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

use a free tee pattern to make an easy GAP dress knockoff - sewing tutorial

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

learn how to make a simple women's tee with cuffed sleeves with this easy 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 […]

simple girl’s sundress with flutter sleeves | sewing tutorial

how to make a cute sundress with flutter sleeves sewing tutorial

***ETA*** The free pattern in size 4T up! It’s available here: free girl’s flutter sleeve dress or top pattern Hi all! I have a really fun easy sewing project to share today – it’s a simple sundress with flutter sleeves. I made up a quick pattern using a t-shirt as reference an sewed up this […]

100 summer crafts, projects, recipes & things to sew!


A few weeks ago I shared 101 ideas for keeping your kids happy and busy this summer, and today I’ve teamed up with 9 other bloggers to share 100 more summer fun ideas. I’m sharing 10 things to sew for summer, and on each of the other participating blogs you’ll find 10 more summer ideas – […]

update sleeves for summer | long to short + ruching

easy DIY tutorial for turning long sleeves into short ruched sleeves

To go along with the skirt with attached shorts refashion I posted earlier, today I have a super easy shirt refashion that lets you take a favorite long sleeve tee and get it ready for summer with cute, elbow length ruched sleeves instead. I started with an adorable striped baby Gap tee that I found at […]

gathered skirt with attached shorts | easy sewing tutorial

how to make a gathered skirt with attached shorts sewing tutorial

My little girl loves dresses and skirts, and lately she’s been insisting that they “float up” when she twirls. Gathered skirts are easy enough to make, but I end up spending the whole day reminding her to put her skirt back down and make sure her undies are covered. So I figured out how to […]

easy DIY maxi dress with just one seam! | sewing tutorial

you can make this gorgeous maxi dress by sewing just one seam! click through for easy sewing tutorial.

I love how cool and comfy maxi dresses are – I could wear them every day in the summer (anything not to have to put on jeans when it’s 90+ degrees out!) A few weeks ago I posted an easy to sew maxi dress tutorial, but today I have an even easier maxi dress how-to […]