I’ve got a mashup of the beautiful Norah dress with a bubble hem for you today! I’ve been eyeballing that MHC Norah Dress for so long, and when Hayley was looking for affiliates for the DIY Ultimate Bundle, I jumped on board! Have you checked out the amazing resources included in the DIY bundle? It’s basically every sewing blogger’s dream – photography tips, patterns, a free Craftsy class (that right there more than makes this package a steal!), some creative writing books (I’m pretty sure I need those!), and lots of non-sewing things like canning, making your own beauty products and scrapbooking. There really is something for everyone one in this bundle.
Oops! I think this post got lost in my recent web hosting switch! Anyway, have you heard? Project Run and Play is using a different format this year – anyone can sewalong with each tutorial or pattern each month! This month is a fun little bubble dress tutorial by Alida Makes.
I decided to go with a skirt length, since separates seem to get more wear!
I’m over at the Kid’s Clothes Week blog with a few tips on upcycling men’s dress shirts. KCW is running February 2-8, and I’ve got my stack of clothes ready and waiting! Some of my favourite upcycles are also the most well-worn clothes in my kids closets! These are a few (click through to read about the original garments!):
I’m posting over at Peekaboo Pattern Shop’s blog today with an overview of zippers and zipper feet! If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a coil zipper and molded plastic zipper, or which one you should use for a jacket vs. a dress, head on over! Also, you can read my tips and tricks for installing a perfectly lined-up zipper every time!
I made a pair a LONG time ago, but little E grew out of them so quickly. These have a little extra room to grow, they’re easy to put on AND HE CAN’T TAKE THEM OFF! Yet.
Jess from If Only They Would Nap has a new pattern and it’s cloth diaper friendly! If you’ve ever made pants for little ones in cloth diapers, you know that adjustments always need to be made – longer rise, a little extra width and gathering to cover that tush…
Jess has come through with a simple pant pattern, the Bottoms Up Pants that can be used for dressy pants, pj pants, or you could chop them off for shorts! She’s included a few pocket options, but I kept mine plain and simple since they were for jammies. These are being worn over a Grovia Hybrid (shell + cotton soaker) which is fairly trim, but still a good bit fluffier than a disposable.
…and boy did I close out the old year with…um, silence? Haha! Sorry guys! It was a busy month: my mom moved cross-country and bought a new place, and is living with us until closing on the new house. Aaaand since my sewing area is her area right now, it just felt natural to take a small break. Definitely for the right reason! We’ve been enjoying every minute of grandma-time!