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…

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…

The Babe Hoodie: Drawstring Nursing Hack

By Sarah | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

    I’ll admit, I thought I was stashified when it came to hoodies. I own several different hoodie patterns, and I couldn’t imagine needing another….until Jessica Hooley sent me the Babe Hoodie and the Nursing Hack Pack. Read my review- check out the tutorial and don’t forget to scroll to the end for an Exclusive Discount Code…

Sailing away!

By Sarah | June 16, 2017 | 14 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before, we have several trips to the beach planned this summer, but I was so busy creating a capsule wardrobe for myself, I realized Princess needed some new clothes for our trips too! When I saw the Sailor Dress from Ellie and Mac, I knew this would be the perfect pattern to…

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…

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…

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…

Fall Wovens: Ravanna Pants!

By Sarah | August 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post detailing my fall woven sewing plans. These types of plans are always a little scary for me to write out, because while they keep me motivated they also feel a bit restricting- what if I want to diverge from my plan? Would anyone notice or be disappointed?…

Fit Capsule- 2018 Edition!

By Sarah | February 28, 2018 | 12 Comments

Did any of your new year’s resolutions involve fitness goals? I’ve shared about my Sewing Goals for 2018, but I have lifestyle goals as well, and one of them is to prioritize my own health more. It’s so easy to feed the kids all their colorful veggies, and make sure they get their exercise time…

Raglan Round Up! (Part 1)

By Sarah | January 24, 2018 | 29 Comments

When I first started sewing indie patterns I was shocked that pretty much every designer had a raglan pattern. Why, I wondered? Don’t they know that style has already been “done”? After sewing a couple though, I quickly realized that while the basic design was the same, they all put their own spin on the…

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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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