Category: Tutorials

December 10, 2014

Pillowcase Dress with back ties

Filed under: Pattern,Sewing,Tutorials - 10 Dec 2014

I love Pillowcase Dresses. They’re such a wonderful project for everyone–from beginners to the most advanced seamstresses. They can be worn in all seasons, they’re a fast sew, they grow with the child, they take a relatively small amount of fabric to make, and there are nearly endless ways to personalize them. What’s not to love?

Well for kids like my Chloe, it’s the ties. She hates the ties at her shoulders and fights with them the whole time she’s wearing the dress. I make them for a lot of holidays since their forgiving nature lasts us for lots of wearing, but she just doesn’t like wearing them. But with a quick and easy change, not only does it put a spin on the traditional style, but Chloe no longer feels smothered by her ties.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

In fact, she loves these dresses! And I just think she’s so darn adorable in them.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

And I’m having a love affair with this mustard and blue combo. It’s a good winter floral that will take her dress right into Spring.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Changing the dress to tie in the back takes just a few minutes and makes such a sweet impact.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

The simple modification will work with your favorite Pillowcase Dress pattern. Of course, I prefer mine! I did the serger method for this dress–love those smooth armholes!

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

To create a back-tie pillowcase dress, head on over to Riley Blake for the full instructions!

Thanks so much for having me, Riley Blake! I’d love to see your creations–share them with me on my FB page, or tag me on IG @sewlikemymom.

July 16, 2014

Sycamore Skirt

Filed under: Tutorials - 16 Jul 2014

When I was in the middle of making my Sycamore Shorts pattern, I knew the pockets would be amazing on a skirt. I’ve wanted to post about this, but knew they’d be perfect for my Skirting the Issue skirt post. To learn more about Skirting the Issue, please read about it on Simple Simon & Co.

These huge pockets on a skirt are amazing!!

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sofia loves this skirt! I can’t imagine any little girl who wouldn’t be nutty over the huge pockets for gathering treasures. She immediately stuck a notepad and pencil, 2 toys and a little bottle of bubbles in her pockets and tried to sneak them out for our photoshoot!

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

Sew Like My Mom | Skirting the Issue

more

July 10, 2014

Homemade Meat Rubs

Filed under: Family,Tutorials - 10 Jul 2014

I’ve extended my quest for homemade gifts for 2014 to not only include birthdays, but all gifts if possible. So when Father’s Day rolled around, I had a stroke of genius and ran with it.

Several years ago I handed my Dad his yearly Birthday card and announced it was nothing fun, just another gift card to the hardware store to join the others in his wallet that I’d given him for every holiday for several years. He looked at me very genuinely and told me he was sad that I couldn’t come up with something more creative to give him when I prided myself on giving creative gifts to others. Ouch. Throughout my life my Dad has had a way of delivering life lesson one-liners that are profound and sink into my soul deeply–and this one was no different. It ate at me and every holiday since I’ve thought long and hard and tried to give him something more meaningful. This Father’s Day, I think I knocked it out of the park.

Sew Like My Mom | Homemade Meat Rubs

My Dad likes to grill, like most men, but he has every grilling accoutrement known to man. So I figured I’d give him something fun to cook on the grill. These rubs went together really quickly, used herbs and seasonings I (mostly) already had on hand, and smell so delicious!

Sew Like My Mom | Homemade Meat Rubs

Sew Like My Mom | Homemade Meat Rubs

Sew Like My Mom | Homemade Meat Rubs

more

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Next Page »
%d bloggers like this: