How to Add Grow Cuffs to the Talia Tiered Dress

A "grow cuff" is an extra long cuff that enables a stretchy top or dress to be worn with the cuffs folded up at first, and then unfolded as the child grows, for longer wear. Grow cuffs are most effective when used with a longer top (or a dress), so the top length does not […]

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Mabel Puffed Sleeves with No Sleeve Band

If you have a child with sensitivities to seams (or just want to try a different look!), here is a great way to sew the Mabel puffed sleeve with a long undersleeve and ditch the band! When using this method, there is no seam against the child's bicep - just a smooth sleeve, with the […]

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Adding a Drawstring to Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots (for knit fabrics) OR the Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots (for woven fabrics) to have a drawstring. This method can be used on all versions of the boots, with or without cuffs. I used stretch corduroy and sherpa lining for these boots, both from Mimifabrics. You can cut your pieces […]

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Non-reversible Stellar Sleep Sack with feet/cuffs

The new footed/cuffed version of the Stellar Sleep Sack is designed to be reversible, but in some cases you may to do an easier non-reversible construction method – particularly if you do not wish to line the feet. This blog tutorial will show you how to do this. Note – all seam allowances are 3/8″.  […]

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How to Make Lace Up Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots (for knit fabrics) OR Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots (for woven fabrics) with grommets for lacing up the sides, in place of the side zipper. I used some great cotton lycra from Wellington Fabrics for my outer fabric on these boots, and thicker bamboo fleece for the lining. The […]

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How to Make Slouchy Ruched Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots pattern to have a slouchy ruched boot top. This method could also be used for the Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots – but that pattern is sized for wovens, and most fabrics that would drape nicely for the slouchy look would be stretchy knits.  I used super soft bamboo […]

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How to Add Trim to the Talia Tiered Skirt

Trim is a fantastic way to add contrast when making the Talia tiered skirt (FREE pattern with email subscription – see more info here) in a single fabric color or print! You can either use store bought piping (but it must have stretch, if you want to use it at the waist seam) or make your […]

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How to Add Arm Holes to ANY Car Seat Poncho!

Are you planning to sew a car seat poncho, like maybe the zippered/size adjustable Goober Pea Pod (shown in this tutorial) or the FREE Snuggle Bunny Poncho, and want to add on some arm holes? Here’s an easy (and cute!) way to do it! You can even add them to ANY existing car seat poncho!! STEP A – […]

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How to Add a Neckband to the Snuggle Bunny Cape

My daughter has never liked hoods. I kept trying, hoping one winter she’d realize how great they are for keeping your neck warm. But this year, I threw in the towel and took the hood off her newest car seat poncho, and added a neckband instead. She loves it so much better! So, for those […]

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How to Sew a Tiered Skirt

***UPDATE: If you don’t want to do the calculations, we now offer a FREE sewing pattern for a dress with a tiered skirt, which you can mash with the Reverie or pretty much any other bodice with a seam at the natural waist! Check out the Talia Tiered Dress.*** When I was organizing my fabrics recently, […]

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Gold River Overalls - mashups with pants or shorts patterns

The NEW no-placket version of the Gold River Adventure Dress makes it super easy to mash up the top of the dress (bibs/waistband) with some shorts or pants from another pattern! Simply sew your pants or shorts, leaving the waistband off, and then sew them together with the overall top at the waist, just as you would […]

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Pleated Strap Hack for the Reverie

The Reverie is already a pretty fast sew, but the gathering does take some time. The Addison circle skirt add-on eliminates the skirt gathering, and here is a fun hack you can use to skip the strap gathering, with a pretty pleat! Start with the regular steps of sewing your bodice back, up until the point where you would […]

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