Welcome to the Sailor Dress SewAlong I am thrilled to be hosting a SewAlong over at Ellie and Mac - please join the event here. If you aren't a member of the Ellie and Mac PDF Pattern Group you will need to join their group first! For this SewAlong we will be partnering with Knitpop… Continue reading Sailor Dress SewAlong: Prepping!
When I think about the kids going back to school - I always seem to find jumpers in the stores. Jumpers are the perfect addition to just about any outfit, as it can be work in the Summer over a tank top and shorts or in the Fall/Winter over a long sleeve top and leggings.… Continue reading A Wardrobe Staple Jumper….
Ever wonder why kids are always picking everything up and asking you to hold it? It's probably because most children's clothing do not have pockets. Or at least that's what I think...so generally I add pockets to avoid my own pockets being filled with all of the children's 'goodies'. Adding pockets to any bottom is… Continue reading Pockets Are For Treasures
Adding Grommet Holes And Drawstring I wanted to add a drawstring tie to the front of the skirt for a unique and fun look - this can be done to any of the versions of the Jumper. I love drawstrings because they add a little design to a solid colored waistband. I used a 3… Continue reading Creating Your Own Waistband With Grommet Holes
Little girls love to spin and twirl around - so why not have a gorgeous dress with circle skirt and 10/10 twirl effect. The Sailor Dress by Ellie and Mac is perfect for just this. So, when Ellie and Mac came out with the Sailor Dress - I knew that I needed it. And now I can't stop… Continue reading Sailing Away On Lucious Rainbows…
I have been hunting for the perfect pattern to use as a rashgaurd for kids and let me tell you, this has been SUCH a challenge. After several weeks of searching and coming back with nothing - I decided it was time to hack a pattern that I had in my collection. And let me… Continue reading Hacking A Top Into A Rashie…Let’s Swim!
If you're looking for 'fancy' up your garment, think about adding trim! Yes, I said it...T-R-I-M. Top stitching trim use to horrify me. I had a bad experience where my machine ate not only my trim but all of my fabric. Thinking of adding trim to anything for months, just did not sit right with… Continue reading A Little Trim Goes A Long Way…
Ever wonder what binding is or how it is used? When I started sewing I totally avoided binding anything - that included ALL patterns that required binding. I guess it was because of the unknown and then top-stitching. Now I am slowly jumping in and challenging myself more with different patterns - regardless if they… Continue reading Binding At Its Finest…
At first glance, drawstrings look rather overwhelming to make. I know the first time I attempted to make one, I am pretty sure I read through the directions a few times. But it is super simple and you can use a regular sewing machine. So...grab your fabric... First thing to figure out on your fabric… Continue reading How To: Make Your Own Drawstrings
Ever want to just feel fancy when you go out without really dressing up?! The Tie Waist Top known as the Emma By Rebecca Page (formerly Mummykins and Me) is the perfect option! It is available in Ladies (XXS to 5x), Girls (newborn to 12 years) and Doll sizes. There are also a handful of… Continue reading Tie Waist Top -Rebecca Page’s Emma