I’m a penelope peplum fan club member

My good friend Kate just came out with her first womens pattern, the Penelope Peplum. (aside: best pattern name EVER) and it is awesome! A quick sew, cute and flattering, and comes together perfectly. I sewed up a large but I think if I make it again I'll do a medium. I used elastic thread in the bobbin when sewing the peplum to the top of the … [Read more...]

mustard polka dot knit dress

     I made this dress....oh, over a month ago. Took pics, even edited them, but in all the hullabaloo of whatever is is that I was doing at the time (I have the worst memory), I forgot to post about it. Bad Blogger! tsk tsk. Anyways, it's just a simple knit dress that I whipped up* and since I am such a bad blogger, didn't take pics for a … [Read more...]

weekend getaway blouse

I was beyond excited when I got an email from Liesl (yes THE Liesl of Oliver and S fame), last week asking if I wanted to sew up one of their newest women's patterns. Uhhh...ye-ah. Of course I did! I chose to sew up the Weekend Getaway blouse, which I am sorta in love with. I used some rayon (which I can't remember where I got-that just goes to … [Read more...]

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...]