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...]

Olivia tester round up!

I had the BEST testers for my Olivia top and dress pattern! They gave fantastic feedback and were so quick and helpful. I couldn't have done it without them! Thanks so much ladies! Here's a round up of all their cuteness-and best of all, I'm having a pattern tour, starting tomorrow! So excited to see what these other talented bloggers did with the … [Read more...]

the Olivia top and dress pattern is here!

I am so excited to introduce the Olivia top and dress pattern for girls! This frock features and adorable button up empire waist style bodice, with sleeves in three variations: sleeveless, short, and elbow length. The gathered skirt is comfortable and breezy, and the fit is meant to be loose and flowing-it's all about comfort! Cinch it in with a … [Read more...]