Saturday Pattern Sharing 6/30/12

Pillowcases dresses are a great place to start if you’re looking to begin sewing clothing for your favorite little girl!  They are simple to put together and take much less time than more intricate patterns.

This super cute Front or Back Tie Pillowcase Dress from The Mother Huddle is written so you use fat quarters (a specific size of fabric you can buy) but it would be simple enough to make it using solid pieces for the front/back.

Happy Sewing!


Saturday Pattern Sharing 6/16/12

Although a little more advanced in terms of sewing skills, this retro-inspired baby romper will be well worth the time it takes to put together!

A big thanks to Kelly over at Sewing In No Man’s Land for this Flapper Baby Romper tutorial!

I think this would look adorable on my toddler!  Maybe I’ll have to squeeze this pattern into my sewing schedule.  :)

Happy Sewing!

The Month of May

Spring time, while it beckons in the beginning of nice days and family adventures, it also means a great deal of yard/garden work for the Stitch To Stitch household.  As much as I love to sew it can’t compete with my love and plants and my desire to work outside in the garden.  So as the weather warmed and the weather allowed, we’ve spent our time outside tending to and nurturing the new life erupting and preparing the soil for what we will encourage to grow.  (Which helps to explain the lapse in blog posts the last six weeks or so.)

Thankfully, most of the “big” work is done.  All of the tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, sweet corn and beans are planted.  All of the necessary trees, shrubs and perennials pruned.  All of the winter debris cleared out of the raspberry patch.  All of the stuff that didn’t survive our strange, too-warm winter was replaced with new plants.  All I have to do yet is plant the carrots and the beets (trying something new this year) and plant annuals to put some color in the flowerbeds.

On top of that I finished and shipped 19 orders, made a dress for my daughter’s preschool graduation and somehow managed to keep the house presentable and the family fed.  Although barely.  :)

Now I can turn my attention back to getting some new items up in the shop!

Friday De-Stash 6/1/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal are these adorable ruffle capris in pink and black, on sale for $13 (shipping included). Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.  Your little one will absolutely be pretty in pink!

Girls Pink and Black Ruffle Capris (sizes 6m to 9/10)