criss cross maxi dress sewing tutorial

Cute DIY criss cross maxi dress sewing tutorial. Post shows how to make it using a free t-shirt pattern. I love that it has sleeves - this is my perfect summer dress!

Last summer I made a maxi dress using my free easy tee pattern as a base, and I love it because it’s comfy, roomy, and it has sleeves! This summer I wanted another maxi, so I started with my easy tee pattern again, and made a few adjustments to make this criss cross maxi dress. […]

the easy tee dress in a woven {simple summer sew}

easy sewing tutorial for this simple dress made from a free tee pattern

Summer is when I do the most sewing for myself. That’s because I always want new skirts and dresses when it starts to warm up, and both of those are generally easier to sew than, say, jeans and jackets. Last summer I made a maxi dress using my free easy tee pattern – it was […]

the bow tie easy tee {free women’s sewing pattern}

free sewing pattern and tutorial for this easy bowtie tee in women's size L.

So it’s been nearly two years since I shared the free pattern for the “easy tee,” which was designed to be the simplest way to sew a women’s t-shirt. That first summer, I made 8 variations of the shirt, including one with raglan sleeves, one with a lace front, and one with a contrast yoke. The […]

another easy tee dress & why sometimes sewing isn’t fun


Alright, so I’ve written and deleted the text to this post twice now. It was supposed to be one of those “I found a dress I liked but it was totally expensive so I just made my own version and it looks exactly the same and I saved a thousand dollars!” type posts (not that […]

the easy tee with cuffed sleeves | simple sewing tutorial


I first shared the free pattern for The Easy Tee (in size L only) last summer, and since then I’ve made a bunch of different variations. The Easy Tee is awesome because it’s a super quick sew – no set in sleeves and simple hem band options – and it’s loose and drapey, making it pretty flattering […]

the “easy tee” maxi dress | how to sew a maxi dress


I hate wearing jeans in the summer. Hate it! Jeans are just so uncomfortable when it’s hot out. But I’m not a big fan of shorts either – I wear all my clothes to the knee and I don’t love how long shorts look on me. So I like to wear casual skirts and dresses […]

the easy tee {the long sleeve version}


***Check out the original easy tee post for basic construction tips and free pattern. Find all 8 easy tee variations linked at the end of this post.*** I’ve told you before that I love these easy tees because they’re the perfect naptime project – each one takes less than two hours start to finish. The […]

the easy tee {the hand stamped 3/4 raglan sleeve version}


I wanted to show you guys what the Easy Tee Raglan version looks like with 3/4 length sleeves, so I made this top. I used a pretty mint colored knit for the back and sleeves, then stamped stars on a plain white knit for the front. I actually used a homemade potato stamp for the […]