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Jacole Quick Dress and Skinny Pants

Quick Top and Skinny Pants

Do you ever wish you had a few basic patterns that are quick to sew and look great? I know I’ve been on the hunt for some of those. You know–the kind that you reach for over and over and are the basis for lots of different creations. I got to in the Jacole Fall Blog Tour, […] Read more…

Ravenna Top for Remix the Stitch

Ravenna Remix: Remix the Stitch Tour

  I am so excited to share the Ravenna Top pattern from Straight Stitch Designs today. I gave you a little sneak peek last week on Instagram (I’m @mabeyshemadeit–come follow me!) and I could hardly wait until today. This is my new favorite shirt–I’m dubbing it my date night top because I love that I […] Read more…

Make this simple kimono cardigan in 10 minutes! Click here to see how.

10-Minute DIY Kimono Cardigan

Have you noticed all the kimono cardigans that are so popular right now? Why not make one for yourself with a $5 scarf and about 10 minutes. This would be so pretty in a silk floral scarf! I’m bringing this post home today from Pretty Provident, where you’ll find me again today. Enjoy! Hi, I’m […] Read more…

Banish the mom uniform! These 11 Top patterns that will help you ditch the t-shirt!

11 Stunning Top Patterns to Replace a T-shirt

A while ago I shared a new top and cardigan I’d made and talked about how I’m ready to banish the Mom Uniform. There’s something about wearing a t-sirt every day that makes you feel (comfortably) slouchy. And when I feel slouchy, I act the same way. And since we all want to feel better about […] Read more…

Pier 7 top and Perfect Petal skirt from the Women's Bundle Up pattern sale.

Pier 7 Top and Perfect Petal Skirt–Bundle Up Women

I always love being part of a blog tour–especially when it’s for a Bundle Up sale where there are so many fun patterns to choose from. And while I sewed up two today, there are several more I really want to make up. The patterns I tested were the Pier 7 Top from Terra’s Treasures […] Read more…

Create this beautiful white dress inspired by the Zimmerman dress Kate Middleton wore in Australia last year. See the details and alterations made to the Simplicity pattern for the Recreating Kate series.

Recreating Kate: White Zimmerman Dress

photos by Jenae Briggs Photography It’s time for another Recreating Kate dress! I’ve been thinking about what styles and ideas I want to share with you, and one of the things I love most about sewing and creating is that you can take the things you love most about a piece and use it to […] Read more…

This is the women's version of the Extraordinary Girl Tee and it's amazing!

Women’s Extraordinary Girl Tee

A few weeks back I shared some fun girls’ t-shirts as part of a pattern tour, and mentioned that there was also a women’s version that I was going to sew. Several of you asked to see this version as well, and I am delivering today. While I really like the girls’ pattern, I LOVE having […] Read more…

This tutorial for an anthropologie-inspired t-shirt refashion is so fun

Twenty-Five Minute T-shirt Refashion

If you’ve got 25 minutes and a too-big tee, you’re going to love this Anthropologie inspired t-shirt refashion. Several years ago my sister came to visit with an amazing t-shirt on. She had found it at Anthropologie and couldn’t believe how lovely it was. I loved it enough to ask her if I could inspect […] Read more…

Tutorial for a Lovely Lace Knit Pencil Skirt | Mabey She Made It | #sewing #pencilskirt #selfishsewing #stretchlace

Lovely Lace Pencil Skirt

Back in July (after Maya was born) I created a fun knit pencil skirt with stretch lace for The Ribbon Retreat blog, and I realized recently that I hadn’t shared it here yet. So while I’m working on some fun things to show you for Kids’ Clothes Week, here’s another fast, easy sewing project you’ll love. […] 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…

Recreating Kate: Sewing a Royal Wardrobe One Piece at a Time | Mabey She Made It

Recreating Kate Middleton Style

I’m so super excited to share some fun news today–I’ve been cooking up a little series and today I get to tell you all about it! You may have noticed a little something new in the main menu. It’s a sewing series entitled Recreating Kate.  Everyone love’s Kate Middleton style–it’s classic, elegant, and oh so chic. Through […] Read more…

Couture Lace Skirt Tutorial by Serger Pepper | Mabey She Made It | #lace #skirt #skirtutorial #sewingforkids #selfishsewing #linedskirt

Couture Lace Skirt Tutorial

I think you are all beginning to realize how much I enjoy good piece of clothing made from lace. It’s so elegant and girly! Well today’s guest post is Irene from Serger Pepper and she’s been bitten by the same lace-loving bug! Irene is a talented seamstress and has lots of great ideas to share–including this one […] 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…

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…

Low-rise Jeans to Denim Skirt | Mabey She Made It | #sewing #refashion #jeanskirt

Low-rise Pants to Skirt Refashion

   Everyone has a denim skirt it seems, so when I finally had had it with a particular pair of jeans, I knew I needed to make myself one. They looked good on me, but the rise was just too low for me to be comfortable in. You know–the bend over and show the world more than […] Read more…

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