That cool girl Jeans Look

So I am not big into denim anymore. I used to be when I worked in a department store, and had an employee discount on all the super-high end brands. I swear the only reason anyone works in retail is because of the discount! These days, I tend to wear mom jeans and Toms shoes instead of... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Dress

So I have completed a master pattern for the "Brigitte Dress," a toddler dress with Butterfly appliqué. I used a Banana Republic dress shirt from last summer, it is the coolest fabric. It is almost like a chambray with Swiss dots. The shirt had darts in the back, which becomes the front of the dress so I... Continue Reading →

Grey Medallion Dress

In an effort to take more risks, my intention for the week, I made a quick drop-waist dress for myself. Ok so that was my intention for last week, but today is a Memorial Day, so no babysitter and no yoga for me. My intention will have to carry over. I wanted the look to be... Continue Reading →

A Dress for Me!

I love sewing for Biddi, but on a trip to Joann's to find some lavender thread, I couldn't help but swoon for a small sign that said "All Simplicity Pattern $1." I died. And then Brigid sat happily and watched me look for patterns. And by "look for patterns," I do not mean that I casually... Continue Reading →

Another Up-Cycle: Ombre Dip dye

For the dress, I used the front of the men's shirt as the back of the toddler dress. The button placket runs down the back of the dress because I want a back neck collar closure will be. So the back of the men's shirt is the front of the dress.

Up-Cycled Men’s Shirt

In college, we had one sewing project that was really creative: $7 budget to create a child's garment. I went to Goodwill and found a few old skirts to use for fabric and a pattern for well under budget. I made a cute little reversible jumper dress and hand-embroidered a butterfly and mushroom motif on... Continue Reading →

Baby Receiving Blanket

A friend of mine is expecting a new baby girl and asked me to make a receiving blanket. I thought I would use the ubiquitous, ultra-soft, "minky" fabric with dots or stars. That style is so popular and it grew on me because it was in so many of Baby B's soft items, but my... Continue Reading →

Drop Waist Toddler Dress

I bought this bright pink Jersey knit for a summer maxi dress for myself. When I started pattern drafting, I realized I already had a maxi dress in almost the exact same color--how does that happen? My back up plan was a drop-waist pleated dress for myself, but all of the sudden it was November... Continue Reading →

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