knit skirt with pockets: tutorial and free pocket pattern

I bought a comfy knit skirt this summer that I LOVE. It is comfy and has awesome pockets and I want to wear the heck out of it. We all know what this means, right? I had to recreate it! I took some pics for a tutorial just in case you want to make one too. And this would totally translate to a kids skirt, too...I should make one for Sadie sometime! … [Read more...]

Seafarer top review

I am so excited to be a part of the Seafarer Top pattern tour! I really wanted to sew more for myself this summer-you know, breezy light tees to keep cool during the hot summer day....so this pattern is perfect for that need. I sewed up a size medium and it fit perfectly-I love the dolman sleeves-it makes it so loose and comfy, but the band at the … [Read more...]

tie top tutorial and sewing with knit fabric tips

Hey guys! I am so excited about this knit tie top tutorial I created for Girl Charlee! (and a $40 gift certificate giveaway! woohoo! enter waay at the bottom...you might as well check out the tutorial while you're at it....just sayin' ;) Also make sure to check out their blog! Today they're showing off all the projects I've made with Girl Charlee … [Read more...]

comfy DIY maternity skirts

Hey, all!! If you missed the post on Saturday, I'm excited to announce a really fun series called Belly+Baby I'm doing with my fabulous bloggy pals Kate and Shauna, of See Kate Sew, and Shwin & Shwin! We'll each be posting a maternity/baby related project every Monday for the month of September! Oh, and Happy "Labor" day to the American … [Read more...]

mustard yellow circle skirt

Back around Christmas time (in between Christmas and New Years) we were all sick with the flu. :( This is the one thing I was able to sew that week, and only because it was SO easy. I used Dana's tutorial, which is great. I've used it before, but only for the girls. I love how it drapes! I think it was a rayon knit from Fabric.com, but I can't … [Read more...]

embellished cardigan tutorial

  Another project made so much easier with my Go! Baby cutter. Love this thing, seriously. This project couldn't have been simpler, too. I thrifted this really nice silk cardigan and shell awhile ago. I am not really the "shell" wearing type, so I knew I would cut it up to become ruffles or embellishments for the cardi. Then, of course, I … [Read more...]

another Simplicity 3835

I loved my first go at this pattern, so of course I knew another top would be in my near future! And once I saw this awesome fabric, I had to get some to use for it. It's Just Dandy Blue Jay Floral Crosshatch-by Robert Kauffman, and I got it from my fabulous sponsor, Ribbon Retreat. Seriously, love this fabric. I left off the tie this time, … [Read more...]

McCalls M6354

I made one dress in the great sewing spree of '11.....and I kinda love my new dress. I was inspired by this dress: Modcloth via pinterest. I had some linen in my stash (just enough for the top) and some gold floral cotton I'd gotten at Hobby Lobby in May...so put the two together, with this pattern, and wha-la. A kind-of knock off. It's … [Read more...]

Simplicity 2599

It's me, here with yet another top. :D This time I made Simplicity 2599, view B with view D ruffles. Honestly, the fit was a little weird. I had to take in the sides a lot and the dart didn't really hit the girls in the right place. The neck gapes a little bit too, and for the life of me, I couldn't get the facing to lay flat! I think I might have … [Read more...]

Simplicity 3835

I want to shout it from the rooftops! (if I could climb on my roof....) I love, love, love this top and pattern! It's Simplicity 3835, view C, size 12. I made it with some swiss dot fabric I got at Joann's on sale a little while ago (for like $3 a yard, sweet).  I added a little tie to "belt" it a little, which I love! I didn't add any elastic … [Read more...]