Tutorial: Perfect Knit Binding Every Time!

By Sarah | July 16, 2018 | 22 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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…

When Life Gives You Lemons…(make mommy and me tops!)

By Sarah | July 11, 2018 | 2 Comments

I’ve had quite a few sewing “lemons” lately- patterns I was super excited to sew up, that for various reasons turned out completely unwearable. It happens to the best of us, I guess, but I found myself last week in a bit of a rut. Heres the equation, for all you math geeks out there:…

Summer Getaway Shorts (and tank)!

By Sarah | July 8, 2018 | 10 Comments

Note: I received the fabric in this post for free, in exchange for my post. All opinions are my own 🙂 Today I’m sharing a project that’s been in the works for quite a while- almost an embarrassingly long period of time, if I’m being honest. Back in May, I received a lovely box of…

Happy 4th of July!

By Sarah | July 2, 2018 | 4 Comments

I’m so proud of myself friends, because I’ve actually managed to sew up some Fourth of July gear in time to share it before the actual holiday! I’m typically a late-night/last-minute kind of holiday seamstress, so this is a big accomplishment for me, and I’m so glad I did it, because now we have these cute…

Sahara by the Seaside…

By Sarah | June 25, 2018 | 7 Comments

While I was in San Diego, I had the pleasure of visiting several local fabric shops…and doing a bit of shopping (all that money saved on shipping means more to spend on fabric, right?). It was really fun to visit these places in person, and even better to get to meet the people that work…

My heart is in Havana…

By Sarah | June 22, 2018 | 4 Comments

I’ve spent the past couple weeks singing this song…  Now that it’s in your head too, I can show you my new Havana dress and top, from the recently released pattern by Greenstyle. The Havana is a departure from the athletic patterns that make up a large portion of the Greenstyle offerings, and despite…

Feeling Tropical!

By Sarah | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whew! We are back from our vacation! I spent my days in Southern Cali hanging out at the beach, playing with the kids, and visiting all the local fabric shops (you’ll start seeing the fruits of those visits soon-!). This little suit got a ton of wear, and while I didn’t have time to blog…

Top 3 Photography Tips for Testers!

By Sarah | June 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello friends! Today I’m over on the Greenstyle Creations blog sharing something I’m deeply passionate about- photography. Not just any old photography, sewing photography of course! On this blog, nearly all the photography is a collaboration between my husband and myself- he usually mans the camera, and I obsess about getting the right settings, background,…

Swim, Swim!

By Sarah | June 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

There were alot of things on my list to make before we head out on a few camping trips this summer, but near the top was a swimsuit for my daughter. At 2 years old, she’s a beast in the pool and the ocean alike, demanding “swim, swim!” every time her little eyes spot a…

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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…

When Life Gives You Lemons…(make mommy and me tops!)

By Sarah | July 11, 2018

I’ve had quite a few sewing “lemons” lately- patterns I was super excited to sew up, that for various reasons turned out completely unwearable. It happens to the best of us, I guess, but I found myself last week in a bit of a rut. Heres the equation, for all you math geeks out there:…

Summer Getaway Shorts (and tank)!

By Sarah | July 8, 2018

Note: I received the fabric in this post for free, in exchange for my post. All opinions are my own 🙂 Today I’m sharing a project that’s been in the works for quite a while- almost an embarrassingly long period of time, if I’m being honest. Back in May, I received a lovely box of…

Happy 4th of July!

By Sarah | July 2, 2018

I’m so proud of myself friends, because I’ve actually managed to sew up some Fourth of July gear in time to share it before the actual holiday! I’m typically a late-night/last-minute kind of holiday seamstress, so this is a big accomplishment for me, and I’m so glad I did it, because now we have these cute…

Sahara by the Seaside…

By Sarah | June 25, 2018

While I was in San Diego, I had the pleasure of visiting several local fabric shops…and doing a bit of shopping (all that money saved on shipping means more to spend on fabric, right?). It was really fun to visit these places in person, and even better to get to meet the people that work…

My heart is in Havana…

By Sarah | June 22, 2018

I’ve spent the past couple weeks singing this song…  Now that it’s in your head too, I can show you my new Havana dress and top, from the recently released pattern by Greenstyle. The Havana is a departure from the athletic patterns that make up a large portion of the Greenstyle offerings, and despite…

Feeling Tropical!

By Sarah | June 19, 2018

Whew! We are back from our vacation! I spent my days in Southern Cali hanging out at the beach, playing with the kids, and visiting all the local fabric shops (you’ll start seeing the fruits of those visits soon-!). This little suit got a ton of wear, and while I didn’t have time to blog…

Top 3 Photography Tips for Testers!

By Sarah | June 9, 2018

Hello friends! Today I’m over on the Greenstyle Creations blog sharing something I’m deeply passionate about- photography. Not just any old photography, sewing photography of course! On this blog, nearly all the photography is a collaboration between my husband and myself- he usually mans the camera, and I obsess about getting the right settings, background,…

Swim, Swim!

By Sarah | June 7, 2018

There were alot of things on my list to make before we head out on a few camping trips this summer, but near the top was a swimsuit for my daughter. At 2 years old, she’s a beast in the pool and the ocean alike, demanding “swim, swim!” every time her little eyes spot a…

Tested: Helen Dress by DIBY

By Sarah | June 6, 2018

I’ve cut back quite a bit on my testing lately, but every so often something comes along that really catches my eye, or fits in perfectly with my plans, and then I use the testing deadline to motivate myself to get it done! That was the case with the newly released Helen Dress by DIBY–…

Super G Sew-Along: Day 4

By Sarah | May 28, 2018

Welcome to the last day of the Super G Sew Along! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Day 1 is HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for sewing activewear, as well as information on supplies, sizing, and cutting into your fabric.] Day 2…

Xpress Tank Sew Along: Day 3

By Sarah | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

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,…

Twirlin’ in Red White and Blue Sparkles!!!

By Sarah | April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hello friends! I have something really fun to share with you today! My first strike offs! I hinted at it in my last post, and here they are! In case you’re unfamiliar with what a strike-off is, they are essentially samples of fabrics that will be run as a pre-order. To help customers to get a…

The Thong Song….

By Sarah | July 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

There’s a song on repeat in our house right now, thanks to my husband’s juvenile sense of humor and my sons’ unerring ability to pick up on things they aren’t supposed to hear: I didn’t anticipate adding the word “thong” to my kids vocabulary, and I hope someday they’ll forgive me for the side effects…

Thankful Sewing: Man Sized!

By Sarah | November 1, 2017 | 54 Comments

It’s easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the holidays, the chaos of shuffling to and fro and baking the perfect pumpkin pie, and forget about the spirit of the season: Thankfulness. This month, I’m delighted to be co-hosting the Thankful Sewing Blog Tour with Melissa of Mahlica Designs. We have an awesome…

Serape in the Sun

By Sarah | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was a kid, we had this old Serape woven blanket that my dad picked up in Mexico on his travels. The colors were incredibly vivid, and despite heavy use, the blanket never seemed to show it’s wear. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of laying on this blanket at the beach, resting…

Tip Tuesday: Refashion it!

By Sarah | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, I posted my #failfriday, a dress I had partially cut out and then found myself short of fabric to finish. Many fellow seamstresses commiserated with me about the situation, and offered helpful suggestions on how to salvage the fabric and save the project (thank you!). I spent the weekend considering these ideas, and…

Striped Swallow Highlander Dolman and Rhapsody Joggers

By Sarah | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hello friends! You know I’m all about comfy right? That’s why when one of my favorite pattern designers, Striped Swallow Designs, posted a testing call for the girls version of the Mainland Collection, which includes the Rhapsody Joggers and the Highlander Dolman, I was all in (despite probably having too much on my plate already).…

Sahara by the Seaside…

By Sarah | June 25, 2018 | 7 Comments

While I was in San Diego, I had the pleasure of visiting several local fabric shops…and doing a bit of shopping (all that money saved on shipping means more to spend on fabric, right?). It was really fun to visit these places in person, and even better to get to meet the people that work…

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…

A Vermont State of Mind….

By Sarah | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard amazing things about fall in Vermont, and though I’ve never been, the Vermont Cardigan from New Horizons Designs has been calling my name as the perfect way to usher in the cooler weather and stay cozy while the kids make forts out of the neighbors’ leaf piles (if you’re my neighbor, and you’re…

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