So we were challenged to create a back to school capsule from Phat Quarters (facebook group). The goal was to pick 3 patterns that go with each other and are able to mix and match with the stuff already in the kids' closets. I knew this was going to be fun. I started… Continue reading Back to School with Phat Quarters
Making a dress with Omega Top pattern
While the weather is finally getting warmer. I needed to start adding flowy dresses to the girls wardrobe. The pattern I chose to do this month was the Stargazer Pintuck tunic and dress. While both views are great. I used the tunic option and added a skirt to the bottom of it to recreate a… Continue reading It’s spring!! Here come a dress hack!
"Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization."-Daniel Webster As a great granddaughter, a granddaughter (both grandfathers), a daughter and a wife of farmers, we need to thank them for their… Continue reading Farmers Market at Project Run and Play
Having a pair of shorts or pants that just fit you right, is just the best feeling for the day! I'm short, and have hips, with a different size waist. So when I go to buy jeans, I either have to buy bigger jeans just so my hips fit in and be comfy and then… Continue reading Real deal shorts from winter wear designs
I have had this swimsuit saved on Pinterest for some time now. With the weather hopefully to start turning warm I have been dreaming of making this suit. Well I took the Starbird Swimsuit* from Petite Stitchery and Co*. and did a little hacking. First I started with the bottoms. I did want to keep… Continue reading Starbird Swimsuit Hack
My oldest is turning 5 this month, and she wants to start her fifth year with a bang. I guess more with a Pow! With my sewing for her now, will be the thought could she wear this to school. Since in the fall she will be heading to Kindergarten this year. So we went… Continue reading And now she is 5…
A challenge to create an outfit using Ellie and Mac patterns from inspiration from Pinterest.
It's been a while since I've written here. Check out Winter Wear Designs (affiliate link) for Thank You week for Buy One Get One Free I'm all about being casual, I love jeans and a t-shirt. So going with that for my comfort zone, I decided on making a Magnolia top from Winter Wear Designs, with… Continue reading Get Ready for the Holidays
" I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves." - Unknown As I sit here typing this, my clock is reading 1:00 p.m on a late August afternoon. I'm in a sweater and drinking apple cider. We typically would already be almost 100 degrees, right now… Continue reading New Season, Fall sewing
Project Run and Play now has a shop where you can purchase some of the patterns that you have seen in some of the seasons. It's outerwear week, and all outerwear patterns are 20% off this week ending on July 27, 2018. At the separate times of sewing and photographing, I was not feeling well… Continue reading Project Run and Play Shop Opening
Over at Winter Wear Designs its Poolside sewing, and what goes perfectly with being poolside, is swimming. When making my pinterest board of things to make the girls for spring/summer I search amazon, pinterest, and just use google. Well I found this swimsuit on Amazon made by Roxy and I knew exactly what pattern to… Continue reading Fly Girl Racing Suit hack
I'm so thankful that I was chosen to participate in this season of Project Run and Play, even though I didn't progress in the challenge. There was for a reason for it. We have been very busy here at home. (I had to adult and do adult things.) Things are finally coming along and falling… Continue reading Signature Style
So wondering where to take pictures for this week was making my head hurt. So we went for a walk through the nursery one evening, we come across this area of these trees with a beautiful canopy that we could take a walk under. To help stabilize the trees they use stakes to hold them… Continue reading Stripes are Everywhere
Week 2 theme is Sew Your Stash, well this one was a hard one to decide on what to do for my final outfit. I went through three different looks before I settled on what I was going to use. Well I definitely used up some of my stash. Decided on using what my girls love… Continue reading Lake Day Fun!
Project Run and Play season 16
Week 1 Circus
It's very hard to say what my signature style is. I love everything, but mostly I have been loving the flowing in the wind type dresses and I have always loved chunky lace. So I made an outfit for each item for this week. Oh, and who doesn't love the look of white clothing. For… Continue reading Personal Style: A little bit country and a little bit of everything else.
Thinking about this theme, I had to really think of a childhood story book that I loved. Well there really wasn't. Even in early childhood you would catch me creating something. When we went to the library, bookstore you name it, I was in the arts and craft section of books. So I sat and… Continue reading Project Run and Play: Crafting a Story
Over at Project Run and Play, they are in Season 15 and this time I wanted to play along! This week it's about the Seven wonders of the World modern, or ancient. Well knowing more of the natural wonders, I had to look up what the wonders were. Trying to decide which one to do, I… Continue reading Project Run and Play: Seven wonders of the World
I already have been spring sewing since after Christmas, and Periwinkle was on my list to make soon. What better way to welcome the blossoms on the tree and the warm sun with this lovely dress. From website listing: -This PDF Pattern is for sizes 2t-12 Periwinkle is a show stopping sundress. The slip on… Continue reading Periwinkle from Petite Stitchery
You start to feel it -- that warm sunshine kissing your skin, but then suddenly a cold breeze sweeps up your hair! Yes, I'm talking about flip-flop wearing, green grass, and blooming flowers kinda weather. SPRING!!! There's no better way to celebrate Spring's arrival than sewing up a romper! *Please visit all the stops on… Continue reading Hip Hop into Spring
One of the many Facebook groups I belong to, this one is going to challenge me. 52 week sewing challenge, they have certain themes per week or you can go rouge and sew something else. I will be adding the weeks as I go, hoping to have all 52 here when I'm done. Week 1:… Continue reading 52 Week Sewing Challenge
*some links contain Affiliate links* As we come to the season of giving, I thought about mommy and me looks that can be given as gifts as well. (think last minute stocking stuffers.) Things that are able to be made quickly so we can enjoy the time spent with our family. What makes an outfit… Continue reading Mommy and Me Christmas Scarves
I made a few of these before as Christmas gifts, and everyone loved them. This time decided to make one using the Christmas HTV Designs from Winter Wear Designs. I don't have one of those fancy cutting machines YET!! When you download the designs, it comes with a jpeg file. So lets have some fun!! First… Continue reading Floating Ornament
A pinspiration again! Saw a cold shoulder sleeve detail on Pinterest, instantly thought about using the Metropolitan from Lil Luxe Collection. Go grab your copy of the Metro, and print out Picture Athe size you will need, adjust bodice if needed. To modify the sleeve for the gathering I added and 1" to the bottom and non… Continue reading Bow Detail on sleeve for Metropolitan Blouse and dress
*Some links contain affiliate links* Affiliate link For the first time, Petite Stitchery has created their leading pattern for women, Mama Adelyn. Adelyn Pointed Hem Tunic/ Dress OPTIONS -Short sleeve -Elbow Sleeve -Long sleeve -Simple Sleeve Hem First, I created my Mama Adelyn with this beautiful floral DBP from So Sew English. This is the Tunic length with… Continue reading Mama Adelyn: Petite Stitchery First Women’s Pattern
Since we are in fall and the weather is getting cooler, going through my closet looking for things that I can wear I noticed I didn't have any of my flannels left. Either I didn't like the plaid any longer or that I just couldn't fit into them anymore. So I thought to myself well… Continue reading Blog Tour: Button Up Top from Winter Wear Designs
I have always loved the silhouette of the Modern Belle from Lil Luxe Collection. Lately when looking at the pattern, I have thought this would be adorable to make a coat with this shape. So after cutting out the pattern and messing around with the pieces adding width, taking away length, and also adding some… Continue reading Modern Belle Dress with a Twist
I just had to sew one last swimsuit for each of the girls before fall arrives, they are growing like weeds! My favorite swimsuit pattern of all time is Lil Luxe Collection Peach Beach Swim Set. Sweet Little details of sweetheart neckline turned into a bow, for the two piece a high waist bottom. On the suit on… Continue reading One Last Swimsuit before Fall
Wren a new pattern just released by Modkid, From Listing ; Wren is a unique layered dress with a crop top overlay. The crop top makes the tank style dress code compliant for school! The pattern comes in 2t(toddlers) to 12 (girls/tween). Here is where you can find the pattern:https://www.etsy.com/listing/538167414/wren-tank-dress-and-crop-top-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_1 This is so perfect for the transition… Continue reading WREN from ModKid