Have you seen the fancy sweatshirt trend? Or maybe you’ve heard it called the dressed up sweatshirt? Well, I’m officially on that train. As a mom at home with my 8 kids, looking pulled together while still being comfortable are about as high as my priorities get! For this dressed up sweatshirt, I used the … Continue reading Fancy Sweatshirt Trend
Recently I sewed a 16 piece capsule wardrobe for my baby in her next size. In my last post, I showed you the bubble skirt I made from "earth" floral London Calling lawn fabric. That fabric inspired and became the theme of much of the rest of the wardrobe. First of all, I picked a … Continue reading Fabric Suggestions for a Child Capsule Wardrobe
Are you ever surprised by a fabric crush? While scrolling through the CaliFabrics new fabric selection, I came across this Earth Floral London Calling Cotton Lawn by Robert Kaufman, and somehow it just spoke to me! What did it say, you ask? “Buy me and use me everywhere!” Who am I to disobey the siren … Continue reading Lovely Lawn for Spring
Happy New Year everyone! One of my reSEWlutions this year is to try new things. And of course that includes new fabrics I've never tried before! I hold Adrianna, the designer behind Hey June Patterns responsible for this new fabric obsession of mine. When she updated the Union St. Tee pattern, she updated the fabric … Continue reading New Year, New Favorite Fabric: Modal!
Here’s a tip for all you cozy fabric lovers: grab some of this chocolate brown french terry today! With this softer than soft chocolate french terry, I made a Tallinn Sweater by Hey June Patterns for myself. (Oh, and I just noticed the Tallinn Sweater is the featured pattern of the month over at Hey … Continue reading Chocolate & a FREE Reversible Beanie Pattern
It’s that time of year…corduroy time! Now I’ve got to admit, corduroy is one of my oldest fabric loves! I mean it’s so great to sew with; stable and pliable but soft and comfortable to wear. Let me show you what I mean. After scouring the corduroy selection at CaliFabrics, I settled on some Brown … Continue reading Baby Wale Corduroy 3 Ways
Today is the snuggle-y-est post ever written! When you combine the softest french terry ever, and the squishiest baby, you’ve got enough snuggles to go around! Now I really must start with an apology. This particular french terry fabric has sold out. Twice. It’s really, really, really that good! But you can grab some of … Continue reading Mommy & Me French Terry
My daughter has a beautiful hourglass figure which I have absolutely no clue how to fit since I have no figure (or if you’re being kind) am more of a rectangle! I sew so much for my other children, but recently decided it was time to get it right on fit for my oldest child. … Continue reading If at 1st you don’t succeed…
I spent much of this summer (and last summer too) sewing swimwear! From never having sewn a swimsuit before, to being considered somewhat of an expert, I learned just about everything there is to know! And I want to share some some vital things I learned with you before you start. Because sewing your own … Continue reading So you think you want to sew swimwear?
Today I've got some tips for you on how to get the most garments from your cuts of fabric. If there was a hall of fame for the least amount of fabric wasted, you just might find me there! In fact I've even got a series over at Skirt Fixation about classy ways to use … Continue reading 5 Fabric Scrooge Tips