Project Run & Play week 3: time to vote!


Hi guys! It’s time to vote again over at Project Run & Play. Next week is the final round, so I’m really hoping I make it through this week. I’d love it if you’d take a minute to go vote – thanks! This week’s theme was  ”design your own fabric.” My first idea was to […]

Project Run & Play week 2 – time to vote!


So guys, I won week 1 of Project Run & Play! Winning was pretty fun, although reading all the nice comments I received on my week 1 entry was even more fun – thank you so much! I have no idea how the week 2 voting will shape up – the other competitors are amazing […]

the “easy tee dress” – women’s sewing tutorial


I made this dress a few weeks ago in just a few hours. I started with my colorblocked easy tee pattern and used that for the bodice portion of the dress, then just added a simple pleated skirt. The dress is made out of knit fabric, so it’s nice and stretchy, which means there was no zipper […]

Project Run and Play week 1: time to vote!


Hey guys! This week I’m competing in Project Run and Play, which is the sewing-bloggers-kid-clothes-version of Project Runway. Six bloggers compete, designing and sewing a new look each week for four weeks. Readers vote (that’s you!) and judges judge, and each week one designer wins and one designer goes home. Except of course that we’re […]

sweats to skirt refashion for women {easy sewing tutorial}

easy sewing tutorial! learn to refashion old sweats into a cute spring skirt.

A few weeks ago I refashioned a pair of clearance sweatpants into a cute kangaroo pocket skirt for my daughter. It turned out pretty adorable, and a couple of you had the same next thought as I did: could I make one for myself? I headed back to Walmart, found more clearance sweats, and gave […]

the “easy tee” with a gathered waist – women’s sewing tutorial


Before we start today’s post I just want to announce the winners of the great big sewing giveaway we held to celebrate the launch of the “A Modern Thread” pinterest board (if you’re not following yet, click over and check it out!). The winners are: Larissa S. won the $200 Amazon gift card and $50 […]

A Modern Thread pinterest board and a $600 sewing giveaway!


I don’t usually post on Sundays, but I have some exciting news to share with you guys. Twenty sewing bloggers (myself included) have joined forces to create a fantastic new group pinterest board called A Modern Thread. We’ll all be pinning our best sewing projects and tutorials, so you can finds tons of fantastic sewing […]

DIY doily collar {easy sewing tutorial}


I’ve really been leaning toward easy projects lately. It’s hard when you’re juggling kids that don’t nap anymore and the house and work and church and all your other responsibilities to find time for a really involved project – and if you do make time and (heaven forbid) IT DOESN’T WORK, then you feel bad […]