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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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Reader Survey Results

The results are in, and I’m really pleased–thank you to all of you who participated in the survey. I’m so happy to share some of the things I’ve learned and the things you like and didn’t like. So let’s dive into the results! I wanted to know what sewing experience you had because I really […] Read more…

2016 Fashion trends

2016 Trend Predictions

A new year brings changes in a lot of areas, and since fashion changes frequently it only makes sense to look at some of the trends that may become mainstays for the year. Some of these are already starting to make their way into mainstream fashion, and its fun to watch that evolution. So here are […] Read more…

2016 reader survey for Mabey She Made It

2016 Reader Survey

Can you believe another year has gone by? I have so loved the insight you gave me last year into what you wanted to see and learn from Mabey She Made It. And I have big plans for making my little corner even more helpful and inspiring to you. To do that, I’d love your […] Read more…

The Georgia Twirl dress is a simple, cute style with full circle skirt for maximum twirl factor. Pattern review by Mabey She Made It

Georgia Twirl Dress

My Brynley girl has a birthday just a few days before Christmas. And we try to make it a big deal. We also have a tradition where I make a skirt or dress for the birthday girls, so I like to make Brynley’s really fun. This year, I knew I wanted to make her a […] Read more…

The top 15 posts of 2015 from Mabey She Made It

Best Posts of 2015

I always like looking back over a year and seeing what went well and (yes) what didn’t. I like to learn from the past, and its just really interesting to see. So I pulled out the top 15 posts from this year so you can check them out with me. I’m counting down, so here’s […] Read more…

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