While waiting for the sun to come out so I can take pictures of my newest dresses, I made this little mannequin to showcase the wee ones. I have a few dressmakers dummies and three complete department store mannequins, but had none that were child-sized. Now I do!


    I have eleven yards of this material. I keep threatening to make my husband and my four kids all pantsuits from it for our Christmas picture. How awesome would that be? The shirt is from Simplicity 7146.  Funky, huh?   It is a misses size 14 and fits me, but looks much better [...]


I have committed myself to sewing a dress every week for the entire year of 2013.  This is my first one (I just started my blog today).  It is an Anne Adams pattern from 1971.   I also re-constructed an old turtle neck sweater into a cardigan. I would have loved to have modeled this [...]


  This is a quick pair of shorts that I made for my son for the Fourth. I did not put in the button and fly and opted to do a fake fly and insert an elastic at the back. Now if it would only stop raining!