I run, I craft, I write, and I make your favorite clothes.

I've never met anything I couldn't sew. Sewing makes me happy. I specialize in heirloom-quality garments and modern but timeless design. I love the challenge of creating garments specific to your needs, whether a tutu for a sensitive little ballerina, an extra tough pair of pants that is soft on the inside for that rough and tumble kid, your every day favorite clothes, or an elaborate formal gown. When it comes to sewing, I make things happen!

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Rachel Gander has a new tee pattern available that is just perfect for beginners, and begging for personalization. I was invited to participate in her tumble tour to help launch her sweet pattern. I can definitely see us making a lot of these around here. With just two pieces (three or four if you choose the colorblocking options) Ella will be making her very own as her first “sewing with knits” project. I made this last Friday and she has already worn it 4 times (yes, that’s every. single. day.)

My sweetheart was oh so happy to have a new knit dress, and more thrilled when she saw what I had planned…Briar Rose Strawberries (I got them from Pink Castle Fabrics)

I modified the pattern by cutting the front piece on the fold instead of in two pieces, and then I added collar and sleeve bands for a little contrast. Details can be found in my little graphic:


Ella wasn’t feeling very model-y, but she did want to go for a little hike, so sport setting, engaged, I captured her in spurts of action)


Please be sure to check out my fellow tumble tour reviewers!

8.5 Sew Sweetness & The Crafty Kitty

8.6 One Girl Circus & luvinthemommyhood

8.7 Sew Delicious & Living with Punks

8.8 girl like the sea & Suburbia Soup

8.9 Buzzmills & Miss Matatabi

8.12 Alida Makes & Max California

8.13 Crafterhours & Kitschy Coo

8.14 La Inglesita & sew chibi

8.15 EmmylouBeeDoo & LBG Studio

8.16 Petit a Petit and Family & girl. Inspired

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  • rachael {imagine gnats} August 6, 2013, 5:12 pm

    oh, i love the idea of Ella making her very own!! and what perfect fabrics you chose :) thank you! XO

  • Melissa August 6, 2013, 5:35 pm

    So sweet! Would love to see pictures of the dress :)

    • Karen August 7, 2013, 12:38 am

      I finally got them up, Melissa! Ella was rather wiggly, so photographs were a challenge!

  • Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures August 7, 2013, 8:55 pm

    What a cute dress! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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