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Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

The time is right, Crafters! Time to make something wild and crazy and fun and (only slightly) ridiculous! Why? Because it’s 2021, so why not?! 🙂 Get all the bright-colored fabric you can find and join me for the sewing adventure! I began with inspiration […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY

Is it just me, or does Mother’s Day kind of sneak up on us?! If you are still looking for a cute gift for Mom, then check out some of our favorite quick-and-easy DIY’s! These projects all use basic supplies and straightforward techniques. I hope […]

Upcycled Clothes from Free Stuff: Men’s Shirts

Upcycled Clothes from Free Stuff: Men’s Shirts

Hi Crafters! 🙂 It is TIME for a spring upcycling project! I have the perfect candidates in mind… two men’s shirts that I got for FREE! While I love the fabric, length, and detailing on both of these shirts, they need to be refashioned before […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

It’s hard to not get inspired by spring! The temperatures are warming up, while all the plants are leafing and blooming like crazy! I am officially ready to bring out my spring/summer dresses for a day in the sun! Or I could make dresses… that’s […]

DIY Earrings: Pom-Pom Fruit

DIY Earrings: Pom-Pom Fruit

Anybody want to DIY some fun, new jewelry? Anybody love pom-poms, bright colors, fruit, and all things spring?! (Hey, me too!!! 🙂 ) In today’s project, felt leaves , felt stems, and earrings backings transform tiny pom-poms into cute fruit earrings! 🙂 Let’s get started! […]

Spring Prairie Dress

Spring Prairie Dress

Happy spring, Crafters!!! 🙂 Of course, spring weather calls for spring sewing, and I have a very spring-y dress project in mind today! I have been envisioning a prairie/peasant-style maxi dress in a floral print, just the thing to wear right now! Here is my […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Today’s project is inspired by both cottagecore aesthetics AND fashion from the 1970s! What do these things have in common?? Let’s pick a vintage pattern, iron lots of cute fabric, and find out! Come along for the sewing adventure! 🙂 I started off with a […]

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff

Hi Crafters! Today’s project is all about upcycling old clothes into “new” pieces for your wardrobe! To add to the challenge, I am only refashioning clothing that I got for FREE! Here are my two upcycle candidates- a wool sweater (that is the wrong color […]

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

I’ve had so much fun sewing my cottagecore and prairie dresses, but I am missing an important accessory! That missing piece is a pinafore apron! After lots of research, I discovered a vintage apron pattern from the 1940s (Simplicity 1221). This pattern includes several cute […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

I have had lots of fun exploring the “cottagecore” trend through my sewing! (Check out some of my videos below!) But, it turns out this aesthetic is nothing new! There have been many times in history when romantic/rustic/peasant/farm/old-fashioned-y styles have been popular! That got me […]