It might be somewhat surprising, but my son's pre-school classroom at the Google Childcare Center doesn't have computers for the children's use. Instead, (and among many other awesome features, like a real woodworking station) they have a sewing station, with two regular sewing machines, an iron, fabric cutting table with a large Olfa mat, and… Continue reading Starting ’em early!
Kids Clothes Week was just the thing I needed to get my mojo back. I've been sewing a little bit, but I haven't felt like it was going well--lots of struggles, some unblogged failures, that darn washed fabric. For me, kid sewing is like down-shifting: the sewing is fairly easy and the pay-off is pretty… Continue reading (Another) perfect polo for my littlest man
Truly, I had every intention of making pajamas for my boys, but I just had to cut myself a little slack in the days leading up to Christmas. However, the next three months are going to be busy, so I want to get all my loose ends sewn up (haha!) before it all starts. Since… Continue reading Christmas pajamas, a week late
I'll preface this post by saying that these may be the last two garments I sew for this particular child of mine. Granted, it's the end of a 10 week summer break, but the amount of grief I was given when asking said child to try on the clothes I had painstakingly made for him… Continue reading Coastal Cargos and Recess Raglan, done!
There are a bunch of seriously exciting sewalongs going on right now. Most started yesterday, but it's not too late to get on board!Having received an early-warning notice from Melly Sews, I purchased the fabric for a Blank Slate sewalong: Coastal Cargos (affiliate link). The timing of this sewalong is perfect since school starts for… Continue reading Coastal Cargo Sewalong (and some others)
Front viewAnd now for something completely different! I was in a pretty serious coral and pink rut (what I'm referring to as my Summer Collection :), so it was pretty fun playing with new colors. With a second baby girl gift in mind, I searched through my stash to find something not-too frilly and found a… Continue reading Geranium Dress 2: Variation and mini-tutorial
In the past two weeks, three close friends have given birth to baby girls. With all the SOSM excitement and our vacation before that, I'm super behind in making gifts for the new babies. And since I can't visit them empty-handed, I need to make something quick so I can hold those beautiful little bundles!… Continue reading Gifts for baby girls: Geranium Dress
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to make several Oliver+S patterns, but this one is definitely one of my favorites. If I had girls, they would absolutely live in this dress. The pattern itself is simple (only 5 pieces, including the button loop guide!), but there are so many ways to put your own stamp… Continue reading SOSM: Challenge #2, Roller skate Dress
I'm going to preface this post by divulging that I have been home without children for the entire day. Compound that with not having to deal with fit issues (yay for kid's clothing!) and I was a very productive seamstress today...as should be expected under the aforementioned circumstances, right?On to the daily report! First up,… Continue reading Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 1
My son's first cub scout camping trip is this weekend (he's been counting the sleeps for a week!), and as a former girl scout, I pulled out the only pre-camping sewing activity I know--the infamous Sit-upon. "Sit upon what?", my son asked. For those of you who don't know, a Sit-upon is a mat to… Continue reading Sit-upon what?