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Free Pattern Friday: Tiny Tumble Tee

 This Tiny Tumble Tee is one of the things waiting for #somedaywhenihaveagirl.  I’ve made several to give as baby gifts as well, and they are always a hit, with or without the bow.  I love that this pattern has drop sleeves instead of set-in sleeves.  That makes for only 4 seams and some hems, so these are a cinch! Have you made this? What did you think? I’d love to see yours, add it to the linky!  But...

Free Pattern Friday: All-Season Baby Throw

*this post contains affiliate links, marked with an asterisk(*)* I have a thing for blankets.  I love collecting them.  And this is one of my favorites.  I asked Karen if I could have it when Goose got too big for it and she said, “absolutely not! It’s like my favorite thing ever.” So I guess I’m going to have to make my own All-Season Baby Throw. Quick note about this pattern.  It’s...

Free Pattern Friday: Mary Jane Baby Shoes

Last week we had the infant peasant dress, and this week I’m sharing another pattern that only uses a little bit of fabric and makes a perfect baby gift. Aren’t these Mary Jane Baby Shoes just adorable?! I’ll admit, I’d never made baby shoes before and I was really worried about sewing something that tiny on my machine.  It really wasn’t hard!  In fact, the hardest part was the top...

Free Pattern Friday: Infant Peasant Dress

The Infant Peasant Dress from Sew Much Ado.  I love this pattern.  I’ve probably made more of these than anything else.  It’s sweet, it’s easy, it doesn’t take a lot of fabric or notions, and who doesn’t love a baby in a peasant dress? (really, if you don’t, please comment below because I literally do no believe such a person exists) I was lucky enough to guest post on Project...

Free Pattern Friday: Simply Summer Romper

  Today I’m sharing the Simply Summer Romper.  This is a fun, easy pattern from If Only They Would Nap.  Mine came together pretty nicely– ignore the little white threads in the collar, I forgot to do a thread check before taking pictures.   This romper sat in my works in progress pile for a really long time.  Why?  Because I didn’t want to put in snaps!  I have yet to acquire a KAM snap setup, so...

S is for Sewing Bookworm Blazer

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you news of a super cute BOY PATTERN!   The Bookworm Blazer is from Stitch Blue Designs, and is currently only available as part of the S is for Sewing eBook.  You know I love those gals, especially Amy, and I’m dying to make some of the other patterns!   Bookworm Blazer is nicely tailored, and features patch pockets, French...

5 Ways to Keep Cool When You Don’t have a Pool

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  Going to a pool can get expensive, and keeping one at your home is a hassle. I’m excited to be a part of The Berry Bunch’s Week to Beat the Heat, and share a few of my ideas on how to keep your children both cool and entertained.   1. Squirt Guns  I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this one.  We have a lot of fun with these though, and the boys...

Free Pattern Friday: Love Notions Leggings

Ignore my proper English in the photo and title… The Love Notions Leggin’s have got to be one of my favorite patterns I’ve sewn so far.  I have yet to try them out for fit, but you can find more in-depth reviews of them Here.  This pattern comes in sizes 2-14, which is a HUGE range for a free pattern. These are the size 3.  I chose to do the yoga waistband, and didn’t bother finishing that...

Free Pattern Friday: Newborn Circle Skirt

The best sewing projects are adorable, fast and come from a free pattern.  Am I right? Okay… maybe not all the best projects, but some of them!  I love the Newborn Circle Skirt pattern that Dana has over on MADE.  It’s the best free pattern for a quick baby gift.  My friend Rachel had a gender reveal party recently, and after announcing GIRL I told her she needed to come over so I could whip something...

Canadian Designer Tour: Elegance & Elephants Fedora

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE trying out new things in sewing! I had the opportunity to be part of the Canadian Designer Pattern Tour, and I picked the Elegance and Elephants fedora pattern. Why? Because I wanted to try making a hat! Before I get into talking a little about my experience making this hat, I wanted to let you know about a coupon code for E&E patterns. Coupon code is CANADATOUR for 10%...

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