A Budget Wardrobe: Cloud 9 Tee and Ollie Pants

the top. Pattern: Cloud 9 Tee by Striped Swallow Designs (Free with code from Facebook group) Materials: Polyester/spandex found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $3 a yard. I used under a yard....

A Budget Wardrobe: Magnolia and Bummies

The top Pattern: Magnolia Top and Dress by Stitch Upon a Time Materials: Knit skirt that had lost it's elastic from thrift store, $3.50 Notes: This is a cute and simple dress with options to give it...

A Budget Wardrobe: Ringer Tee and Little Wanderer

The top Pattern: Ringer Tee by Brindille & Twig Materials: old sweater from my closet Notes: If you do not like hemming, this is the pattern for you. It uses bands for the sleeves and the...

A Budget Wardrobe: 5K Tee and Romperall

The top Pattern: 5K Tee by Elliedactyl (pattern is free with a code once you join their Facebook Group) Materials: Camisole from Walmart, $1, leftover fabric from a black skirt from the thrift store...

A Budget Wardrobe: Flutter Sleeve Top and Joggers

The top Pattern: Paige Piko Top, Tunic & Dress by Made for Mermaids Materials: Knit fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby, $2 Notes: This top's body and sleeves are all one piece. (The flutters are...

A Budget Wardrobe: Peasant Top and Leggings

Here we start our little journey on making a wardrobe on a budget. There’s not much I love more than sewing custom clothing for my kids. The unique items and the custom fit don’t even compare to...

Girls’ Movement Collection

When I saw that Striped Swallow Designs was calling for people to test their dance collection patterns I was all in. We have 5 dancers in our house, including myself. 🙂 We have a huge box in our...

Candice Ayala’s Upcycling Challenge 2018

A while ago, I can’t remember when, I found this amazing website called Sewing Portfolios. It’s a website to connect people who sew with people who make patterns and fabric. I’ve been able to test a...

We Need to Talk. Period.

I have 5 daughters. Five! Cinco! Cinq! The potential for emotional drama is off the charts. Nail polish,  hair brushes, and shoes are found in plenty in our house. I can do ballet buns in record...

Sewing Swimwear

Sewing swimwear can be daunting. The fabric is slippery, making it harder to sew. For women, it means shelf bras and cups. There’s lining and elastic…. Ok, let’s just quit and go buy something...