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The Summer of the Phoenix Blouse {part 2}

A while back, I promised this was going to be the summer of the Phoenix Blouse.  So it’s about time for another post about the Phoenix Blouse, don’t you think?  Don’t worry, I’ll make up for it with 2 posts about it this week, okay? When Aria saw the Phoenix Blouse I sewed for myself,Continue reading “The Summer of the Phoenix Blouse {part 2}”

Bubbles and Stripes – A Grace Tankini

Today I get to share all the details about my newest Grace Tankini.  You can get the Grace Tankini pattern here. The reason this Grace Tankini came into being is the amazing new swim fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  You can see all of them here if you’re in a hurry, or check them outContinue reading “Bubbles and Stripes – A Grace Tankini”

A new Grace Tankini and Me Made May Week 2

Here’s the week 2 round up of what I’ve been wearing for Me Made May.  You can follow us daily on Instagram here. Seafarer shirt by Sew Much Ado in Soulful knit fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics reviewed here. Jocole A-line maxi skirt reviewed here. Sandbridge Skirt by Hey June Patterns in Floral Denim fromContinue reading “A new Grace Tankini and Me Made May Week 2”

Fancy Sweatshirt & Woven Runway Skirt

Have you seen the fancy sweatshirt trend?  Or maybe you’ve heard it called the dressed up sweatshirt?  Well, I’m official on that train.  Today I’m over at CaliFabrics sharing all about the fabrics used in this post, and why I’m loving the fancy sweatshirt trend. The pattern I used to make my fancy sweatshirt isContinue reading “Fancy Sweatshirt & Woven Runway Skirt”

Chocolate & Free Beanie Reminder

Did you catch our post over at Cali Fabrics where we’re talking about the softest chocolate colored french terry fabric? I sewed myself a Tallinn Sweater (affiliate link of course, it’s a Hey June Pattern, and awesome as usual!!!) from this amazing fabric, and it’s perfect for feeding the baby too!   Also, I share a littleContinue reading “Chocolate & Free Beanie Reminder”

Reversible Beanie Pattern Release ~ Free until 2018!

I’m so excited to share with you my newest pattern for Savvy Patterns!  It’s the Reversible Beanie, and just perfect as a scrap buster plus it sews up in no time at all!  It can be made in 7 sizes from newborn to adult.  The pattern has layers (which means you can print only theContinue reading “Reversible Beanie Pattern Release ~ Free until 2018!”

My Grace Tankini Swimsuits

I realized I never showed some of the Grace Tankinis that I made while the pattern was in testing and production.  All of the muslins (practice and test) suits that I made were from a pastel purple check fabric.  A friend had given me about 9 yards of it, and it worked perfectly for checkingContinue reading “My Grace Tankini Swimsuits”

View B Ruched Tankini Sew Along

Today we’re going to sew the ruched tankini front panel on View B of the Grace Tankini.  This is the part that gets the most questions, so we thought a photo tutorial would be helpful.  It’s worth it to make the ruched panel on View B…it’s many people’s favorite part about this view! Step 1:Continue reading “View B Ruched Tankini Sew Along”

Sewing the Circle Cut Out in the Grace Tankini

We’ve got a tutorial for you about sewing a circle cut out in the back of the Grace Tankini for View A.  This part is not hard at all and adds such fun to the back! You could actually use the back pattern piece to add a circle cut out to the back of ViewContinue reading “Sewing the Circle Cut Out in the Grace Tankini”

Modifying the Grace Tankini for Removable Bra Cups

Today we’ve got a special tutorial for you on how to modify the Grace Tankini pattern to allow for removable bra cups.  This is useful for breast cancer survivors who may have mastectomy prosthesis to insert into different bras or swimwear, or to allow for any other inserts. Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here.Continue reading “Modifying the Grace Tankini for Removable Bra Cups”