Gathered Summer Skirt – free skirt pattern

gathered skirt

Well, it took me a while, but it’s here at last.  Do you remember I wrote a while back about a skirt I wore during the Cayman Islands’ first ever sewing meet-up?  Robin suggested I should sew a skirt like the one I was wearing, and immediately I knew it … Continue reading

Mens Pajama Shorts with Pockets – Father’s Day Idea

Mens Pajama Shorts

For most men I know, nothing beats a sunny warm morning, a cup of coffee, and some good reading material by the porch, balcony, or in the back yard –but hanging out there cool enough without scaring the neighbors sometimes can be a little challenging.  I’ve got two men living … Continue reading

Two Become One – Free T-shirt Dress Pattern

Free dress pattern. I love how this dress can be made to look like a t-shirt and skirt with belt, or how you can make it to look like a regular dress.

Need a comfy every day dress?  One that looks good no matter where you go, and one that can take on the look of separates or be sewn in the same fabric throughout?  Then the Two Become One Dress is for you. I became fascinated with this style of dress … Continue reading

The Hoodie Pattern and Tutorial

hoodie pattern

This is the easiest hoodie pattern and tutorial I could come up with.  I have tried my best to simplify the method, but still, I believe it is for the intermediate to the advanced seamstress.  As promised, we are going to slowly work our way into comfortable workout clothing.  This is … Continue reading

Turtleneck Top Pattern – For The Cold Winter Ahead

turtleneck top pattern

This is the turtleneck top pattern.  It will make one of the most simple, but versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Dressing in layers is the key to staying comfortable in the winter months and as a bonus, helps you save some money on heating.  Placing your thermostat to 17C (62F) … Continue reading

Sexy 30 Minute Easy Skirt Tutorial

So Sew Easy - 30 minutes to a sexy skirt. Step by step tutorial on how to make this yourself.

I simply cannot believe this was SO EASY!  If you want an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear skirt that’s flattering, and so cheap to make then read on because this post is for YOU. Want a really easy skirt pattern? See this skirt above?  It took just minutes to make and I assure you … Continue reading

The Wear Everywhere Skirt – free pattern

Wear Everywhere Skirt

Everyone needs a wardrobe of good basic skirts. Ones you can wear every day or for lots of different occasions.  This Wear Everywhere Skirt fits the bill perfectly.  A classic straight skirt with a single inverted pleat center front, makes this skirt easy to wear, ideal for the office, working, … Continue reading

The Perfect for Work Dress Pattern – Free

Just what I've been looking for. Free pattern for a work dress that looks smart but fun.

You might have noticed that I lost some weight this year.  35lbs !  Yay.  Gradually it had crept on over the last 3 years and now it’s gone again.  So to celebrate, I wanted to make something figure-hugging, a new dress I knew my husband would love.  Something for work … Continue reading

Color Block Skirt – Free Skirt Pattern

Free skirt pattern. Love this color block skirt with the fade away panels on the side that make me look instantly slimmer!

The free pattern for December is nice and simple – none of us have time for complicated sewing this time of year!  So here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit. Make this skirt all … Continue reading

Transformable Easy Cardigan: Dressing in Layers

easy cardigan

Dressing in layers with an easy cardigan was what was on people’s minds the day I took the survey on our Facebook chat group.  With over 32,000 members, it’s sometimes hard to find a consensus, but this time, I happened to agree with what the group seemed to be saying. … Continue reading