Back to School Wardrobes: Inventory

So, I bought all the kids new shoes and it made me feel pretty confident about starting off the school year with all the boxes checked and all their clothing organized.  Which led me to think/realize that their drawers are filled to overflowing with garments, but that I don’t know (1) which ones fit, (2) […]

Giveaway Day: Pinafore Pattern Winner

Congratulations to Fern who wins a copy of the Pinafore pattern!  Fern, I will contact you via email so you can collect your loot.  Fern said: Thanks to everyone for entering, and have a super happy Memorial Day!

Sewing Clothing for Kids e-course registration OPEN!

I’m already hearing lots of buzz and excitement about the Sewing Clothing for Kids e-course this spring, and I am delighted to announce that registration is now OPEN!  Woot! Psst!!  This class makes an EXCELLENT last-minute Valentine’s gift, so do feel free to forward the link to that certain someone who hasn’t yet made it […]

Anna Maria's New Book, and Sewing for Baby

I left a semi-stalker comment over on Anna Maria’s blog the day her book came out.  The shop copies arrived in the mail, and I whipped right through it, then dashed over to her blog to tell her the absolute truth: this is the very first sewing projects book I have ever owned from which […]

Making a Comeback

I know, I know: it’s only been three days.  But already I feel as though I want to sew a gazillion things.  It’s amazing how catching up on your sleep will send you images of inspiring designs and new ideas and get you all jazzed up again to get going on some of the projects […]

Girls' Ruffled Pillowcase Dress by SimplyModernMom

Today, a guest tutorial!  As I write this, I am envisioning myself recovering from a smooth, happy delivery of our new baby.  Recently, Tiffany over at SimplyModernMom dropped me a note and shared some of these sweet images of her most recent tutorial.  I asked if she’d let me pirate it for the day, in […]

Easter Sewing–Something for Each of Us

Easter is absolutely my favorite holiday, and the weather this year was so insanely gorgeous that I didn’t want to pass up the chance to stitch a few memories for our family: For our boy: the OverMost in the long version, using a fabulous herringbone linen I’ve been hoarding.  He also got a sweet little […]

NEW! Whipstitch Patterns–the OverMost. GIVEAWAY on MADE!

(If you’re joining me here from MADE, welcome!  I’m a huge, huge fan of Dana’s and couldn’t be more excited to be part of Boy Month.  I’m also thrilled to introduce you to my very first downloadable pattern, the OverMost–stick around and let me know you dropped by, then head back to MADE to enter […]

What I MUST make next

Amazing, amazing girls’ dresses from Katie Did.  So, so gorgeous.  Get thee to her blog.  Admire, comment, and return. I mean, that top one??  So simple, such clean lines!  And the second one?  With the teeny button placket and the horizontal bands?  Come ON!  Freakin’ genius, they are. Wow, I have SO much to do, […]