Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Week 2

So I entered this years Pattern Review Sewing Bee! You wouldn’t know that unless you follow me on Instagram (so if you missed it follow here), but that’s my fault as I entered Week 1 at the very last minute. And by last minute I mean I cut and sewed my entry the night before…

Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It’s almost Labor Day! So despite the fact that it has been insanely hot here in the southeast and will likely stay that way weeks after the “unofficial end of summer” it’s almost time for me to start sewing for fall. If you have followed me…

ModKid Wren Dress+Crop Top

I jumped at the chance to be a tester for the Wren Tank Dress + Crop Top pattern by Modkid because I love a 2-n-1 outfit. The dress can be worn alone or with this adorable crop top. The dress features a knit bodice for easy pull on wear while the gathered skirt and crop…

The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

McCalls Pattern Haul

McCall’s patterns are on sale through August 12th. Take a look at what I grabbed.

A Tried and True Review: McCalls 6886

Anyone who has been sewing clothing for anytime has likely sewn or heard of the TNT (tried-and-true) McCalls 6886. So why is M6886 a TNT pattern?  Well it’s so simple! Can be made with as little as two pattern pieces (View D & F) Can be sewn is 1-2 hours Can be easily graded for those…

Striped Denim Skirt: Simplicity 2258

Sadly everything I make can’t be amazing and I definitely feel that this skirt is lackluster. I called myself whipping up a quick skirt for FabricMart‘s Skirt Challenge. Since I didn’t have much time I decided to go for a straight forward sew. I’ve made Simplicity 2258 before at the beginning of my sewing journey. Then…

ModKid Leilani Romper

I had the opportunity to test the Leilani pattern from ModKid thanks to Sewing Portfolios! Isn’t it the cutest? Leilani comes in girls (2T to 8/9) and tween sizes (10-18). As a bonus the tween 14, 16 and 18 equals a women’s XS, S, M. Matching mommy and me or sisters outfits, anyone? Both sizes…