The Best, Easy Knit Maxi Skirt Tutorial

OK, there may be other great ways to make a maxi skirt but I think this is the most flattering and easiest. It doesn’t gather too much fabric at your waist or hips and gives you a nice flowy look without weighing you down. I wrote out a quick tutorial to show you how to draft if for your own measurements. I think even a beginner could do this. Knit fabric can be a bit tricky to work with so if you’re a beginner look for something that doesn’t roll on the edges when cut. Other than that, I think you can do this!

A new home, a new bag for me and features for you!

I'm so sorry I didn't get last week's features up on Saturday! I've been working around the clock for a couple weeks getting Go To Patterns settled into a new comfy home and I'm happy to say it is finally here!! Woohoo!! I couldn't love it more. I still have a few kinks to work […]

the Casual Lady top and dress pattern for women

Ok! I can finally share a little about what I've been working on! I released two patterns this weekend. One is for sale and the other is FREE! The Casual Lady top and dress sewing pattern is for sale! But here's the catch, I created it to support She's Worth It. I thought a sewing pattern was […]

Make This Look: Designs By Sessa

For our final guest this week for Make This Look, Vanessa is here to show off the entire outfit she made! She made it all! So impressive! ******* Hi! I'm Vanessa, {a sassy lady, Christian first, wife, mama to one, adopting mama, part-time fabric store employee, sewing blogger}, and I'm so glad to be here […]

Make This Look: Little Kids Grow

Today's Guest for Make This Look is the talented, Shannon from Little Kids Grow. She was inspired by a ready made dress design and used the draping method to create her own unique look. So impressive! Good Day "Train to Crazy" Friends! (It's 6 o'clock in the morning as I write this post. Early. Very […]

Make This Look: Sew Country Chick

Tolday for Make This Look, Justine is here to share an amazing dress she made. You'll love this. Perhaps some designers saw her dress first and decided to make this look! (it happens! designers follow blogs too!) ****** Hi I'm Justine from Sew Country Chick. Thanks for having me visit Andrea! And thanks to my […]

Make This Look: Madmim

The amazing Miriam from Madmim.com is here with us today to kick off the Make This Look Series! She's taken the basic idea from a fantastic shirt and made it her own. Thanks Miriam! ****** Hello Peeps (I've got birds on the mind)! I'm excited to talk about recreating looks we love, and being inspired […]

A cape for women?

When I first started working on sewing capes for my girls I had a few people ask if I could make one for women. I laughed a little, thinking I couldn't imagine myself in a cape. Then the cape sewing pattern for girls was a hit and it got me thinking about capes for adults […]

A Very Go To Christmas: Commuter Cowl

This time of year a scarf or cowl is not just something to keep you warm, it's a fashion statement. The Commuter Cowl sewing pattern by luvinthemommyhood is just that. The talented Kirstin from Skirt as Top made one for this series and I love it!