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…

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…

These are the best, most absorbent burp cloths you'll ever use. Coming from a mama who has had 3 reflux babies.

The Best, Most Absorbent Burp Cloth Ever

I’m sure you’re here looking for the best burp cloths you’ve ever used, and I am super excited that I can share them with you.  If you’ve ever been holding a baby and experienced: projectile vomit that comes from nowhere regular spitting in large volumes that a regular burp cloth just can’t handle the dreaded shoulder spit […] 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…

Free pattern for this adorable Origami Dress from Mabey She Made It

Origami Dress with Free Pattern

Sometimes I’m drawn to a pattern because of its versatility, and sometimes I’m drawn to a pattern for its intricacies. Today’s Origami Dress is one of those I love for its detail and uniqueness. I had this idea floating around, so I began trying to draft something beautiful. The only problem is that I’ve never drafted […] Read more…

Buy it or Make It Coats: a guide for the best coats of 2015

Buy It or Make It: Coats

Winter time means mittens, hot chocolate, and beautiful coats. And now is the perfect time to make or snag a coat you’ll love for years to come. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite coats to make and to buy in hopes that you’ll find just what you’re looking for! Make It Coats: Provence Pea […] Read more…

Simple and classy striped jewelry holder from a cabinet door!

Striped Jewelry Holder Upcycle

This post is brought to you by Folk Art and Blueprint Social. The opinions are my own. Take an old cupboard door (that you’ve now moved several times because you just knew it was going to be something beautiful one day) add some chalk paint and crystal knobs, and you have the start of a beautiful […] Read more…

Sewing your own jeans is pretty easy with the Birkin Flares.

Sewing Jeans: Birkin Flares Pattern Review

If you’re anything like me, sewing jeans has always seemed so daunting–so out of reach for me personally. I think it had something to do with big bulky denim seams and the fear of my machine not being able to handle it. So I never tried. And then I started seeing handmade jeans pop up with […] Read more…

Beginning Sewist Gift Guide

If you are just beginning to sew or are interested for the first time, you might wonder where to begin. And how do you help someone know what you’d like if you’re a beginning sewist? Start here! I’ve pulled together some of the things that will help you get started and be a nice gift […] Read more…

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

Plaid Christmas Charlotte Dress and Giveaway!

If you’re like me, you start thinking about Christmas dresses about now…or maybe a couple of weeks ago if you’re not a procrastinator. Couple that with a girl who just keeps getting taller, and it was time to get sewing–a Charlotte Dress. I was invited to be part of the Merry ModKid blog tour, and […] Read more…

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