Coconut Summer Pajama Set for Riley Blake

June 22, 2016

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Hey guys! I’m back over at Riley Blake today with a free pattern! It’s another unisex full pattern–the ADORABLE Coconut Summer Pajama Set!!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

My kids are pajama lovers! They love to hang around in them all day, and the second we walk back in the door, they’re searching for more jammies to put on for the rest of the day! So when I asked who wanted new pajamas, all hands immediately shot into the air!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

And they haven’t taken them off yet! Luckily they go together quick and easy so I know I’ll be sewing lots more pairs in my future!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Don’t they look so happy and comfortable?! Are you ready to make your own?

CLICK HERE to download the pattern pieces!

Hope you enjoy! Please visit my etsy shop for more patterns, or find me on Instagram!

Sew Like My Mom | Coconut Summer Pajama Set

Melly Sews Summer Sundress

June 12, 2016

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Hi Melly Sews Summer Sundress readers! I’m so excited to share my dress with you today!

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

This is the Dogwood dress! My oldest loves a good maxi and she was thrilled when I made her this one. In fact, she wore it for two straight days, sleeping in it in between!

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Making a maxi from an existing shirt pattern is pretty simple with just a few extra steps! Ready to try your own?

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Grab your favorite tshirt pattern. If you don’t have one, I recommend my Pistachio Tee! Get a large piece of paper (wrapping paper works well for this!) and lay your shirt pattern down on it. You’ll need to measure your child’s height from the collar bone to the top of her foot, add 1″ for the hem and this is the long front side of your pattern piece. Draw another line from the bottom of the armscye down, coming away from the shirt about 4″ by the time you reach the bottom. Then draw a horizontal line connecting the two, angling it up at the side seam just a bit, about 1″. Measure your child from ankle bone to the knee, add 1″, then measure up the side seam from the bottom and mark the knee. Do the same with the back piece to the shirt, and you’ve got your pattern pieces! Cut one each on the fold and you’re ready to sew!

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Follow the construction steps for your tee until you get to the side seam. Lay your dress with right sides together and pin the front to the back at the knee mark you made. Sew down the side seam, stopping at the pin, leaving the bottom of the dress unsewn. Repeat for the other side.

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Press your seam allowance open, past where you stopped sewing, all the way to the hem on both sides. Stitch the unsewn portion down close to the edge, stopping at the top of the opening and continuing down the other side. Repeat for the other side.

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Flip the hem up 1″ and sew.

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

That’s it! Wasn’t that easy?

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

If drafting your own pattern isn’t for you, you’re in luck! The Dogwood Dress is actually my newest pattern and is in testing now! It should release late this week and has tons of options making it a summer staple. Join my Facebook group to stay up with the latest info on it!

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Don’t forget to check out all the other Summer Sundress posts!

Sew Like My Mom | Dogwood Dress

Hey June June

June 1, 2016

It’s Hey June June!! A day dedicated to all things Hey June and the creative genius behind its patterns, Adrianna.

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

If you don’t know Adrianna or her patterns, you’re missing out. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my favorite. I’m saying that because her patterns truly are amazing! I’ve never been one to make a pattern more than once and her Lane Raglan? I’ve made 12 of for myself, and 4 for my Mom. TWELVE. And I don’t repeat patterns! THAT is how good they are!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

But first let me back up a little bit. Adrianna isn’t just someone I admire on the internet. She’s my actual real-life friend! Like we get together once a year (at a little conference with hundreds of other attendees) and spend 5 days together getting into trouble taking amazeballs selfies being awesome. And we talk every day, bless her heart for putting up with me!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

So when I got an email inviting me to spend today spreading my love for Adrianna and her patterns, how could I say no? They’re literally almost all I make for myself!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

But I wanted to celebrate the day right! And fresh off Me Made May it was hard to think about one more day of pictures of my face (hats off to you fashion bloggers, I won’t be taking a selfie for quite some time!). But for Adrianna? I’m up for anything! Sadly, I’ve never blogged about my HUGE Hey June wardrobe, so I figured it was probably time. I left a few things out because they were dirty, then I enlisted the help of my crazy-patient 7 year old Sofia and we had ourselves a massive photoshoot. Are you ready for this?

I’ll start with my Cheyenne. It was one of the more difficult things I’ve ever made myself, but it’s also hands down one of the most rewarding. I get compliments like crazy on this shirt!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

I also got out several of my Union St Tees. I’ve got one more but it’s buried somewhere in my laundry pile so I’ll have to post about it another day. I’ve never made the scoop neck version of the Union, because I love a good v-neck!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

I’ve also got a Santa Fe:

Today is election day!! My brother in law is running for DA so I dressed patriotically for his (hopefully celebratory) party tonight. I loooove the new #SantaFeTop by #heyjunepatterns!! Makeup and photography from my almost 13 year old niece. 😉 #memademay #mmmay16

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A Biscayne Blouse:

Soccer Tournament Saturday in my Biscayne Blouse! I looove this shirt!! Thanks for my awesome hat @adriannaappl I'm hoping it keeps my nose from turning 1000 shades darker than the rest of my face. #heyjunehandmade #soccermom #mmmay16 #memademay

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A Halifax Hoodie:

Hula Hooped with my Chloe girl at field day this morning. It got uncharacteristically cold today so I had a chance to wear my #halifaxhoodie with #raspberrycreekfabrics more time!! Then came home realized I'd caught the stomach bug that's taken out two of my kids this week. Me Made May day 5! #heyjunehandmade #seekatesew #sewingmamatee #mmmay16 #memademay

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But I didn’t want to stop there. I’ve got all those Lane Raglan‘s remember?

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

And as we were wrapping up I looked down at this massive pile of shirts and had a funny thought. Adrianna and I LOVE Friends, the 90s cult classic tv show. It’s a deep part of our bond and my clothes reminded me of something Friends related. So I started putting them on…

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

Look at me, I’m Melissa,

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

Which, naturally, must be followed by some lunges!

Sew Like My Mom | Hey June June

But I won’t tell you if I’m going commando or not, it’s just not blog appropriate.

There was also a little bit of a fat guy in a little coat happening trying to get that last shirt on my body…

But I digress.

And there you have it, my public display of affection for the one and only Adrianna. If you want to see more of this awesome day of joy, head over to instagram and check out the #adriannaisagenius and #heyjunejune hashtags to see so much more! Then go to Hey June and buy a few patterns. I PROMISE you won’t be sorry you did!

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