Uvita Top tutorial

I had another "Itch to Stitch", so I checked out their patterns for a knit top and found this cute little number, Utiva. It's a simple drop shoulder top designed for knits, which I just happened to have on hand. Itch to Stitch is an independent pattern company that has some super cute designs in [...]

Simplicity 8366 Top

Inspiration is everywhere. Also, they say copying is the best form of flattery. I was so inspired by "Carmen829" on PR (Pattern Review) of her make of Simplicity 8366 that I not only had to make the pattern, but I made the pattern out of white linen like she did. This top is SO EASY [...]

Simplicity 8529 Sweater

There are firsts for everything in life; first breath, first kiss, first love. This is one of my "firsts"...my first time EVER to sew a sweater. I have never sewn with any loose knit/sweater knit fabrics before, and to tell you the truth, I didn't have a lot of confidence. I picked out Simplicity 8529 [...]

Butterick 6254 Coat Tutorial

Cooler weather is on its way towards my neck of the woods, so I figured why not prepare ahead of time. I had been looking at some gorgeous outfits made with Ankara African Dutch Wax fabrics that just blew me away. Now being fair skinned and uber blond, I wondered how such rich colorways would [...]

Love Notions Rhapsody Blouse

I'm in the mood for love! This wonderful independent pattern company, LOVE NOTIONS, designed one of my favorite top patterns for woven fabrics named RHAPSODY, and I wanted to share this sew-along with you because that's what love is all about... sharing and caring. Love Notions Rhapsody What an amazing pattern this is with so [...]