Throwback 90s Sweatsuit!

By Sarah | September 1, 2022 |

Hello friends! I’m back again today with a new me made outfit. This time, it’s a sweatsuit set that has a decidedly 90s vibe, and I’m not mad about it! When I received this “dark jungle” brushed jersey fabric from Sew Dynamic, I knew I wanted something soft and cozy. The fabric feels like athletic…

Matchy-Matchy!

By Sarah | August 23, 2022 |

  Hello friends! Fall is upon us, and I’m really enjoying seeing the leaves change and the weather get cooler up here in Maine. I don’t have any intention of staying into the winter (brrr!!) but for now, we are soaking up the autumn vibes and hoping for a spectacular leaf peeping season! I’ve also…

Tested: Itch to Stitch Soller Top

By Sarah | August 7, 2022 |

Hello friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! We have been so busy hiking, rock climbing, swimming, biking and playing that I’ve barely touched my sewing room since we came to Maine. I had alllll these plans for what I was going to make, and then poof! Time has just flown by, and I…

Little Miss 4th of July!

By Sarah | July 3, 2022 |

  Hello friends! Happy 4th of July! This year, we are celebrating Independence day in Bar Harbor, Maine and hope to enjoy parades, fireworks and BBQs with our traveling family. While I sewed this swimsuit up in Massachusetts, we just got to Maine yesterday, and took our first dip in the Atlantic Ocean this far…

Tested: Greenstyle Courtside Dress and Shorts

By Sarah | June 20, 2022 |

  Happy summer y’all! We are happily three-quarters of the way up the East Coast, and loving every minute of the cool, pleasant days we’ve been having. We are currently in New York, and this state in particular has blow me away with its natural beauty and amazing hiking trails. We sorely missed hiking in…

My FAVORITE beach in the world…so far (and a new bikini to wear on it)

By Sarah | May 29, 2022 |

Hello friends! I hope the Swim SewAlong that I did a while back has continued to inspire you to sew your own swimsuits, I know it has for me! Since we’ve been chasing a consistent 75 degrees, I feel like swimsuits have become a type of year round uniform, so there’s really no reason to…

A New Kind of Animal Print…

By Sarah | May 28, 2022 |

Have you ever noticed that animal prints are always big cats or snakes? Rarely does any ocean creature get the opportunity to show its colors outside of the sea, so when I saw the whale shark print from Sew Dynamic Fabrics, I knew I had to sew it up and give these amazing animals their…

Sunset in the Palms…

By Sarah | May 24, 2022 |

One of my favorite parts about being in south Florida for the winter were the sunsets. We’ve seen desert sunsets, mountain sunsets, and ocean sunsets, but nothing beats a sunset when you’re on a small chain of islands, surrounded by nothing but water and views. It became a nightly tradition to walk out to the…

Dark Floral Obsession…and a Cami Tank Hack!

By Sarah | May 22, 2022 |

Yall, I don’t know what it is about dark floral prints, but I’m obsessed. Something about the juxtaposition between light and dark, the air of midnight romance, maybe too much Bridgerton…whatever it is, I can’t resist a good moody flower arrangement on a cut of fabric. So, when I saw the aptly named “Floral Nights”…

Tropical Paradise!

By Sarah | May 19, 2022 |

Hello friends! Today have a couple fun new makes to share with you. Our winter in the keys really did feel like a tropical paradise, and when I saw this print come up from Sew Dynamic Fabrics, I couldn’t resist snagging a yard to make myself something. I started with the Greenstyle Spark Tights, which…

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Swim SewAlong Day 4: Elastic and Strap Binding & 5 out of 4 Patterns X Factor Review

By Sarah | March 22, 2022

Hello friends! I’m back with Day 4 of the Swim SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cami Tank and the Jalie Gigi Swim Bottoms, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. You can use any patterns you’d like, but those…

Swim SewAlong Day 3: Sewing Main & Lining, Bonus Greenstyle Moxi Shorts stack!

By Sarah | March 21, 2022

Hello friends! I’m back with Day 3 of the Swim SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cami Tank and the Jalie Gigi Swim Bottoms, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. You can use any patterns you’d like, but those…

Swim SewAlong Day 2: Cutting Fabric & Edgewater Tegan Pattern Review

By Sarah | March 20, 2022

Hello friends! I’m back with Day 2 of the Swim SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cami Tank and the Jalie Gigi Swim Bottoms, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. You can use any patterns you’d like, but…

Swim SewAlong Day 1: Prep, Master Pattern List & Jalie Victor Pattern Review

By Sarah | March 19, 2022

Hello friends! Its been a minute since I had a chance to post in here, but I’m back with a BANG! Never one to do things by half measures, I’ve got a whole new SewAlong for you this week, and its all focused on sewing SWIMWEAR! Wait…You’re Back? But where have you BEEN? Before we…

The Bianca Pullover, a Micro-Capsule, and Arizona Adventures

By Sarah | February 13, 2021

What is a “Micro Wardrobe” Anyway? As humans, whenever we have space, we tend to try to fill it- both emotionally and physically. Did you ever notice how hard it is to have silence in a conversation? Leaving open “space” is actually a crucial part of connecting with someone (and oneself), but its HARD. I’ve…

Cozy Hoodies for Cool-(ish) Weather!

By Sarah | December 16, 2020

How are the holidays shaping up around your place? We have been enjoying our travels, spending Thanksgiving in Phoenix with friends before heading back to Southern California for Christmas. We have always missed that “neighborhood” feeling at home, with kids running around and playing together, but we sure have found it down here amidst the…

My Big Brother and Me: Matching kids across an age gap

By Sarah | November 8, 2020

The other day I received some really beautiful new custom stretch woven in the waterburst white color-way from the Fabric Fairy, and spent a few days dreaming up some special plans for it. I downloaded a new pattern from a new designer (can you see where this is going??), and in my excitement, skipped straight…

Novello Leggings (and finally getting back on the road!)

By Sarah | October 26, 2020

Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I posted in here, and I’ve really missed sharing with you all. A brief catch-up, before we move onto the sewing: In January, after a whirlwind adventure traveling Mexico and Arizona with other fulltime families, we listed our 2600 square foot home for sale, with the dream of…

Tested: Greenstyle Venice Beach Shorts

By Sarah | August 16, 2020

How has your summer been friends? We are set to start school this week with the kiddos (homeschool, of course!), but it still feels like summer outside, as temps topped 110 degrees F this weekend. So, while other parts of the world might very much be looking toward hoodies and jackets, I’m still very much…

Cavallo Tights SewAlong Day 5: Hemming

By Sarah | July 16, 2020

Welcome back to the Cavallo Tights SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cavallo Tights, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. I also have some prizes to offer at the end, and some BONUS video tutorials for using your coverstitch and…

Cavallo Tights SewAlong: Day 4 & Bonus Coverstitch Tutorial

By Sarah | July 15, 2020

Welcome back to the Cavallo Tights SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cavallo Tights, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. I also have some prizes to offer at the end, and some BONUS video tutorials for using your coverstitch and…

Cavallo Tights SewAlong Day 3 & Bonus Video on Coverstitching Bulky Seams

By Sarah | July 14, 2020

Welcome back to the Cavallo Tights SewAlong! Every day this week, I will be walking you through the construction of the Greenstyle Cavallo Tights, through video tutorials, blog posts and support in the Fabric Fairy Facebook Group. I also have some prizes to offer at the end, and some BONUS video tutorials for using your coverstitch and…

Tip Tuesday: Flat or in the Round?

By Sarah | August 8, 2017 |

Have you ever heard the terms “flat” vs “in the round”? This refers to two methods for attaching a binding or band to a garment, and knowing how (and when) to use each method is a useful sewing technique to have in your arsenal! Check out my video that demonstrates each option!   Don’t miss…

Marbella Tank Nursing Hack

By Sarah | May 16, 2018 |

  You know I’m a pretty big fan of nursing hacks on this blog, and today I’m delighted to have Sheryl, a fellow mom and New Horizons patterns fan, sharing about how she hacked the Marbella tank for nursing access! Her method is genius, and she does such an awesome job walking us through, step…

A Plaid obsession….

By Sarah | November 3, 2017 |

Do you ever have a designer that just reads your mind- putting out the perfect pattern at the perfect time? Not to go too #fangirl on you, but that’s exactly what happened to me with the new Julianne shirt by the DIBY Club. I’ve had this hooded button up shirt on my mind since last…

Green Tee Hack: Side Lace-Up!

By Sarah | July 2, 2017 |

You know what I LOVE about a great staple pattern? The ability of hack it of course! The Green Tee by Greenstyle Creations is a great example: solid drafting (no sleeves cut on the fold! Can I get a hallelujah?!), perennial style and clear instructions. In fact, I love the Green Tee so much, I’m…

Fall Favorite: Cozy Sweaters!

By Sarah | August 20, 2017 |

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…

Pattern Review: Jalie Criss Cross Nursing Top

By Sarah | July 15, 2017 |

There are many nursing friendly patterns out there, but patterns specifically designed for nursing can be hard to come by. That’s where my love for Jalie comes in- they have a great line-up of patterns designed to make a nursing mama’s life easier (and what nursing mama doesn’t need a break somewhere?!) but it doesn’t stop…

Inspire Tights Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | October 4, 2018 |

Welcome to the first day of the Greenstyle Inspire Tights Sew-Along! This series of tutorials is part of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” Sew-Along happening for the next week in the Greenstyle Facebook Group.  Since the Inspire Tights are pretty much my favorite leggings pattern, I decided it was high time that they be treated to…

Summer Crops!

By Sarah | May 6, 2019 |

I’ll be honest- I remember the last time the crop top trend rolled around- I was in college, about 20 years younger than I am now, and with decidedly less stretch marks/scars, etc. (but paradoxically more concerned with how others saw me). I tried to get comfortable in a crop, and even considered a nice…

Tested: Made for Mermaids Jade Dress/Peplum

By Sarah | August 13, 2019 |

I have a bad habit of signing up for too many things whenever we come back from a trip. Every time, I swear I won’t do it, and without fail, here I am again, with the third blog post in as many days, because I just couldn’t resist committing to just one more project (can…

Tested: Greenstyle Studio to Street Top

By Sarah | January 29, 2019 |

I’ve made a half dozen dolman patterns in the last couple years, and I’ve loved each more than the last. There’s something classic but stylish about a dolman, and oh, so many endless ways they can changed up to suit my whims…my sewing hacker heart is in heaven anytime a new dolman comes around. Until…

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