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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Geranium Dresses for Baby Gifts

Recently, I was in need of a couple of girl baby gifts for friends expecting this Spring.  I decided to sew together a couple of sweet little Geranium dresses using Made by Rae's free 0-3 month version of the pattern.

Aren't they just adorable?  I wish I had a little baby girl to try them on.  They are the tiniest little dresses I've ever made!  Maybe the moms will send me a photo of their little ones wearing them once the babies are born.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Purse Hardware Upcycling Guest Post

Today at Melly Sews I'm sharing my tips and tricks on upcycling purse hardware. If you like to make bags and purses, then you'll definitely want to see this post!


Have fun sewing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Surprise! Pattern Tour for Sew Like My Mom + New Pattern Sneak Peek

Blogging and sewing have blessed me with an amazing gift of friendship and community.  Honestly, I've never experienced anything quite like it.  Today, a group of friends (myself included) decided to throw Sew Like My Mom a Surprise Pattern Tour because we think she (and her patterns) are pretty awesome!

I had a conflict with the actual posting date for the Surprise Pattern Tour, so my new Sew Like My Mom look is being shared a couple of days late.  If you click the sewVery link in the pattern tour list above, it will show you one of the previous Sew Like My Mom creations that I've made--the Darling Daisy top.  I've also sewn up the Busy Lizzy Dress, and after seeing some of the short sleeved and sleeveless versions my friends have made as part of the tour, I now need to make Ella one, too!

Today, I'm showing you the new Darling Daisy top I made Ella and an exclusive sneak peek at Melissa's soon-to-be-released Oakley Shorts & Capris pattern (she is just now releasing it to testers).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Calling All Kids

Hi, y'all!  Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have put together for Alida Makes' Calling All Kids series.  

First off, I'm beyond thrilled to be participating in her series this year!  I've been reading her blog for years. She's not afraid to be candid or to share stories about both the good and not so good parts of life.  She's relatable.  Oh, and she's pretty awesome at sewing, too!  And did I mention she has four kids who have the most amazing style?

Alida Makes Presents: Calling All Kids

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Selvage Designs Soleil Dress

I've discovered a unique, new Spring and Summer dress pattern:  the Soleil Dress by Selvage Designs. The moment I saw the sample version of Lauren Dahl's design, I knew I had to have this pattern!  

I met Lauren in person last year at Sewing Summit.  At first I thought she was Rae of Made by Rae!  I'm pretty sure I never told her that!  By the second class we had together (and I think we took a lot of the same classes), we finally introducing ourselves, and I learned her true identity!  I had seen her name all over Facebook in the weeks leading up to Sewing Summit, plus, I have a few friends who had used her services for grading and digitizing their pdf patterns.  I knew she was very talented!