free pattern for easy to sew teddy bear clothes (build-a-bear)

love this! free sewing pattern for these easy teddy bear clothes (build a bear)

Growing up with four older brothers, my daughter doesn’t have as many “girly” toys as she’d probably like. That’s ok with me – I love watching her play with LEGOS and trains and all those other things hers brothers have enjoyed – but I recently realized that out of the boxful of Build-a-Bear clothes we […]

add a ruffled hem to a girl’s sweater {easy sewing tutorial}

how to add a cute ruffled hem to a girl's sweater - easy sewing tutorial

I’ve been cleaning out closets and boxing up clothes the kids have grown out of lately. Stuffed in a drawer in my daughter’s room was a cute sweater from Old Navy with a pretty ruffled hem that I bought on clearance a few years ago – and never pulled out last winter when it was […]

cute & comfy sweatshirt dress {girls sewing tutorial}

modify a raglan top pattern to sew this adorable girls sweatshirt dress

I know I’ve said this before, but this dress may be the cutest thing I’ve ever sewn. It’s made from soft sweatshirt fleece so it’s super comfy, which is always cute on little kids, but the gathers at the neck, sleeves, and pockets just make it adorable. I only wish I had something to where […]

how to pattern draft and sew a raglan tee in any size


Every year when it comes time to do our school shopping I’m amazed at how much it costs to outfit each child…and when you have 5, it really adds up! To make the cost a little less painful I do a lot of thrift store shopping and try to sew a few things using fabrics from […]

men’s tee to doily pocket shirt


Hey guys! I have another refashion today - I’m going to show you how easy it is to transform a men’s tee into a cute, feminine, doily-pocket shirt. This simple refashion is perfect for t-shirts you find at the thrift store or steal from your little brother (or teenage son!). I started with a grey GAP […]

easy elastic waist gathered skirt for women {sewing tutorial}


I’ve been loving the full gathered skirts I’ve seen lately, and I’ve been wanting to make one for months, but I couldn’t quite figure out how I wanted to sew it up. I didn’t want a gathered waistband with elastic running through it, because gathered waistbands tend to look frumpy on women (think mom jeans). […]

flutter sleeve romper sewing tutorial & FREE pattern in size 4T


I made this little romper for my daughter over a month ago with the intention to post it right away – but I really wanted to include a free pattern download so I waited on posting for a few weeks while I got the pattern put together. Then I went on vacation and got absolutely […]

felt kermit and miss piggy dollss {muppets most wanted}


This post is sponsored by Disney and Blueprint Social. My entire family loves the newest Muppets movie: Muppets Most Wanted. It’s witty and clever and completely hilarious – one of those very rare movies that are truly fun for all ages – when you can please adults, a 3 year old, and a teenager you know […]