Free Princess Dress Pattern & Tutorial

This year for Halloween my daughter decided she wanted to be Princess Sofia, then it was Snow White, then Ariel, and finally by the time she reached Belle it was time to order fabric so that’s what we went with. I’m not sure who was more excited for this dress me or her. I had so much fun creating this, and seeing how happy she […]

Sew a Little Seam Hadley Sewing Pattern

Hadley Cross Back Hack

In this post I’m going to show you how to create this cute cross back hack for the Hadley pattern. It’s a simple hack and can be made with knit or woven. The length of your straps will alter where the back of the dress falls. For this cherry version the straps were shorter and the back is higher than the blue version. You could […]

Paper Bag Waistband Tutorial

Paper Bag Waist Tutorial

Adding a paper bag waistband is a quick and cute way to change up your Linden shorts or skirt. If making sizes 12mo to 5 years, you will need 3/4″ elastic. If making sizes 6 to 12 years,  you will need 1″ elastic. Cut elastic the length noted in the full length elastic chart. Cut your pattern pieces as you would normally, using the full elastic […]

Sew a Little Seam Linden Shorts In Knit

Making Your Linden Shorts with Knit

I love the look of the traditional Linden Shorts in a denim or twill, but sometimes I just want to sew something up that is quick, easy, and comfortable for my kiddos. The Linden Shorts in French terry or similar sturdy knits do the trick.   In the following tutorial I’m going to show you how to modify the Linden shorts to sew them up faster with knits. It took be […]

Juniper Sewing Pattern Hack

Juniper Hack: Ruffles and Elastic Bottom

One of my favorite things to do is modify my patterns. There are so many ways to switch them up with just some simple changes. Today I’m going to show you how to add this cute ruffle detail and elastic bottom to the Juniper Top and Dress. You could choose to add just ruffles, just the elastic bottom, or mix and match between the other Juniper options–front […]

Free Anna Dress Pattern

Anna Pinafore Dress Free Pattern

I grew up on The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, so when my daughter started to get the princess bug, I was pretty excited to have an excuse to sew all the princess things. Her current obsession is anything Anna & Elsa, so I made her a version of the dress toddler Anna wore in the movie for our recent trip to Disney […]

Hadley Pattern Button Hack

A Button Hadley for Layering

I started working on a sleeve add-on for the Hadley Top, Tunic & Dress pattern, but for now it’s been pushed back a few projects. But, I have a fun way to use the Hadley in colder weather! This fall I posted a button front hack that is perfect for layering a shirt under. You can find the tutorial here. I made this Hadley with a sweet […]