Fair & Square Dress and Top | free tutorial | Sterling Leggings/Shorties

Adding a Faux Button Placket to Your Sterling Leggings

Today we’re blogging over at Cali & Co. with more of their truly awesome fabric!  You may recognize this gorgeous and breezy lawn from our Fair and Square Tiers pattern hack post, but now we’ve paired it with the most beautiful turquoise knit Sterling Leggings.  We thought it would be fun to embellish them a … Continue reading “Adding a Faux Button Placket to Your Sterling Leggings”

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 | 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”

Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Skirt | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

How to add a Faux Placket to the Potato Chip Skirt

Adding a faux placket to the Potato Chip Skirt pattern is a fun and easy way to add an extra detail to this incredibly versatile skirt.  With just a couple simple steps you’ll have added a faux button placket and be sewing on your way. The Potato Chip Skirt pattern features a flat front with … Continue reading “How to add a Faux Placket to the Potato Chip Skirt”

free tutorial | Pocket Tutorials | Sugarplum Skirt | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Riley Blake Lulabelle Blog Tour and Inseam Pocket Tutorial

Welcome to our stop on the beautiful Lulabelle Collection blog tour! I hope you’re enjoying the fresh colors and sweet designs in this collection. I had so much fun sewing it up, and the talented designer, Dodi Poulson, was wonderful to work with while we prepared for the blog tour. Be sure to read all … Continue reading “Riley Blake Lulabelle Blog Tour and Inseam Pocket Tutorial”

Perfect Party Dress | sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Sewing a Zipper

Zippers….You asked for it and here it is!  Sewing a zipper is NOT SCARY! Installing a zipper is a more advanced skill than buttons and loops or even buttonholes, but a zipper has it’s place.  Special occasion fabrics are not always suitable to sewing buttonholes. Or perhaps your wiggly toddler doesn’t like being still long … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Sewing a Zipper”

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”

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”

Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

A Year of Dresses: The Pixie Belle Pirate with bonus vest tutorial

As promised I have another wonderful everyday costume for you today.  I am in love with the possibilities for this one.  Today’s costume uses two patterns, plus I have a quick and easy bonus tutorial for you.  The show stealer today is the Pixie Belle Skirt.  I’ve paired with it is the Peasant Top, such … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: The Pixie Belle Pirate with bonus vest tutorial”