Pipe Up

Our newest pattern is almost ready and I thought I'd tell you a little bit about it! I know it's been a while since I've done this, but I thought there might be a few questions about this new pattern and her sister Who's Got the Button, and I figured I could answer those here. …

DIY Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns Blog Tour with Duchess & Hare

Sewn using Double Dutch pdf pattern

I've been making my daughter costumes since her second Halloween.  She's been a monkey, an owl, Alice, a ghost, Little Red Riding Hood, a spider, Rapunzel, a wolf, and grumpy cat.  I didn't make the wolf or the monkey costume, but the rest have been put together or sewn by me. Last year, I was …

Measuring Basics

  Measuring may seem basic and it is, if you know where you're supposed to measure.  My patterns are drafted using the ASTM standards for a child's age/size and measure accordingly. When measuring, it's best to do so over snug clothing like a camisole and underpants or a tank top and leggings.  If you measure …