Seersucker Spring Break Short by ModKid

I’m so pleased to have had another opportunity to test a ModKid* pattern! My prior experiences with both the Leilani Romper/Dress and Wren Dress and Crop Top have been great. I’ve also purchased the Annika Sweater but haven’t had a chance to review it. Back to my latest review of the newly released Spring Break* Shorts. I love them and…

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Skiff Tee is now the Skiff Dress!

I had the pleasure of testing Jennuine’s Skiff Tee pattern (here) which Miss Socialite really likes. So when Jenn was looking sewists to test the Skiff Tee Dress Expansion I just about leaped at the opportunity. The Skiff Dress expansion pack is designed to be used along with the original tee pattern (but can be…

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Skiff Tee by Jennuine Design

One of my favorite parts of pattern testing is sharing newly released patterns with you. And this time is no different, I’m pleased to share with you the Skiff Tee by Jennuine Design*. The Skiff Tee is a fun nod to the seaman’s Breton sweaters of France. The basic shape is a wide bateau neckline…

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Sequins and Velvet Jogger Set

Miss Socialite, like most little girls (and many women), loves this trend of reversible (or mermaid) sequins. I bought her a reversible sequin tablet case and now she wants sequin storage boxes and pillows for her room. So of course when Joann started carrying this reversible sequin fabric I knew I had to make something…

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Girls Joggers Suit – Simplicity 8268

Miss socialite loves joggers. It’s just her “thing”. Joggers and houndstooth and plaid…she has a new found love for anything plaid! I’m not sure where that came from, but hey I’m a print lover so I’m not mad at her. LOL She has been begging me for more joggers after I self drafted a pair. She’s outgrown…

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Comfy and Cute – Sweatshirt Dresses 

The fall season is definitely upon us and the winter is quickly approaching. During these chilly/cold months I love to feel comfy and warm but I still want to look casual chic. Lets face it – the comfiest outfits aren’t always cute. Thankfully McCalls released M7688 just it time to provide four different “fashionable” takes…

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Coral Floral Girls Sundress: McCalls 7079

Not sure why I never got around to sharing this look, but better late than never. After first trying liverpool knit from Finch Fabrics to make McCalls 7046  I fell in love with it.  Apparently so did Miss Socialite because she wanted to know when I was going to make her something with it. I…

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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…

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SNEAK PEAK: Stained Glass Crossroads Dress

Here’s a sneak peak of Call Ajaire’s newest pattern, Crossroads Girls Dress.

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What I’ve sewn – 2017 first quarter recap

I’ve completed and blogged about 15 sewing projects so far in 2017!

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Girls Holiday Dress – Frankenpattern

I’ve been really into sewing for the socialite this past holiday season. Her projects are quick and fun PLUS she loves it when I sew for her. The only thing she likes better is sewing it herself so I’ll be involving her more in future projects. Back to this adorable holiday dress. I’ve had this gold…

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Striped Girls Hoodie Dress-McCalls 6785

I’m a selfish sewer. Though I do sew for hire and for friends and family on occasion, I enjoy sewing for myself most, if I’m being honest. That said my second favorite person to sew for is my stepdaughter, miss socialite. Mainly because she’s a sweetie, my biggest fan/salesperson and she loves to “twin” (her term for…

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Flower Power for Sweater Weather

I am so excited about these floral sweaters. Mostly I’m just pleased to have squeezed in some time to sew for myself. I loved mine so much I decided to make one for the “Little Miss”. I knew she would want one for her doll so I went ahead whipped up a mini one as well. One thing that…

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A Look Back

*New year, New Layout! Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments below* Looking back 2015 was a pretty busy year. I started taking this blog and my sewing in general more seriously.  I entered two sewing competitions, winning my first entry in Pattern Review’s Travel Wardrobe Contest (read more here) and…

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Twinsies!

My stepdaughter loves when we match.  Though to her matching just means we both have on black shoes or red shirts or jeans. Any time we have on anything remotely similar she says “Look, we match!”  or “Hey, were twins!“. I’m not sure why it took me so long to think of this but I…

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