Cute little knit dress

Red Dress pattern

My oldest daughter just turned nine and is less enthusiastic about her mom making her anything. Not because she doesn’t like the clothes. But just because her mom made them. She’s ahead of her time. Yesterday I tortured her with a new dress. Poor girl. Pattern: Red Dress by Amelie Clothing - this is a PDF

Celestial Tee


I had the pleasure of sewing the Celestial Tee by Figgy’s for the Perfect Pattern Parcel tour! In my daughter’s words “ooh, I like it!” Pattern: Celestial Tee by Figgy’s. Available HERE in a bundle right now. Size: Size 8/9 Fit: The fit is really well. My daughter has a smaller chest measurement than the

Adorable layered ruffle dress for Easter


Less than one week until Easter but I’m making dresses still, of course! It wouldn’t be a holiday without last minute sewing involved! I whipped up this cute Darling Daisy Dress for my 5 year old daughter and she was so excited when I let her wear it as soon as it was done. She’ll

Simple leather tablet case tutorial


This post is part of the Home Sewn Series at    Chances are you own a tablet of some sort. Whether it’s an iPad or a Kindle Fire or some other tablet. And chances are you take it with you places by throwing it into your handbag. If you’ve got 15 minutes you can

Sequin Bubble Skirt Tutorial – Great for beginners!


Today I’m joining the 12 Skirts of Christmas series over at Sewing In No Man’s Land! So many great skirt tutorials. Head over to see the skirts that have come before me in the series! And don’t skip looking around Kelly’s blog. She’s an amazing photographer and seamstress! Have you seen those fabrics in the

New Pattern! The Belinda Dress is now for sale!

Belinda Dress sewing pattern

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!

Elementary Style

holly trousers (9 of 14)

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. Choosing 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 Cho0sing

Book Review & Giveaway: Simple Sewing


Today I have the honor of joining the Simple Sewing book tour. Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners written by Katie from The Red Kitchen. Learn to sew straight lines, clip corners, turn, topstitch and all the other basic things you need to master before moving on to sewing difficult projects. My daughters