Oktoberfest Crop Top

This was  fun project because it involved teaching my older daughter a bit of pattern drafting and sewing. She wanted a cropped peasant blouse inspired by a little vintage German style folk dress she loves wearing but which is falling apart. I was having a hard time figuring out what she wanted, so I asked […]

DIY workout wear

February 1st I joined an eight week fat loss contest at my gym. I’ve been gaining about a pound a year since my late thirties, and I wanted to do something about it. Sometimes I need a contest to get me motivated and it’s working! I’ve cleaned up my diet and am trying to get […]

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! […]