Today I released a new sewing pattern at GoToPatterns! The Belinda Dress is one of my favorites so far! It’s what I call “casual comfort”. My 5 year old has been wearing all of her Belinda Dresses non-stop, even to bed. That’s a win!
Making and sewing DIY clothes and accessories for school aged kids can be tricky. Most are no longer interested in frilly dresses with novelty prints. Chosing fabric and patterns can be tough and sometimes you sew for hours only to have a less than enthusiastic recipient. You can see my Top 10 Tips for Chosing [...]
Fabric gift bags are quick and easy to make. These “Go To” Gift Bags are unlined (one less step!) but have french seams so the inside looks clean and professional! There is a small, medium, and large size gift bag pattern and tutorial as well as a wine bag pattern and tutorial and felt gift card tutorial. Sewing your gift wrap!!
Choosing fabric for children’s clothing can be tricky. The fabrics available in many local stores lend themselves well to quilting and home decor but often not clothing, especially for children. Left with few option, most home sewists turn to quilting cotton. This can work great for structured dresses or ruffly skirts but not for other garments, especially pants and tops.
When looking for fabrics for children think about the drape and weight. When shopping online, check their suggestions for the fabric. If it says it suggests the fabric to be used for home decor, skip it.
Today on the tour we have Veronica from Sew Very. I got to meet Veronica last year and she's just the sweetest! She's put together a Kid Style post using a couple Winter Wonderland patterns I think you'll love. What a fun use of pleather. Head over to her blog to read more! Check out [...]
I'm excited to introduce the next blogger on the tour. I'm not sure if you've visited her blog but I've been reading it for quite some time. Fenna from FABulous is showing off some Go To Leggings she just whipped up! Perfect to put under dresses as the weather turns colder in the Northern Hemishere! [...]
The Go To Patterns Tour continues with Haley from Welcome to the Mouse House! Haley writes all about sewing, home decorating and DIY. You should see her beautiful house! And her very first sewing pattern released this week! She whipped up the Boardwalk Skirt this week and made the cutest little outfit! I love that [...]
Next up on the tour is Mie from Sewing Like Mad. I've also had the privelege of meeting Mie in person and she's amazing. So kind and funny! And she can sew like nobodies business. She's a pro and everything she sews is perfect. She was just on Project Run & Play and performed amazingly. [...]