A Barbie Dress & Dress for Your Daughter in One Night

The other night my daughter asked me to make a her a dress for her Barbie-type doll. It was actually a Cinderella doll. I made one very quickly; with her at my side, watching the process. My process: I took a piece of scrap fabric (measured for desired skirt length) & sewed along one side with a gathering stitch. After that, I sewed a straight hem at the bottom. I took an old baby sock & cut the bottom off. Then, I sewed it behind the ruffle to form a strapless top to the dress. After that, I sewed a grosgrain ribbon to the waist to cover where the top & the bottom met. I left enough ribbon loose to […]

How I Made Ruffle Pants from My Daughter’s Old Clothes

I am pretty crazy about ruffle pants. ¬†You know, like these: I have made several of these for my daughter because they usually cost anywhere […]

Reclaiming Our Spaces: Katie’s Dress-Up Bag

This week I came up with a solution for the large pile of dress-up clothes/gear on Katie’s floor that I mentioned here & here. I […]


Inspiration comes from many places. I get very inspired by fabrics! Lately I have been searching for new websites to purchase fabrics and have found […]

I’m sewing!! (Baby Burp Cloth)

First of all this ISN’T a “how to” post because I just had my first lesson today and so I’m obviously still learning! I’m loving […]