Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Skirt | Storybook Pinafore | Tutorials

Storybook Pinafore & Potato Chip Skirt Mashup – Tutorial Tuesday

One of the most satisfying aspects of sewing is mashing patterns together to create something new.  This is especially true when I love certain aspects of the patterns and wish they existed together, but then I make it happen, which is even better!  I have to give design credit for today’s pattern mashup to my … Continue reading “Storybook Pinafore & Potato Chip Skirt Mashup – Tutorial Tuesday”

Daffodil Capris | Daydreamer Dress | Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Pants/Shorts | Tutorials

How to Sew a Ruffle Neck Top – Tutorial Tuesday

Today we have a fun and extremely simple little pattern hack for you.  These cute little ruffle tops seem to be everywhere right now, and they’re so easy to sew that it’s the perfect project for beginning sewists, and those with more sewing experience will be able to whip up lots of these in no … Continue reading “How to Sew a Ruffle Neck Top – Tutorial Tuesday”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 5 – Closures and Giveaway!

Get ready to see your finished Lemon Drop Dress – it’s the last day of our Lemon Drop sew-along! Today we’ll add the closures (and talk a little about what wonderful little gems KAMsnaps are) and finish any hemming steps you may have left. Or, you may be very quickly sewing up a whole Lemon … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 5 – Closures and Giveaway!”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 4 – Hi-Low and Maxi Hems

We’ve made it to Day 4 of Tie Dye Diva’s Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along, and your dresses are all looking so great!  We’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s progress and the variety of bodices and skirts.  You are all working so hard, and by the end of today we should have a mostly assembled Lemon Drop. … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 4 – Hi-Low and Maxi Hems”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 3 – Placket, French Seams, and In-Seam Pockets

  We have made it to the halfway point of our sew-along!   We should now have our bodices complete (except for closures).  If you are just joining us, you can find the previous days’ posts below: Selecting Your Fabric Day 1 – Fitting and Pattern “hacks” Day 2 – Add on Flutters and Constructing … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 3 – Placket, French Seams, and In-Seam Pockets”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2 – Add on Flutters, Constructing the Bodice

Welcome to Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2! Today we’ll construct the bodice and add the optional flutters to the straps. It’s really easy to add this sweet touch and shoulder coverage, let’s go! Day 1’s post instructs adding an additional 1/4″ seam allowance along both long edges of your strap pieces to make … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2 – Add on Flutters, Constructing the Bodice”

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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 | 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”