Greenstyle Strides, and a Leggings Showdown!

By Sarah | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

I finally made the last athletic leggings pattern in the Greenstyle lineup: the Stride Tights! I hacked these last year to match a pair from Nordstrom (blogger confession: I still haven’t hemmed them and just keep wearing them tucked under at the bottom! Find them on the blog here), but that hack was pretty extensive, and…

Cami Love!

By Sarah | August 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

I love a good camisole, and while woven cami’s like the Made for Mermaids Mama Quinn (blogged here) or the Designer Stitch Ella Cami (free- blogged here!)  get plenty of love in the hot summer, a simple knit version is likely to get the most wear in my closet, simply because so much of my…

Christmas in July!

By Sarah | July 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

If the almost daily posts to my blog are any indication, I’ve been a busy seamstress lately! I honestly try to space things out a bit, but sometimes I have something I’m just dying to share…like the new Christmas dress I made the princess! If you knew me in real life, you might be surprised…

Not your mama’s sweats…

By Sarah | July 29, 2018 | 5 Comments

I jumped on the jogger bandwagon a long time ago, and have been wearing them in all forms ever since. When I heard my favorite lounge pattern, the Portlanders, were getting a little jogger-transformation, I had to check it out, and brought my mini-me along for the ride! Never mind that it was 110 degrees…

Tested: DIBY Althea Tank

By Sarah | July 28, 2018 | 7 Comments

A couple weeks ago, the Fabric Fairy got in some amazing meshes, and I had to buy up. I honestly wasn’t sure at the time what I would use them for, I just knew they screamed “cool exercise girl” and had to have them for myself. Meshes are everywhere in athletic gear right now- Lululemon…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 5

By Sarah | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 5 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 4

By Sarah | July 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

Welcome to Day 4 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 3

By Sarah | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 3 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 2

By Sarah | July 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off! Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | July 22, 2018 | 6 Comments

Welcome to the first day of the Greenstyle Moxi Shorts Sew-Along! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite things to sew (and wear!) is activewear, so these shorts have been on my sew-along list for a while now, just waiting for the time to…

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Greenstyle Strides, and a Leggings Showdown!

By Sarah | August 13, 2018

I finally made the last athletic leggings pattern in the Greenstyle lineup: the Stride Tights! I hacked these last year to match a pair from Nordstrom (blogger confession: I still haven’t hemmed them and just keep wearing them tucked under at the bottom! Find them on the blog here), but that hack was pretty extensive, and…

Cami Love!

By Sarah | August 5, 2018

I love a good camisole, and while woven cami’s like the Made for Mermaids Mama Quinn (blogged here) or the Designer Stitch Ella Cami (free- blogged here!)  get plenty of love in the hot summer, a simple knit version is likely to get the most wear in my closet, simply because so much of my…

Christmas in July!

By Sarah | July 31, 2018

If the almost daily posts to my blog are any indication, I’ve been a busy seamstress lately! I honestly try to space things out a bit, but sometimes I have something I’m just dying to share…like the new Christmas dress I made the princess! If you knew me in real life, you might be surprised…

Not your mama’s sweats…

By Sarah | July 29, 2018

I jumped on the jogger bandwagon a long time ago, and have been wearing them in all forms ever since. When I heard my favorite lounge pattern, the Portlanders, were getting a little jogger-transformation, I had to check it out, and brought my mini-me along for the ride! Never mind that it was 110 degrees…

Tested: DIBY Althea Tank

By Sarah | July 28, 2018

A couple weeks ago, the Fabric Fairy got in some amazing meshes, and I had to buy up. I honestly wasn’t sure at the time what I would use them for, I just knew they screamed “cool exercise girl” and had to have them for myself. Meshes are everywhere in athletic gear right now- Lululemon…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 5

By Sarah | July 26, 2018

Welcome to Day 5 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 4

By Sarah | July 25, 2018

Welcome to Day 4 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 3

By Sarah | July 24, 2018

Welcome to Day 3 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 2

By Sarah | July 23, 2018

Welcome to Day 2 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off! Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots…

Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | July 22, 2018

Welcome to the first day of the Greenstyle Moxi Shorts Sew-Along! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite things to sew (and wear!) is activewear, so these shorts have been on my sew-along list for a while now, just waiting for the time to…

Tutorial: Perfect Knit Binding Every Time!

By Sarah | July 16, 2018

In preparation for the Moxi shorts Sew-Along (join me HERE on 7/23/18) I thought I’d make a few more tanks to match and motivate myself on my new workout routine (killer abs here I come!). I chose the Lille tank from Greenstyle- I’ve made it before as a dress here, and as a tank here…

Double Dolmans!

By Sarah | July 16, 2018

I was perusing the New Horizons website the other day, looking for a new pattern to try, when the Dublin Dolman caught my eye. I’ve made a few dolmans in the past, and love them for their quick construction and easy style. Terra also usually includes a variety of fun options even in her most…

Bear-O-Flauge

By Sarah | December 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

You know how sometimes you spend hours sewing your kid something, picking out the perfect fabric, and the perfect pattern- and then they totally hate it? Like tantrum on the floor, refuse to even put it in the drawer hate it? That used to be this kid. Everything I sewed him, he hated- so I…

Eating my words: Centerfield Swing Mash-up

By Sarah | August 16, 2017 | 14 Comments

I’ve been invited to many LulaRoe parties, but never had the slightest interest in attending. Why would I spend precious fabric money on poorly constructed clothing in strange prints when I could make my own? Plus, as I usually (politely) explained to the hostesses, the every popular “Carly” dress and endless variants just wasn’t my…

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…

Chelsea Pants Week: Day 4!

By Sarah | October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Its the last day of #chelseapantsweek (yes, it’s only Day 4, but since I started homeschooling I’ve really gotten into the idea of a regular 3 day weekend!), and today I’ll be sharing my most “formal” pair of Chelsea Pants. So far, I’ve shared a chic “dinner with the girls” version, a herringbone “work-appropriate but…

Tie Back Tanks!

By Sarah | August 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

I have a confession to make: I’ve only made it to the gym twice in the last two weeks. When I don’t make time to exercise, it makes for one cranky momma- so I’m putting this out there to keep myself accountable! Fortunately, with the new Tie Back Tank from Greenstyle, I’m able to look…

A Vest Obsession…

By Sarah | November 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

I’ve been on a bit of a vest kick lately- they’re faster to sew than jackets, and offer all the warmth of a coat without all the bulk over my arms, which really annoys me when I’m trying to mom-around. When I saw the tester call for the Oakley Vest by Love Notions, I couldn’t…

Fail Friday: Perfectionism!

By Sarah | August 25, 2017 | 6 Comments

My “fail” this week isn’t a specific project, but more of a mind-set. I’ve suffered from “perfectionism” all my life- as a child, my dad used to offer to pay me for getting a grade below an “A”- and I never took him up on it! I graduated high school, college, and grad school all…

Eating Dino-nuggets in style with the Brunch Blouse!

By Sarah | September 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Most of my “brunches” consist of frozen dino-nuggets, applesauce and goldfish crackers, but that didn’t stop me from jumping in on the latest Patterns for Pirates release: the Brunch Blouse! Despite my less-than-glamourous lunch dates, I was delighted by all the options in this pattern, particularly the placket option- as it means easy and fashionable…

Chelsea Pants Week!

By Sarah | October 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

Welcome to Day 1 of Chelsea Pants Week! Wait, you didn’t see that on your Google Calendar? Well, you’re going to want to pencil it in, because the Greenstyle Chelsea Pants released today, and I’m a total #fangirl, seeing as I’ve made FIVE AMAZING PAIRS already, and have fabric in the wash for at least…

Fail Friday: Sewing Machine Maintenance (or lack thereof)

By Sarah | August 10, 2017 | 9 Comments

I have a confession to make: I am a BAD BAD BAD sewing machine owner. I haven’t maintained my machine properly in over three years. Aside from some occasional dusting and a few forays into the bobbin case with my lint brush, I haven’t oiled her, cleaned her, or taken her in for professional maintenance.…

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