sewing for me

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…

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…

Anna Top Hack--Add a fun detail to the Anna Top using this tutorial.

Anna Top Hack Tutorial

Its been a while since I shared a fun refashion tutorial with you, and today I’m going to show you how to do an Anna top hack and I’m doing it with a tank top I got from my mom’s donate pile. Other than being a tank top, there really weren’t many complaints about this shirt–I […] Read more…

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…

No more mom uniform! The Sugar Pop Top and Julia Cardigan help you look pulled together even when you're running errands.

Banishing the Mom Uniform

I’m tired of wearing the same thing every day–jeans and a t-shirt with flip flops. No matter how cute the tee is, I just don’t want to wear them every day anymore. I totally understand how easy and convenient it is to wear a mom uniform and I’m fully aware of all the demands we moms […] 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…

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