Fall Favorite: Cozy Sweaters!

By Sarah | August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Porlander Shorts for Women

By Sarah | June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

I love it when pattern designers listen to their fans! That was certainly the case with the Portlander Pants by New Horizons- as the girls version was released (see my review here), moms everywhere began clamoring for their own shorts and pockets version of the Portlander Pants! And boy, did Terra deliver! While I can…

That Girl’s Got Moxi!

By Sarah | May 22, 2017 | 8 Comments

According to the Urban Dictionary, “moxie” means “sass, spunk, attitude” and can also be used to refer to  someone as a “hot chick”. I’m not sure about the latter (I’m in my 30s now, I think only my husband still says this about me), but the former certainly describes how I feel in these shorts-…

Day Dream Sew-Along: Pocket Hack

By Sarah | April 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

We are continuing with our SewAlong for the George and Ginger DayDream Dress over at The Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe. Some of us are already done, and some are just joining us- either way it’s fine! If you are still working, you’ll have the whole weekend to finish up before I choose a winner, so…

My Favorite things in (sewing) life are FREE!

By Sarah | August 8, 2017 | 16 Comments

There are a number of sayings in our culture cautioning people not to trust a free product- and while sewing is far from being an economical hobby (at least for me!), I’ve actaully found the opposite to be true with regard to patterns: many of my favorites are FREE! In fact, a designer’s free pattern…

Applique Bikini Hack!

By Sarah | July 8, 2017 | 4 Comments

Since swimsuit season started (which is right after Valentine’s Day according to the ever strange advertising schedule of big box stores) I’ve been lusting over the applique swim bikini’s I’ve seen in those annoying (but sometimes useful) ads on Facebook. I was stymied, however, by what type of appliqué would be suitable for swim. Well,…

Chelsea Pants Week: Day 2!

By Sarah | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Day 2 of my self-imposed “Chelsea Pants Week” (see my Day 1 intro post HERE), and today I’m going to show you the “dress up” version of the NEW Chelsea pants by Greenstyle Creations. Yesterday was a boho/casual/wine with the girlfriends type of look, but the Chelsea’s are incredibly versatile, and also look sharp…

The Quest for the Perfect Tee

By Sarah | April 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

I’m always on the hunt for the Perfect Tee. You know, the one you wear every time its clean (and sometimes when its not), the one that makes you feel confident and stylish but is still super comfortable to wear, the one that never makes it out of the dryer and into your closet before…

Tie Back Tank Sew-A-Long: Side Seams

By Sarah | September 14, 2017 | 0 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…

Welcome!

By Sarah | February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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“What can WE do?”

By Sarah | September 10, 2017

I’ve been trying to teach my boys more about current events, now that they are almost 7 and have the maturity to understand more of the bigger picture outside their small circles. One thing we covered this week was the devastation brought about by Hurricane Harvey, the local fires (which are VERY obvious to us,…

For the man who does it all….

By Sarah | September 7, 2017

People frequently ask how I can possibly get so many projects/hacks/sew-alongs completed, given the already full schedule of homeschooling, working, and being a full time mom to three young children. I can tell you, with absolute certainty, that almost nothing would get done without the amazing support of my husband, who helps save our family…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

By Sarah | September 4, 2017

Despite my passion for sewing, I don’t usually consider myself a “crafty” person- I’m a terrible interior decorator, and the only thing I’ve ever sewn besides clothing are a couple pillow cases my boys talked me into last Christmas out of Star Wars fabric they made me buy during a shopping trip to JoAnns (note…

Straight into Homeschool

By Sarah | September 4, 2017

It’s a social media tradition to post photos of your kids on the first day of school, holding a sign with their age, grade, and future aspirations. Being a sucker for all things mom-corny, I love these photos, and I wanted to re-create them in a special way for our first day of homeschool. Of…

Fail Friday: Perfectionism!

By Sarah | August 25, 2017

My “fail” this week isn’t a specific project, but more of a mind-set. I’ve suffered from “perfectionism” all my life- as a child, my dad used to offer to pay me for getting a grade below an “A”- and I never took him up on it! I graduated high school, college, and grad school all…

Greenstyle FitCapsule (Part 1!)

By Sarah | August 25, 2017

I’ve hung around the sewing community long enough to be familiar with the concept of a capsule wardrobe, a small collection of coordinating clothing usually organized around a season or theme. Despite being interested in the concept, I’ve never sewn one, for a few reasons. One, I prefer to be rather spontaneous with my fabric/pattern…

Fall Wovens: Ravanna Pants!

By Sarah | August 24, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post detailing my fall woven sewing plans. These types of plans are always a little scary for me to write out, because while they keep me motivated they also feel a bit restricting- what if I want to diverge from my plan? Would anyone notice or be disappointed?…

Tip Tuesday: Refashion it!

By Sarah | August 21, 2017

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…

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…

Fail Friday: Fabric Planning Fail!

By Sarah | August 18, 2017

I was super excited the other day, when I was able to get my Centerfield/Scarlet Swing dress mash-up out of a single yard of fabric. I mean, a whole dress for $7? What’s not to love? In fact, I was so excited, that I assumed I could get it out of any yard in my…

Centerfield Swing- Video Tutorial!

By Sarah | August 17, 2017

I loved my Centerfield/Scarlet Swing Mash-up so much that I decided to share it and sew it LIVE, in a guest post for Emily of Life Sew Savory! I enjoy the opportunity to video my projects, because it lets me share tips and tricks as I go along, and interact in real time with my…

Eating my words: Centerfield Swing Mash-up

By Sarah | August 16, 2017

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…

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