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Pattern Test: Ficus Cardigan by Sew Like My Mom Patterns

By Sarah | February 20, 2017

Hello! I’m back with another pattern test- this time for a women’s peplum cardigan: the Ficus from Sew Like My Mom. I know what you’re thinking: peplums? Are those still in? Won’t they accentuate my, um, assets? Well, I’m no fashion icon (I hate real pants, remember?) but this cardy is both stylish and comfortable,…

Pattern Testing: New Horizons TAMI Revolution Hoodie and Nursing Hack

By Sarah | February 10, 2017

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

Pattern Test: GreenStyle Creations Scarlet Swing Dress

By Sarah | February 10, 2017

I have something very exciting to share today: my first pattern test! If you don’t know what a pattern test is (I didn’t a few months ago!) it’s when pattern designers put out a call for volunteers to test their sewing patterns. Testers sew up the pattern several times, give feedback and photos, and then…


By Sarah | February 10, 2017

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…

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…

Tie Back Tank Sew-A-Long: Side Seams

By Sarah | September 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

Welcome back to the Tie Back Tank SewAlong! Today we will be sewing our side seams- pretty quick and easy! If you still need the pattern, you can grab it here (aff link). Catching up? Check out these videos from the past couple days: Pattern Options, Fabric, and Supplies Printing your pattern, Cutting Fabric, and Sewing…

If Mermaids could sew….

By Sarah | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

You may have seen that meme that’s going around “I’m done adulting, let’s be mermaids”. I think it’s super cute, and it plays to my childhood fantasy of being one of the (nicer) mermaids in the Peter Pan story, lounging in the mermaid lagoon, putting pearls in my hair.    While I can’t actually BE…

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…

Tip Tuesday: Hey! That’s my baby! (and my photo)

By Sarah | August 1, 2017 | 32 Comments

I went a little Momma Bear on the internet a couple days ago, and I want to tell you why (and what you can do about it if it happens to you!). If you’ve been living under a rock (or hiding under one to avoid my rampage), let me sum it up: some SUPER SHADY…

Chelsea Pants SewAlong Day 5

By Sarah | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s the final day of the Chelsea Pants SewAlong! Its exciting to see all these awesome pairs of pants come together! It always amazes me how versatile this pattern is- from workwear to a date-worthy pants, to lounge around the house comfies, this pattern can do it all! Here’s what we’ve covered so far: Day…

New Year, New Trends

By Sarah | January 14, 2018 | 16 Comments

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…

How to Insert Clear Elastic into a Seam with your Serger

By Sarah | April 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Ready to wear clothing makes great use of clear elastic in seams to provide structure, stretch and durability. Check out my video on how to apply clear elastic quickly and easily with your serger! I have the Brother 1034D serger, available here on Amazon. You can find clear elastic on Amazon as well here. Full…

Fall Sewing Plans: Woven Edition!

By Sarah | August 13, 2017 | 4 Comments

I’ve fallen in love with wovens, and can’t imagine leaving them behind as summer fades….so I’ve come up with a some fall plans that showcase a few of my favorite (or soon to be favorite!) woven patterns and fabrics. (New to sewing with wovens? Check out my post here for everything you need to get…

The Family that wears Sketchy Essentials Together….

By Sarah | May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

When people find out I sew, they often ask me if I “save money” with my hobby. Which always provokes a laugh from me because no, I don’t really save money by sewing my own clothing, a la Laura Ingalls Wilder. Making my own clothes could be economical, if one chose to do it that way…

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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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