October 1, 2015
I love those Pattern Anthology girls! They’re always releasing the cutest patterns and I’m always so honored to sew them up and share them with you! Their latest installment is called Unbiased and it’s a home run!
I chose to make the Adora Dress & Top by Andrea from Go To Patterns, and I’m in love! It’s so flowy and feminine and perfectly suited to what I love to wear these days!
It took me less than two hours to make this shirt from start to finish–always a giant plus in my book! And I can’t even begin to tell you how comfortable it is.
The battery on my camera remote is inexplicably dead again, so I had to recruit my 7 year old to be my photographer, and she didn’t get a single focused shot of the back of the shirt! But it’s adorable, so you’ll have to click over to see the other photos!
I just spent a weekend with my girlfriends in Rhode Island and I’ve still got the shore on my mind, so my navy and white combo is all I want to wear these days! I love the way the neckline shows off my adorable new necklace, too!
Tomorrow is the last day to pick up the entire collection for 40% off and get the included coupon book for incredible savings! So hurry and grab the Unbiased collection before the patterns go back to full price, I promise you’ll love them!!
August 14, 2015
I’m excited about the project I’m sharing today! When the amazing Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun invited me to be part of Heat Transfer week with Expressions Vinyl I immediately knew I wanted to do another piece of wall art. I love pushing the boundaries of how to use canvases to create custom art and this was another successful attempt at awesomeness!
I used the heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to create the basis for my matroyshka doll canvas, then filled in the details with hand embroidery. I’m wild about the way she came out!
She’ll eventually end up in Ella’s room I think, but for now I love having her hang by my front door. The contrast of the textured canvas, the smooth vinyl, and the hand stitching are a perfect combination for me!
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August 12, 2015
Whoever coined the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” was clearly a mother in need of something for her kids! My girls are all playing soccer this year and I suddenly have to provide practice uniforms for them. My girls. The ones who are never NOT in a dress! What’s a Mama to do? Make some awesome shorts, of course!
And the girls won’t stop wearing them. They’re fully obsessed and are requesting multiple pairs to wear to bed, to school, to the grocery store, you name it!
I love yoga waistbands on bottoms, but it usually requires fabric with some sort of lycra to retain the shape and stay in place. I was able to create the same thing with just the amazing Riley Blake knits, no lycra or spandex needed! I need to make some for myself next!
They really are as comfy as they look. These knits are a dream to sew on and they wash and wear amazingly well, too.
And because they’re so awesome and comfortable, I’m giving you all the pattern for free!! Just like most of my patterns, it’s available in sizes 12m-8!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN
CLICK HERE TO GO TO RILEY BLAKE FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS