Category Archives: Hack

IKEA Hack Table Tent Playhouse

Transform your kitchen table into a fabulous playhouse (the ultimate blanket fort) with our new Table Tent Sewing Pattern! The finished Table Tent will have the kids playing all day and never wanting to leave! I designed the Table Tent sewing pattern to fit over my IKEA Melltorp kitchen table. In the pattern instructions, I […]

A Proper Princess Dress- Hacking Phoebe

So many little girls dream of becoming a princess and wearing princess dresses and tiaras. I wanted to make my daughter’s dreams come true this year for her birthday, so I made her a proper princess dress. The Phoebe Party Dress  and Phoebe Add On patterns were the perfect starting point to make my daughter’s […]

Eloise Dress Hack

Eloise Sew Along

Hello and welcome to the Eloise Sew Along. The Eloise is a flowy and summery dress that can carry you across the warmer seasons effortlessly. In the Sew Along, we show you how to create your very own Eloise, and in the last video of our five-video series of this sew along, Rebecca explains how […]

HACK: Hoodie Dress to Long Sweater

Use this tutorial to turn the Hoodie Dress into a long sweater. TWO methods to leave off the hood give you the comfiest, most stylish sUse this tutorial to turn the Hoodie Dress into a long sweater. TWO methods to leave off the hood give you the comfiest, most stylish sweater dress ever.weater dress ever.

Adding to the extreme awesomeness and versatility of the Hoodie Dress sewing pattern, this hack shows you how to make it into a long-line sweater by leaving off the hood. We have TWO different methods to finish off the neck, to give you the comfiest, most stylish sweater dress ever! Choose between a neckband or […]

Posy Pleated Pants High-Waisted Hack

The recently-released Posy Pleated Pants are, quite simply, a wardrobe staple. The silhouette may be trendy at the moment, but the wide-legged trousers are a timeless classic. With this hack, you can change the fit just a bit to sit differently, making them high-waisted wonders. Start by measuring yourself and determining your size. Make sure […]

Learn to Shir with Patsy

Hack the back of the children's Patsy to have full-back shirring!

Adding a Shirred Back to the Patsy Party Dress (newborn to 12 years) Shirring is a sewing technique that can be used to gather fabric, using elastic thread sewn in parallel rows. This is a great alternative to the elastic back found in the tutorial for the children’s Patsy Party dress. In this tutorial we […]

Keeping a Strapless Dress in Place

How to keep a strapless dress up? Sew a simple waist stay to keep your gorgeous outfits from falling down. This hack can be used on all strapless dresses!

So, you have a strapless dress and you want to make sure you don’t spend the entire evening pulling this gorgeous dress up and back into place.  That’s not classy.  One of our favorite suggestions for adding just a bit more support to your strapless dress is a waist stay.  This is typically a ribbon […]