Draft a basic tee for any size using a tee you already have and love.

Make a Basic Tee (In Any Size)

We all have a favorite tee in our closets, and often we wish we had another one just like it. And while I can’t take you back in time to buy another one, I can show you how to draft one just like the original and it doesn’t matter what size shirt you want–its all the […] Read more…

Using basic paper crafting tools, make this simple summer bunting in 20 minutes or less!

Easy Summer Bunting Tutorial

Need to make an area a little more festive in a snap? Try a super quick and easy summer bunting. I’m bringing home this tutorial from last year and I’d forgotten how cheery it looked in my front entry. Read on for the full tutorial!   Sometimes the fact that it’s summer makes me giddy. […] Read more…

Watercolor on fabric with these tips and tricks using Color Me Fabric. Plus get the tutorial for this boxy zipper pouch.

How to Watercolor Fabric: Color Me Fabric

When I saw the newest fabrics from the Color Me fabric line designed by Hayley Crouse from Welcome to the Mouse House, I fell in love. I was so excited about the black backgrounds (new to this line) and the gorgeous flowers that mimic the adult coloring trend. So when she sent me some, I […] Read more…

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9 More Ways to Make Your Sewing Polished

I love sharing some of the things I’ve learned in my years of sewing. I’ve done a LOT of it by trial and error, and I have made just about every mistake out there. So I want to save you some of that error by teaching you some of the things I’ve learned along the way […] Read more…

Flutterby Top Pattern and Tutorial at Mabey She Made It. A free sewing pattern for little girls.

Flutterby Top

A few weeks ago I shared the pattern and tutorial for the super cute Tulip Leggings with you, and you probably spotted the cute little number on top. I’m calling it the Flutterby Top and I’m sharing an 18-month pattern and tutorial for making the top today. Because you guys loved it! So I’ve teamed up […] Read more…

Easy Circle Skirt by Mabey She Made It

Simple Circle Skirt Tutorial & Cheat Sheet

It’s so fun when you find a cute and amazing skirt that you can make in almost no time at all. A circle skirt is so much fun and there’s really not much to it! And once you make your first circle skirt you’ll wonder why you never made one before. This photo was taken last year, […] Read more…

Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.

Recreating Kate: Navy Blazer

For a while now I’ve been wanting a navy blazer like Kate Middleton wore in the photo below. I love the classic styling of the blazer paired with a simple striped shirt underneath.   It has also been WAY too long since I did a Recreating Kate post. So if you’re new here (welcome!) I’ll […] Read more…

How to match stripes when sewing.

2 Methods for Matching Stripes when Sewing

Have you ever bought a striped shirt or skirt and then realized once you were home that the stripes don’t match up? Its annoying and doesn’t look great and when you’re paying for clothes you want them to look right, not cheap. The same applies when you’re sewing. When those stripes match up it looks […] Read more…

Super cute Mermaid Maxi Skirt tutorial.

Mermaid Maxi Tutorial and Top: Coastline Blog Tour

  Since the name of the fabric line is Coastline, you’ve already got it in your head that these are fabrics you’d wear to the beach…unless you live in Colorado during a snow storm–then you stand in the snow. Trust me, I’d rather be walking on a beach, but I guess this will do. When […] Read more…

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Tulip Leggings + Free Pattern

Babies and toddlers look so adorable in tunics and leggings. You can see the little details of their chubby (or not so chubby) legs and it makes you just want to squish them. I wanted to create some cute little tulip leggings (and 18-month pattern) that are just a little different while still being cute and […] Read more…

Eleanor Dress/Top Pattern Review

Eleanor Dress Pattern Review

I’ve been in such a sewing rut lately–I think I overdid it at Christmas time and have had a hard time dragging myself to the machine. So in order to get myself going again I wanted a simple pattern that went together quickly and wouldn’t be fussy. (I’ve also been hemming yards of chiffon, so […] Read more…

Conduct a Wardrobe Audit to see what you can get rid of and what to keep.

Wardrobe Audit and Inspiration with Me Time

I’m an introvert–I like people and enjoy my relationships, but in order to recharge I have to have “Me Time.” Finding time for inspiration and solitude is necessary for my mental health, and it gives me time to reflect, ponder, plan, and rejuvenate. With three little ones, you probably already know (without me saying) that my […] Read more…

Make your sewing design choices intentional and you'll create stunning garments. I'm sharing my tips, tricks, and thought process with you for choosing the right pattern, fabric, and trim to get the feel you want.

Sewing Design Choices

I get a lot of comments on my sewing about how everything seems to work together to create a look that is complete–like all the elements were made to go together. To me, sewing design choices are not just picking a pattern, fabric, and notions independently and putting them together–its making decisions based on the look and […] Read more…

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7 Tips for Cutting Patterns in Record Time

Cutting patterns in preparation for sewing is definitely my least favorite sewing chore but its necessary. So every time I can read up on and think about better ways to get it done I do. And today I’m sharing some of those time (and sanity) saving methods with you in case you’re in the same […] Read more…

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