Author: Kelly Ballou

Once Upon a Pattern

Once Upon a Pattern

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I have never had so much fun working on a pattern or been so excited for a pattern release as I was with the Once Upon a Pattern! It was such a fun process from planning all the options and sewing up test versions, to […]

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Free Movie Night Pajamas

Free Movie Night Pajamas

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The Movie Night Pajamas have been out for awhile now, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about them. They’re one of my favorite things to sew. They’re easy, cute, and perfect for all the knits you’ve been hoarding (that’s not just me, […]

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Lined Lace Linden Shorts Tutorial

Lined Lace Linden Shorts Tutorial

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Today I’m going to show you how I made these cute lace, lined Linden Shorts. I used a pretty eyelet fabric from Cali Fabrics. I have a problem with wanting to sew all the printed fabric and then my daughter likes to pick out her […]

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Juniper and Birch Mash-Up

Juniper and Birch Mash-Up

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Usually for Christmas I make my daughter some fancy dress that gets worn once and then stored in the back of the closet, so this year I decided to make her something more practical. I combined the Juniper and Birch patterns to make a collared […]

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Pillowcase Tutorial

Pillowcase Tutorial

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In the last post, I showed you how to make a fun sleeping bag for the kids. Now I’ll show¬† you how to make a matching pillowcase.   My daughter was so thrilled with this set that she couldn’t wait to take photos, which is […]

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Child Sleeping Bag Tutorial

Child Sleeping Bag Tutorial

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Need a fun present to go along with the Movie Night or Holiday Night PJs? This sleeping bag and pillowcase are the perfect accessory! They’re fun for sleepovers, camping, or movie night at home.   I’ve divided the tutorial up to make it easier to […]

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Free Princess Dress Pattern & Tutorial

Free Princess Dress Pattern & Tutorial

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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 […]

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