northern momma sewing up a storm!

Month: May 2014

It’s Board Short Time!!

board shorts

I was able to test a brand new board shorts pattern last week – how cute are these?? This is the Cowabunga Board Short Pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop. 

I love the options you have with the color-blocking and piping trim! I upcycled a larger pair of board shorts (microfiber board short fabric is scarce in these parts!) and my hubby’s old pants – turned out great! Here’s a close-up of the detail: more

Free pattern from Craftsy!

Just a head’s up to those still doing some sewing for themselves this month – free raglan pattern on Craftsy! I’m going to give this one a whirl! Thanks to Serger Pepper for this gem!

Source: Mom’s Raglan Dress via MammaNene on Craftsy

Memorial Day Sale!

*this post contains affiliate links, but the pattern love and opinions are all my own!

For the Americans 😉 Well, who am I kidding? This sale is for EVERYONE! We had our long weekend this past Monday though – time to get the garden in! 

Amy over at Peekaboo Patterns just gave her pattern shop a facelift (check it out here) and so she’s having a sale! more

Sew-a-bration of Womanhood


I’m so happy to be sewing along with a huge group of ladies, sewing things for ourselves! Thank you to the Shaffer Sisters for inviting me along! I’ll be honest, I’m not satisfied with my post-baby body shape at this point. I sew for my kids because it’s so EASY. Sewing for myself is not. I am not a pattern size. I am multiple pattern sizes mashed together. Yup. And I really hate making muslins…. more



Our family is in Banff right now, breathing some fresh mountain air and enjoying God’s beautiful creation! I’ll be MIA for a while, but check back for some photos! 

Lake Louise

Boardwalk FLIP!

Hey y’all….my basement (sewing room) and my blog are still feeling the after effects of Project Run & Play! I’ll be getting back into the regular swing of things once the basement is under control 😉 I’ve got a fun little dress to share with you today – a Boardwalk Flip! more

Lotta Dress Pattern Tour

lotta tour

I’m posting my Lotta Tunic over on Compagnie M’s blog today! Head on over to see how I modified the dress into a tunic and also check out the other pattern tour participants versions of the dress. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win your own copy of the Lotta dress pattern! more

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