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PATTERN REVIEW: Simplicity 8764

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Happy Saturday Guys! I’ve been saving this stellar print especially for today!  But before I get into why, let me share the back story! Two fun things happened with Abigail recently: She fell in love with science and all things astrology. She discovered the humor in puns; and much to our dismay, uses them often! lol […]

DIY Adult Shirt to Child’s Skirt with Pockets

DIY Men's Shirt to Child's Skirt with Pockets

Hey guys, I did this upcycle before we started doing them in video, so for now all we got are pictures lol. This skirt was actually meant for my Sewn Magazine feature, but the steps ended up being way too long for the magazine and so we went with something else, BUT now I get to […]

DIY Child’s Top to Dress

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Hey guys, A couple months ago Abigail brought me one of her favorite store bought tops and asked that I make her a dress just like it, because it was cool and breezy and also it was hot as a tamale in SoCal. The top was pretty old, so instead of trying to find a pattern […]

DIY : Photo Backdrop

DIY Photoback drop

Hey guys, This weekend I DIY’ed my very own photo back drop and thought I would share the process with you. It’s super simple and a little costly, but it’s totally worth the investment especially if leaving the house to do location photoshoots are somewhat difficult . Total cost of this project is roughly $200 […]

DIY: Create Your Own Garment Name Tags using Printable Fabric Sheets

DIY Garment Tags / Labels with Printable Fabric Sheets

Hey guys, Can you believe #thespiritedone starts kindergarten this year?!? *insert sobbing here*  TOMORROW ACTUALLY!! I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this yet… but I am excited for all the new adventures she’s  about to embark on. I was ironing her uniforms earlier and as I hung her store bought cardigan up, I […]

TUTORIAL: How to Install an Invisible Zipper into a Lined Garment

TUTORIAL: How to Install an Invisible Zipper in a Lined Garment by Candice Ayala

Before we begin, let’s go over a few sewing terms as it applies to this tutorial. This is just to help you follow along, especially if you’re a beginner.  INVISIBLE ZIPPER – an invisible zipper is a zipper with very fine teeth. It is sewn into a garment in a way that it makes the zipper […]

DIY – Creating a LINED Child’s Dress from an Adult Shirt

How to Create a LINED toddler dress from an Adult Shirt

Happy Thursday guys! I know its been a minute since my last blog post but it’s been so incredibly busy! I’ve been focusing a lot of time on http://www.SewingPortfolios.com and building our user database.  *brace yourself for shameless plugin to follow*   SewingPortfolios.com is an online worldwide community where sewers of all different levels and […]

PDF Pattern Test/Review Log Sheet

PDF Pattern Test/Review Log Sheet

Hi Lovelies! So all of a sudden I find myself committed to multiple pattern tests and pattern reviews all due around the same time. What can I say? I couldn’t help myself! They are all so adorable! You know I’m OCD, so it helps me greatly to keep a PDF Pattern Test/Review Log sheet for my projects […]

Snow White Dress DIY

HOW TO MAKE SNOW WHITE SLEEVES

Happy Hump Day Lovelies!! My posts usually go live early in the morning, but I’m actually just sitting here now writing this one. haha. So if you follow me on IG or FB you know that I decided last minute to TRY and make this Snow White Dress for Abigail  – 5 pm the evening […]

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