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Side Flounce Hack for Sugar Pea Tunic

One of our fantastic customers came up with this hack, to put the flounces only on the sides of the Sugar Pea. What a great fabric saver! Here's how she did it:   First, find the hip notch on the skirt piece, and fold/cut a straight line through it as shown (the notch...

Adding the Grow Fonder cowl to the Sugar Pea

Goober Pea Designs is a Canadian business, and we love to support our fellow Canadian sewing businesses! So when I started seeing our customers adding the cowl from the Grow Fonder by Apple Tree Sewing Patterns to the Sugar Pea Tunic and Dress, I was thrilled and...

Covered Sleeve Hack for the Stylin Snuggler

One of our fantastic Facebook group admins, Dee Jacob-Olsthoorn, made an adorable Stylin Snuggler using the snap hack, and modified the sleeves to cover her adorable baby boy's hands. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make this modification yourself! First, take the...

Little Bow Danica – an adorable pattern mash up!

Ever wanted to make Little Bow Pea into a dress? Well here's a super easy way to do that, by mashing it up with the Danica Dress! First, place the Danica pattern (front - slim skirt or full skirt, both will work) on your fabric, and fold back the neckline to make room...

An Escape Proof Sleep Sack for your Little Houdini!

Right here. This is where it all started. My little cutie started shoving things into her (regular) sleep sack...

How to Modify the Sugar Pea to have a Gathered Skirt/Flounce

Recently someone asked me if the Sugar Pea could be done with a gathered flounce instead of circle skirt, when working with limited fabric. Just a couple of weeks later, I ended up wanting to make a Sugar Pea with this beautiful Silent Night fabric (from Sew Lovely...

How to Modify the Sugar Pea to a Simple Peplum Top

  The Sugar Pea is a gorgeous show-stopper and one of my favorite sews, but recently I found myself wanting to make something a bit simpler from these fantastic grunge stripes (Northern Rose Fabrics). Since I always have my Sugar Pea pattern pieces easily accessible,...

Single Tier Hack for Sugar Pea Tunic – perfect for swim tops!

I wanted to make my daughter a swim top from the Sugar Pea pattern, but was concerned about it being a bit too heavy when wet. So I decided to shorten it to a single tier - here's how I did it: First I measured the difference in length between the short and long tunic...

How to add an Adjustable Breakaway Safety Chin Strap to Any Sun Hat

Cord locks are very useful for adjusting a strap or drawstring, but they can be dangerous, especially on something like a sun hat, where the chin strap could get caught on playground equipment and encircle the neck. To make a chin strap adjustable AND safe, you can...

Danica and Sugar Pea Mash-Up

Did you know that it's super easy to put the Danica neckline on the Sugar Pea, or vice versa? The two patterns have identical armscyes and chest circumference, so you can simply line them up and trace one neckline onto the other piece! In the picture below, you can...