Fall Favorite: Cozy Sweaters!

By Sarah | August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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…

The Quest for the Perfect Tee

By Sarah | April 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

I’m always on the hunt for the Perfect Tee. You know, the one you wear every time its clean (and sometimes when its not), the one that makes you feel confident and stylish but is still super comfortable to wear, the one that never makes it out of the dryer and into your closet before…

Portlanders!

By Sarah | May 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

You know my well documented love for comfy pants (examples here and here)- it turns out I’ve managed to pass on my obsession to my children! When New Horizons put out the testing call for the girls Portlander Pants, I knew they would be the perfect summer and winter staple for Princess! There are so many…

Tip Tuesday: Get out those lumps and bumps!

By Sarah | July 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

Welcome back to my Tip Tuesday series! If you’re new to my blog, every Tuesday (I hope! If I fall off the wagon feel free to bug me about it!) I’ll be sharing a tip, hack or sewing technique to help you sew faster, better and with more confidence. Today’s tip is all about the…

Baby got Back! Strappy Top Hack!

By Sarah | June 7, 2017 | 6 Comments

A few months ago, Becky Nohava (see her Instagram here) posted a photo of a top in Knitpop that she had hacked to have the most amazing back- like no pattern I had ever seen (and I’ve seen a few!). It was quite popular, but I was too intimidated to try it myself without a little…

Christmas Traditions and Layered Sleeve Tutorial

By Sarah | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love a good Christmas tradition, and one of ours is to have mommy-made pajamas to lounge in on Christmas morning. Last year, I made my boys, daughter, and their friends a matching set of Polar Express themed pajamas- which are still in heavy rotation this year- but getting a little short arms, and kids…

Fail Friday: Sarah vs. the Internet

By Sarah | July 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

For today’s Fail Friday I bring you a contest of wills, a harrowing battle between me and the ‘net. Think of me staring down the faceless enemy that is the WEB, dancing around the ring inside Facebook, trying to maintain a video connection while sewing LIVE in front of 1.9K people. I wish I could…

Chelsea Pants SewAlong Day 3

By Sarah | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to day 3 of the Chelsea Pants Sew Along! Those pockets from yesterday are looking really good, and today we get to sese our pants start to take shape (hopefully yours!). To review, so far we have covered: Supplies Cutting out your pattern Sewing the pockets Today, we will be sewing the front and back…

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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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…

Xpress Tank Sew Along: Day 3

By Sarah | March 31, 2018

Welcome to the third and last day of the Xpress Tank SewAlong! This week we are taking a little time for ourselves amidst the holiday chaos (and I do mean a little- this pattern is quick!) to whip up some Xpress Tanks for the warmer weather to come. If you don’t have your pattern yet,…

Xpress Tank Sew Along Day 2

By Sarah | March 29, 2018

Welcome to the second day of the Xpress Tank SewAlong! This week we are taking a little time for ourselves amidst the holiday chaos (and I do mean a little- this pattern is quick!) to whip up some Xpress Tanks for the warmer weather to come. If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can…

XPress Tank Sew Along Day 1

By Sarah | March 29, 2018

Welcome to the first official day of the Xpress Tank SewAlong! For the next three days, I’ll be sharing a post per day walking you through the steps of sewing the Xpress Tank by Greenstyle Creations. If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can grab that here. If you missed my first post on…

X-Press Tank Sew Along: Fabric and Supplies

By Sarah | March 26, 2018

Welcome to the first post in the X-Press Tank Sew-Along Series! The Xpress tank from Greenstyle Creations is one of my all time favorite workout tops, and just like a can of pringles, once you make one, you’re going to want another, and another! One of the best things about this pattern is it’s versatility.…

Style Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour: 2018!

By Sarah | March 20, 2018

I’m so honored to be a part of the Style Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour today! I spend more time than I’d care to admit pouring over all temptation on the Style Maker site, so when Michelle asked me if I’d like to sign on for the Spring tour, I just about tripped over myself…

Spring Kids Clothes!

By Sarah | March 18, 2018

I havne’t done many strike offs for a while, but I recently had the opportunity to sew up some fabrics for Peekaboo, and I jumped on it, knowing it would motivate me to sew some cute things for my kids for the spring season. And, since part of the point of this blog is to…

Adding a Back Zipper Pocket to Leggings

By Sarah | March 13, 2018

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…

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