Tag Archives: PDF Pattern

FREE Sewing Pattern for Girls – The London Dress

It’s not a secret that I love sewing with The Fabric Market’s Poly Cotton fabrics, so when I saw the London Dress PDF Tutorial released as a FREE pattern from Violette Field Threads (coupon code is available in their Facebook Group) I ran in to grab a few yards. Fabric Choices After wandering the aisles, I chose this Vintage Floral Batiste as the main fabric. I then grabbed the following Poly Cotton solids as coordinates: Fuchsia for the straps Olive for the ruffle Peach for Read More...

Make Your Own Jeans | New Pattern, Helpful Tools & Tips

Jeans are such a wardrobe essential – the weekend uniform &, for many, the daily garment of choice. Yet many people who sew steer clear from making their own pair. Maybe it’s the metal rivets and zipper that are daunting or the idea of all that top-stitching. But making your own jeans is very rewarding if you aren’t afraid to jump in and learn some new skills. I’ll even share some tools and tips to help you get professional results. The Read More...

Glitter Chiffon Maxi Dress

Hi this is Jaime again from MadeByJaime. A few weeks back, Caitlin posted this Glitter Chiffon as a part of the weekly Create This Look post, and I couldn’t get it out of my mind! I was gearing up to be a part of a Blog Tour this week as a part of a PDF Pattern Designer’s One Year Anniversary. Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Designs had asked us to participate by taking one of her patterns and “hacking it.” We were Read More...

Double Tier Women’s Tank Top

If you’re still facing the heat in your area, you might want to pick up the Tank, Double Tier Tank and Crop Top Pattern by Seamingly Smitten. This is a printable PDF pattern so if you’ve never worked with PDF patterns before, this post has a great explanation for how they work! The subtitle at the top of the Tank, Double Tier Tank and Crop Pattern by Seamingly Smitten says, “sewing patterns for beginners”. Though this is a knit-only pattern, there is Read More...

Mixing Knits & Wovens

If you’ve been out shopping lately, you’ve noticed the trend of mixing knits and wovens. The result is comfortable, but a step up from the every day t-shirt and the combination works great for both work or casual! If you’ve worked with knits before, you know these tips: Use a ballpoint or stretch needle Adjust your pressure foot pressure to be a little less than usual Seam with a narrow zigzag Hem with a wide zigzag, decorative stitch or double needle Don’t stretch as you sew, just Read More...

Otium Top in Sweater Knit

  Knit fabrics are sometimes intimidating for those new to sewing garments or new to sewing in general, but let’s face it – we all LIVE in knits. They’re comfy and flexible and once you get the hang of it, a breeze to sew! I recently took part in a pattern tour in which the Pattern Designer gave out her pattern to a few families to sew up their version and spread the word about it. I live just a Read More...

Sweet Innocence Christmas Dress

Each year I make my daughter a Christmas Dress and this year is no exception. A couple months back, Annastasia,  the designer at My Treasured Heirlooms, announced she was in the process of updating her Sweet Innocence Dress and she was looking for a few seamstresses to sew it up and help spread the word! I instantly fell in love with the look of this pattern. It’s so classically girly and feminine and I thought it’d make a great Christmas Dress.  When I Read More...