Tips for sewing with Denim

I recently finished a fun sewing project I made for a friend using recycled jeans (tutorial here). Let me just say, sewing with denim can be super tough! Especially when you are using recycled denim and you may be sewing through lots of layers. During this project I was able to test out denim-sewing tips I learned in … Continue reading “Tips for sewing with Denim”

Being a Type A Mom + Four Tips that Help Me

I never realized how much of a type A person I am till I became a mom. Being a type A mom can be more stressful than it has to be. Hopefully as I share my experience with you, you’ll be able to find more peace in the craziness that is motherhood. So, What does … Continue reading “Being a Type A Mom + Four Tips that Help Me”

Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old

Today I’m giving you a tutorial for an outdated skirt refashion. While you may not have or be able to find exactly the same kind of skirt, this tutorial is meant to get your creative juices flowing, and teach you techniques you could apply to multiple types of skirts. In the 1960s, my great-grandma was … Continue reading “Outdated Skirt Refashion: Give New Life to Something Old”

I Won’t Tell You What Works for Your Baby

The internet is a parenting expert. Well, it acts like one at least. The great world wide web has plenty of opinions and suggestions to offer on how to raise kids. The voices giving this advice are many and often contradict each other. They don’t know our individual kids, they may not be qualified to … Continue reading “I Won’t Tell You What Works for Your Baby”

How to Size Down a Button Up

Sewing can make it much easier to have good quality, classic clothes that are tailored to fit one’s own body. I find that as a young mom, refashioning my clothes lets me have a wardrobe that fits without constantly buying new clothes to match my current size. This tutorial will show you how I tailor … Continue reading “How to Size Down a Button Up”

The Worst Dressmaking Mistake I’ve Ever Made

A tragedy has just occurred. I made a super silly dressmaking mistake. One that I knew I should have avoided. Here’s how it happened. A few years ago… I took a pattern-making class and a sewing techniques class from an experienced professor who had working in both construction and pattern drafting for upwards of thirty … Continue reading “The Worst Dressmaking Mistake I’ve Ever Made”

Baby Tee from an Adult Tee (Free Pattern and Tutorial)

If you have old tee shirts lying around the house and you’d like to make a free baby tee, this post is for you. All you need is a little over an hour of time, thread, and this free pattern. As I’ve mentioned, we live on an island in Alaska with not many options for shopping. … Continue reading “Baby Tee from an Adult Tee (Free Pattern and Tutorial)”

DIY Baby Booties

When L was a few months old my mother-in-law bought him some magical fleece baby booties that STAYED on his feet! Even when he was three months old those twelve month size shoes would stay on his feet, due to the ankle elastic and handy adjustable snaps. He recently lost one bootie, so I set … Continue reading “DIY Baby Booties”