Cocoon Dress from The Sew What Club



If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen me talk about the Sew What Club. It’s the brainchild of Kelly from Sewing in No Man’s Land and it’s GENIUS!

When you subscribe, you get 1-2 brand new patterns every single month designed by Kelly &/or a featured designer.  You can choose between either children’s patterns or women’s and the subscription is way cheaper than buying the patterns individually!  (Psss…one of those featured designers is me!  Can’t wait to show you what I’m working on for January’s women’s pattern.  I’m in love with it!)

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Sisters Trip to Sedona + tips for getting a baby to sleep in a hotel room!



My amazing sister-in-law Xan and her family will soon be leaving Arizona and moving across the country.  She invited all her sisters and SIL’s to a quick trip to Sedona as a last hurrah before she moves away.  We just got back and had THE best time!

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Infinite A-line Hack: Faux Leather & Circle Skirt



One of my original visions for the Infinite A-line Dress Pattern was hacking it into a fit and flare dress: one with a fitted waist and gathered or twirly skirt.  Participating in the Lil Luxe Design challenge was a great excuse!

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Introducing: The Calypso Culottes Pattern!


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GUYS! I am so excited to be releasing the Calypso Culottes pattern!  I’m in love with the fact that culottes are BACK (um, who else totally rocked them in the ’80’s?) and this pattern is the quickest, cutest way to get some in your little munchkins’ closets!

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Biker Girl Chic


Hold on to your seats, friends because this is my contribution to the Sew n’ Style Design Contest by Lil Luxe Collection!  It is wild and a little insane and there’s lots of vegan leather everywhere but it was SO much fun to make.  Plus, little Vivsie modeled it all and her abundance of sass most definitely manifests itself in these pictures.  Enjoy!

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More Cosi Swimsuits!



 Today marks the first of September! And September is traditionally associated with fall leaves, new school beginnings and cooler weather.  Meanwhile, it’s still upwards of 110 degrees here in hell the Valley of the Sun.

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Infinite A-line Hack: Bias Tape Trim



As a seamstress/sewist/sewer (whatever kids are calling us these days) I am, quite frankly, extremely lazy.  I also happen to hate making neck facings.  When creating the Infinite A-line pattern I chose to fully line the bodice because of this facing-hatred but then I’m confronted with my laziness when I have to make a lining each time I sew the dress.  Ah, the dilemma.

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Sewing and Swimming



Sewing swimsuits really freaks a lot of people out.  I was one of those people until last year when I found a cute vintage-style one piece pattern for myself.  I tried it out and, after some tweaking, got one of the most flattering swimsuits I’ve ever owned.  YESSSS!

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Baby Quilt: Girly Version



Today I get to show you the pretty pink version of the baby quilts I made for the little nugget!  This one took a lot longer than the boy version but I love it.

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Baby Marilyn Newborn Photos

My neighbor and friend Lindsey is an amazing photographer.  She knows how to capture the perfect moments and masters light like a pro.  Um, maybe that’s cause she IS a pro.  She took these newborn pictures of our sweet Marilyn June and I’m in love.  Hope you enjoy!


P.S. If you’re in the Phoenix area, check out Lindsey’s website!

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