the easy tee swing dress | simple sewing tutorial

Learn how to make this easy to sew swing dress (perfect for summer!) using a free tee shirt pattern.

Since I plan to spend the entire summer avoiding the waistband of my jeans and wearing comfy dresses instead, I made a new dress. And to do so I revisited an old favorite of mine: the Easy Tee. This dress is made using the free Raglan Easy Tee pattern and I’m excited with the way it […]

the “hello spring” girls’ top | free pattern in size 4/5

So cute! Free printable PDF pattern for this easy to sew girls' dress or top, plus a great step by step photo tutorial. Pattern comes in girls size 4/5

Last week I shared the free “hello spring” dress and top pattern in girls’ size 4/5, as well as photos of the dress version. Today I wanted to show you what the top looks like. Cute, right? I just love those gathered fluttery sleeves, and the little peplum on the bottom is pretty adorable too. […]

the “hello spring” girls’ dress | free pattern in size 4/5

So cute! Free printable PDF pattern for this easy to sew girls' dress or top, plus a great step by step photo tutorial. Pattern comes in girls size 5.

Hey all, I have a new free pattern for you today! Last spring the free flutter sleeve dress and top pattern was so popular, I decided to draft up a new girl’s dress pattern for this year: the hello spring dress & top. This pattern is easy to sew up using a knit fabric on top […]

half circle maxi skirt | easy sewing tutorial

How to make a full, flattering maxi skirt. Easy sewing tutorial.

I love maxi skirts–I feel like the length is pretty flattering on me and they usually manage to hide most of my “problem areas”. However I do have one beef with them: most maxi skirts you find in the stores are cut quite slim through the hips. Combine a tighter cut with the lightweight stretchy fabric […]

easy half circle skirt sewing tutorial

Easy half circle skirt sewing tutorial - no zippers, no buttons, just a cute, easy skirt! How to sew a half circle skirt.

I’ve mentioned before how much I love skirts, especially in warm weather. People think I’m all dressed up, but what they don’t realize is that skirts with elastic waists are just my warm weather version of sweats. And skirts are super easy to sew, especially when you use a stretchy knit fabric so you don’t even […]

the breezy tee tunic | free sewing pattern

This easy to sew tunic pattern only has two pieces and is free in women's size L! Quick, easy sewing tutorial, perfect for spring.

It’s still cold here, but we’ve seen a few hints of spring this past week, so I decided to celebrate with a new short sleeve top. I made a tunic that’s long enough to wear with leggings, because I’m sure we have plenty of boots and cardigan weather still ahead. I used my free breezy […]

long sleeve raglan sweatshirt | free sewing pattern

Learn how to make a DIY raglan sweatshirt with this easy to follow sewing tutorial and free pattern in size L.

I’m so over winter. Just over it. But unfortunately, it’s nowhere near done yet. Since I have at least another month or two of snow to slog through, I thought I might as well make a new sweatshirt with this cute floral ponte I ordered forever ago from Girl Charlee (looks like it’s no longer in […]

how to fix your jeans waistband {no more jeans gap!}

No more jeans gap! How to fix the waistband of your jeans so it doesn't gape in the back and show too much when you sit down. This is genius. Easy sewing tutorial.

So, as strange as it is to be talking about this online, I’ve got some junk in the trunk. I’m ok with that, but there is one problem: when I find jeans that fit well in the bum and thighs, they’re a little too big in the waist, which leads to another annoying problem…the waistband never […]