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…

Lily Giggle Blog Tour: Jujube Dress

Once upon a time, in the early days of Snickerdoodle Stew, Lily Giggle patterns (affiliate link) made a Christmas appearance. And then a Valentine’s Day encore. Needless to say, when Lily Giggle went on hiatus at the end of 2013, the PDF pattern world had a tiny hole in its collective heart.  You can imagine how excited…

BundleUP Boy’s Edition: Butler Britches by Brownie Goose

I’ve had so much fun sewing for the guys in my life with this latest installment BundleUP.  I’ve made the Butler Britches, the Zee’s Tee, and the Winter Wear Aviator pants.  There are still 9 other patterns I haven’t tried! When I was planning out my projects and I decided to do the Butler Britches…

One Thimble: Honey Gum Dress by Ainslee Fox

Over the seven jeweled hills, beyond the seventh fall, In the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, dwells Snow White, Fairest of them all. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 I seriously can’t get enough of this dress.  I’ve tried my hardest to not get suckered into making too many character dresses, but the minute I…

Lovely as a Summer Day

C’mon…sing it with me… La la la– la– la la, La la la– la– la la My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day…. I’ve seriously been singing Stevie Wonder ever since I laid eyes on Cherie, this amazing, French-inspired fabric from Frances Newcombe and Art Gallery Fabrics.  It just whispers open air markets and…

One Thimble Volume 4: Traveller Tee and Urbanite Pants

It’s here!  Another amazing edition of the amazing One Thimble Ezine! As you might have read in previous posts, I am SO loving everything that is One Thimble.  It’s not often that you subscribe to an Ezine or Pattern of the Month Club and love everything.  In fact, in my experience, you get a lot…

Well Hello, Dot Com!

I am SO excited about this! Snickerdoodle Stew now has its own dot com!!! But don’t worry…not much is changing. I will still be sewing up a storm! I will also be adding more lifestyle posts to round out the blog and hopefully give me more opportunities to post!

The Elements Collection

Ever since I laid eyes on it, I’ve been a huge fan of Parson Gray‘s fabric. For those of you that don’t know, the genius behind Parson Gray is designer/rocker David Butler. A.K.A. “Mr. Amy Butler.” I had a few pieces in my stash ‘o fabric and I had no idea what I was going…

800 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

800 Facebook Fans!  Shut the front door!!! I’d first like to thank the Academy…wait…wrong speech. I’d like to thank YOU!  My wonderful peeps that have shared and liked and bought to make this possible!  In return, I’m giving you the opportunity to WIN an amazing prize! One lucky duck will win their choice of ANY…

What is Snickerdoodle Stew?

I’m sure you all are dying to know why in the world I would call this “Snickerdoodle Stew!”  Are we talking dessert?  Or soup?  Or what?! When I was little, I had this crazy, silk screened t-shirt that I LOVED to wear.  I don’t remember much about the exact details, other than it was lime…