Featured Patterns | Jon and Janie Romper and Bubble | Knot or Not Headband

Simple Appliqué Tutorial – Tutorial Tuesday

Some of my favorite pictures are found in children’s books.  Their illustrations always make me think to myself, “Now wouldn’t this look so cute on fabric?”.  That is exactly what you have here with Maude Asbury’s upcoming new collection, Sweet Dreams for Blend Fabrics. It will be hitting your favorite quilt and online shops any day … Continue reading “Simple Appliqué Tutorial – Tutorial Tuesday”

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 | 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”

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

Tutorial Tuesday: How to add flutters to the Fair & Square Top and Dress Pattern

After a long summer hiatus, Tutorial Tuesday returns today!  Today we turn to the Fair & Square Top and Dress pattern.  This is a pattern I find myself reaching for over and over again.  It is a summer top or sundress but also an adorable jumper in cooler weather.  It dresses up and down.  It … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: How to add flutters to the Fair & Square Top and Dress Pattern”

Every Day Top | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tutorial Tuesday: Create Short Puffed Sleeves On The Everyday Top

  The Everyday Top is exactly that. It’s the perfect laid back top for everyday!  The pattern is loaded with neckline options so no two tops need to look the same.  I chose to make this top with a sweet Peter Pan collar.  Today I’ll be showing you an easy way to make one more … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: Create Short Puffed Sleeves On The Everyday Top”

sewing tips | Tutorials

Tutorial Tuesday: A Brief Overview of Selvedges

Selvedges… most seamstresses surely know what selvedges are, they are the lengthwise edge of fabrics specially woven not to fray, but why are they there and what can be done with them? For the word lovers like me, we turn to Wikipedia for a little historical information.   Selvage and selvedge are both proper spellings. … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: A Brief Overview of Selvedges”

Opal Knit Tunic and Dress | sewing tips | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials | Zee's Tee

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Bind a Knit Neckline

Do you ever feel like switching it up, just to make your favorite pattern a little different?  Then today’s Tutorial Tuesday is for you.  Today I am showing you how to make a bound neckline for the Opal Knit Flutter, Zee’s Tee or any other knit neckband. I’m using the Opal Knit Flutter for my … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: How to Bind a Knit Neckline”

Butterfly Dress | Featured Patterns | sewing tips | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Tutorial Tuesday: Sewing a Continuous Lap Placket

Adding a placket into the skirt portion of a dress allows the dress to open wider, which can be handy when dressing wiggly toddlers or struggling with kids with big noggins. There are a few methods of adding a placket. One that I teach in several Tie Dye Diva patterns is the “continuous lap placket”. … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: Sewing a Continuous Lap Placket”