tutorial pictures. Hopefully this helps make … [Read more...]