sew the perfect knit fit & flare dress (without a pattern!)

This is cute! The post shows you how to sew the perfect knit fit & flare dress using a tee shirt to make your own pattern in any size. Easy sewing tutorial.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, or have ever seen me in real life, you know I really like dresses with magical muffin top disguising properties. I like to blame my muffin top on my five children, but honestly my love affair with ice cream is the true culprit, and I frankly can’t be […]

the easy tee swing dress | simple sewing tutorial

Learn how to make this easy to sew swing dress (perfect for summer!) using a free tee shirt pattern.

Since I plan to spend the entire summer avoiding the waistband of my jeans and wearing comfy dresses instead, I made a new dress. And to do so I revisited an old favorite of mine: the Easy Tee. This dress is made using the free Raglan Easy Tee pattern and I’m excited with the way it […]

half circle maxi skirt | easy sewing tutorial

How to make a full, flattering maxi skirt. Easy sewing tutorial.

I love maxi skirts–I feel like the length is pretty flattering on me and they usually manage to hide most of my “problem areas”. However I do have one beef with them: most maxi skirts you find in the stores are cut quite slim through the hips. Combine a tighter cut with the lightweight stretchy fabric […]

easy half circle skirt sewing tutorial

Easy half circle skirt sewing tutorial - no zippers, no buttons, just a cute, easy skirt! How to sew a half circle skirt.

I’ve mentioned before how much I love skirts, especially in warm weather. People think I’m all dressed up, but what they don’t realize is that skirts with elastic waists are just my warm weather version of sweats. And skirts are super easy to sew, especially when you use a stretchy knit fabric so you don’t even […]

the breezy tee tunic | free sewing pattern

This easy to sew tunic pattern only has two pieces and is free in women's size L! Quick, easy sewing tutorial, perfect for spring.

It’s still cold here, but we’ve seen a few hints of spring this past week, so I decided to celebrate with a new short sleeve top. I made a tunic that’s long enough to wear with leggings, because I’m sure we have plenty of boots and cardigan weather still ahead. I used my free breezy […]

long sleeve raglan sweatshirt | free sewing pattern

Learn how to make a DIY raglan sweatshirt with this easy to follow sewing tutorial and free pattern in size L.

I’m so over winter. Just over it. But unfortunately, it’s nowhere near done yet. Since I have at least another month or two of snow to slog through, I thought I might as well make a new sweatshirt with this cute floral ponte I ordered forever ago from Girl Charlee (looks like it’s no longer in […]

how to fix your jeans waistband {no more jeans gap!}

No more jeans gap! How to fix the waistband of your jeans so it doesn't gape in the back and show too much when you sit down. This is genius. Easy sewing tutorial.

So, as strange as it is to be talking about this online, I’ve got some junk in the trunk. I’m ok with that, but there is one problem: when I find jeans that fit well in the bum and thighs, they’re a little too big in the waist, which leads to another annoying problem…the waistband never […]

DIY sweater laptop tote {easy sewing tutorial}

What a fun idea! Make a DIY laptop tote from a thrifted sweater. She even used a belt for the handles! The sewing tutorial looks super easy.

We just got a Chick-fil-A in town and I’m beginning to discover why every mom in the country loves that place so much. It’s clean, the employees are helpful and friendly, my daughter loves the play place, and the food is actually good! Since it’s so cold out here, it’s a great place to hang […]