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!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 4/28/12

I’ve been seriously slacking with the Saturday Pattern Sharing — my apologies!  Friday DeStash sales have kept me busy towards the end of the week and I keep forgetting to sit down and put a pattern post together.  One of these days I’ll get organized enough to take a couple of hours and hammer out 6-8 of these and schedule them to post.  Maybe.

My dogs desperately need new pet beds!  I bought fleece and some cotton broadcloth over a year ago to make them something and I never got to it.  Perhaps I should leave this pattern up on my computer as I reminder to take an afternoon and whip something up!

Today’s pattern is this super cute fleece dog bed by Erin over at Dog Under My Desk.

Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial

I’m thinking about making an inside liner (following the same pattern) using broadcloth or muslin.  I don’t have a front loader washing machine and with my stinky boys I desperately need the ability to wash the bed.  Having a removable fleece outer shell would allow me to pull it and throw it in the wash periodically.  This needs a little more thought…

Happy sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 3/31/12

I’ve had this tutorial bookmarked on my computer for almost a year now; I even have a beautiful vintage sheet purchased JUST for this project.  But alas, the sheet has sat, unopened in it’s plastic protective package since sometime last May.  Perhaps one of these days I’ll find time to squeeze it into the schedule.  Maybe you’ll even see it as a listing in the Stitch To Stitch shop.  😉

This super cute, vintage-inspired bodice tutorial is courtesy of Lindsay over at The Cottage Home!

Dick and Jane Inspired Easter Dress (Bodice Tutorial)

Happy Sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 2/11/12

I seem to be drawn to spring/summer stuff right now!  I don’t know if this weirdly warm weather has tricked my brain into thinking it’s further ahead in the year than it is, or if I’m just ready for nicer weather to be here.  Nothing against winter — as strange as it sounds, I absolutely love the season — but it’s harder to deal with nasty weather when you have small children.

But I digress…

Today’s tutorial is the super cute Pillowcase Nightgown featured over at iCandy Handmade.

Pillowcase Nightgown Tutorial


Last summer, my five year old started to finally want to wear nightgowns.  Truthfully, I think it’s because they feel more princess-like than standard pj pants and a top.  No matter the case it will be fun to make her some of these nightgowns for use this summer!

Happy sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 10/22/11

The more time I spend in the kitchen, the more I find myself wearing more and more aprons.  I’d like to say I’m just trying to be more fashionable as I grow up but I don’t think that’s completely the case (my one apron says, “beef — it’s what’s for dinner”).  Perhaps I make more of a mess as I get older.  Or maybe I’m just getting tired of trying to remove spots/stains from the clothing of three other people in the house and I don’t want to remove grease stains from my own.  (Ding, ding, ding!! We have a winner!!)

No matter the reason, I’m always on the lookout for cute functional patterns for aprons.  I think this one for the Hostess Apron over on Sew4Home would make a fun project for yourself or others on your gift list this holiday.  I’m not sure if I’d make one with The Grinch on it, but you’re free to do whatever you wish.  😉

Sew4Home's The Hostess Apron Comeback Series #4

Happy Sewing!

Sewing List, For Me

I’m not sure what brought it on, (perhaps the e-mail from with laminated cotton on sale) but all of the sudden I’ve got the bug to make myself a hooded raincoat.  Yeah, yeah, I have a lightweight jacket that is completely water resistant.  And it has a hood.  But it looks like this.

Please ignore the fashion statement I was making with the double layer hats (it was cold AND snowing and I needed something warm that would keep snow out of my face) and the fabulous scarf (Big Girl decided she no longer wanted it and felt it would look much better on me than hanging off the backpack).

But I think it’s time for something cuter.

This pattern by Amy Butler has caught my eye:

Made in one of these fabrics:

The only thing holding me back right now is the cost.  Well, and I can’t decide which of those fabrics I like the best.  But with each laminated fabric costing $15-18/yard, the pattern calling for 3-4 yards of BOTH the laminated cotton and a lining fabric and the $16 pattern itself I’m looking at a starting point of $100.

Looks like I need to work on my marketing a bit and increase my sales for the upcoming month.  :)

Saturday Pattern Sharing 9/24/11

Another great Christmas gift idea! 

Lindsay over at The Cottage Mama shares this great tutorial for Embellished Hooded Towels. This would be a great project to help use up some fabric scraps.

My girls have always used hooded towels and they both desperately need some new ones.  Looks like I’m adding this to my to-do list!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 9/10/11

Fall is starting to make its appearance here in Southeast Idaho — there’s a chill in the morning air, the apples on my tree are starting to turn red and the flowers/foliage in the mountains are ever-so-slightly beginning a metamorphosis to their stunning fall hues. 

Which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas gifts ideas! 



Last year I had an overly ambitious plan — almost everyone on my list had a handmade item to go along with another gift.  I think I ended up making a new tree skirt for us and some adorable outfits for my niece (who also had a birthday just before the holiday).  I guess prepping the house for the arrival of baby, running a business AND being 9 months pregnant was just a little more than I anticipated.  This year I hope to do better and make more stuff.

Anyway…here’s a great tutorial over at Skip to my Lou for some quick and easy hot pads to make for yourself or for anyone else who needs a little holiday cheer.

Happy sewing!