Flutter-By top Ruby Jeans Closet

Flutter-By top Ruby Jeans Closet

Summer is officially done in the northern hemisphere, which means it is just about to start for our neighbors to the south.  This great pattern will work for us all.  A simple top with a unique neckline, and plenty of room for expressing your style through fabric, trims, maybe even a pocket or applique!

For those headed into fall, pair this adorable top with a jean jacket and some adorable pants, or make the dress and layer it over a fitted long sleeve top and leggings with boots - so many options, and of course it looks adorable by itself too.

Check out Janette's review of the Flutter-by Top and Dress by Ruby Jeans Closet....

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Hide 'n Go Seek Hoodie by Fishsticks Designs


Apparently I've been living in the bland chicken nugget world.  Wasn't until I tired Fishsticks Patterns did I realize I was truly missing out on something special.


My first Fishsticks Pattern is the Hide 'n Go Seek Reversible Hoodie.  Holy Moly, I am IN LOVE! And so is my daughter, who is tremendously difficult to please.

Nitty gritty then we will go into details.

Sizes: 12 months to 14 years

Price: $9.75 Considering there are 11 sizes; that's only $0.88636363636364 per year. Can't afford not to buy it.

Fabrics:  Knit with woven pockets, back panel, and front plackets.  The woven fabrics make sewing the zipper super simple

Difficulty: low intermediate


The tutorial includes a finished measurement size chart.  For jackets, I like having the finished measurements rather than child size chart.  You can pick the jacket size depending on the ease you desire. The tutorial also includes a color photo for each step resulting in guess free sewing. There are also suggestions on which stitches to use to sew knit to knit and knit to wovens.

Sewing the hoodie is a breeze.  I rate the pattern low intermediate due to the zipper and sewing the sleeves together at the end.  These two things are not difficult but you should feel confident sewing clothes. The hoodie has a professional finish with no exposed seams.

Don't want it reversible?  No problem!  Use a regular separating zipper and you can omit the interior pockets for a simple lined jacket.  The hoodie would be awesome with fleece exterior and knit interior for extra warmth.


The Hide n Go Seek Hoodie is reversible. Meaning you have to cut double the amount of pieces.  It's a LOT of cutting, but so worth it.  What is more difficult than the cutting, is picking fabrics - it took me an entire evening!
When picking fabrics, I grabbed colors I know my 4 year old likes.  As I mentioned before, she's very difficult to please. She hasn't liked much of what I've sewn for her recently.  I was quite nervous about how it would turn out in the end.  Shockingly, the wild and crazy fabrics came together fabulously.  She was so excited to find it waiting for her in the morning.  I received a big hug and 'thank you' from her. 
MAMA FOR THE WIN!

Not quite sure about the Hide n Seek Hoodie?  Then check out all other Fishsticks Patterns.

Perri Pullover by Cali Faye

Perri Pullover by Cali Faye

Fall is in the air, and for women that means layers and comfy clothes to walk through the leaves, pick apples, and chase after screaming toddlers who are constantly running away (oh wait, maybe that is just me!).  

The Perri Pullover from Cali Faye brings comfort and style to a whole new level - no more stealing your second half's oversized sweatshirt, this one is all for you!

Here are Trisha and Alexis to show it off......

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Raglan Sleeve Split Neck Top by Seamingly Smitten

Raglan Sleeve Split Neck Top by Seamingly Smitten

Today we continue in our Self Care Sewing week by sharing a newer pattern from Seamingly Smitten - the Raglan Sleeve Split Neck Top.  This is quite a fun pattern to play with, and I swear every version of it that I see looks completely different from the one before.  Check out Sarah and Brianne's take on this great fall staple...

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Sedona Vest by My Little Plumcake

Sedona Vest by My Little Plumcake

Sometimes, on rare occasions, you get a spark of something and your mind just won't let it go until you make it happen. Today's review of the My Little Plumcake Sedona Vest is my latest sewing project that would not stop haunting me until I caved. Inspiration did take a while and I really didn't feel a drive to work on this one when Suzanne first posted the call for the review. After thinking about it for a while and thinking outside the box of fabrics I normally work with, a vision was born and I ran with it.

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Rose Ruffle Tee by Made For Mermaids

Rose Ruffle Tee by Made For Mermaids

So I have been going into overdrive making a Fall Wardrobe for Mack - don't worry, I'll show off her collection soon!  I am lucky enough to get some hand-me-downs from friends, but honestly, even though the other girls I know are older - most of them are smaller.  Mack just has a broad and tall build, so my 2 year old needs a size 4, but even 4 tops can be short on her long torso.

Sewing Mama to the rescue!!!!

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Amy Dress By My Childhood Treasures

Amy Dress By My Childhood Treasures

Today we share an adorable review that is just perfect for Fall and for School.  I'm a huge fan of the warm and toasty dress designs from My Childhood Treasures, and the new Amy Dress does not disappoint.

Here are Kara and Carrie to show off their creations and give you a full rundown of the pattern....

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