A is for Aylah: CKC Sew the Alphabet

Remember when I said I don’t do resolutions?

Well, this is where I find myself at the beginning of a new year… Signing up for yet another challenge.

I attempted this one last year with CKC’s ABC character sew-a-long. and you saw I made it all the way to letter C! Super impressive, no?

Well, since I did so well last year in following through with my Hexie temperature quilt… I am going to try another challenge as well.

One of my favorite pattern companies is having an alphabet sew-a-long … They have a schedule where every two weeks a letter is posted & participants sew a pattern that begins with that letter.

My personal goal is to sew one of their patterns that I own, but have not sewn up yet. Yes, that means I have probably every letter of the alphabet in patterns of things I have yet to try and sew. Don’t judge me.

For A I chose Aylah’s Knit Twirly Skirt because it is an awesome stash buster for me, and after last weeks 52 weeks sewing challenge, I found a lot of scraps I need to bust.

I had some help with this: I asked Georgia if she wanted to help me make her a new skirt… This girl. If you are a personal friend of ours or you have followed LadyBeez business, our children have been modeling for me their whole lives…

This one, however, certainly has the posing thing down. On top of that she is quite the little designer. So apart from me actually sewing this together, she picked out and arranged all the fabrics.

Oh this mama’s heart. It’s so bittersweet watching your little girl grew up before your eyes. I wish I could freeze time……


Itzy Knit Dress: Pattern Review

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a pattern review…..but I couldn’t let this one go unnoticed!

It’s everything I love about creating a beautiful, one of a kind, piece of clothing.

First of all, it’s written for KNITS! That means COMFY AND SOFT to my kids.

My favorite part, though….it’s the Ultimate Scrap Buster! This also makes the possibilities endless when it comes to mixing and matching fabrics! (And if you’ve been around here long, you KNOW that’s my jam) An added bonus for kids…it’s a knot closure, so it will last a LONG time as far as fit, because it will grow with you!

This was the first version of the pattern….it’s got a little bit different look, due to some measurement changes, but I love it so much, I still had to show you!

If you need this Pattern in your life (and you do) You can find it here at Create Kids Couture ….better yet, it’s on sale this first release week!

I’m so excited that Itzy Released today! Think I might just have to make another one!


Sewing My Stash Off, Week 3: Letter M

It’s only week 3, and I’m already breaking my own rules.

I’m not going to lie, this gave me great anxiety all week, and I almost printed a letter C pattern Thursday morning because I thought I was letting myself down….failing at my goals….letting my people down…..and then I realized

I made up this weird challenge…and I’m the only one participating….so who would know the difference? Me. Obviously (insert eye roll emoji)

I am, however, powering through. I keep telling myself it’s fine. I figure if I say that enough, by next week, I’ll believe it. (harder eye roll emoji)

Anywhoodle, the reason M follows B in the little alphabetical challenge I’m playing is I joined a Sew-A-Long this week….and I think you’ll enjoy the results.

The Pattern is named Mattia. (From CKC Patterns who also hosts these fun SAL on Facebook)

This pattern is available in Girls….Babies….Tweens…Women….and wait for it…..


Oh my goodness! Look at the cuteness of these Dolly and Me sets I made.

I didn’t break any other rule…these were all out of my Stash fabrics….hence the creative color coordinates

And I will be listing them for sale as sets in my Winter Love Sale on Facebook….

Because it’s Wisconsin here….and it’s FREEZING…..I couldn’t think of a better use of some FLEECE!

The pattern features a cross body wrap look on front and back with an asymmetrical skirt (hi-lo)

And in case you were wondering….the twirl game is strong with this one!

And, I can’t forget to mention….the doll pattern is sized for 14″, 15″, and 18″ dolls!  Just so they are all included 😉

Do you know a little girl that needs a set? ❤️❤️


Sewing My Stash Off, Week 2- Pattern Letter B: Belinda

I struggled a bit choosing the pattern this week. I have so many “B” named patterns but almost all of them are summer styles… and this Wisconsin girl is not feeling very summery this 2nd week of January 🥶

Remember my rules: only Stash fabric may be used to try out these “new to me” patterns

Well, I went waaay back….

If you know me I’m a crazy sentimental nut. I treasure memories and keepsakes to a fault. (Don’t even get me started on pictures) God blessed me with an amazing memory, and I love it…but it’s bittersweet too. I’m so grateful my memories are vivid though. They help me carry on so much happiness in my heart. Our time here on earth is so short.

Okay, so what in the world does this have to do with sewing my Stash Off?!?! Well, I’ll tell you: the pattern I used is Belinda’s Button Up Dress from CKC patterns ….and I immediately knew what I was going to do:

See that bottom piece? The button up skirt…. it’s my husband’s. 😍. It’s a shirt he wore ALL. THE. TIME. Before we were married ….I can still see him in it. At any rate, I’ve had a small pile of his shirts sitting in my sewing room to use in some way….and this was perfect!

Oh, and don’t think I left the boys out! I used the scraps to make a bow tie

Do you have a Daddy’s girl that would love to wear a dress made out of Daddy’s shirt? Or boys that could use a bow tie made from Daddy’s shirt? What about a special grandpa or uncle?

I wish I would have taken a picture of Georgia when I showed her this dress and explained why it was so special….she Lit up! Instead, I’ll leave you with this. She puppy -dog-eyed, pleaded to wear it to school immediately 😍


Sewing My Stash Off: Week 1, Pattern Letter A: Andrea

Since this is the beginning of my pattern sewing challenge, I thought I would start with a little explanation.

Over the years, I have accumulated many patterns that I’ve never even opened….. Coupled with a stash of fabric that I feel is being neglected…..

So here I am with my 2019 sewing 🧵 goal….to Sew my Stash Off!

I do purchase patterns from many companies online, but the majority of them come from So much so, I’ve got an alphabet of patterns I have yet to print and sew 😳.

No more. I will sew them. (Well at least 26 of them)

This week we begin with A

A for Andrea

As with many of the patterns for women…there a SO MANY OPTIONS. The part of this style that doesn’t change, however is the Wide neck…. however, sleeve length, ruffles on sleeves (0-3) , and top to dress length is all available in size XXS-3X

Isn’t that so cool!

I chose 3/4 length sleeves, 2 ruffles (one lace), and the tall top length.

I’m not trying to be dramatic here, honest…I’m talking to the dog

See, he’s so needy! 😜🐶

I love this in a solid with the lace under ruffle, but it would be super cute in a floral or print too!

What do you think? What style would you want to wear?