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”

Dress and Top Patterns | Featured Patterns | Perfect A Line | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

How to Make an Unlined Perfect A-Line Dress

I love sewing reversible dresses and other reversible garments! You get two looks for the ‘price’ of one, plus a tidy, all-seams-enclosed finish that means no hemming and no seam finishing. Our popular Perfect A-Line Dress pattern is a great example of a fully reversible dress that I love to sew. If you love reversible, … Continue reading “How to Make an Unlined Perfect A-Line Dress”

Dress and Top Patterns | Featured Patterns | Perfect A Line | TDD Pattern Add Ons

How to Sew a Hem Facing

Sewing a hem facing is an alternative to turning a hem on a garment. It adds a special touch and is useful for lengthening an existing dress or top, or when you are sewing a garment and have alllllmost enough fabric but are a little short. It also makes hemming A-line tops and dresses simple … Continue reading “How to Sew a Hem Facing”

Fair & Square Dress and Top | free tutorial | sewing tips | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Easy Placket Tutorial – Avoiding the Continuous Lap Placket (if you must!)

Today we have an easy placket tutorial for you. We’ve done a few continuous lap placket tutorials here for the skirt portion of a dress or back of a top. I love them! Some people don’t. So here’s a way to do a very simple alternative to the placket.  It’s not my preferred method because … Continue reading “Easy Placket Tutorial – Avoiding the Continuous Lap Placket (if you must!)”

TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials | Zee's Tee

How to Make a Pokeball-inspired T-shirt!

  We are all about Pokémon in our household. All 5 of us enjoy Pokémon Go, and my youngest is a fan of all things Pokémon – playing the card game, trading the cards, reading the books, watching the cartoons, and talking incessantly about HP and CP and XP and actually understanding it all. So … Continue reading “How to Make a Pokeball-inspired T-shirt!”

Daydreamer Dress | Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons

How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial

Got a little princess determined to be Elena of Avalor for Halloween? You can use our Daydreamer Dress pattern as a good starting point! Elena’s signature dress has a neckline ruffle, an ankle-length layered skirt with a ruffle-edged cutaway and a slim waist with a gold belt. (If you want to get technical, Elena’s dress … Continue reading “How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial”

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress | free tutorial | Knot or Not Headband | Pocket Tutorials | Storybook Pinafore | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Late for a Date Blog Hop, Free Heart Pocket Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway

[Edited: Giveaway closed, congratulations Brittany Webb!] Welcome to our heart pocket tutorial and stop on the Late for a Date blog hop featuring the Wonderland collection by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics! I hope you’ve been enjoying the whimsical take on a classic tale in this collection. These prints will be available soon at the Fat … Continue reading “Late for a Date Blog Hop, Free Heart Pocket Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway”

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress | free tutorial | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Man’s Dress Shirt to Girl’s Peasant Dress Upcycle

It’s so easy to upcycle a man’s dress shirt into a peasant dress! Here’s how. You’ll need: Man’s dress shirt. Peasant dress pattern like Easy Peasy Peasant Dress pattern Elastic The Easy Peasy Peasant Dress pattern is available on our website in size ranges 0-3 months through 18-24 months and 2/3 years through 9/10 years, … Continue reading “Man’s Dress Shirt to Girl’s Peasant Dress Upcycle”

Doll Clothing Patterns | Featured Patterns | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | Potato Chip Skirt | Sterling Leggings/Shorties | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tutorial – Adding Built-in Shorts to the Potato Chip and Garnet Skirts!

We love skirts in our house. They are the perfect everyday wear paired with a cute tee.  But, without fail, we need to put shorts beneath.  Try as I do to teach Sweet Pea to be ladylike, little bike shorts or some kind of undershorts are still a necessity.   Skirts are the perfect back … Continue reading “Tutorial – Adding Built-in Shorts to the Potato Chip and Garnet Skirts!”

Doll Clothing Patterns | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Omitting the Collar on The Garnet Dress / How to Sew a Neck Band on any Knit Tee

I adore our Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt Pattern for Girls! When the pattern was first released last winter Sweet Pea had six of them in her closet! Now it’s time to sew some more. The Garnet Pattern features a knit bodice with drop waist and a twirly circle skirt that can be made from … Continue reading “Omitting the Collar on The Garnet Dress / How to Sew a Neck Band on any Knit Tee”