New Site

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi friends!!

I just finished up making a new website and the blog will be moving!

Here is the link for the new site . . .  hope to see you there :)

Pajamas x2

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a mommy and me pajama set.  I know that I have shared my shorts before but when my daughter say them she just has to have a pair too :)  And what are matching shorts without matching tops??  My daughter is in this phase where she wants all of her clothes to match mine (so cute!!).  

Both sets are made using Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel cotton lawn.  I've had this stashed away for a while now and I figured I better start using it up before flamingoes are out of style.  My shorts are the Closet Case patterns Carolyn pajama set.  My daughter's shorts are the free City Gym short pattern from Purl Soho.  I used pre-made bias to save on time.  

Our tops are the Ogden cami and the mini Ogden cami by True Bias.  For the half lining I used a cream colored lawn that I had in my stash.  You can see it a bit through the flamingo print but since they are for pjs I was ok with it.  We definitely have more of the Ogden camis in our future.  I can't wait to sew one up in a lovely rayon or silk.

Thanks for stopping by!

Burnside Bibs

Monday, October 2, 2017

Hi there and happy October!  This post has been a long time coming.  We had a crazy couple of weeks around here with a case of the croup, a bully at school, broken lawn mower and broken toilet ugh!  Most of that is behind us now thankfully :)  Anyway I am so excited to share this pair of Burnisde Bibs with you.  The pattern is from Sewhouse Seven.

I opted to sew up version1 which it more fitted and includes an invisible zipper.  I made a straight size 2 with no alterations or modifications aside for some extra top stitching.  I used a 100% linen fabric that I found at my local Joann store.

These came together much quicker than I was expecting (which is good because my mom has already requested a pair).  I'm thinking of a full length in a rust color for me for fall and winter too.

I really love all of the details of these bibs!  All of the belt loops in the back and how the straps become the ties.  You can choose to tie in the from or the back.

This is such a great pattern and so on trend right now.  The instructions are clear and well written.  I'm excited to try more Sewhouse Seven patterns in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Megan Nielsen Dove Blouse

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Happy Thursday!!  I have another top to share today.

This is the Dove Blouse by Megan Nielsen sewn up in a Nani Iro double gauze (I'm trying to use my good stuff for once).  I sewed up version 1 in XS.  Since I'm smaller than the 34" bust this is drafted for it is a little bit big especially towards the back and under my arms.  In retrospect I should have accounted for this before jumping in and sewing but it really doesn't bother me too much.


This is a super quick satisfying sew.  There are two other options with flared sleeves which really dress up this top.  I'm a little more casual so I opted not to add those.

We're headed out of town for the weekend but I'm hoping to squeeze in a little sewing today and tomorrow morning :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Grainline Studio Hadley

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hi there!  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!!  I have been sewing like crazy :)  I spent the first part of the year focusing on getting my portfolio beefed up and ready to send out (it is!!), making a skillshare class and not doing much sewing at all.  Now that those are complete I have the urge to sew everything!

This is the Hadley pattern by Grainline Studio.  I sewed up view B with no modifications.  I used some Nani Iro double gauze fabric purchased from Miss Matatabi about a year ago.  

I made a size 2 (my bust is 32.5).  I just love how this top hangs with the high low hem.  The arm holes are so perfect, not too low.  The v in front is a little lower than I would normally wear but I really like it.

The neck, arm holes and hem are all faced which gives such a nice clean look on the outside.  I have a few other things planned to sew but may revisit this pattern soon to try view A.  All in all this is a really great pattern and sews up so quickly.

Thanks for stopping by!!