Greenstyle Gathered Lille Hack and a little Bohemian Soul

By Sarah | May 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

Edit: All Greenstyle Patterns are on sale for mothers day with the code LoveMom Grab this one and all the others for 25% off until Sunday at Midnight! Here Summer where I live is HOT. And I have KIDS. That means I need to be able to survive outdoors, for long periods of time, without…

Kindergarten: Rocked it!

By Sarah | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

       Can I have a proud, gushy parent moment for a minute? School is almost over, and I’m incredibly proud of how well my boys have done. We homeschooled for preschool and Transitional Kindergarten, and the decision to attend public school for K was not one we took lightly. It was a HUGE transition…

There’s coffee in that nebula….

By Sarah | May 3, 2017 | 4 Comments

Captain Janeway of Star Trek Voyager was my childhood hero- I loved watching her conquer the Borg, face down Species 8472, and flirt with (but never consummate) romance with Chakotay. What? You don’t have the slightest clue what I’m talking about? Then clearly, you’re not a Trekkie. It’s OK- I still love you for reading…

The DayDream Dress Sewalong: Skirt Hack

By Sarah | April 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

I hope you’re enjoying the Daydream Dress Sew along over at the Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe! If you haven’t picked up your pattern yet, you can do so here– there’s still plenty of time to join in and be eligible to win our prizes! Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to turn the DayDream dress…

Midway Bomber Jacket Sewalong: Round UP!

By Sarah | May 29, 2017 | 4 Comments

It’s actually been a couple weeks since I wrapped up the Midway Bomber Jacket Sewalong over at Pretty Posh Prints, but I wanted to make sure and document it on my blog (finally)! It was a whirlwind of sewing, pattern hacks and collaboration, but it couldn’t have gone better, and I really enjoyed the experience.…

Float like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee…

By Sarah | June 2, 2017 | 7 Comments

     Summer calls for cute, stylish clothes that don’t constrict, allow plenty of airflow, and take a second to throw on (in between mediating sibling rivalry for the umpteenth time, tackling the mountain of laundry, and making yet another full meal for the children who seemed fine on only 3 meals a day before school ended…

Brassie Joggers Sewalong: Scoop Pocket Hack

By Sarah | June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Welcome back to the Brassie Jogger Sewalong Series! If you’re just joining me, you can see my other posts in this series here: Brassie Joggers: Supplies Brassie Joggers: Printing Tutorial and Fit Adjustments Join the SewAlong HERE Today we are sewing the pockets! The Brassies have a really innovative patch pocket design that is topstitched…

Fall Sewing Plans: Woven Edition!

By Sarah | August 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

I’ve fallen in love with wovens, and can’t imagine leaving them behind as summer fades….so I’ve come up with a some fall plans that showcase a few of my favorite (or soon to be favorite!) woven patterns and fabrics. (New to sewing with wovens? Check out my post here for everything you need to get…

Whoa, Whoa, WOVENS! A beginner’s guide!

By Sarah | June 23, 2017 | 13 Comments

When I first learned to sew, I was told that sewing with wovens was easier than sewing with knits. They were supposed to be better behaved, easier to manipulate and more durable, not to mention less expensive. I *think* the person who told me this must have been talking about quilting cotton, because as soon…

Brassie Joggers SewAlong: Lace Hack

By Sarah | June 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

Welcome back to the Brassie Joggers SewAlong! Today we are assembling our legs, and I’ve got another hack for you! See the other posts in this series here: Brassie Joggers: Supplies Brassie Joggers: Printing and Fit Adjustments Scoop Pocket Hack Jean Shorts Hack Don’t have the Pattern? Get it HERE Join the SewAlong HERE LACE…

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Tip Tuesday: Refashion it!

By Sarah | August 21, 2017

Last week, I posted my #failfriday, a dress I had partially cut out and then found myself short of fabric to finish. Many fellow seamstresses commiserated with me about the situation, and offered helpful suggestions on how to salvage the fabric and save the project (thank you!). I spent the weekend considering these ideas, and…

Fall Favorite: Cozy Sweaters!

By Sarah | August 20, 2017

Cozy sweaters are a fall staple around my house. I love pairing them with jeans and boots for a walk around the neighborhood to admire the changing colors of the season, or with leggings and slippers curled up by a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Since I’m on a mission to replace…

Fail Friday: Fabric Planning Fail!

By Sarah | August 18, 2017

I was super excited the other day, when I was able to get my Centerfield/Scarlet Swing dress mash-up out of a single yard of fabric. I mean, a whole dress for $7? What’s not to love? In fact, I was so excited, that I assumed I could get it out of any yard in my…

Centerfield Swing- Video Tutorial!

By Sarah | August 17, 2017

I loved my Centerfield/Scarlet Swing Mash-up so much that I decided to share it and sew it LIVE, in a guest post for Emily of Life Sew Savory! I enjoy the opportunity to video my projects, because it lets me share tips and tricks as I go along, and interact in real time with my…

Eating my words: Centerfield Swing Mash-up

By Sarah | August 16, 2017

I’ve been invited to many LulaRoe parties, but never had the slightest interest in attending. Why would I spend precious fabric money on poorly constructed clothing in strange prints when I could make my own? Plus, as I usually (politely) explained to the hostesses, the every popular “Carly” dress and endless variants just wasn’t my…

Tip Tuesday: Pattern Storage and Organization

By Sarah | August 14, 2017

By now, you know that I own more than a few patterns. I actually don’t know the full number- it’s probably in the thousands (asking a seamstress how many patterns or yards of fabric she owns is akin to asking a woman her age. Just don’t do it if you want to be happy. Compliment…

Fall Sewing Plans: Woven Edition!

By Sarah | August 13, 2017

I’ve fallen in love with wovens, and can’t imagine leaving them behind as summer fades….so I’ve come up with a some fall plans that showcase a few of my favorite (or soon to be favorite!) woven patterns and fabrics. (New to sewing with wovens? Check out my post here for everything you need to get…

Fail Friday: Sewing Machine Maintenance (or lack thereof)

By Sarah | August 10, 2017

I have a confession to make: I am a BAD BAD BAD sewing machine owner. I haven’t maintained my machine properly in over three years. Aside from some occasional dusting and a few forays into the bobbin case with my lint brush, I haven’t oiled her, cleaned her, or taken her in for professional maintenance.…

One Thimble Tour: Soaking up the last days of Summer!

By Sarah | August 10, 2017

Are you still soaking up the last rays of summer as it fades into fall? I know I am! Despite the heat, summer is my favorite time of year, and I never want to see it end! The opportunity to be a part of the official One Thimble blog tour was the perfect chance to…

Tie Back Tanks!

By Sarah | August 10, 2017

I have a confession to make: I’ve only made it to the gym twice in the last two weeks. When I don’t make time to exercise, it makes for one cranky momma- so I’m putting this out there to keep myself accountable! Fortunately, with the new Tie Back Tank from Greenstyle, I’m able to look…

Tip Tuesday: Flat or in the Round?

By Sarah | August 8, 2017

Have you ever heard the terms “flat” vs “in the round”? This refers to two methods for attaching a binding or band to a garment, and knowing how (and when) to use each method is a useful sewing technique to have in your arsenal! Check out my video that demonstrates each option!   Don’t miss…

My Favorite things in (sewing) life are FREE!

By Sarah | August 8, 2017

There are a number of sayings in our culture cautioning people not to trust a free product- and while sewing is far from being an economical hobby (at least for me!), I’ve actaully found the opposite to be true with regard to patterns: many of my favorites are FREE! In fact, a designer’s free pattern…

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