Portland, Maine – It’s Fall, Y’all! Okay, no one else in Maine is saying it quite like that… but the excitement of leaf peeping, pumpkin hunting, and all things Autumn is here. I was seriously daydreaming about whether I could travel the globe to spend an entire year in Autumn – an entire year. For… Read more »Read More
sewing for boys
Fall is Coming…Fire Up Your Sewing Machine!
It’s pumpkin time! Okay, not exactly… but back-to-school means one thing only: START your fall sewing RIGHT NOW! If you’ve been with me for a while, you know the temperatures barely need to dip to get my creative juices flowing. There are so many wonderful things to be sewn between now and the new year!… Read more »Read More
Sleds for Snow Covered Hills and Comfy Knits!
We are making the most of our long visit with winter! Building snowmen and acting the part : ) And sledding, too! Inspired by this most treasured winter past-time, here’s a sewing project that brings sledding indoors. For the pants I used the Easy Fit Pants from the Scientific Seamstress. I simply added the strap and… Read more »Read More
An Explorer Must Look the Part!
My 3-year-old and I love to imagine that he is the greatest explorer that ever there was… He’s got the curiosity, energy and enough questions to spark a lifetime of adventure… and now he even looks the part! This ‘Explorer Vest’ pattern is from one of my favorite sewing books, Oliver and S: Little Things to… Read more »Read More
Sweet Dress-up for Christmas Eve
Baby Q. will be turning one this week! That milestone is all at once happy (he’s a big boy) and sad (where did my baby go?) But there is something in my closet to soften the blow for Mommy. I started sewing clothes for C right around his first birthday. So Baby Q has a… Read more »Read More
Sewing Up Christmas for a Boy!
It can be hard to come up with ideas when it comes to sewing for boys. Here is the first Christmas outfit I made for little C. when he was closing in on his second birthday. The applique was done with a regular sewing machine. If your machine has a zig zag stitch then you… Read more »Read More
A Fall Coat for My Littlest Pumpkin
This pattern whips itself into a jacket in a matter of hours. It’s the Casey Jacket from Children’s Corner, inc. I’ve been carrying around this fall tree fabric for about three years! I was not sure if it should be overalls, pants or a backpack. But suddenly, while I was pregnant with sweet Baby Q,… Read more »Read More
Sewing for My Plumpkin Pumpkins
I’m a little behind schedule on the holiday clothing production – so when I made Baby Q’s Jack O’ Lantern longall, I made it reversible so this outfit can last through Thanksgiving. It’s a decision that gave a certain neurotic mommy great peace of mind. This is my favorite Johnny Pattern from Children’s Corner, Inc…. Read more »Read More
Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 3
It’s Day 3 of our Jon Jon (a.k.a romper or longall) sew-along and today we are going to finish our project. For those of you just joining us, we are sewing the Johnny Pattern from The Children’s Corner. If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 of our sew-along, no problem! This sew-along will stay on… Read more »Read More
Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 2
Welcome back to my first Sew-along! If you missed the first day, no problem, click here to catch up. We are making a romper from the Children’s Corner Johnny pattern. Easy to make and to customize, you can fill their closets with longalls. At $60-80 a pop in stores, you are going to love being… Read more »Read More