While this blog began as a way to connect with my long-distance family, it slowly morphed into a space for my ultimate artistic past time: SEWING.  Sewing has always been part of my life, I can’t remember a time where I didn’t have access to a machine.  It wasn’t until 2014 when I fell into the wild world of PDF sewing patterns, and learned all about how to create my own apparel.  I went from zero to hero, and now my family trio has entire closets full of, unique, tailored-to-our-measurements, handmade items.  It’s pretty stellar, if you ask me.

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One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

Yoda One for Me :: FREE Yoda-Inspired Zipper Pouch Pattern + Tutorial!

Yoda One for Me :: FREE Yoda-Inspired Zipper Pouch Pattern + Tutorial!

My name is Katy and I have a love for Star Wars that goes beyond what a person should have.  Like....I LOVE Star Wars.  Even the Prequels, people!!!  And whenever I'm like, "what should I make that would be cute and fun?" I almost always want to make something related...

Mr. Fox Sleep Mask :: FREE Sewing Pattern + Cricut Maker File

Mr. Fox Sleep Mask :: FREE Sewing Pattern + Cricut Maker File

My kiddo is OBSESSED with wearing a sleep mask to bed every single night.  This has been going on for nearly two years now and he feels like he doesn't get enough rest if he wasn't wearing his mask. He's also equally as obsessed with foxes.  It was only natural to...

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One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

Fabric for Pirates :: June 2021 Reveal

Fabric for Pirates :: June 2021 Reveal

We've hit the halfway mark in the month, which means it's time to share the fabric that we sent out for June's Fabric for Pirates shipment!  This month has FLOWN by, and I can't believe it's already reveal day for this adorable subscription fabric! For June, we wanted...

Aaronica Crossback Dress & Romper by Made for Mermaids

Aaronica Crossback Dress & Romper by Made for Mermaids

So....my friend Catherine put out a tester call for a dress that I NEEDED to make, despite not having time for it / planning a Disney vacation for the first time in my life / being my typical creative-brained self who is terrible at planning.  I'd purchased fabric...

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2021 Reveal

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2021 Reveal

it's May 15th, which means it's Fabric for Pirates reveal day!!  WOOOO!!  Welcome back to another month of sharing what we sent out to the subscribers over at Patterns for Pirates. This month's fabric is a "Judy pick" if I've ever seen one.  She's one of those people...

You Bet Giraffe I Made a Dress | Minerva Makers

You Bet Giraffe I Made a Dress | Minerva Makers

Have you ever wondered what the most "you" fabric would be, if you had the choice?  Like....what the colorway, print, etc would involve? This might not be the most perfect, but this is 100% a "me" fabric.  Purple AND animal prints?  Hello! I am a "brand ambassador"...

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M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule 2021 | Tween Boy “Planning Stage”

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule 2021 | Tween Boy “Planning Stage”

Good lord, Louis needs some clothes for the upcoming change in seasons.  Badly.  Kiddo has grown so much and his entire closet has been cleared of things that are too short for him.  Nothing is more motivating to get sewing done than a capsule challenge, and I’m super happy that Megan and Judy decided to put together the Spring Mini Capsule!

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! :: Halloween 2020

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! :: Halloween 2020

We've been on a kick with Louis lately, watching classic movies from the 1980s and early 90's.  Since late September, we started watching movies in that era, but more on the Halloween themed side.  Beetlejuice was on that list and Louis immediately knew what he wanted...

Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part II)

Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part II)

I've got a second round of fabric reveals for you, for the Patterns for Pirates' fabric subscription service: FABRIC for Pirates!  And I'm just as excited about this fabric as I was the first.  No joke.  Both fabrics are the same base, a deliciously soft and stretch...

Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part I)

Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part I)

It's the official reveal day for Patterns for Pirates' fabric subscription service: FABRIC for Pirates!  I couldn't be more excited about it, either! Let's start with the best and dorkiest thing I've made in a really long time: this video.  You're welcome, fam....

Retro Star Wars Winter Jacket

Retro Star Wars Winter Jacket

Sound the alarm, I've actually sewn a winter jacket BEFORE winter hits!  Where are the balloons and streamers?  This is a big moment for me!! If there's one thing I love sewing the most, it's jackets for my family.  I've talked about this recently, but it's worth...

One Pattern, A Dozen Ways | A Recap of the Lumberjack Shirt

One Pattern, A Dozen Ways | A Recap of the Lumberjack Shirt

As I'm working on finishing up Louis' winter jacket for this year, I couldn't help but take a trip down memory lane of all of the jackets I've made him.  And they all happen to be from one single pattern: the Lumberjack Shirt by Patterns for Pirates. Seriously, sewing...

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Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part I)

Fabric for Pirates: October 2020 Reveal (Part I)

It's the official reveal day for Patterns for Pirates' fabric subscription service: FABRIC for Pirates!  I couldn't be more excited about it, either! Let's start with the best and dorkiest thing I've made in a really long time: this video.  You're welcome, fam....

May the 4th Be With You, 2020

May the 4th Be With You, 2020

Next to Halloween, today is my favorite holiday ever.  May the 4th Be With You, my friends.  Every year, I look forward to making new themed outfits for the three of us to wear. But let's be honest with ourselves...I make Star Wars clothing year round.  It's just that...

The Making of a Superhero :: Captain America

The Making of a Superhero :: Captain America

On July 3rd, I decided that somehow none of our red, white and blue clothes were good enough to be worn this year for the 4th, and that I needed to stretch my sewing wings a little bit and make us some new tees.  I'm sure you know by now that I'm a huge fan of...

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...

Pin Tucks + Suspenders :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

Pin Tucks + Suspenders :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

What was almost as exciting as my dress to make for our anniversary party were the boys' outfits!  I actually find sewing button-downs super satisfying because there is a level of perfectionism that is required and when you absolutely nail that collar or placket, you...

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Yoda One for Me :: FREE Yoda-Inspired Zipper Pouch Pattern + Tutorial!

Yoda One for Me :: FREE Yoda-Inspired Zipper Pouch Pattern + Tutorial!

My name is Katy and I have a love for Star Wars that goes beyond what a person should have.  Like....I LOVE Star Wars.  Even the Prequels, people!!!  And whenever I'm like, "what should I make that would be cute and fun?" I almost always want to make something related...

Make a New Friend (or Three!) with P4P Plushie Pals!

Make a New Friend (or Three!) with P4P Plushie Pals!

It's another exciting day for me in the world of sewing, because I was able to design and release a new pattern with Patterns for Pirates.  And it's a FREEBIE! I've probably mentioned it before, but it's been an incredibly fun and challenging journey to learn how to...

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

Goodness me.  Let's talk about some things that I photographed / tested for and totally never posted on here!!  My goal is to catch everything up and to stay current, unlike my most recent performance of blogging and getting way behind on all the things.  Because I...

P4P Holiday Freebies :: Pirate Stocking Cap

P4P Holiday Freebies :: Pirate Stocking Cap

I apparently will never let go of my hat making roots.  Because I just created another hat pattern and we are giving it to everyone for FREE! Louis needed (maybe not needed but I wanted to make it so let's call it a need) a fun hat to wear while he danced in an Open...

P4P Holiday Freebies :: Critter Clutch

P4P Holiday Freebies :: Critter Clutch

OH EM GEEEEEE.  I am crazy excited to share this new release with you today!  I have wanted to create a little purse like this for FOREVER now and I'm so excited I finally brought it to life. Today is the second day of freebies over at Patterns for Pirates and I am...

Set Sail Hat :: A FREEBIE by Patterns for Pirates!

Set Sail Hat :: A FREEBIE by Patterns for Pirates!

I get this overwhelming sense of accomplishment when I'm able to take something from an idea in my head, to a finished product.  This new "Set Sail Hat" is one thousand percent one of those moments of accomplishment. I did a fabric promo last year for a Breakfast at...