The Ornament Dress

When I was testing the Raglan Party Dress for DbCA, I made my first test dress into a holiday "ornament" dress.  I knew there was an underskirt add on down the road that would make my girl's dress really look like those ornaments my mom had when I was little! The pocket and underskirt add on …

An Applique Knit Dress

I'm trying to work through not only my fabric stash but also my scrap stash.  I'm not a huge quilter, so finding different ways to use small bits of woven scraps makes me happy, especially if they're as cute as these little kitty faces! I also really like personalizing a rather simple knit dress.  I …

Thread Faction #114 – Grow-with-me Slim Pants/Trousers

Thread Faction has another grow-with-me pattern!  This is probably the fastest thing I've ever sewn, like seriously quicker than anything else...even a cowl (you have to hand stitch that thing closed!).  This makes it the perfect last minute gift for babies, and it's not the same old bib and burp cloth they're expecting.  It's also …

Back to School Sewing

I'm totally failing at the capsule wardrobe for my girls.  Pretty much everything clashes with each other!  My big girl loves to mix and match the weirdest prints too, so things get very interesting when she dresses herself, which is pretty much everyday. Anyway, I've been stash busting (read...lots of clashing prints) and using some of …

A Busy Molly Dress

I love a simple dress pattern.  One that showcases a beautiful fabric.  Why then did I use the busiest fabric in the world for this one?  Well, because that's what my bossy kindergartener told me she wanted.  My husband was trying to explain the "trust the chef" concept to her, but no, she wanted nothing …