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Oversized: Waffle Knits + P4P’s New Sweater Pattern

Oversized: Waffle Knits + P4P’s New Sweater Pattern

Today, I am going to be talking with you about waffle knits and the oversized trend.  And how it's maybe kinda sorta growing on me but I'm just not quite there yet.  Even though I want to be because everyone looks so stinking cute in their oversized clothes...

Leopard is a Neutral, but this Sporty Piko is Not Even Close

Leopard is a Neutral, but this Sporty Piko is Not Even Close

I would never forgive myself if I didn't share this version of the Sporty Piko with you.  Much like this version, I sewed it up during testing and then let the pictures go to waste on my computer.  Whomp whomp.  But guess what 2019 Katy?  2020 Katy is here and she's...

Sporty Piko by Patterns for Pirates

Sporty Piko by Patterns for Pirates

I told you that I was on a kick of sharing projects from last year that never made it to the blog, right?  Here's another instance of that -- because we released the Sporty Piko from Patterns for Pirates back in April of last year and I somehow didn't brag about this...

Joggers + Leggings = Loggers

Joggers + Leggings = Loggers

I cannot believe that I haven't shared these pants yet, especially considering that I get all heart eyed when I think of them! Forever ago, we released a pattern at Patterns for Pirates that is basically the pant that the sewing world has been waiting for.  It wears...

Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

It's a P4P Release Day, y'all!!!!  Wooooo!!!! I've been a bad kid for a while now and haven't participated in a full test.  I've been SO bogged down and overwhelmed by work and it's just been taking away from my fun sewing time.  BUT, I didn't want to miss out on this...

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

When Halloween is approaching and you're posting images of yourself in a headband made of clovers, you start to question yourself.  These photos have been a pending share on my site since March and I wanted to get them onto the blog.  Better late than...

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

For July 4th I created superhero themed shirts for the entire family to wear.  Honestly, I didn't need to make them.  But I wanted to make them.  So...it totally happened.  And I totally love it. I decided to make myself a Thor shirt.  But I really didn't want to wear...

Just Write Skirt by Patterns for Pirates

Just Write Skirt by Patterns for Pirates

I love sharing new patterns on here, but it's extra super special when I get to share patterns that I've created.  Yesterday, we officially launched the newest freebie over at Patterns for Pirates: the Just Write Skirt. Let me tell you that naming a skirt with pencils...

Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!

Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!

Ahhh!  My favorite self-hosted blog tour is back for it's fourth year and I couldn't be more excited than I am!  I love me some red, white and blue.  And even more so, I love that I can convince twenty-four other bloggers (who are way cooler than me, let's face it) to...

Dressing Our Guests :: 10 Year Anniversary Party

Dressing Our Guests :: 10 Year Anniversary Party

As if you'd even think for a second that I wouldn't sew for other people for our 10 Year Anniversary party!  I had so much fun putting together all of these coordinating outfits! I had always planned on making something for my sister to wear. And then wanted to make a...

My Happy Floral Dress :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

My Happy Floral Dress :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to start making my dress for our party.  If you've known me for any amount of time, I usually wait until the very last minute to create outfits and costumes, because the inspiration hasn't quite hit me yet.  I think I...

Me Made May 2019

Me Made May 2019

Do you ever participate in the sewing community's Me Made May?  It's a month of encouraging sewists to wear and show off their handmade wardrobe, while learning to develop a better relationship with their "me made" items. Though I wear handmade every single day,...

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