Warrior Pose!

By Sarah | October 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Ok, that title was totally a red herring- I have absolutely ZERO yoga skills or flexibility, so you won’t see me performing anything other than child’s pose when I’m trying to search for a sewing pin in my carpet (note to previous owners: deep pile carpet was a BAD idea in the craft room). Fortunately,…

The SoLo Tank, and My New Exercise Obsession

By Sarah | October 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

As I imagine happens to many people, summer was a time of slacking for my exercise routine. We traveled alot, it was too hot, blah, blah blah- basically my exercise was sporadic, and come fall, I was feeling the mental and physical impact of my laziness. The trouble was, like many moms with a full…

Inspire Leggings SewAlong: Day 5

By Sarah | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Welcome to our final day of the Inspire Leggings SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Today is the LAST day for the leggings SALE, so be sure to grab your favorites before they go back to full price (aff link). Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out…

Inspire Tights Sew-Along: Day 4

By Sarah | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 3 of the Inspire Tights SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for selecting your size, adjusting your fit, and cutting your fabric! Day 2 is HERE on the blog. It includes…

Inspire Tights Sew-Along: Day 3

By Sarah | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 3 of the Inspire Tights SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for selecting your size, adjusting your fit, and cutting your fabric! Day 2 is HERE on the blog.…

Inspire Tights Sew-Along: Day 2

By Sarah | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the Inspire Tights SewAlong! If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. Catching up: Need to catch up? Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for selecting your size, adjusting your fit, and cutting your fabric! The Schedule As a reminder, here’s our…

Inspire Tights Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Birthday Post!

By Sarah | September 25, 2018 | 4 Comments

It’s my birthday, so of course I had to commemorate it with a post about some selfish sewing I’ve been doing lately! While my dream day would involve lounging on a tropical island with a mai tai, lounging around the house drinking coffee in new me-made duds are a close second, so here we go!…

Another Fall Favorite!

By Sarah | September 24, 2018 | 4 Comments

I seem to have a problem…I can’t stop preparing for fall, even though it’s still 100 degrees outside, and cooler weather is at least a month or more away. I even made cinnamon pear butter today, in the crock pot, which is delicious but required me cranking down the A/C a few extra degrees to…

Mommy and Me Peplums!

By Sarah | September 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

I’m not a big dress person (see my explanation in the 2017 hits and misses post), but the onset of fall has me thinking about the holidays, and I thought it might be nice to have a new “statement” dress in my closet, so I hopped on board the Peekaboo Melbourne Dress test last week.…

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Zip it Up! FREE Zipper Bag Pattern!

By Sarah | September 10, 2018

I’ve added quite a few firsts to my sewing belt this year- my first jeans, my first capsule wardrobe, first coats (men’s AND women’s!), first bra (yet to be blogged)…there’s a lot to feel proud of! One thing I haven’t attempted yet, though, is to sew a bag. For some reason the idea of sewing…

I’ll be the cliche…

By Sarah | September 9, 2018

Despite owning and making every Greenstyle leggings pattern out there, I’ve yet to make my own yoga pants. After I took my favorite pair out of the dryer the other day, I decided that needed to change- they were getting threadbare from repeated wash and wear, and were no longer presentable in public. Fortunately, Greenstyle…

First Day of School: 2018 Edition

By Sarah | September 2, 2018

You might have noticed the blog’s been a little quiet the last few weeks- that’s because we were trying to soak up the last rays of summer, while also prepping (homeschool-mom style) to dive into another school year! Although we do school in some form nearly year-found, we had our first “official” day of school…

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…

Twist and Shout! Made for Mermaids Tara Top!

By Sarah | July 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

I’ve got another fun pattern test to share with you today: The Tara Top by Made for Mermaids! Even though my plate was already WAY too full, I jumped into this one headfirst because I just love the design- the twist sleeves and drape front are totally my style! (If you’re not a fan though,…

Super G Sew-Along: Day 4

By Sarah | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

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 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…

Fall Textures!

By Sarah | November 12, 2017 | 60 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Itch to Stitch Patterns– they’re well designed, practical (read: mom friendly and no crazy styles that make me raise my eyebrows!), and the instructions are top notch: three of my biggest criteria when choosing a pattern company to sew from. On top of all that, the…

July Bee Box: Green Tee Cardy Hack

By Sarah | August 2, 2017 | 7 Comments

I’m terribly late with my bee box posting- all these family vacations and fun-in–the-sun summer activities have really distracted me from my sewing room lately! But, I finally got a chance to dive into my Bee Box and figured out what to make. When the fabrics first arrived, I loved the sinfully soft feel but…

Tested: DIBY Althea Tank

By Sarah | July 28, 2018 | 8 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…

A collection of DayDreams…

By Sarah | April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whew! I survived my first SewAlong! It was a blast, and I learned so much! I especially enjoyed the opportunity to help people as they created the dress for the first time, and to see what they made of it. I love how everyone’s take on a pattern can be different: this pattern looks awesome…

Tie Back Tank Sew-A-Long: Full Back Hack

By Sarah | September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been having SO MUCH fun sewing along with you during the Tie Back Tank Sew-A-Long and I’m excited to share one last hack today: A full back tank, for those times when you don’t want to have any ventilation! Catching up? Check out these videos from the past couple days: Pattern Options, Fabric, and…

Swimwear: The Holy Grail of Sewing

By Sarah | April 25, 2017 | 10 Comments

I’ve long considered swim wear the holy grail of sewing, along with lingerie and full featured blue jeans (all those rivets, and topstitching!). Although I live in swim all summer, sewing my own swimsuits always seemed a little out of my league- a daunting task with an uncertain outcome. So, of course, when 5 out…

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