Power Bra Flounce Swimsuit Hack!

I mentioned this when I posed on Facebook, but this was definitely my most difficult and rewarding hacks to date!I was super excited about creating an off the shoulder flounce for a swimsuit to really highlight the fun Magic print on this fabric from Black Sheep Fabrics. Sewing was swim is definitely one of the…

New to sewing swim? A tip for you…

So I’m going to preface this by saying that I haven’t sewn a ton of swim, so take my tips with a grain of salt because sewing with swim is difficult and definitely takes practice! Not to completely discredit myself, I have learned a lot, as well as gathered a lot of tips from experienced…

Pattern Test: Harper Cardigan by Sinclair Patterns

I tested the Harper Cardigan by Sinclair Patterns recently and almost forgot to share it! I love this cardi, and the finishing touches are really lovely in true Sinclair style. And even better, Oxana is giving it away for FREE until the end of September!! (Use code: HARPER) A bit about the pattern: There are…

Past Strikes Photo Roundup

I have been sewing & promoting for about a year now, and so I have about a years worth of garments that I probably won’t get a chance to go back and document. So I thought it would be fun to put together a round up of the custom fabrics that I have sewn for some really great companies!

Baby boy is ONE!

Every mom everywhere will probably say the same thing, but I feel like I just found out that I was pregnant with my little guy and he is now officially one year old! Some people call that toddler age? I refuse to admit that he’s a toddler though! He’s my baby, and he’s probably going to stay “my baby” until he’s in his 20s 😂, and probably after that! But you better believe for his first birthday I had to DIY all the things! So here’s a few photos of the small party we threw at the park for him and close family.

8 Minute Mini Album

I created this cut file to make quick mini albums! I LOVE mini-albums, but they are (or can be) super time-consuming… I wanted something that I could make the Cricut do all the work! So I developed this fold-up album, which is perfect for a quick mini (and an amazing gift). The Cricut does all…

Mommy and Me Outfits for Life!

If you know me, and have seen my sewing, you know it pretty well that if I have enough fabric to make a mommy and me outfit, then I definitely will! Not only can you not find really cute mommy and son outfits in ready-to-wear, but it’s so much more fun when I get to make styles that we both love in fabrics that coordinate!

My First Capsule Wardrobe

I’ve officially started my very first capsule wardrobe!! I can’t tell you how much time I spent using the Amelia Lane Capsule Wardrobe Builder worksheet to try and plan out what I was going to make. I think it took me so long because I bought the fabrics before I decided to make a capsule, so working them into a coherent collection that could mix and match was MUCH harder than it would have been otherwise! Live and learn…