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Once Upon a Pixel Mini Quilt




It's no news I have a (huge) thing for sewing books. I tend to hoard them almost like I hoard fabric. And buttons. :) Today I am sharing a mini quilt project I made inspired by a new book, the Once Upon a Pixel by Sugaridoo and Studio Koekoek. This book presents over 20 quilt projects, cross stitch patterns and pixel crochet designs inspired by "once upon a time" princess & fairy tales. Perfect for kids' spaces and for handmade gifts! 

A New Lion Friend From The Urban Jungle Animal Doll Pattern Collection



Welcome to the jungle! Well, for now I have only made this lion but I already have several requests from all the kids (and hubby!) to make several other animal soft toys from this a.m.a.z.i.n.g collection of soft toys patterns! 

Today I am sharing this lion doll I made for my little one. I made it while testing this pattern for Petit a Petit and it was supposed to be a Christmas gift but...I couldn't wait to give it to him! Can you tell how much he loves it? <3 He is all hugs and kisses, it's so fun to watch! 

Give Piece a Chance Skirt & Top



One Thimble issue 17 is out today! I can't say enough good things about this digital sewing magazine... So many articles, tips and patterns!

I had the chance to sew one of the patterns (actually is a 2-in-1) before its release. It's the Give Peace a Chance Skirt & Crop Top, although, as you may have noticed already, I hacked the top to make it not cropped since fall has already arrived here in the upper hemisphere. (You can read all about how to make this modification below.)

The Hally Dress





Oh, hey, I am blogging! :) (I miss blogging, I miss sewing every day...) Summer is still in full swing around here. Usually we have summery days until at least mid October. And sometimes those are the perfect summer days, with the best beach days. So, I am still sewing things for our summer wardrobe. This is my latest make. It's the Hally Casual Dress, one of the patterns available through One Thimble #16, a digital sewing magazine that was out a couple of days ago. I am joining today the official OT16 blog tour, follow along with us to get to know several new PDF patterns and be inspired!

Baby & Kids Sun Hat Sewing Patterns - 20+ Sewing Patterns


Summer around here means a lot of sun and heat for at least 4 months! I am always worried about protecting my kids from it. I mean, kids need sun but sometimes it is just so strong that it might do them more harm then good. That is why wearing a sun hat is always a must! As a mom that sews, I am always looking for all the best sewing patterns for kids' sun hats and caps. I have put together a list and thought I would share it with you all. Hope you enjoy it!



Know about any other great PDF Pattern for baby & kids' sun hats? Please let me know!

 

If you love sewing and need bright ideas for some summer sewing be sure to check out all the other summer fun posts over at Life Sew Savory!

Handmade Fish Toss Game by Patchwork Posse 
Cute Dolls - Sprouting Jube Jube 
Ruffle Knit Play Dress - Bonnie and Blithe
Cactus Cross Stitch by Story Piece
Free Boys Shorts Pattern by If Only They Would Nap
Travel Tic Tac Toe - Straight Stitch Designs
Dollhouse Rag Rug - Once Upon a Sew 


Happy summer sewing! 


The Ania Tunic + The Wild and Free Pants


Hi everyone! Is this me blogging again? Am I getting into the sewing+blogging loop again? I certainly don't have the time I used to have to sew.all.the.things, but I am managing to sew again! YAY! 

So, today I am sharing with you my recent makes. Two patterns by Coffee + Thread. Love Olga and absolutely love her patterns! 

The Prize Garden Dress




New make! I can't believe I am finally getting into the sewing groove again. Baby #4 is (finally) napping at least twice a day! (one nap is at least 1 hour, and on a good day I'm getting two naps of 1-2 hours!! Yay!!!). I don't know how long it will last but I will make the most of it while it lasts! :) I even had the time to draft this quick & easy knit dress from scratch! (Woo-hoo!)

The Fat Quarter Skirt


Hi! I just found the perfect pattern for people who - just like me - don't have much time to sew or need a quick & easy & cute gift for girls. It's the Fat Quarter Skirt by Thread Riding Hood. It only takes 2 fat quarters of fabric! And it's the perfect sewing fix for this sleepy mom of a baby, who doesn't have much time to sew these days... 

The Tulip Top



Hi! In case you're wondering, baby #4 is almost out! (Any day now! Eeeek!) but I am full active, nesting and doing a major cleaning here at home, but I am finding some time to sew! So, today I am joining the Tulip International Blog Tour and sharing my version of the Tulip top! 

The Tulip Top & Dress is a brand new pattern by two Belgian ladies - Eva and Katrien (links below). This pattern was first launched in Dutch and I was really in love with it because of all the versions I was seeing on social media. So, when they contacted me to be one of the proofreaders for the English version I was thrilled!! After a couple of weeks of work, this beautiful pattern is finally been released in English this week! 

Sewing For Kindergarten 2016



Hi! School as (finally) started so I am finally on holidays, haha! If you have several small kids I know you know what I am talking about! It's so good to spend three months with them 24/7, having no schedule, going out to the beach, doing fun stuff with them, but at the same time - thank God school started! I was in serious need of a few daily hour of peace and quiet. Specially now that I am almost 36 weeks preggo! 

Today I am joining Sewing for Kindergarten 2016, a fun blogging series hosted by the.all.amazing Mie of Sewing Like Mad. This series is up since 2012 and it's the second time I join it (you can see my first time here and here, in 2014). Gladly it won't be my last, since I'll be able to join again in 4 years from now. :)  (if Mie allow's me to participate again, that is. :) )

Fjara Tank Top




How's your Summer coming along? Although we had some chilly days (and even a bit of rain, thank God!), Summer is still strong and odds are that we'll still have almost two more months of it. Last year we were able to go the beach in mid October! (Not this year though, because that's my due date for baby #4. :) )

I have sewn a few things for Summer (for my kids and myself) that haven't made it to the blog yet. But today I am sharing the Fjara Tank top, made with a fun Girl Charlee UK's pineapple knit, kindly sponsored for the #londonsewsocial group! (Read more about it here.)

Calla Lily Crop Top for One Thimble 12 Tour (Plus, a e-zine review!)




Today I am taking part of the One Thimble Issue 12 Tour! This issue is jam-packed with lots of great patterns and articles! Keep reading to see what I made, have a sneak-peek on all patterns and read my magazine review.

Making a crop top was on my huge summer-sewing list for my girls. Of course I haven't tackled half of that list (blame it on the pregnancy and maternity sewing) and although summer is still in full swing around here (well, today is a bit chilly and raining but another heatwave is expected for next week) I am already thinking (and working) on my kids back-to-school wardrobe. They all had a growth spurt this summer and it looks like they need a whole new wardrobe for Fall...

Well (going back to the crop top), Jennuine Design just released two new patterns (yay!) and one of them is the Calla Lily Crop Top included in issue 12 of One Thimble

The Top Knot Dress & Romper


Today I am joining the Top Knot Tour! It is all about the Top Knot Romper, Dress & Tunic, a pattern by the talented Gabriela of Chalk & Notch. Don't miss all the versions made for this tour (a.m.a.z.i.n.g) and there are some goodies for you at the end of this post! 


The Moiano Coat



This blog post in a single sentence: I have FINALLY found my go-to pattern for coats!

You have no idea for how long I have been looking for a pattern like this! And the-all-amazing An nailed it! (Thank you An!)

Sisters New Knit Outfits - Thread Faction SS2016



Hi! Today I am showcasing new coordinating knit outfits I made for my girls as part of the Thread Faction SS2016 tour.

Do you know Thread Faction patterns? (formerly Hatchlings patterns) 
It's a pattern company owned by the amazingly talented Liz Elliott, who lives in Australia. Believe me, you want to know these patterns! I am so (so!) impressed by their overall quality! 

Thread Faction just launched a new pattern collection. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection presents several knit girls patterns. (But you can hack a few of them into boys patterns! Just check what my friend Diana did here. Super cute, right?)

There's a mix of 7 patterns that make up for the perfect beach/Summer styles: shorts, romper, circle skirt dress, racer back tank & dress, boxy top, etc. They are all super trendy and easy to make! And the best part: Liz makes use of all the proper techniques for sewing with knits. These patterns will take you to the next level on your sewing skills! 

The Eleena Dress




Hi, again! :) It seems like I keep breaking all the great rules of blogging. I post either too sparingly or, like today, I post twice on the same day. But hey, I have always been a rebel, haha. 

This is the Eleena dress, one of my favorite dress patterns ever! This is the dress I made during the pattern testing and I am showing it today as part of the Eleena Dress Tour. I love the vintage look of this pattern! But I decided to make a modern edgier version of it. (I am a rebel, remember? hehe)

Playproof Dungarees and Willow Dress



One Thimble Issue 10 is out! Go check it here!

In this issue you can find 11 PDF patterns (clothes and non-clothing) plus 26 articles, tutorials and interviews! It's packed with great sewing content!

Today I am showcasing two patterns available on this issue: the
Playproof Dungarees and a modified version of the Willow Dress. I am in love with both patterns! 

The Tip Top



Happy Holidays everyone!! This is my favorite time of the year! Well, at least until Spring arrives there is. Then you will probably hear me saying that again. :) 

I am finally sharing one of my favorite makings of 2015, which is actually one of my favorite makings ever! It's the Tip Top & Dress pattern by one of my favorite pattern designers (and one of my references when it comes to kids style and fashion), Celina Bailey of Petit à Petit and Family

The Holiday Debut Tour




Christmas is just around the corner! Yay! Today I am all Christmas-y here as I join the Holiday Debut Blog Tour. This tour showcases three different patterns from three different designers that debuted this year: Holli of Hello Holli, Gabriela of Chalk and Notch and Saskia of The Wolf and The Tree. These ladies did an amazing job with their first pattern! I am in awe.

I had the chance to test the Blue Ridge dress and the Fishtail Kimono a few months ago and now I have sewn up Abby's Tights. All I can say is that I absolutely love these patterns! I can't wait to see what their next patterns are! The bar is set high, ladies! :) (No pressure intended, ha!)

The Battle of the Stitches - a 70's dress!




Have you heard that the 70's fashion & style are back? It's all about flare, flounces and bo-ho. Today I am sharing with you a girl's dress I made using a vintage pattern from the 70's for the Battle of the Stitches, a sewing challenge hosted by Olu, who blogs over Needle & Ted This battle started between Olu and Toya, who blogs over Made by Toya, and this time two guests joined it - me and Nina, from Fliegfederfrei. Make sure to stop by over their blogs to see what everyone made! 

Today is the round three of this battle, and the theme is "a stitch back in time". The challenge was to make something (girls or women clothes) using a vintage pattern or inspired by some vintage era's fashion.