Comic strip print Jalie Cora running shorts and tank

The nice thing about Jalie patterns is because they come in so many sizes I can try them out for my kids first. That way I can make the inevitable mistakes on their clothes, not mine! Stuff looks cute on an eight year old, even when it’s not perfect. Making the shorts was surprisingly easy […]

Another go at Butterick 6464

Last time I made Lisette for Butterick’s 6464 halter top straight out of the envelope, and it was really short! For this version I added three inches to the pattern to the size 12 I made an FBA to last time. I also forgot to cut the front in two pieces and cut it on […]

Sewing Spring Fever

I went downstairs this morning to try to finally finish the Liesl & Co Soho shorts I’ve been sloooowly working on all month. I spent about five minutes cutting and realized I’d rather write about sewing than actually sew. Here we are well into May and I have yet to finish any projects and most […]

January 2017 makes

January 2017 makes sew country chick

This year I made a promise to myself to make all of my clothes. That means making a lot more basics like jeans and T shirts, since I used to be lazy and just buy those. Last month, I learned a lot about fitting pattern sleeves and how to make button fly jeans. I had […]

Making gifts! the reusable grocery bag See & Sew B5635

It’s gift sewing time here at the ranch again! I’ve been working on several projects, most of which I can’t show. But there is one. And I really wanted to share it because it turned out much better than I expected! A reusable fabric shopping bag that folds up into a little pouch. I’ve made […]

Sewing shearling. Exposed lap seam tutorial

I love the look when a faux or real shearling coat has the fuzzy wool inside parts exposed on the outside. Those fuzzy seams make a nice design element on this little coat I made. Today I’m sharing how I made these seams. They’re quite simple, yet make a nice impact. I’ve sewn the seams […]

Draft and sew a pleated flap safari pocket

I’ve been sewing quite a few flapped pockets lately and have experimented with my favorite way to sew them. Here’s how to transform a basic pocket into a pleated safari pocket with buttoned flaps. Or just draw one up yourself. This is the simpler version of the two pockets I made on my DIY Safari […]