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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…

Ahoy!

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…

More Fit Gear!

By Sarah | April 6, 2018

Sewing activewear can be kind of addicting- its fast, easy, and gets lots of daily wear- what’s not to love? Hopefully you aren’t sick of seeing it on my blog, because here’s another winner! I took some time off from sewing during Spring Break, but as soon as I got back, I dove into the…

Hacked! Summit Peak Hoodie with Nursing Access

By Sarah | March 31, 2018

I’ve been waiting on the women’s Summit Peak Hoodie ever since I tested the children’s version late last year. I’ve actually thought about using the largest kids size, but that can be problematic, as I’m not really proportioned like a kid, despite being pretty petite. So I was really excited to see it finally come…

Pattern Testing: New Horizons TAMI Revolution Hoodie and Nursing Hack

By Sarah | February 10, 2017 | 5 Comments

Hello and welcome back!                                                                           Today I am thrilled to share with you another brand new pattern that I…

One Button Cardigan Love!

By Sarah | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve mentioned my  penchant for staying warm in the winter and fall seasons, and I can’t resist a good fall floral. When I saw this “Drama Queen” french terry from Sly Fox Fabrics, I knew I had to have it- despite the little voice in my head warning me that sometimes mustard tones don’t look…

GreenStyle Midway Bomber Jacket

By Sarah | March 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

Floral jackets have been EVERYWHERE this season, and I’ve been dying for one of my own. Self made, of course, so it won’t fall apart at the seams after a few washes (Target jacket, I’m looking at you!). But, I’ve been too scared to dive in and make one on my own without some serious…

Like Father, Like Son(s)

By Sarah | May 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

As much as I love my mommy-and-me matching outfits with the Princess (see examples here and here), my heart skipped a beat when Made for Mermaids offered the opportunity to create matching Daddy and me outfits for my husband and my twin boys. I love seeing how they look up to and emulate their father…

Valentine’s Day Comfort Wear

By Sarah | February 12, 2018 | 4 Comments

I’m excited to be hosting a Valentine’s Day Sew-Along for Greenstyle Creations this week, and as preparation I decided to sew up a new Valentine’s inspired Pajama set for myself- because the best gifts are the ones you make yourself, right? However, I had a bit of a conundrum- I am WAY more into comfortable…

Adding a Back Zipper Pocket to Leggings

By Sarah | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

I promised this tutorial last week, when I made the second part of my Fit Capsule (see that post here) and here it is! I learned the hard way during my last leggings modification that if I wait too long to explain it- I forget how I did it, so I knew I had to…

The Bear Family!

By Sarah | May 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Some of my kids favorite bedtime stories are the Berenstain Bears, in which mama, papa, sister and brother bear all live, love and learn together. I love the wholesome content of these stories (unlike lego comic books, which are also a favorite), and so when I saw the Mama ,Papa, Baby and Brother bear panels at…

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…

Plan B: Fabric Edition!

By Sarah | February 14, 2018 | 16 Comments

I don’t usually post twice in the same day, but I had to share the story behind this simple little top…. This pretty double brushed poly fabric (from Sly Fox) has had almost as many lives as a cat! I ordered it with plans for (yet another!) raglan, but got derailed by the last minute…

The Family that wears Camo together….

By Sarah | January 30, 2018 | 6 Comments

One of my sewing goals for 2018 was to make more things for my husband and sons, and to delve more into their fitting needs, as well as my own (see the whole post here). I’ve had 30 years (plus or minus a few…won’t say which!) to evaluate my body shape and its fitting idiosyncrasies-…

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Sarah is a wife, mother and avid seamstress. She is passionate about teaching, encouraging and empowering other women to express themselves creatively. 

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