New Pattern: The Kensington Dress and Tee


The Kensington Dress and Tee is here!  This pattern is for a beautifully tailored knit dress or trendy hi-low hem tee.  It can go from casual and comfy to polished and buttoned up depending on what options you choose to use.  And oh the options! So many options! You can choose from: – a placket […]

I Made a Nessie Top or Three!


Alternately titled: The devolution of the toddler photoshoot. Taking pictures of 2 year olds is really fun.  Almost on par with having a root canal or renewing your driver’s license.  Although, while you may not get any great pictures of the adorable outfit you made, you do get lots of fun expressions. You might try […]

Shades of Me: Coral Lady Skater Dress

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You have your rose-colored glasses handy, right? Because I’m about to share the PINK skater dress I made as part of the Shades of Me sewing series! It’s a sewing challenge series hosted by Petit a Petit + Family and Welcome to the Mouse House, and the idea is simply to sew something monochromatic and […]

Sunshine and Rainbows Dolman Tee for KCW

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If your life is a little cloudy or chilly these days, I have a brief bit of sunshine to share at the end of what was, for us, a snowy and cold week with threeeeee snow days. I’m not sure the thrill of hearing “school cancelled” will ever completely disappear. I’m not even the one […]

The Lane Raglan: A New Pattern and a Chance to Give Back


I am very proud to introduce my first pattern for women!  It’s the Lane Raglan! There are so many options for this shirt, depending on what fabric you use.  It’s intended for jersey, sweatshirting, sweater knit, waffle knit, rib knit, and slub knit, but almost any knit will work!  You can make it nicely fitted […]

My Penelope Peplum Dress!


I just love saying that name, Penelope Peplum!  Try it, you’ll feel happier just saying it.  Of course, I’m pretty biased toward the name Penelope anyway.  This is Kate from See Kate Sew’s brand new pattern, and I was lucky enough to get to try it out. When I saw the peplum, I immediately knew […]