Focus on Fall- Greenstyle Creations

One of the best things about sewing for my kiddos is the satisfaction of knowing that I not only made something that they can wear, with my own two hands, but that they LOVE wearing it and ask to wear it again and again. I’m pleased to add these great Greenstyle Creations patterns to my…

Izzy & Ivy Sew Along- The Evie Skirt- Day Four

Congratulations! This is our final day of the sew along and probably one of the easiest! Today we will take our waistband piece and add it to our skirt, insert the elastic, and finish up our pretty new skirt! If you’re new here, check out my post from Day One to see how you can…

Izzy & Ivy Sew Along- The Evie Skirt- Day Three

Yesterday we finished up the stripwork portion of the Evie skirt and today we will be working on the waistband. A really fast sew today compared to sewing up all of those strips of fabric! But they are SO worth it in the end. If you are just now joining us, head over to Day…

Izzy & Ivy Sew Along- The Evie Skirt- Day Two

It’s Day 2!  I’m so excited to see the fabrics that you all have chosen for your Evie Skirt! If you haven’t done that yet, you still have time to catch up. If you haven’t bought your pattern, there’s still time to do that! Evie will be on sale in the Izzy & Ivy Etsy…

Izzy & Ivy Sew Along- The Evie Skirt- Day One

I am SO very excited to have our very first sew along hosted here at Snickerdoodle Stew! I love the Evie dress as it is, but what a fun way to extend your little one’s wardrobe by turning it into a skirt? We’re not going to do any sewing today. Go ahead and pick out…

Distant as the Milky Way

I’ve had such a blast getting to know Frances from Belly Buttons Boutique and Frances Newcombe Design.  We’ve emailed and messaged and even talked about Skyping!  I love getting to know creative people and it’s always fun when you find things in common. Her new line, Cherie, from Art Gallery Fabrics, lives up to the…

Charlotte Apron Dress, Parson Gray Style

Last month Lindsay, from The Cottage Mama, posted about this amazing contest and giveaway on her blog.  All you had to do was sew up one of her gorgeous patterns and then post it in her group on Facebook.  Easy peasy, right?  I didn’t think I was going to have the time, but then people…

Twirly Tallulah

My last post mentioned how much fun I’ve had playing with patterns from my employer, Izzy & Ivy Designs.  While a lot of modern sewists rely heavily on PDF patterns, Izzy & Ivy started out as a paper pattern company.  I have the benefit of drawing from those patterns as well, so I really have…

Tallulah + Evie = Tallevie

I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life.  I started out cleaning bathrooms in office buildings in High School and working in a dry cleaners in college.  I’ve worked retail at Bath & Body Works and in a bank.  I also taught music for 9 years before I had kids and then the year…