Skirting the Issue

July 26, 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

I’m so excited to share this tutorial today!! I love Skirting the Issue, and I just love being part of it each year! I first “met” liZ and Elizabeth the first year they did this wonderful service project when I approached them and begged to be part of it. So it was incredibly fun to meet them in person this year at SNAP!! I can guarantee you they’re just as lovely and gracious and humble and amazing in real life.

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

This year I’m really into knits and wanted to make a super comfortable skirt for Sofia to wear to school. Again she requested giant pockets for all her treasures. Do women ever outgrow that? I feel like giant pockets become giant purses amiright?

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

I adore Riley Blake knits and I just happened to have these adorable owls leftover from my Lucky Girl dress.

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Even I want to hang out in this skirt, it just looks so darn comfortable! And it was a breeze to whip together!

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

I pieced this skirt together from scraps, really! It’s a great way to use up coordinating prints you’ve got. And it can work for wovens, too, it’s not specific to knits at all!! Are you ready?

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Hammock Chair for Riley Blake

June 29, 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Hammock Chair

Hello Riley Blake readers!! I’m so glad to have you here today to make this amazing hammock chair!

Sew Like My Mom | Hammock Chair

I’ve got a friend whose kids are hammock obsessed this summer. Every time I hear about them I think to myself, “Dang! I wish I had an awesome hammock!” So I did what any DIYer would do–I made my own!

Sew Like My Mom | Hammock Chair

My kids are fully obsessed with this thing! And I’ll be honest, it’s amazing. It’s big enough that it’s comfortable for me and I may or may not have fallen asleep in it!

Sew Like My Mom | Hammock Chair

Sew Like My Mom | Hammock Chair

Are you ready to see how to make your own?

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30 Days of Sundresses for Melly Sews

June 26, 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

Yay! It’s the 30 Days of Sundresses month at Melly Sews again!!

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Knit dresses. They’re a staple in my house! And with 3 girls who refuse to wear anything but knit dresses, they’re in high demand.

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

For years I’ve looked for the perfect pattern for their favorite style, but have always come up just short of perfect. I’m SO glad I had this chance to make exactly what we all wanted!

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

Ella absolutely adores her new dresses. As the third girl in line, most of our dresses are fairly worn out and stained up by the time they get to her and she was so delighted I was making something for her.

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

I’ll be releasing this pattern in a range of sizes with lots of sleeve options soon, but for now, I thought I’d share this great tank dress with you as part of the 30 Days of Sundresses!! I’m sorry, the size 3 is the only freebie, but I hope you’ll fall in love with it as much as we have!

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

Thanks so much for having me again, Melissa, it’s always so much fun to participate in these!

Head over to check out all the amazing other dresses being shared this month, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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