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Walk the Plank PJ Bottoms by Patterns for Pirates

Walk the Plank PJ Bottoms by Patterns for Pirates

We’ve spent all summer sewing and putting out woven fabric patterns over at Patterns for Pirates, and today is the final day of our “P4P Summer of Wovens”!  Woot!  We are celebrating the end of the woven sewing season with a FREE pattern for you guys, and one that will work for the entire family. 

Really, the WHOLE family.  It’s a unisex pant pattern in youth and adult sizes and covers from 3M – Plus 3X.  Not bad, eh?

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Whenever something big happens and I start to feel super sad / down / helpless, it always helps me to create something that has a positive message to it.  It might sound silly, but forcing myself to find a positive message during a less-than-positive time makes me a little more hopeful.  I wish I didn’t ever feel the need to make these things.  But here we are again.

It’s a Vintage Lace Christmas!

It’s a Vintage Lace Christmas!

My friends over at Vintage Lace are running a Holiday/Winter round of fabulous fabrics and they sent me a few to play with.  Bonus on this round for me was that I actually designed one of the prints (offered in two colorways) that is available in this round.  I’m pretty sure there’s nothing more fun than sewing something that you’ve made yourself!!

Sew Americana 2017

Sew Americana 2017

I am SO EXCITED that today is finally here, because it’s the official kickoff of the Sew Americana Blog Tour!  We had so much fun sewing up red, white, and blue inspired things last year, that I decided to make this tour a regular, yearly thing.  Welcome to the first day of 2017’s tour!

We’ve got five bloggers sharing their amazing talent each day.  You will not be disappointed if you head to each of their sites.  (And don’t forget to linkup your own Americana sewing project at the bottom of the post.  Instagram photos can be linked as well!)

Earth Tones

Earth Tones

I’m back for my third share of the Bellisima Mundo fabrics from RP Custom Fabrics.  Sara hooked me up with SO MANY strike offs and I couldn’t help but sew and share them all.  Plus it gives me an excuse to take photos of and with my two handsome guys…so you’ll never find me complaining.

Bennett’s “Mapa” Henley

Bennett’s “Mapa” Henley

Every once in a while, I make special effort to sew for Bennett.  The poor guy just doesn’t get as much love as Louis and me when it comes to sewing.  Most of the reason is that he’s SO DAMN PICKY about fabrics.  However, the latest Bellisima Mundo round from RP Custom Fabrics has allowed me to spoil that cute bearded husband of mine with some new garb.

Yay for customs groups who create things men will wear too!

Dylan Tee by Made for Mermaids

Dylan Tee by Made for Mermaids

Today’s post is all for the boys!  I’m so excited to share with you the two patterns that I tested for Made for Mermaids: the Dylan Tees.  Wahoo!

They are the counterpart to the Vivienne that I posted yesterday.  And I love that M4M is bringing some love to the boys.  Because I seriously love sewing for Louis and Bennett and I feel that the Y Chromosome is greatly underrepresented in the pattern world.  Kudos to Team Mermaid for making it happen for us!

Slouchy Hats :: P4P Holiday Freebies

Slouchy Hats :: P4P Holiday Freebies

EEEEEEP!  I’m back again, tooting my own horn.  I drafted up this slouchy hat for one of my KatyMade boxes and decided to turn it into a real pattern for Patterns for Pirates to be able to share.  And it’s FREE for the 2016 Holiday Freebies.  Fun, right?

Fleece Earwarmers :: M4M 12 Days of Freebies

Fleece Earwarmers :: M4M 12 Days of Freebies

I’m back again, sharing another freebie from Made for Mermaid’s “12 Days of Christmas Freebies”!  Today, it’s another easy scrapbuster in the form of fleece earwarmers for the whole family.

Get ready to oooo and ahhhh over how cute we are as a little plaid family.  Haha.  I kid!

Daddy/Son Bowties :: M4M 12 Days of Freebies

Daddy/Son Bowties :: M4M 12 Days of Freebies

Team Mermaid is back at it again with another amazing TWELVE days of freebies on their blog.  They are ambitious and awesome and generous.  Love those girls!  While I decided not to overwhelm myself and participate in all twelve days, I am joining them for a few days of freebies.  And today is one of those days!

Papa, Mama + Baby Bear Joggers by Patterns for Pirates

Papa, Mama + Baby Bear Joggers by Patterns for Pirates

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.  Get ready to see a million pictures of my new favorite pattern from Judy.  Well...not pattern, but PATTERNS.  With an s!  We've been working on these joggers in the background for quite some time now and it's finally release day.  ::cue dance...

Austin Jeans by Momma Quail Patterns

Austin Jeans by Momma Quail Patterns

I can now officially clothe Bennett from head-to-toe.  But part of me wishes I couldn't....because now he knows.  Now he knows, people! Amy from Momma Quail just released the Austin Jeans (via UpCraft Club) and they are so awesome.  Before we start, just know that I...

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