September snuck up on me!

Liams 2nd Birthday will be here in less than two weeks! I won’t be throwing him a party this year but will of course make his day really special. ❤ I’ve ordered him a custom cake from a vegan bakery called MudPie in Westport. It’s the same place I bought his 1st birthday cake. 🙂 (He has a dairy and peanut allergy so that is why it is vegan.) They are so friendly and helpful. Their coffee and baked goods are great too!  Definitely check them out if you’re ever down in that area!!

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A couple of weeks back I made him this shirt that ended up looking like a scrub top lol so I did not post it. I really hope to make more boys clothing the next few months because I NEVER do! I haven’t had any time to make him an outfit or ANY gifts this year *boo hoo!!* :(( but here is his outfit from last year:liam1st

 At the end of the month I will be a bridesmaid in my best friends wedding and Sophia will be one of the flower girls so we’ll have to travel out of town for that. We can’t wait 🙂 But all of these preparations plus sewing for work leave little to zero time for pleasure sewing. I will be around but probably not with any new creations (even though I have about a million things I would love to make!!)  I have also been thinking a lot lately about what I would like to do long term for my career, what my goals are. I have been looking into schools in the area and trying to make decisions regarding that.

(If you were wondering about the top I was testing for Amelie & Henri, Kerri has put it on hold because we ran into some bumps and women’s patterns are just naturally harder to draft. Everyones bodies are so different. I hope to be able to finish that soon and share because I am really happy with it so far) 


Here are some pictures from my babies FIRST Birthday!! We had such a fun day. It was circus themed. I had little popcorn boxes for the self serve candy bar and cotton candy in glasses. Mason jar glasses with paper straws topped with mustaches. I borrowed two bouncy houses also and the kids loved them!


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Hope to be sewing and creating soon 🙂







RIP favorite tshirt <3

I’ve had this same T-shirt since high school from Urban Outfitters and it is my absolute favorite. It’s fitted through the bust somewhat and then flows away from the body in a really pretty silhouette. Everyone always asked if I was pregnant because it really does look like a maternity shirt LOL Comfiest shirt ever!!
Well.. It passed away a couple of nights ago. I completely deconstructed it because it had too much wear and large holes started forming.
I don’t have any great photos of it on me before because it was just in pretty bad shape. BUT, I was able to take it apart carefully and use it as a base for a new shirt and it is almost identical!! I am so so so proud!! And super excited because that means I can recreate this top that is no longer sold, a million times over if I want!! So here are a few pics and I just *know* that you’ll be as pumped as I am 😉




Fabric is a lightweight red tag knit from Joanns.

I love it!! I know most will think “wow.. a tshirt” HAHA but its so much more than that!

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My “Caroline” pattern test for Mouse House Creations

I had the privilege of testing a new women’s top/dress pattern by Mouse House Creations
It’s a very classic design with a ton of included options.

* 5 sleeve lengths: sleeveless, cap, short, 3/4 length, and long.
* 4 skirt lengths: peplum, above knee, at knee, and below knee.
* 2 skirt styles: gathered and pleated
* 2 neckline heights
* optional peter pan collar
* optional inseam pockets
* optional belt loops

I chose to do the peplum with collar option which I LOVE!
This was my first time inserting a zipper and a collar and her instructions were awesome. 🙂
I see many more of these in my closet for sure!

She even has this in little girl sizes so Sophia and I can match!!

The pattern is now available here:

Here comes the photo bomb!







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