easy to sew skirt with attached shorts

Add fabric to purchased shorts to make a cute skirt with attached shorts - this looks so easy!

My daughter loves wearing skirts and I can’t blame her. They’re comfy, cool, and totally adorable. However, she also loves climbing, spinning, and running around, which means she ends up flashing her My Little Pony undies rather more often than I’d like. Last summer I made her a skirt with attached shorts, which she’s worn […]

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 […]

how to make a cap sleeve maxi dress in 30 minutes

learn how to sew this cute maxi dress in just half an hour! It stars with a tee shirt and a sheet.

A few weeks ago I shared a simple girls’ dress made from an existing tee shirt and some fabric – it was so easy and turned out so cute I wanted to try the same process on a dress for me. So I found a pretty tee and a patterned sheet for the skirt, and […]

cute shirt + cute fabric = easiest dress ever

all you need is a cute tee and some fabric to make this super easy gathered skirt dress.

Today’s sewing tutorial is easy. Really easy. If you read blogs much you’ve probably seen it before: just sew some cute gathered fabric onto the bottom of a cute shirt to make an even cuter dress. Done. Mind-blowingly simple. But many of the tutorials I’ve seen for this type of dress skip one simple step that really […]

how to sew a circle skirt in 20 minutes or less

you can sew this adorable skirt in 20 minutes or less - no joke! vegan leather circle skirt for girls.

Have I ever mentioned how much I like quick, easy sewing projects? Only about a hundred times, right? The other day I was trying to sew (amidst the mess that is our family of seven in between moving house AGAIN) and I just kept running into problems. Like putting on a pocket, only to realize […]

how to sew with vegan (faux) leather & a giveaway!

vegan leather - looks fun to sew with! everything you need to know about how to sew with faux vegan leather.

Recently I’ve been sharing sewing tips for fabrics you may not have sewn with before: last month it was stretch denim, and the month before that it was sweater knit. Today I’m talking about another fabric you may have have sewn with before: vegan leather. So, obviously, vegan leather is faux (fake) leather, but it’s nothing like […]

pleated flutter sleeve dress (free pattern in size 4T)

this dress is adorable! free pattern in size 4T and great step by step sewing tutorial

Last summer I shared a free pattern for a flutter sleeve dress (or tunic) in girls size 4T that featured a gathered elastic neckline. It’s a very easy sew that doesn’t take much fabric, and it’s been one of my most popular sewing posts of the past year. Since we’ve had such a lovely early spring […]

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 […]