Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks, SewAlongs

Sailor Dress SewAlong: Prepping!

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!

Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks

Pockets Are For Treasures

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

Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks, Pattern Testing

Creating Your Own Waistband With Grommet Holes

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

Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks, Pattern Testing

Sailing Away On Lucious Rainbows…

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…

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A Little Trim Goes A Long Way…

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…

Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks

Binding At Its Finest…

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…

Children's Clothing Patterns, Clothing Patterns, Pattern Hacks

Key West Color Blocked Pocket Hack

I don't always get to pick out the fabric when it comes to sewing. I have a little helper who likes to sort through and select her favorite...such as this gorgeous brushed poly pastel rainbow and let me tell you, this fabric is SOFT. With Summer right around the corner...literally days away, I decided that… Continue reading Key West Color Blocked Pocket Hack