The Piper Dress

      I whipped this dress up from start to finish in just 2 hours so it’s a great nap time project!  You only have to cut 4 pieces of fabric but this dress does use some shirring and a button hole.  For more details on shirring check out my basics tute on how […]

The Ruffled Beachy Dress

I originally shared this tutorial over at Me Sew Crazy.  Jessica is unbelievably talented and her blog is among the first I started to follow when I got into sewing.  It’s a fun Ruffled Beachy Dress up-cycled from some of my old shirred summer dresses. What You’ll Need: Shirred Dresses in Women’s Sizes Fabric for the ruffle/straps […]

The Patchwork Dress

I bought these fabrics as a layer cake just ’cause I thought they were pretty.  I finally decided what I needed to do with them was make a little patchwork sundress…my two year old is very, well, two lately.  She refused to model it for me so you’ll just have to trust me that it’s […]

The Ruffly Tank Dress

This easy sew starts with a basic store-bought tank (I used this one from Old Navy).  Add some sweet ruffles and you’ve got a cute little tank dress.  I used elastic thread to attach the skirt piece so it’s easy to fit over your child’s head.  If you’ve never use elastic thread, now’s your chance.  It’s […]

Pattern Release: The Lyla Dress

AHHHH. I’m. so. excited. The PDF Pattern is officially released! You can check out user reviews and purchase it via You Can Make This. This is a 16 page PDF Pattern with detailed instructions and plenty of pictures for each step. The Lyla Dress is a sweet tea-length sundress with shirred bodice, wide bow-tie straps, […]

The “Lis” Dress

Now that I have a Serger, I wanted to make this dress again since technically you should serge around the neck and sleeves, but I made it last season by just zigzag stitching the edges and it held up with little fraying after washing/drying. You can find my original version and review of this Juvie […]

The Little Fashionista Dress (Upcycled T-Shirt Dress)

I recently tried making one of my favorite maternity shirts off-shoulder but I cut too much off the neckline.  I love the black and white stripes and drawstring sides of the top so I decided to try to turn it into a dress for my two year old.  The above is the end result!  A […]

Little Flower Child Sundress

I am so excited to share this dress tute with you for two reasons. One, it’s for Spring which is just around the corner. Yay!  And secondly, most of the tutorials I create are inspired by items I see in a magazine, online, while out shopping, etc.  but this dress I dreamt up from scratch […]

Basics Tutorial: Shirring on a Brother Sewing Machine with Drop-In Bobbin

When I first learned how to shirr on my sewing machine, I had a hard time finding a good tute using a Brother on account of the drop-in bobbin style so I want to share what I find works wonderfully for me (after a lot of trial and error!).  This may sound complicated but I […]

Patterns to Love: The Summer Vacation Dress by MADE

If you’ve been reading some of my prior posts, you already know that I’m a big fan of MADE. Dana, the blog owner/creative genius behind MADE, shares a ton of free, cute tutorials but she also sells a few patterns too. This one for The Summer Vacation dress was $8 and provides 5 variations of […]