Vintage Pinafore Short Dress

I'm sure at some point you may have wondered why the "vintage" part of Penny Sew Vintage.  Well even if you haven't, and you probably haven't, it came from my obsession with vintage sewing patterns and fabric.  I used to sew much more vintage before I started blogging and buying pdf patterns, so I'm particularly …

A Unicorn Party Dress…and Party

There's just something about unicorns, am I right?  My girl is all about unicorns, rainbows, princesses and frog princes, so when I stumbled on Princess Dreams from Riley Blake, I snapped that fabric up before it sold out!  I knew she'd love it for her unicorn themed birthday party and it would make a cute …

5 Cozy Knits for Kids

Today I’m at Cali Fabrics (aka Fabric Outlet I’m always raving about in San Francisco) reviewing some fun knits!  Take a look…

Cali & Co

Hi all, it’s Gina here for Tie Dye Diva patterns. One of my favorite things about sewing with apparel fabric is the variety of knits available. It seems like every day (well not really, but you know what I mean!) there’s some type of knit fabric on the market I’ve never heard of and I need to touch them, pick them up, see how they drape, test their stretch, fall in love with them!

Sewing for little ones means I can play with a wide variety of knits in small quantities. I narrowed myself down to five very different types of knit fabrics available from Cali Fabrics, and I selected the New York Minute Dress pattern and Sterling Leggings pattern both from Tie Dye Diva to show off what these knit fabrics can do.

This first New York Minute dress features the hood, kangaroo pocket, and long sleeves options…

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The Loli Dress

One of my favorite things about summer are sundresses.  Not like it's anywhere near summer, but you bet I'm already sewing some up!  I especially couldn't wait after seeing the Loli Dress by Bobkin Designs in One Thimble magazine issue 14 (*afflink), I just fell in love with the feminine design and retro hemline, and …