beginner sewing tools

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

I'm often asked which tools a beginner sewer needs to get started with. So here are some of the fun tools outside of a sewing machine that I use in every project. Happy sewing!


Saturday, November 18, 2023

Alissah Threads Know Me Patterns ME2057

Hurry... someone take me apple picking! All jokes aside, I decided that it was time to create a quilted vest. I've never quilted anything before... what's interesting is that when people hear you sew, they mostly immediately assume quilting.  So, it was time to add that to the list of skills. This project was actually a recreation of this $150 vest from Madewell. 

The sewing pattern I used for this project is ME2057 by Alissah Threads x Know Me Patterns. I omitted some of the pattern pieces to achieve this look, and also created some matching bias tape to finish off the hem and the sleeve openings. 

Alissah Threads Know Me Patterns ME2057
Alissah Threads Know Me Patterns ME2057

Chapter 1: Sewing My Dream Fall Wardrobe + Cozette Dress by Allis Patterns Review

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

New YouTube alert! I'm kicking off a new series, sewing my way through my dream fall wardrobe. Starting with this statement piece, the beautiful Cozette Dress by Allis Patterns. I used a linen look fabric from Joann's in Potent Purple. Catch the first vlog in the series below! 

free sewing pattern: cottage core free people inspired dress

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Today I am very excited to share with you a sewing freebie! If you caught my most recent tutorial, you saw that I included instructions on how to draft the top portion of the dress. Well, I decided to sit down and wrestle with Illustrator to create a PDF version that you can print from home! Use the links below to download the appropriate version for your printer. 

Download Letter Version Here | Download A4 Version Here

I'm also including a size chart, but keep in mind that this pattern was drafted with a 34B cup (yes, thats me!) so you may need to adjust for your body type. As always, I highly recommend sewing up a test version before cutting into your fashion fabric to ensure you get the fit that you'd like. Adding width to this pattern is super simple since it's just a rectangle. Since the bias tape straps are quite simple to make, I've left those out of this pattern (but you will still need to create them for your dress).

This pattern size guide follows my other sewing patterns, reference the size guide below! I hope this helps... 💕

DIY TUTORIAL: Free People Inspired Cottage Core Dress

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

I am so happy to share my most recent tutorial - this beautiful Free People inspired dress. If DIY isn't your thing, you can purchase the Taking Sides Maxi Dress here. Happy sewing!

The Midi Skirt | These Days Sewing Patterns

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Shop The Midi Skirt

 It's here, my latest sewing pattern release! I have to say, it's quite satisfying to watch the product number on my Etsy account grow... but it's also one of the most nerve-racking things I've ever done. 

I drafted up this sewing pattern alllll the way back in August of last year. Since then, I have switched up the construction to make this project a bit easier. While I love the look of a clean waistband, I think you can achieve the same look of this skirt omitting a zipper. So, that's what I did! Now this skirt features NO zippers and an easy-to-sew elastic waistband. And you KNOW I had to make a sew-along to go with the skirt!

DIY Bridal Puffy Organza Dress Tutorial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023


It's finally here! A free YouTube tutorial on how I made these puffy organza dresses. I hope you enjoy and can now make the dress of your dreams!

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