A (last minute) Break from Christmas Sewing…

By Sarah | December 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas Eve, friends! I hope this holiday season finds you happy and well, and not too stressed out by last minute shopping and sewing! If you’re still in procrastination mode, or need some selfish sewing to look forward to after you finish all those gifts, read on! I’ve been hustling like crazy to make…

Boom Boom POW(er) Bra!

By Sarah | December 14, 2018 | 11 Comments

I used to LOVE (love love!) Zumba, and one of my favorite songs to dance to was the Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow”. Every time that song came on, I could feel myself transforming into an amazing hip hop dance/song artist, with a whole crew (the class) behind me as my backup, as we…

Raglan SewAlong: Day 4

By Sarah | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to the Raglan SewAlong! Yesterday we sewed up our necklines, finishing them with bands, cowls or hoods. Today we are going to be hemming our tops or attaching bands/cuffs to finish the bottom and sleeves. This is the home stretch- yay! I’m also really enjoying seeing your tops as they come together- so…

Top 10 Gifts for Seamstresses!

By Sarah | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you enjoying the holiday season? I sure am…I love seeing the Christmas lights strung up around town, getting holiday themed mugs from Dutch Bros, listening to Christmas carols, and watching my kids bounce off the walls with the endless parade of cookies, candies, and holiday treats. OK, maybe not that last one, but the…

Raglan Sew-Along: Day 3

By Sarah | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Welcome back to the Raglan SewAlong! Yesterday we sewed up our sleeve and side seams, and added any front details (ie pockets). Today we are going to dive into finishing the necklines of our tops. You have three basic choices here: Neckband, hood or cowl (women’s only). I’m demonstrating all three in the video,…

Raglan Sew-Along: Day 2

By Sarah | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to the Raglan SewAlong! Yesterday we selected our supplies, decided on our options, and cut out our fabric, so today we’re ready for the fun stuff: sewing! Raglans are a pretty quick garment, so today’s post will be brief, but that’s also a great opportunity to add a little something extra to your…

Raglan Sew-Along: Day 1

By Sarah | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the Raglan Sew-Along! This week we will be sewing up our raglans! For this sewalong, I’ll be using the Centerfield Raglan and Add-on Pack, and the Men’s Hudson Pullover, both from Greenstyle. I highly recommend trying both these patterns, but if you’ve already exhausted your pattern budget for the month, you’re welcome to…

Sewciety Box: Video Review

By Sarah | December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

A couple months ago, on Instagram I saw a post about a new subscription box that was in the works for seamstresses. Having previously been subscribed to the BeeBox (from another company, which sadly had to close), I was immediately intrigued- I love the anticipation ,challenge and motivation that mystery sewing boxes provide, and the…

Geo Tights!

By Sarah | December 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

A while back, I wrote a post about one of my most beloved patterns– the Greenstyle Inspire tights. Due to the fire and our subsequent evacuation, I wasn’t able to share the pair I had made in anticipation of that post- like so many other things, they had been sewn, but were awaiting final photos.…

A Tale of Two Hoodies….

By Sarah | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again- winter is NOT my friend. We tend to joke in our family that I’m part lizard, because I don’t seem to generate my own body heat- I’m only warm and happy if I’m IN a warm and happy environment. While I wish I could simply…

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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…

Welcome!

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…

Fancy girl!

By Sarah | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged something I’ve made for the Princess. I was a bit scared off by the whole stolen photo debacle (which we did manage to correct), and the fact that she’s less than cooperative when it comes to modeling. My sons can be encouraged (read: bribed) to pose appropriately- baby…

Family Trailblazers!

By Sarah | November 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

You might have seen it coming….but with the release of the women’s Trailblazer and nestledown add on, I now have a whole family of matching Trailblazer vests! I’ve made matching items for mommy and me, or the kids before, but never had an opportunity to create something for everyone out of the same pattern, and…

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…

It’s all about the hemlines, baby!

By Sarah | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m still on a fall florals kick, and I love it when a test comes along that gives me a chance to sew them up, rather than letting them languish in my stash! The new Mama Adelyn pattern was perfect for this large scale double brushed poly from Pretty Posh Prints, and I was especially…

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…

MY Stitch Fix!

By Sarah | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before I got back into sewing, I was subscribed to Stitch Fix, a mail order service that sends you a selection of clothing every month, which you can then review and keep or return. It’s supposed to be “personalized”, with a shopper evaluating your preferences and doing all the hard work for you, while you…

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…

Sunday Fun-Day!

By Sarah | December 15, 2017 | 8 Comments

Being a homeschooling family, my kids don’t totally understand the concept of a weekend. Although our rhythms change slightly, they learn year-round, every day of the week. That’s not to say we do formal academics 365 days of the year- but we are always learning, and rarely have to get up and be somewhere by…

Fit Capsule- 2018 Edition!

By Sarah | February 28, 2018 | 12 Comments

Did any of your new year’s resolutions involve fitness goals? I’ve shared about my Sewing Goals for 2018, but I have lifestyle goals as well, and one of them is to prioritize my own health more. It’s so easy to feed the kids all their colorful veggies, and make sure they get their exercise time…

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…

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