the one where I stuff all the clothes I’ve made lately into one post.

The title says it all in this one, right? I've been busy sewing up some fun clothes for the girls, and I have a busy April here on ye ol' blog (hint hint fun things in store! see the sidebar for a clue), so I thought I'd put them all into one ginormous post. So good luck to you all, hope you can finish it. You just know I couldn't stop making … [Read more...]

sadie shirts!

 I am so excited about this sew along and how it turned out...You guys made some pretty darn cute shirts! I am busy thinking about the next sew along-cause this was so fun! Maybe a dress next?...sorry to those of you with boys...everyone knows a little girl who needs wants a new dress, right? are all ya'lls cute Sadie shirts! … [Read more...]

sew-along part 5: hem, collar, buttons

Last day of the sew-along! I hope you guys have been having fun making this shirt!Or at least, watching me make it. ;) Also, sorry that a few of you had troubles with the sleeves! Those little buggers can be nasty. Click below for more! So, for today....first off, let's hem that bad boy! Serge or zig zag the raw edge, and fold … [Read more...]

sew-along part 4: sleeves

Let's tackle those sleeves! If you're like me and have ever broken out in a cold sweat when you think about sleeves: fear not, they are not as bad as they seem. Click below for more!So first, unfold your sleeve pieces... and hem the edges. (you could do them later when they're sewn into the shirt, but I despise sewing tiny … [Read more...]

sew along part 3: button closure

Sew, let's get going on the button closure for your shirt! Dontcha love sewing humor? har har.  Click below for more! Grab your small piece of main fabric, the one that was about 3"x6". Serge or zig zag stitch the edges. In the center of your back piece, place it right side down like so, and pin...then using a ruler and tailor's chalk … [Read more...]

sew along part 2: bodice and placket

So today we'll sew together the bodice and placket. (edit: this is not the only way to do it...reader Tara saw a much better way, to sew the placket together and then sew it on top of the bodice, no cutting involved. Both ways work-just make sure it's centered if you sew it directly to the uncut bodice piece. So, pick your poison … [Read more...]

sew along part 1: pattern and pieces

Are you all set with your fabric, etc!? Let's jump right in and make a pattern! Did I lose any of you? Fear not-I am here to figuratively hold your hand through this process!Click below for more! So. You have that shirt that fits your child (looser is better in this case), right? Lay it out, folded in half like so. I use white wrapping … [Read more...]

sadie shirt sew-along info

I am so excited to announce my first sew along tutorial! I am going to be posting step by step instructions on how to make this cute shirt: I'll show you how to make your own pattern-and how to construct the placket, ruffle, button closure in back, collar, and sleeves. Does that sound like a lot? It's not bad, I promise! That's why I'm breaking … [Read more...]