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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”

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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”

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”

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”

Storybook Pinafore | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tutorial Tuesday: Make a Wear-Alone Dress from the Storybook Pinafore Pattern

Pretty, frilly, pinafores! Originally pinafores were a protective apron designed to keep the dress beneath clean. (The word ‘pinafore’ comes from the fact they were originally just “pinned” to the front, or “fore” of a dress.) Tie Dye Diva Storybook Pinafore Pattern What if you love their vintage, ruffly goodness but … well … just … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: Make a Wear-Alone Dress from the Storybook Pinafore Pattern”

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress | Featured Patterns | Holiday / Costume | Storybook Pinafore

A Year of Dresses: Storybook Pinafore and Easy Peasy Peasant

This week is the final costume week in A Year of Dresses before we move on to fall basics.  I have to say, I think this Dorothy costume is my favorite of the bunch! Of course the Storybook Pinafore, so aptly named, is a perfect canvas.  I’ve paired it with an Easy Peasy Peasant dress … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: Storybook Pinafore and Easy Peasy Peasant”