Sewing for the girl

This was the last tester version of the Rayann’s Retro top.  The length was pretty close to the original one I did, so you can see she shortened it up.  I made it in an 8 width and 10 length. […]


So, here we are…another pattern test.  Hope you all aren’t getting sick of this yet. 😉 Simple Life Pattern Co. – Phoebe I really wasn’t sure the girl would want to wear this, because, yet again…dress.  I figured if I […]


This pattern testing thing is sure getting me to dive deep into my stash fabrics!  It is also making me have a sewing timetable, where I have to get them done, so it is has been a great impetus to […]


Suuuuuuuper exciting, I know! In the interest of trying to keep to my 2015 goals in trying to sew up some of my fabric stash, I made Anya jammies instead of going off to buy some $14 jammies at Target.  […]


Anya informed me that their 4th grade school performance was to be a 50’s/60’s theme.  She actually gave me a good month head’s up to let me know about it.  I think she is finally getting clued in that I […]


Well, by her anyways. I tested for this dress for Simple Life Pattern Company, since she needed a size 10 tester.  I want to try to use up some of my quilting cotton stash that is just sitting there in […]


Yet again I tested a pattern. Actually two this time.  Anya thought the top looked cool, so I volunteered to test and got picked for it. I really don’t mind testing too much, as long as they give me at […]


I wasn’t sure what to call this.  Basically, it is a tutorial on how to draft and make a shirt where the yoke is enclosed.  This helps protect precious princess skin from irritating seams. I try to deter the complaints […]


The girl is currently playing volleyball, and she also has gymnastics on Saturday mornings, so she asked me to make her some pants that would go over those clothes. It is coooooooollllddd out there, man. So cold, my car battery […]


Anya is back into gymnastics, and it is time to make her a new leotard or two…or three.  I still use the same basic leo pattern that I have used in the past, which is Kwik Sew 2679.  I have […]

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If you follow my blog, you know that I made Anya an Elsa costume in April for a Wizard World comic convention.  She was a hit at the convention, with much pictures taken of her with little girls and other cosplayers. […]


Today I am posting the black and white Stylo outfit, which is all Oliver + S patterns (donated by them for the magazine contributors). I used the following patterns: Black and silver stripe top – O & S Sailboat Top Metallic black and […]

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