Tie strap summer dresses are always a favorite. Their wearing ease and simplicity lend a charm to any wardrobe. I have two such styles, Sweet as Pie, and Love Pattern #9, but I’ve seen a few requests for a bit of a different style like this one from Well Dressed Wolf This yoke is […]
There are several ways to finish the outer edge of facings for a neat look.
Do you ever come across a pattern and think, ‘oh, if only it was slightly different’ or ‘if only it wasn’t two pieces and was a dress instead’? Well, I saw the Give Piece a Chance pattern and thought just that. The two piece ensemble is beautiful, and it certainly has its place in a […]
One such detail is the very wide, single layer sashes that tie into big beautiful bows. For this tutorial, the sash instructions are for a big bow sash.
It’s not a secret. Humans come in all shapes and sizes. Little humans are no different. If you have a child that isn’t an average shape, you may have difficulty with properly fitting clothing off the rack. This may have inspired your desire to sew but you probably soon realized that even sewing a straight […]
Adding a snap placket is an easy way to make a romper a bit more diaper friendly. Here is a quick tutorial on how to add a placket to any pattern in your library. Right sides together, pin the romper fronts together along the rise. Finish the seam using your desired method and press flat. […]
Duchess and Hare’s A La Heart pattern is so perfect for Valentine’s Day but, with a little imagination and fabric magic it will become a fun go to all through the year! Like most of Duchess and Hare pdf patterns, A La Heart comes with several options to provide you with all the elements to create so […]
Today, we have two brand new patterns to share with you. Both of them are twirly, girly, and fun and both are quick sews. A La Heart (buy here) was inspired by a vintage design that one of my testers showed me. It was just so delightful in it’s kitsch, that I knew I needed […]
Also releasing today is Spinny Mini! Purchase HERE This one is called mini for a reason. The full circle skirt is fingertip length, but if that’s not your jam, you can choose an above the knee gathered skirt instead. Either way, it’s a really fast sew. This pattern has 2 sleeve options: 3/4 or short […]
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 […]