Hodgepodge romper : Patterns Of Wal- Mart

Next up in my Patterns Of Wal Mart series is this little stash busting romper sewn from a Simplicity It’s Sew Easy pattern. Number A1145: $1.97. I used some vintage fabrics from my bin of small cuts, and some trims from my bin of gazillions of trims that I will never sew in my lifetime […]

Butterick 4827 Medieval gown in silk

Presenting Queen Theodolinda, Queen of The Lombards Wearing a collaboration between mother and daughter.Hat designed and made by her. The dress was made by me.Pattern: Butterick 4827. A Making History pattern. Fabric: Silk re-purposed from some old curtains in my garage. Underlined with cotton flannel and trimmed with plastic pearl trim sewn into the seams.We […]

Spring dress in vintage rayon

I finished the dress for Lily! While it just looks like a simple basic dress and it is, getting the pattern right was a little difficult. Post here. I thought I had had everything fitted perfect, but that wasn’t the case. The armholes cut into her uncomfortably, the neck was gaping, and we didn’t discover […]

2014 sewing projects: The worn and unworn

Hello readers and happy holidays! It’s been a nice week off. We had a nice family time at Christmas. I made Christmas Eve dinner for our parents and kids, and on Christmas we ended the day with a two hour family hike up the mountain. It was nice to have all five kids in the […]

Franklin Dress By The Brooklyn Pattern Co

Today I’m taking part in a pattern tour! I made the Franklin Dress by the Brooklyn Pattern Company. It’s a new company created by designer Erin Proud, who worked as a theatrical costume designer for the ballet and opera but has switched gears since having children. And she lives in Brooklyn. Of course! Everyone cool […]

Sewing For Kindergarten: Tiny Tailored School Blazer

My kids go to private school so I don’t get to have so much fun sewing for them during the school year. Maybe a dress for the winter concert or a book bag. That’s about it! This year I really wanted to be in Mie’s Sewing With Kindergarten Series. I was planning on making Gigi […]

Vintage Pillowcase Dress Pattern & Tutorial

I love a quick and cute kids refashioning project. Today I’m sharing my tutorial and a pattern to make this little girls peasant style dress with an elasticated waist from a cute vintage pillowcase. It’s very comfy and I have sized the bodice pattern for ages 2-5. You can download my bodice pattern for free! […]

Girls Ruffled Apron Tutorial

I’m a procrastinator when it comes to sewing practical things like lunch sacks, aprons, slipcovers, and pillowcases. My house could use some spiffing up and last week I bought some really great natural linen to make new slipcovers with. We’ll see how long it takes for me to get to it! Gigi really wanted a […]