Dress and Top Patterns | Featured Patterns | Perfect Party Dress | Romper Patterns | Ruffled Romper

Romper and Dress in Flutter & Float!

So excited to share these projects with you today! I sewed up a sweet sister set with the Perfect Party Dress pattern and the Ruffled Baby Bubble Romper pattern using the brand new Flutter & Float collection by Ana Davis for Blend Fabrics. The Perfect Party Dress is made with Float in Green, Flower Crown … Continue reading “Romper and Dress in Flutter & Float!”

Storybook Pinafore | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Vintage Inspired Cross Back Pinafore Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to make a classically vintage cross back Pinafore?  Today we will show you how to do just that using our Storybook Pinafore pattern.  With just a few modifications, you’ll have a brand new look! I have paired my modified Storybook Pinafore with the super easy and versatile Easy Peasy Peasant Dress. … Continue reading “Vintage Inspired Cross Back Pinafore Tutorial”

Daffodil Top / Dress | Sew Alongs

Daffodil Sew Along: Day 5

You’ve made it to the final day of the Daffodil Sew Along!  If you’ve sewn along with us, you should now have a nearly finished top or dress that only needs a neck binding and hem to be complete!These steps are really quite simple and go very quickly. Start on step 7, and attach the … Continue reading “Daffodil Sew Along: Day 5”

Daffodil Top / Dress | Daffodil Top Pattern | Sew Alongs

Daffodil Sew Along: Day 4

Today we will walk through Daffodil top and dress construction following the traditional construction outlined in the Daffodil pattern.  We will also discuss various embellishment options for the princess seams and how to sew each one. Sewing today is straightforward and pretty simple.  We will be completing steps 5 and 6 of the Daffodil instructions … Continue reading “Daffodil Sew Along: Day 4”

Daffodil Top / Dress | Daffodil Top Pattern | Sew Alongs

Daffodil Sew Along: Day 3

Who’s ready for some flutters!?  If you’ve chosen not to add flutters to your Daffodil, you get the day off today!  Tomorrow we will finish traditional construction of the Daffodil Pattern. Let’s start by cutting out the flutter pieces.  We need to make two simple modifications.  First, the flutter needs to be ½” wider to … Continue reading “Daffodil Sew Along: Day 3”

Daffodil Top / Dress | Daffodil Top Pattern | Sew Alongs

Daffodil Sew Along: Day 2

Day 2!  Who’s ready to dive in?  Are you making a top or dress? Flutters or not?  Adding pockets? With those decisions made and your pattern altered as necessary yesterday, you are ready to cut out your Daffodil. If you’re just joining us today, make sure to check out yesterday’s Sew Along post. There’s plenty … Continue reading “Daffodil Sew Along: Day 2”

Daffodil Top / Dress | Daffodil Top Pattern | Sew Alongs

Daffodil Sew Along: Day 1

Welcome to our Daffodil Top Sew Along!  Whether you’re looking for motivation to sew each day, camaraderie in sewing, new pattern tips and tricks, or pure simple fun, this sew along is for you.   We will be using the new Daffodil Top pattern for this sew along. If you haven’t grabbed your pattern yet, … Continue reading “Daffodil Sew Along: Day 1”

sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Continuous Lap Plackets

Continuous lap plackets are an invaluable technique for sewing, especially sewing for children.  A placket allows extra room for a garment to go over the head and shoulders easily.  They are found on many Tie Dye Diva Patterns tops and dresses, especially patterns for babies. Fair & Square top and dress for babies Every Day … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Continuous Lap Plackets”

sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Rolled Hems

Rolled hems are a skill you will use over and over and over! I would be lost without rolled hems in my sewing repertoire.  Rolled hems can be done on both your serger or sewing machine.  While a rolled hem on the serger is more common, today I am mostly addressing rolled hems on your … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Rolled Hems”

Butterfly Dress | Featured Patterns | sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops

  Raise your hand if turning bias button loops scares you!  It’s intimidating for many seamstresses to try and turn such a narrow tube, but with a few tips and tries you’ll be turning button loop tubes like a pro, and enjoying the professional look that fabric loops give your garment. Rule for Success #1 … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops”