falling glitter dress tutorial- 30 days of sundresses

falling glitter little girl's dress tutorial

My love for dresses extends well beyond June, July and August (and did even when I didn’t live on a tropical island that basically calls for year-round dress wear). In fact, I haven’t worn shorts or pants since I arrived in Saipan. This great Dress Love makes Melissa’s Sundress Series one of my favorites every year! [...]

DIY bunny rabbit softies

DIY bunny softies

One of the highlights of my niece Josie’s ‘snow bunny’ party was the array of bunny rabbit softies that dotted the decor. These bunnies would make great Easter basket treasures and were fairly simple to put together (the most labor intensive part was embroidering the faces), so I thought I’d share the DIY process. I [...]

the golden satchel- a leather tote and a giveaway

DIY leather satchel

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I made Jord an ‘everything bag.’ It was made to be a diaper bag and camera bag in one. As the years have progressed, that little (ok, giant) tote wandered its way through two babies and a move across the ocean. Its most recent function is a laptop [...]

flowy tunic with french seams (a tutorial)

tunic tutorial

We’ve mentioned that Jord’s wardrobe requirements in the Middleeast are, well, different from what she wears in the States. So while Jord was Stateside last month, we did a little tunic sewing- tunics that are long, flowy and best of all, super simple to put together. Want to make one too?

a madeline dress with a peter pan collar

A Madeline dress for a Madeline party

Sweet Piper Jane is in love with Madeline and all things Paris. She decided on she wanted a Madeline birthday party soon after the Sprinkle Party last year. The birthday party was a huge hit (there was even a Sweet Shoppe, complete with a rainbow of french macarons, so you know our Little Miss Sweet [...]

darling back to school dress

back to school sewing with five and ten designs

I mentioned last week that I am working on adding a few special items to Piper Jane’s back to school wardrobe. This dress, sewn using the five and ten designs e-book Volume 1, is one of those items. This dress is extra dear to my heart. Piper Jane and I went to Fancy Tiger (a [...]

incredible deal on sewing patterns- this week only

pattern tester

I am so excited to share this with you all! Several of my favorite, tried and true, e-pattern designers (think Go To Patterns, Peekaboo Pattern Shop), as well as several other pattern shops I’ve been wanting to try, have teamed up to put together a crazy-good sewing pattern package deal. I bought this pattern bundle [...]

reversible jersey blue dress tutorial

reversible dress how to

Reversible dresses for Piper Jane have been my best friend during our travels! It seems inevitable that we need a new outfit at the most inconvenient times (on a plane ride, while we’re at some fabulous site, etc.) and reversible dresses have been saving the day! Even better, I made a reversible jersey dress for [...]