Paper Bag Waistband Tutorial

Paper Bag Waist Tutorial

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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 […]

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Sew a Little Seam Linden Shorts In Knit

Making Your Linden Shorts with Knit

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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 […]

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Juniper Sewing Pattern Hack

Juniper Hack: Ruffles and Elastic Bottom

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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 […]

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Free Anna Dress Pattern

Anna Pinafore Dress Free Pattern

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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 […]

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Puppy Costume Free Pattern

Animal Costume Tutorial and Free 2T Pattern

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I love Halloween! The candy, the decorations, the costumes….the candy. This year both my kids chose their own costume and my daughter wanted to be a puppy. And surprisingly for a two year old, she didn’t waver in her decision even a few weeks later. My son on the other hand will change his mind a million times until I tell him it’s too late. So […]

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Lace Poncho Tutorial

Lace Poncho Tutorial

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I have a super quick and cute tutorial for you today for a lace poncho. I have the dimensions for a 2T size, but I’ll show you how to take a couple quick measurements to make any size. I used a stretch lace with a gorgeous tassel trim from Sincerely Rylee, but you could also use a variety of knits and trims to make it […]

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Hadley Button Top

Hadley Button Hack

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Today I have another hack for the Hadley Top & Dress. I’ve been wanting to add button closures to the front straps for a long time and today I’m going to show you how. This will be a great hack leading up to cooler weather since it would look really cute layered.   I used a sweet Robert Kaufman voile for this version. My daughter was super excited she got to eat […]

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