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Super G Sew-Along: Day 3

By Sarah | May 27, 2018

Welcome to Day 3 of the Super G SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Day 1 is HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for sewing activewear, as well as information on supplies, sizing, and cutting into your fabric.] Day 2 is HERE.…

Super G SAL: Day 2

By Sarah | May 26, 2018

Welcome to Day 2 of the Super G SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for sewing activewear, as well as information on supplies, sizing, and cutting into your fabric.…

Super G Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | May 24, 2018

It’s no secret I’m obsessed with the Super G tights from Greenstyle Creations- I’ve made 6 pairs, and don’t see any reason to stop, so I thought I might as well host a sew-along to spread the Super G love! If you’re new to Sew-Alongs, here’s how they work: I will be breaking the pattern…

Vacation Sewing: North Shore Swimsuit

By Sarah | May 23, 2018

What do you do when you have a big vacation to prepare for? There’s laundry to wash, food to pack, and….clothes to sew! At least, that’s what MY list looks like, and since the sewing is the most fun, it usually gets priority! With summer coming and a variety of fun trips on the horizon,…

Top 5 Summer Patterns for Kids

By Sarah | May 20, 2018

Twice a year, as I change out my kids drawers and evaluate what they have that still fits for the coming season (for my growing boys the answer is usually NOTHING), I take stock of their current preferences and needs and make a plan for sewing up some basics that will last them (hopefully!) for…

Do the Twist!

By Sarah | May 17, 2018

When I first started seeing side knot/twist tops pop up around town, I was intrigued but not immediately sold. Other than an interesting design detail, what was the purpose of the knot? Would it feel weird during wear? I decided to find out. When I’m faced with a trend I’m skeptical about, the easiest thing…

Marbella Tank Nursing Hack

By Sarah | May 16, 2018

  You know I’m a pretty big fan of nursing hacks on this blog, and today I’m delighted to have Sheryl, a fellow mom and New Horizons patterns fan, sharing about how she hacked the Marbella tank for nursing access! Her method is genius, and she does such an awesome job walking us through, step…

Happy Jeans Dance!

By Sarah | May 7, 2018

I hinted at this on Instagram a few weeks ago- but I finally did it! I completed my first pair of me-made jeans, and guess what? Just like everyone said, it wasn’t all that hard. Sure, there was a bit of a learning curve, especially with the fitting, but the actual construction process was more…

Men’s and Women’s Forester Coats

By Sarah | April 29, 2018

Late last year, when I tested the Trailblazer collection (mens, women’s, children’s and nestledown- whew! that was quite a project, you can read about it here), Lisa hinted that there was a coat in the works, and asked if the trailblazer folks would be interested in testing it. I said yes, of course, because my…


By Sarah | April 18, 2018

Do your kids love to play pirates as much as mine? These three little scally-wags love pretending they are on a ship, shooting cannons (marshmellows!) and finding treasure- so when I saw the panels available for the latest round from Peekaboo Fabric Shop, I was almost afraid to show them, knowing they might demand pajamas,…

Portlander Shorts Hack!

By Sarah | April 16, 2018

Counting how many Portlander pants I have is a bit like asking me how old I am…I’m pretty sure I’m over 35, but unless I do the math, I can’t *quite* remember by how much 😉 That’s totally OK though, because it gives me the freedom to sew a few more pairs- and since I’m…

Side Tie Skirt Hack

By Sarah | April 12, 2018

I’m pretty happy with my pattern stash- I have a selection of favorite designers, and a very (almost embarrassingly!) large collection of patterns to choose from (curious how I organize them? Check out my post here on pattern organization). When I find a new style I want to sew, the most efficient thing is usually…

DayDream Dress Sewalong: Nursing Hack

By Sarah | April 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Welcome to Day 3 of the DayDream Dress Sewalong! I love seeing what we are all creating and its so exciting to see it come together! Today I’m going to show you how to construct the nursing hack. My daughter is 14 months old, and we plan to nurse for as long as we…

My First Capsule Wardrobe!

By Sarah | November 26, 2017 | 17 Comments

I’ve been meaning to do a capsule wardrobe for a long time. But, I mean to do a lot of things, 90% of which never make it to fruition. Call it sewist ADD- as soon as I have an idea, another one jumps in front of it, and then another, and I can never be…

Open Back Top SewAlong: Supplies

By Sarah | July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the SewAlong for the Open Back Top by Greenstyle Creations! I’m excited to be hosting another SewAlong (see my others here) for Knitpop, and I wanted to write a brief post about supplies to get you started! If you’re not already a part of the event, JOIN HERE! We are going to have…

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

By Sarah | August 10, 2017 | 106 Comments

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…

Brassie Joggers Sewalong: Supplies

By Sarah | June 11, 2017 | 6 Comments

Welcome to the Brassie Joggers Sewalong Series! I’m delighted to be hosting this sewalong over at Knitpop- you can join the event here. If you aren’t a member of Knitpop yet (you should be! They have awesome fabrics and lightening fast shipping!) join the group first, and then the event. How a SewAlong Works: If…

Dreaming of Bali….

By Sarah | June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

I have a coworker who travels to Bali every year. She always comes back with amazing stories, a gorgeous tan and beautiful gifts (so thoughtful, and fortunate for her- since it makes it harder to hate her for her kid free, relaxing tropical vacations!) When I saw the Bali blouse/Sunset Cami by New Horizons, I…

Flat Piping Tutorial and Shark Bait!

By Sarah | May 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

      I had the opportunity to sew up a few more of the prints up for preorder from Max and Meena Fabric this weekend, and I just love how they turned out! The minute I received the fabric I knew it would be a big hit with my boys, but that I also wanted to…

Raglan Round-Up (Part 2)

By Sarah | March 8, 2018 | 6 Comments

Sooo….. you knew it wasn’t going to stop at my last Raglan Round-Up post didn’t you? So many patterns to compare, so little time! Today I’m going compare several that have a few unique details not found on other raglans, as well as some TNT raglan patterns. The four I’ve chosen for this post are:…

Zip it UP! Santa Fe Hack!

By Sarah | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s my birthday, and for my present to myself (anyone else get to the age where they’re making themselves presents?!) I made myself the perfect nursing-friendly fall top using the Hey June Santa Fe pattern. I’ve made the tank view before (see it here), but I have always drooled over the dolman version, and finally…

Fancy girl!

By Sarah | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged something I’ve made for the Princess. I was a bit scared off by the whole stolen photo debacle (which we did manage to correct), and the fact that she’s less than cooperative when it comes to modeling. My sons can be encouraged (read: bribed) to pose appropriately- baby…

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