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 […]

make a dress longer using the lining | sewing tutorial


A few weeks ago I showed you how I made a thrifted dress longer by adding a band of contrast fabric across the hem. That’s an easy method, but what if you don’t want to add contrast fabric? What if you want the lengthened portion to look just like the rest of the dress so […]

thrifted dress refashion | make a dress smaller & longer


It feels like about a million years since I’ve posted a refashion project. My pile of “things to refashion” was getting big and I wasn’t ever getting around to taking care of any of it, so I made myself stop buying things at the thrift store unless they fit as-is. But then I found this […]

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 – […]