Greenstyle FitCapsule (Part 1!)

By Sarah | August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve hung around the sewing community long enough to be familiar with the concept of a capsule wardrobe, a small collection of coordinating clothing usually organized around a season or theme. Despite being interested in the concept, I’ve never sewn one, for a few reasons. One, I prefer to be rather spontaneous with my fabric/pattern…

Birthday Girl!

By Sarah | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This girl. You wouldn’t believe how she lights up our lives- and today we get to celebrate, because she’s turning TWO!!! Before I had kids (and when my twins were young and the days seemed so L-O-N-G) people would always remark about how “time flies with little ones”- and I would do a little mental…

Camo is a Country Girl’s Bling!

By Sarah | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve never been huge on camo. Or pencil skirts, for that matter. I’m a pretty practical dresser, so most of my #momlife wardrobe consists of shirts in colors that don’t show baby food stains and pieces that can go from standing to sitting criss-cross-applesauce without any adjustment in ten seconds flat. However, sometimes you’ve got…

Chelsea Pants Week: Day 3

By Sarah | October 5, 2017 | 3 Comments

Are you sick of Chelsea pants week yet? You can’t possibly be, because I have still have more looks to share and I’m still O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with this pattern! (Did you miss Day 1 and Day 2? Check them out and then come back!) Today’s look is more casual than yesterday, more of an everyday look.…

En Garde!

By Sarah | May 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

My son O loves to fence. He picked it up earlier this year, and it has done amazing things for his self confidence, especially since it is the first activity he has participated in without his twin brother. When they are together, people tend to underestimate him since he is so much smaller, but when he…

New Arrival: Sundown and Moondance Tanks!

By Sarah | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

We just got back from a family camping trip, and although I’m a bit late to the party, I’m excited to share a set of tanks I’ve been testing for Striped Swallow Designs for the past couple weeks! The Sundown and Moondance Tanks are part of the “Crossing Paths Collection”, come in both women’s and…

Welcome!

By Sarah | February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hello friends! Welcome to my blog! I’ve been sewing for four years, but I’ve just recently decided I’d like to take the opportunity to share my creations in a blog format, as I have really enjoyed reading and learning from other sewing blogs I’ve found- in fact, this is a huge part of how I…

Chelsea Pants Sewalong Day 1

By Sarah | October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to day 1 of the Chelsea Pants Sew Along! I’m delighted to have you joining me over in Sly Fox Fabrics Sew Along Group (even if you’re just planning on lurking….I will do my best to change your mind!) for a whirlwind week of sewing shenanigans! Today’s task is to: Choose a size Assemble…

Tie Back Tank SewAlong: Sleeve Hack!

By Sarah | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m really excited to share a hack I developed for the Tie Back Tank SewAlong this week- a sleeved version! What’s even better is that you don’t have to purchase another pattern to make this yourself- the sleeves and body I’m using are from the FREE Green Tee (join the Greenstyle Facebook group to get…

Chelsea Pants Sewalong: Fabric and Supplies!

By Sarah | October 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

I’m delighted to be hosting a Sew-Along for the Chelsea Pants from Greenstyle Creations next week (starts Monday, 10/23/17). This sewalong is being hosted by Sly Fox Fabrics, and I’m excited to be partnering with them because they have so many great options for the Chelsea Pants! If you’re new to Sew-Alongs, here’s how they…

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Geranium Dress and Hank & Clementine Fabric Tour!

By Sarah | January 18, 2018

I hinted at it in my last post, but I’m excited to finally be able to share the other birthday dress I made for this precious girl! A few months ago I was contacted by the Phat Quarters shop, asking if I was interested in participating in a fabric tour for the new Hank & …

Birthday Girl!

By Sarah | January 17, 2018

This girl. You wouldn’t believe how she lights up our lives- and today we get to celebrate, because she’s turning TWO!!! Before I had kids (and when my twins were young and the days seemed so L-O-N-G) people would always remark about how “time flies with little ones”- and I would do a little mental…

New Year, New Trends

By Sarah | January 14, 2018

Does anyone else feel like sewing gives them a creative license they don’t usually feel when buying clothes off the rack? I am one of the slowest to adopt new trends when shopping at the mall (I usually spend a couple years bad-mouthing them before sheepishly jumping on board and hoping everyone has forgotten my…

2018 Goal Post!

By Sarah | January 8, 2018

Note: This post will refer frequently to my 2017 Reflections post. If you haven’t read it, go check it out so you know what the heck I’m talking about, then hurry back! Hey hey! It’s a new year! Which means it’s time for GOALS! Sewing goals, more specifically, since I don’t think you care as…

Trend Mashup: Velvet, Faux Leather, and Athleisure

By Sarah | January 4, 2018

If you’ve hung around these parts long, you know my motto is pretty much comfort first. Which is why the athleisure trend is so hot- lounge-wear that you can wear outdoors? Who can turn that down? Not me, certainly- and I have a stack of joggers and sweatshirts to prove it. But I decided to push…

Instant luxury: Velvet Bellavista Top

By Sarah | January 3, 2018

I hope you had a fantastic New Year’s! As you know, I celebrated in my pajamas (see my last post for an explanation), but that doesn’t mean I don’t need something fancier to wear now and again- and the new Bellavista pattern from Itch to Stitch, made up in a stretch velvet from Style Maker…

2017: Hits, Misses and Lessons Learned!

By Sarah | December 30, 2017

I’ve always enjoyed reading as other bloggers reflect on their “hits and misses” – in fact, its one of my favorite times of the year to read blogs, because it encourages me to reflect on my own sewing projects, and it always inspires me to add a few of their “hits” to my sewing list.…

Ringing in the New Year in my PJs

By Sarah | December 28, 2017

New Year’s is fast approaching, and it’s time to get dressed for the occasion. Some people make fancy, sexy clothes for a night out on the town, but my favorite way to ring in the new year is curled up on the couch, watching a movie, and cuddling with my hubby. I’m not saying champagne…

Sewing for Speed: Batch Sewing!

By Sarah | December 18, 2017

A couple days ago, Heather Lou (of Closet Case Files fame!) posted on Instagram about how to speed up your sewing by assembling things in batches. When I first started my sewing adventure, I was sewing only for my twins, so things were always done in twos- so much so that my first sewing blog…

Sunday Fun-Day!

By Sarah | December 15, 2017

Being a homeschooling family, my kids don’t totally understand the concept of a weekend. Although our rhythms change slightly, they learn year-round, every day of the week. That’s not to say we do formal academics 365 days of the year- but we are always learning, and rarely have to get up and be somewhere by…

The Elusive Boatneck!

By Sarah | December 13, 2017

  I love a good boatneck top, and I’ve been eyeing a few of my ready to wear versions lately, thinking about replacing them with handmade as preparation for my ready to wear fast of 2018 (more on that later). However, finding a good boatneck pattern has proved more of a challenge than I anticipated- it…

Mini-Me!

By Sarah | December 11, 2017

Every month I receive a fun surprise box of fabric from Vinegar and Honey. And every month I hem and haw about what to do with it- but when this month’s box arrived, a lovely plaid ponte, I had an uncharacteristic moment of certainty, and decided that I needed to make a matching outfit for…

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