Violette Field Threads’ Whitney Misses Pleated Trousers PDF Pattern

I was SO excited to test this pattern out because I just LOVED it in the child version!  This pattern was easy to put together and the fit was fabulous!  I always worry about length because I have a little longer inseam than the average woman and this pattern gives great detail on how to pick your size and length. You might have seen my post a few months back with the mommy and me Emmaline dresses….well this would be aRead more

Modkid’s PDF Pattern OLIVIA

It never fails….Modkid ALWAYS comes out with the coolest new patterns.  I was so lucky to get to test this dress!  This little number is a portrait dress with a corset neckline and pleated skirt and comes in two different sleeves.  3/4 sleeves or cap sleeves in sizes 2t-10. Isn’t this gorgeous! The zipper goes down the back and has very good instructions on how to put it in, if you’re a little nervous about zippers! This dress is perfect forRead more

DIY Christmas Stocking with free patterns

So, I have to admit.  I have been married over 4 years and have a 2 year old daughter and had yet to make us Christmas stockings.  Shame, shame….So I thought maybe, just maybe I should make us some!  At first, I was thinking of making a pattern but I just didn’t have the time.  It just so happens I found the PERFECT stocking pattern by CKC for FREE!  I just love the shape of the stocking!  While I wasRead more

Garage revamp – better organize your garage

This past week my in-laws came and helped me finally paint and organize my garage.  We have been in our house almost two years, so I was so glad to finally do this project!  This is a before and after picture. At your local lowe’s and home depot you can find these really handy Rubbermaid FastTrack kits.  They are perfect for so many things, not just tools.  They are good to hold bikes and other toys too (Which is goodRead more

How to create a SUPERGIRL costume!!!

I decided this year our little family was going to be SUPERHEROES!!!  So I went on the look out for a little girl dress that I could make look like a SUPERGIRL costume….and I found it!  It was The Colorblock Dress by My Childhood Treasures.  Which you can find here.  I got the fabric at Joann’s for $15!!!   I cut the pattern out just like the instructions except I didn’t put the band on the skirt, I just lengthen the main skirtRead more

Modkid’s MELANIE Misses Pattern

I was SO EXCITED to get to test Modkid’s MELANIE Misses Pattern for ME!!!!  It’s not that often that I sew something for me and this pattern was so easy to make!  The best part was trying it on…SO COMFORTABLE!! Doesn’t it just look comfy?!?  I love the gore insert on the sides with the big pockets the best.  I like that you can add a little pop of color there :). This pattern comes in 6 different styles!  Yep,Read more

Mommy and Me Emmaline Dresses by Violet Field Threads

I have to say one of the best things about having a daughter is getting to dress up together.  My daughter just turned two, so she LOVES dressing up with me….still.  I’m sure it won’t last long, so when Violet Field Threads released the Women’s version of the Emmaline, I jumped right on it!!  Well, I bought it right away but it took me about 3 months to actually make it.  I had a really good excuse though!  I was waitingRead more

Custom fabric – make your own custom (swimsuit) fabric

So many months ago I started thinking about what I wanted to make my daughter for her 2nd birthday.  At first I was thinking, maybe applique something on a swimsuit….but then I thought, I wonder if I can make the swimsuit fabric!!!  Yes, yes you can!  After searching on the web, I found http://www.fabricondemand.com/ .   Not only do they make custom fabric by the yard, they can make it on 10 different kinds of fabric! All you do is send themRead more

Baby Memory Bear – turn your child’s baby clothes into a stuffed animal instead of a bulky quilt

Today I wanted to show you how to make a memory bear out of your child’s baby clothes.  You know the very special ones that you can’t give away.  Why not turn it into something you can see everyday. First, you need to find an animal pattern at your local craft store.  The one I used, I’ve had for about 10 years so I don’t even have the original pattern or what the name was called.  Then, you need toRead more

Heidi and Finn – Slouchy Cardigan

  Heidi and Finn’s new Slouchy Cardigan PDF Pattern is the perfect staple for your kids fall wardrobe.  This is such a great pattern and so quick to sew that I have already made two of them!  This first one was made with an Ecru & Neon Yellow Stripe Cotton Jershey Blend Knit that I got from Girl Charlee Fabrics.  Its the perfect weight for the fall in Texas. I love the relax look of this pattern. She loved theRead more