LouLouxe skirt and tank for tennis

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting! Tennis season has started again! My weekday team has a uniform of black, white, and turquoise. The captain chooses a line of tennis clothes, and then we can go onto Tenniswarehouse.com to buy the pieces we like. I never did […]

Lullaby Layette

My husband’s niece just had her second baby. That makes me a great auntie times two! So what types of things do great aunties do for great nephews and nieces? Make great little outfits, of course!  This Lullaby Layette is in double gauze and the bodysuit is made from cotton lycra knit. The Lullaby Layette […]

Butterick 6464 short halter top in rayon

Yet another Lisette pattern today! I’ve actually been working on the whole outfit of Lisette for Butterick 6464, and this is only the halter top. But, after making the pencil skirt in a dark brownish black ponte knit, I realized it didn’t really go with this Cotton & Steel Purrfect purple and black rayon from […]

Sponsor Review: The Confident Stitch

It’s no secret that most of my sewing projects on this blog for the past few years have been with fabrics I’ve bought in the downtown Los Angeles fabric district, or the many estate sales I used to go to back when I was hoarding fabric. I have had sponsorships with various fabric companies in […]

A Maritime Breton Tee in Textured Cotton

Back in the late 90’s when we had our little place in Languedoc, France, we used to go to a nearby fishing port called Sete. Being an American, I wasn’t yet familiar with the history of the French Mariniere shirt. I saw many people wearing them, and bought one for each member of our little […]

Gemma tank dress hack

After making three Gemma tanks and finally achieving a good fit, why not use the tank as base for a new dress? A simple throw on summer dress with a fitted waist. I used my size medium D cup tank bodice and extended it to almost knee length. Then I cut it a bit below […]

Three Gemmas

Way back when I first started blogging in 2010, there were a handful of notable kids sewing bloggers. Made by Rae was one blog I enjoyed reading and I used to participate in her Shirt week series every spring. Since then, she has gotten into the ladies pattern business. Washi anyone? I never did try […]

Lisette for Butterick 6183 top and cropped pants

Another version of Lisette 6183 for y’all. I guess I couldn’t get enough of these cropped pants! This time I made the top, too. I realized after I started cutting the top that I didn’t have enough fabric to finish. I hadn’t intended to make the top, but was curious to see how the fit […]

Class Picnic Blouse and Shorts and summer ramblings

I made this little outfit back in early June and never blogged it. G recently turned eight and shot up in height, but has yet to be filled in. I sewed a size seven, but should have made a six instead, as the whole outfit is a little too big. I used some vintage barkcloth […]