Skip to main content


The Seamwork Neenah

I've been kind of looking at this pattern for a while. I have resisted making it, however, because I never liked turtlenecks. The thought of a turtleneck took me back to those turtlenecks I hated so much when I was a little girl. I didn't really like things touching my neck, and some of them were just too tight.

**Disclosure: I have included my referral link to SEAMWORK in this post. If you choose to subscribe to Seamwork using my referral link, you'll receive a discount on your first month, and I'll receive credits towards my membership**

And I probably would have continued resisting this pattern, had I not gotten my hands on this beautiful ribbing. And ALL I could think about was how this beautiful ribbing would be so pretty sewn up with this pattern
I was going to have to get over myself and try a turtleneck. And I'm kind of glad I did.

This Fabric:
This beautiful ribbing is one of the new fabrics stocking this week at Amelia Lane Designs. This is a beautiful b…
Recent posts

Sewing SOCKS? - CKC Bobby's

Well, I almost always feel like I need more socks. I never feel like I have enough pairs, and half of them always seem to have holes somewhere in them. 
So, I was a bit intrigued when I saw the tester call for the SOCK sewing pattern. I had to try it, you know?  I've seen other people sewing socks, and have always kind of wanted to try them, but haven't. It seemed like the perfect opportunity
So, meet CKC BOBBY! You may have seen the kids' version in the past, but now you can get the adult version too, and they're all on sale right now!
I've never made the kids' version before, but I can tell you all about the adults' version! 
The Pattern:
The pattern includes womens' size 5- mens' size 15. There are a few measurements you'll take to get your perfect fit. It is really kind of neat how the pattern is made! 
For this pattern, you'll for sure want to pay close attention to the instructions. There are written instructions and a video explaining e…

Daniel's New Pajamas - CKC Josh

Well, a few months back, I saw a pre-order for this fabric. I KNEW Luke would love it, so I ordered some. I knew it was iffy whether or not Daniel would like it. But, for the last several weeks, he has REALLY gotten into Paw Patrol and Mighty Pups, so he fell in love with the print. He possibly likes it more than his brother.

So when I saw the tester call for the update of CKC Josh's Pajamas, I decided to use some of this really fun fabric and make Daniel a new pajama set. Kristen was really needing some testers for shorts to fill the test. Many testers wanted to do the pants version since we're mid-winter here in the U.S., but Daniel likes to sleep in shorts, so I applied to test!

Daniel loves them y'all!

Want to hear about the pattern?

The pattern is a knit pajama pattern that has options for short sleeve or long sleeves, and shorts or pants. The short sleeve/shorts version is hemmed, while the long sleeve, long pants version has banded sleeves and ankles.

The pants and s…

Scotty's Favorite Shirt

Scotty always makes me so happy - he's wearing his Laura-made clothes every chance he gets. And, he's always happy to receive another shirt (whatever I choose to make). Sometimes he picks fabric, and sometimes I get to surprise him. He's generally easy to please.

Sewing for him is SO fun because I know I'll get to see him wearing whatever I make again and again. It seriously makes my heart happy.

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to the pattern I used for this post. If you choose to purchase a pattern using my link, I'll receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.**

We have a few patterns that we've tried that we've liked a whole lot, and one that we've absolutely loved, and have used several times... that one was the 5 out of 4 Rocky Tee. I've shared about it before, but now that I've just made him his 6th or 7th Rocky, I decided that it was time to share about it again, and maybe show some of the fabulous long sleeve…

More Matching in Our ALD

When I saw this fabric, I kind of think I fell in love. Y'all, it's just so pretty!

I love the pretty, vibrant colors. I love the floral design. And it's pretty different from most of my wardrobe. My closet that used to be filled with black and blues is looking more pink and mauve these days. Thanks friends at Amelia Lane Designs

**Disclosure: this blog post includes my affiliate link to the pattern I used for this post. If you choose to purchase a Wardrobe by Me pattern using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional cost to you!**
So, I was excited for something new and different. I had one yard for promotion and sharing, and ordered a second yard to make my beautiful Adrian Dress. (Adrian is the fabric's name 😉)
When it came in, it was SO pretty. I was trying to decide what dress to make, but then it hit me... I didn't need a new dress. Leah and I needed matching tops!

We enjoy our matching clothes. It's fun to go out dress…

CKC Serenity - My Dressed Up Sweater

I missed out on the tester call for the first version of this sweater, and I was a bit sad while I watched all of the testers turn theirs in. So... when there was a version 2, I jumped on it! 😉

This is a new sweater by CKC patterns - it's called "Serenity." It is an easy pattern that goes together very quickly!

The Pattern:

The pattern is for a cute almost-off-the-shoulder sweater. It has a slightly relaxed fit, really cute balloon sleeves, and a kangaroo pocket.

The top pattern goes together kind of like a raglan tee, but it's a much wider neckline. I'd say it's somewhere between a wide boatneck and off the shoulder.

It is SO quick, because NO HEMMING! That's right 😉, bands everywhere!

My Top:

I made my sweater using some sweater knit I've had in my stash for a while.... I  had been hanging onto it trying to decide what I would make. When I saw this pattern, I knew it would be perfect for it. For the bands, you need something with good recovery - I u…

CKC Lillith's Bishop Sleeve Top

I've had two two-yard cuts of solid olive sitting on a shelf for months, just waiting to be made into something. But apparently at some point, I cut a little piece from both of them for different projects... so now I had two slightly-smaller-than-two yard cuts sitting there waiting...

I had kind of forgotten about them until my husband got his Christmas present from his mom... an olive polo. When he opened it, I said, "I have fabric that color! I'm going to make me a matching dress!"

So, when Shannon announced that she needed a few more pictures of Lillith sewn up, I jumped in, thinking I'd make my olive dress, forgetting that I had cut into my olive fabric. 🤣 Unfortunately they were slightly different color olives (they came from different places), so I couldn't just use some of both to make the dress work.

So... I didn't make my matching olive dress, I made me a matching olive blouse, and I kind of LOVE IT! 😍

Let's Talk About the Pattern:

This is a…