If you follow me on facebook, you may already know that I had the pleasure of contributing a pattern to One Thimble Magazine's 17th issue! Today is the day that I am happy to share it's release with you! This issue is HUGE with 14 projects and tons of great articles. Contributors include Nori Dress… Continue reading One Thimble Announcement!
Pinafores come in all manner of styles from simple utilitarian smock types to fancy (as in not meant to ever get dirty) pinny's with lace, tucks, ruffles and flutters. Over the decades pattern companies have churned out 100's of variations. The pinafore is just as popular today and often the featured piece of an outfit. Duchess and Hare has the Pretty Pinnie pattern… Continue reading Get the Look: Vintage Style Pinafore with Every Which Way
Now available to purchase here Anyone who follows children's clothing on Pinterest either knows the name Mischka Aoki or they've seen a dress designed by them. Their dresses are the epitome of elegance. I have several of their dresses pinned and have always been inspired by the brand's beauty. This beauty is my favorite piece… Continue reading Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet
There have been many inquiries about adding sleeves to Duchess and Hare's popular vintage style Runaround Romper and Dress pattern. The Runaround has a vintage fit through the shoulders and plenty of ease to facilitate dressing and attaching to the waist which is elasticized (no placket needed). It is possible to add sleeves to the… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround
Previously, I'd shared some Fall inspiration and how to get the same looks using Muttonchop. Today, I'll show you how many looks you can get with Every Which Way. Between these two patterns, and Free at Last, you may not need another pattern for fall sewing. Every Which Way is already a very versatile pattern,… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Every Which Way
UPDATED Why change a dress bodice or a top into one that buttons up in front instead of the back? A few reasons come to mind such as ease of dressing for independent toddler/child, show off some awesome buttons, avoid hair getting tangled around buttons (my reason to use zippers for back closures!) and my… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure
Now availailable here I've been making my daughter this style of dress for years. I love the look of double layered skirts and I love slip extenders that can be worn under tops or dresses to give a little extra length. Lowrider gives the look of a layered skirt but has the versatility of being… Continue reading Inspiration: Lowrider
Now available here Anyone that has collected, browsed, or joined a vintage pattern group has seen the 7day wardrobe patterns. I own several myself and have always loved the versatility of them. They're little packets chock full of options for a full variety of dresses and accessories. Who doesn't love a pattern with options? Most… Continue reading Inspiration: Every Which Way
Fall is just around the corner and that means shifting into fall sewing mode. I love rich colors, textures, and shorter hemlines for fall. That peek of knee above knee socks is one of my favorite looks for little girls. I gather a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and thought I'd share some of my… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Muttonchop Dress
Today, I'm guest blogging over at Threads and Stitches about Moda's doll panel. Come check it out! (here) Cowgirl Doll - Howdy by Moda Duchess Doll - Duchess and Hare Dolls Hare Doll - Duchess and Hare Dolls Dress - Duchess and Hare Runaround Bow - Duchess and Hare Free Bow Dress Fabric - Riley… Continue reading Plushies!!