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$5 Friday {Gretchen Cardigan}

Friday, Oct 02 - posted by Emily

Yesterday we talked about overcoming your fear of sewing knits.  Today, we are giving you one more reason to conquer your fears!  It's time to take a deep breath and start sewing!  And what better way to tackle your fears then to buy an amazing pattern that is quick and easy and looks oh so cute!

Gretchen Pattern

The Gretchen Cardigan is the perfect pattern to get your feet wet!  If you've never sewn knits before, then this pattern is for you!  And if you are a knit pro, then you should pick this up too!

Gretchen with coordinating fabric

Gretchen is a super stylish cardigan that is a must have for fall and winter!  It features a...


5 Reasons to overcome your fears of sewing {knits}

Thursday, Oct 01 - posted by Emily

5 Reasons to overcome your fear of knit sewing

Let's get real here.  Knit fabrics can be scary!  I know a lot of sewists who are {terrified} of sewing with knits.  They have heard the horror stories of machines eating the fabric, wonky wavy seams, and seams coming apart.  But I'm hear to put your fears at rest!  

Sewing with knits are not as difficult as it seams {see what I did there???}.  Don't believe me?  Here are 5 reason why I think you should start sewing knits!

 1.  Knits are forgiving          

Unlike woven fabrics, knits have give and stretch.  The thought of stretch might scare you, but think of it this way.  The stretch allows you to have a little more leeway room when it comes to mistakes.  Maybe you took to...


Fabric Love {Hilltop by Wee Gallery} & Giveaway

Wednesday, Sep 30 - posted by Emily

VFT featuring dear stella

All fabrics used were provided by Dear Stella.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  


 Hilltop fabrics from Dear Stella

You know when you are fabric shopping and your eye catches a design you feel like you can't live without?  This is {exactly} how I felt when I saw the Hilltop Collection from Dear Stella.  Gorgeous fall colors, adorable prints, and darling animals!  It was everything I love in one fabric collection!

Hilltop fabrics

Hilltop is a fun collection full of adorable owls, foxes and dear in a fresh fall color palette , perfect for this time of year and perfect for your little kiddos!...


Introducing: Lottie {vintage inspired suspender skirt}

Friday, Sep 25 - posted by Emily

Lottie skirt

Every little lady needs a quality vintage skirt in her life, and our newest pattern, Lottie, is the perfect skirt that will absolutely fit the bill.

Lottie with pockets
Lottie with plain straps and straight hem option shown with our Vivienne blouse

The Lottie Skirt is a vintage inspired skirt that ranges from sizes 2-10 years. This skirt is lovely on all ages, from little ones to preteens!  It includes 3 different strap options and 2 hem options, for an amazing mix-and-match opportunity. Keep reading for all the details....This one pattern will give you numerous different looks and promises a look that everyone will love.

Lottie with scalloped straps

$5 Friday {Alba}

Friday, Sep 18 - posted by Emily

Layering is essential for season changes.  With fall here and the weather getting cooler, we are always looking for patterns that can transition well from one season to the next.  Alba dress

This season layering is huge, and no pattern layers better than the Alba dress.  Alba is an adorable dress that is perfect for all year round  Wear it layered or alone, both looks are amazing.

pleated skirtcargo pockets

Alba features an adorable pleated skirt with large cargo pockets that are perfect for all the treasures your little ones find.  

cowl neck

The bodice features a lovely cowl neck.  So sophisticated...