11th Hour Gear Shorts

We loooove the 11th hour gear style (pattern from New Horizons Designs)--with those cool pockets and jogger style. I've sewn some for boys, and I knew they'd be perfect for my girls, too! We only made one change: the length! We hacked 3 sizes off the length, and voilà! Pattern The 11th Hour Gear actually... Continue Reading →

Women’s Retro Running Shorts and Tank Sewing Patterns – Little Lizard King

Sewing your own wardrobe can be super fun and rewarding. When I started sewing, testing sewing patterns for companies became one of the most valuable "teachers" in the community. Having a timetable assured that I'd be sewing that week, and I was able to try new tactics along the way. Nine years later, I still... Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Kids’ Pants

This isn't my first blog about New Horizon's Portlander Pants. Since the day they released, they've been a family fav. We're in leggings, shorts, or these gems! At some point during the winter, my middle girl said leggings were too cold for her to wear to school. She had a pair of Portlander's handed down... Continue Reading →

52-Week Sewing Challenge: Sewist Spotlight

In 2017, Kelsey Cushing created a beautiful group--and what would become an intentional and incredible meeting space for seamstresses: the 52-Week Sewing Challenge. Each week, Kelsey and her crew posts a new challenge (and all challenges are shared ahead of time within the "files" section of the group). Seamstresses can "accept" the challenge or reject... Continue Reading →

New Year, Healthy Mindset + Sewing

Cheers to a most wonderful new chapter of your life's journey, your life's story...and the calendar's decade! You are here, in the now. And as you contemplate how you'd like to move forward today, new sews and new adventures are probably among your list of hopeful accomplishments for 2020. I've never been one to set... Continue Reading →

Gala Gown Is In Town

Patterns for Pirates just released this year's hot-ticket holiday pattern: the Gala Gown. When I saw this dress go up for testing, I hopped in at the earliest moment. I wanted to see if the low-cut "v" could be flattering on a very small-chested body (the verdict was a resounding yes!), and I was giddy... Continue Reading →

SLPco Holiday Blog Tour 2019

    Welcome to the second day of magic at the Simple Life Holiday Blog Tour 2019! The fun continues! I'm so honored to be among the awesome bloggers within the tour; it not only gets me sewing my holiday outfits early (cha-ching!) --  but it also enlivens my feed with such beautiful, festive, and... Continue Reading →

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