Showing posts from May, 2018

Ororo Bralette - Rad Patterns

Can I just say that I love Rad Patterns?! Stephanie is such an awesome designer and she is so real and down to Earth. I love it. I was able to help test the Ororo Bralette and it was just released today, which is a day early! You can get it on sale for 25% off, along with the panel undies and camisado cami until June 3rd. No codes needed!

The Ororo Bralette has light to medium support and is for the adventurous beginner and beyond. It has three cup size options, two neck line options, adjustable straps and an option for nursing! Boom! And it's perfect for using up all those scrap pieces that end up laying all around the sewing room...or the rest of the house... (Am I right?!) 

This bralette is super comfy! Power mesh can be used as the lining or added in addition to the lining if you need more support. Next baby, I will definitely be making a few with the nursing option since nursing bras, camis, tanks, etc. are stupidly expensive!

The only real modification I did was with the wai…

Murph 2018

Is it seriously already Memorial Day weekend?! Where has the time gone? This year is FLYING by and I'm not ready! Mainly because my little man is almost a year old and that just blows my mind. But more on that later.

With it being Memorial Day weekend, it means its time for MURPH. The MURPH is a CrossFit Hero WOD (workout of the day). Hero WOD's are created by CrossFit to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. MURPH is specificallyto honor Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy who was killed on June 29th, 2005. He was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

People all over will participate in the MURPH at some point during the weekend. Pretty neat, huh? Now, what is this so called "Murph" that you speak of? (It's pretty terrible and supposed to be done with a weighted vest. No thanks!)

1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 p…

Five Beginner Sewing Patterns For Knits

Are you new to sewing? Or maybe new to sewing with KNITS and are wanting to give it a whirl?! I'm going to provide you with some good beginner sewing patterns to get you started sewing with knits! (Wovens still make me nervous, ha!) These are all PDF patterns where you will need to print and tape/glue the pages together before cutting out your desired size. Most PDF patterns use layers where you have the option to only print the sizes you need, or print them all!

I love PDF patterns way more than paper patterns found in places like Hobby Lobby or Joanns because the ease within the PDF pattern is the actual correct ease. All you have to do is pick the size to your actual body measurements (Bust, Waist and Hip measurements, grading if necessary) and it should fit how the pattern is designed to. Some of the Simplicity patterns I've gotten, sometimes there is a 4 in ease for a fitted shirt. That is ridiculous! It makes it a lot harder to determine the correct side. Drives me loco!…

Petite Stitchery & Co - Women's Yoggers

Free, free, free. I love free things, don't you? I also love me some joggers! Which is great because these cute little things are FREE! Officially released and ready for you to sew them up! ;) You can find these babies HERE, but you will need to hop on over and join the Petite Stitchery & Co Facebook Group for the coupon code! (Also, check out the free girl's yogger pattern!)

I was able to help test these and I love them. I need to make more! They are super comfy. These blue floral Yoggers >>> were made with double brushed poly from So Sew English Fabrics, and seriously, it is LOVE. The pattern comes in multiple cut lengths; high or low waist, shorts, knee and pants. The knee and pants can be cuffed or hemmed and you can choose to add pockets or skip it for a quicker sew. Note that the high rise is a true high waist, like at your belly button high waist. If you don't love that, stick with the low rise!

I like my knee length shorts to hit right above the knee c…

Sew A Little Seam - Mairin Swimsuit

Can you believe it's almost swimsuit season?! For the majority of the northern hemisphere, it's probably still a little chilly, but for us folks in Arizona, it's getting HOT, HOT, HOT! We've already hit a handful of 100 degree days, and they aren't going away anytime soon. Spring is officially over for us! I'm just hoping that summer moves along just as quickly as Spring did. I'm not ready for this Arizona heat! Though, we did have a little cold front this weekend...with a high of 88 degrees (ha!). Everything is going to start looking a little extra dead real soon...

In preparation for summer, Sew A Little Seam has officially released their new Women's swimsuit pattern! (Thank goodness because I needed to make a swimsuit for the #sewswimsocial over on instagram!) And even better, they are giving out a discount coupon for the suit in their Facebook group, valid until 5/30!

The best thing about this swimsuit are all the different options! Bikini, tankini,…

Orchid 201

I think I have FINALLY figured out my Orchid!

So, a little back story. Whenever my husband buys my flowers, it's usually something I have to keep alive. I do well with my garden outside, but not particularly all that well with indoor flowers, that most likely need to be repotted if they are going to survive a tiny bit longer than a week...Anyway, in March or April of 2014 (I can't believe it's been four years!), Scott bought me an orchid. I've almost killed it at least twice, but I have always managed to bring it back to life. I've repotted it at least 3 times and have never seen in rebloom.

But guess what? It's still alive!! Thriving actually. It recently grew a new leaf and another one is growing! It is also growing a lot of new roots that are trying to grow through the pot...literally. I'm crossing my fingers that it will produce a shoot this fall so we can see some flowers. (I honestly don't even remember what color they are. I think maybe yellow/p…