Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Storybook Pinafore

The Storybook Pinafore Short Dress – Tutorial Tuesday

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m already crazy about chickens, owls, daisies, books, basically everything you see in the Garden Roost collection by Elizabeth Grubaugh for Blend Fabrics, so it was love at first sight!  When I saw this collection I knew I needed the perfect pattern to showcase these playful prints.  I … Continue reading “The Storybook Pinafore Short Dress – Tutorial Tuesday”

Featured Patterns | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Tutorials

How to Sew French Seams – Tuesday Tutorial

In continuing with our seam finishing tutorials and making our clothing gorgeous on the inside too, I thought I would share with you another simple and lovely seam finish, the French seam.  If you would like to see our previous post on seam finishes, you can find them here at Quick Seam Finishes. French seams … Continue reading “How to Sew French Seams – Tuesday Tutorial”

Daffodil Top Pattern | Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Potato Chip Pants/Shorts | Potato Chip Skirt

Quick Seam Finishes – Tutorial Tuesday

If you’re anything like me, then you want your handmade clothing to look as pretty on the inside as it does on the outside.  Finishing your seams doesn’t need to take a long time, but it’s definitely worth that extra effort to keep them from unraveling!  Today I’m going to share with you a few … Continue reading “Quick Seam Finishes – Tutorial Tuesday”

Featured Patterns | New York Minute Dress | Sterling Leggings/Shorties

5 Knits for Kids – New York Minute Dress and Sterling Leggings Patterns (on Cali Fabrics blog)

We are blogging about some gorgeous knits today over at Cali & Co.! Come learn about the 5 amazing and different knits we chose and how Gina sewed them into two very different outfits with our fabulous New York Minute Dress and Sterling Leggings patterns! Also, read to the bottom of this post to save … Continue reading “5 Knits for Kids – New York Minute Dress and Sterling Leggings Patterns (on Cali Fabrics blog)”

Featured Patterns | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | Opal Knit Tunic and Dress | Tutorials

Opal and Garnet Pattern Mash Up

I enjoy mashing patterns together, dreaming up the possibilities of what can be made.  Getting the most out of a pattern, personalizing it, and making it our own is why we sew, right?  Today we have a very simple but exciting mash up for you! Our first mash up pattern is The Garnet Dress, Top, … Continue reading “Opal and Garnet Pattern Mash Up”

Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | Tutorials

How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace

The moment I saw the pink colorway of the Panda-rama collection by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics, I knew the Garnet Dress, Skirt and Top pattern for Girls would be perfect to showcase these playful prints.  The pattern is available in sizes 12 months – 10 years and includes the dress pattern with knit bodice … Continue reading “How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace”

Featured Patterns | New York Minute Dress | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

T(h)utorial Thursday: Adding a Peplum to the New York Minute Dress

The New York Minute Dress is not just a dress pattern, but did you know it also includes a bonus tutorial to make a pullover top?  Today we’re going to share with you how to take it a step further and add a sweet little drop waist peplum top pattern. Peplums are such a great … Continue reading “T(h)utorial Thursday: Adding a Peplum to the New York Minute Dress”