It has been quite some time since I have added to my blog. My life went and got busy and complicated on me. I went back to work full time after being on maternity leave for a year and a half, but since we wanted to move closer to my family I decided to take… Continue reading Long Time No See!
It is party season in the Smith Household. My girls birthdays are two weeks apart. My youngest just turned one, and my eldest just turned three. Their cousins' birthdays are also around this time (one was back at the beginning of May, the other is between my girls) which means lots of birthday sewing. This… Continue reading Party Unicorns
The Maurader's Map Fabric and the coordinating Burgundy is definitely the fabric that I have ordered the most. I get it from a Canadian Fabric company called The Fabric Snob. I've seen it in a few different bases (including quilter's cotton and flannel) elsewhere as well. It is also available at Joann in The United… Continue reading More Fun with the Maurader’s Map
So a while back I made myself a pair of Strides by Greenstyle Creations. (Which I blogged about here). I used athletic fabric from Fabricland for my waistband. Unfortunately the particular fabric doesn't have good enough recovery to make a good waistband, which I didn't realize until I was wearing them for the second time… Continue reading How to keep your pants from falling down
I finally got the chance to sew up some of the fabric I got for Christmas. Between Christmas presents, baby gifts and a few other projects I'm just now cutting into my galaxy print fabric that I got from The Fabric Snob. It is a double brushed polyester and very soft and comfortable! Unfortunately it… Continue reading Galaxy Fun and a Staple Tank
I am currently breastfeeding baby number two. Having comfy clothes with easy nursing access is incredibly important. Whenever I see a new pattern pop up in my Facebook feed (I'm in a number sewing pattern Facebook groups) my immediate thought is "Can I breastfeed in that?" Patterns for Pirates has a number of nursing hacks… Continue reading Slim Fit Raglan- Nursing Hack
The Jolly Rodger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates is my favourite t-shirt pattern for my 2 1/2 year old. It is so easy to put together! It works well for daytime use or as a pyjama top. The basic pattern comes with a traditional hem, curved hem, or a banded hem option. It can have… Continue reading Pattern Review: Jolly Rodger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates
Now looking at the name of the pattern you may do a double take. "Peg Legs?!" You may ask. The name of the Pattern company is Patterns for Pirates, they quite often name their patterns with a pirate theme. Peg Legs are a basic legging pattern. The also have a Jolly Rodger Raglan for kids… Continue reading Pattern Review- Peg Legs by Patterns for Pirates