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…

Draft your own sundress using something you already own with this Pompom Sundress Tutorial--part of the 30 Days of Sundresses series

How to Make a Pompom Sundress

  Hi, and welcome to Mabey She Made It if you’re coming for the (30) Days of Sundresses series from Melly Sews–I’m so glad you’re here! I’m also excited to show you how to make a pompom sundress that’s super easy and quick to sew. It’s perfect for running, skipping, and all those things you love […] Read more…

Follow these guidelines for finding the perfect sundress this year.

Ingredients for the Perfect Sundress

It’s finally summer weather here in Idaho, and I’m definitely celebrating. It’s time for outdoor picnics, Italian ices, and slowing down. It’s also time for sundresses! Later this week I get to be part of Melissa’s (30) Days of Sundresses series, which got me thinking about the perfect sundress. And while my turn isn’t until Saturday, […] Read more…

The Jukebox Dress with Rhythm version from the One Thimble e-zine sewn by Mabey She Made It

The Jukebox Dress

Have you heard of the One Thimble e-zine? It’s full of fun patterns, tips, and sewing goodness, and for Issue 7 I got to play along by sewing up a version of this super cute Jukebox dress which has both a woven and a knit version that you can mix and match! Today I’m talking about the Jukebox […] Read more…

Oh how I love this! This vintage dress watercolor printable makes me want a dress just like it.

Vintage Dress Watercolor Printable

Today I’m excited to be part of Polka Dot Week at R&R Workshop. Each day this week a couple of bloggers will be posting their polka dot-inspired projects because polka dots are so cute they really should be celebrated. My first thought was to make something from some cute polka dot fabric I have, but […] Read more…

Y is for Yellow Yoked Dress with yo-yos | Mabey She Made It

Y is for Yellow-Yoked Dress with Yo-yos

A few months ago I got to be part of The Ribbon Retreat‘s Back-to-School A-Z Tour. I was assigned the letter Y, and it was so much fun to be part of a fun series with a lineup of amazing bloggers. And then I kind of forgot that I’d never shared it with you even though […] Read more…

Recreating Kate: Issa Engagement Dress | Mabey She Made It | #katemiddleton #katemiddletonstyle #katemiddletonfashion #recreatingkate

Recreating Kate: Issa Engagement Dress

  Many of us were introduced to Kate Middleton at the time of her engagement to Prince William, so it seems only fitting that the first dress I wanted to recreate from Kate’s wardrobe is this fabulous sapphire blue wrap dress from designer Issa. After wearing this dress to announce her engagement, it sold out, was […] Read more…

Pinstripe Dress | Mabey She Made It | #upcycle #sewingforkids #sewing #pr&p

Refashioned Pinstripe Dress

So last week was a sew-along for Project Run & Play, and I really wanted to participate. The theme was creating something out of upcycled pieces or hand-me-downs. I’d had this idea for days, but other obligations won out and I was down to the last minute. And while I technically did get the refashioned […] Read more…

Lace Colorblocked Dress | Mabey She Made It | #lace #colorblocking #sewing #selfishsewing #womensfashion

Lace Color Block Dress

I can’t seem to get enough lace recently. Perhaps its because I spend so much of my time in jeans and a t-shirt that when I get dressed up I want to really feel classy. But no matter the reason, when I got to participate in the Color Block Dress tour, I knew immediately what […] Read more…

Pocket Apron Tutorial by Friends Stitched Together | Mabey She Made It | #sewing #sewingforkids #aprondress #pockets

Pocket Apron Tutorial

You all know how much I love to sew for my girls. I love seeing them in something I made and when they discover special little things about the garment, it makes it even better. Amy from Friends Stitched Together nailed that in this Pocket Apron tutorial today. Not only does it have a cute little […] Read more…

Matinee Dress | Mabey She Made It | #matineedress #sewingforkids #jennuinedesign

Matinee Dress Pattern Review

Sometimes you see a dress and think it’s so adorable you just want to make it, even if you don’t need it. The Matinee Dress is one of those dresses for me. When you look at the sweet little watercolors of the Matinee Dress and Peplum Top, you definitely get that urge to create–aren’t they […] Read more…

Maxi Dress Tutorial | Mabey She Made It | #maxidress #tutorial #upcycle #maternity

Maxi Dress Pattern Hack Tutorial

* This post contains affiliate links. So if you follow me on Instagram (@mabeyshemadeit), you’ll remember that I promised I’d show you how to make the maxi dress I wore to SNAP! conference. That day has finally arrived–I haven’t been able to get good photos in it until now. A while back I found these […] Read more…

Savannah Pleated Party Dress Review | Mabey She Made It #peekaboopattern #sewing #kidsclothes

Savannah Pleated Party Dress Review

I was thrilled to be chosen as a pattern tester for the Savannah Pleated Party Dress by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop recently. You’ve heard me rave about Amy’s patterns before, but they really are fabulous. And the Savannah dress is no exception. Only I’d really call it exceptional. This dress is deceptively simple at first glance, […] Read more…

City Girl Frock | Mabey She Made It #sewing #justaddjeans #patternanthology #dress #pattern review

City Girl Frock Review

Have you seen all the cute things coming out of Pattern Anthology’s Just Add Jeans collection? I’m loving the pieces, especially the City Girl designed by See Kate Sew. There’s something about that cowl neck that I adore. And while I’ve seen several tops featured, I haven’t seen anyone sharing the dress yet… So here’s […] Read more…

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