I have a hard time finding pants that fit me well. I decided to try to make some based on some pants I already had and try adjusting them.
They aren’t perfect, but I have to say they aren’t bad for a first try! The good news is they are wearable. I used a nice stretchy [...]
My daughter is in the middle of teething and is constantly trying to chew on anything and everything she can get her hands on. This usually includes my jewelry as well. I really don’t want her chewing on my metal necklaces, so I decided to make a cute wooden bead necklace that she can chew [...]
Hi everyone! I’m back today to share with you this awesome bag pattern, the Knotty Girl Boho Bag by Red Label. I’ve gotten to know the lady behind the pattern on another online sewing group and have been along with her on her journey to releasing this pattern. This is the fourth bag that I’ve [...]
Although I mainly focus on sewing for my kids, I do occasionally sew for me. I bought the Crossover Tunic/Dress from Jocole a while back and made it as a dress to wear to church right after my daughter was born. Because of the crossover I could nurse comfortably with it. So when Jodi was [...]
The second pattern I tested for The Cottage Mama was the Miss Matilda Dress and Top.
I did a re-test of the larger sizes and I think Lindsay nailed it. It’s a simple dress, but the ruffle at the neck and down the front adds the perfect little touch.
She insisted on wearing this dress two weeks [...]
I blindly signed up to be a tester for The Cottage Mama, and I have to say I am so glad I did! I wasn’t really familiar with her patterns, but I have to say that Lindsay is extremely talented and I am so happy that I got to work with her.
First off I tested [...]
I also had the opportunity to test out a few patterns for Peek-A-Boo Patterns. First was the Hattie Button-up Tank. I paired it first with their Sailor Shorts, and then with their Classic Chinos, which I was also testing.
This pattern had a very 50’s feel to me. It’s super cute.
Then I also tested the Rosalie [...]
I have recently been asked to be a part of the review team on a new site Pattern Revolution. My first review is up on the Mainstreet Tee or Dress by Terra’s Treasures. There is also a contest to win a copy of the pattern, so be sure to go check it out!
Look how cute [...]
I also had the opportunity to test out the Nelia Top and Dress by Popolok Designs. My daughter absolutely loves this dress. She thinks the snaps up the front are awesome.
I added a little ruffle trim on the front to give it a little extra. This can be made as a shirt, a knee length [...]
I have been busy sewing and testing several new patterns for people recently. I figured I should probably show them off here too. :)
First off was the Knit Tee Dress by Whimsy Couture
We found the heart fabric on sale at Joanns a while back and she has been begging me to make her a dress [...]