Sunny Dress

Pattern: Sunny Dress by Friday Pattern Co. Fabric: Bamboo/Cotton French Terry Size sewn: XL, with adjustments to the upper body Difficulty: beginner, easy construction, and assuming you have an extra pair of hands for pin fitting, a good fit is fairly easy to achieve as well Changes made to pattern: adjusted shoulder angle, shortened sleeves,… Read more

Year End Sale

It’s nearly the end of the year, and that means inventory time…but we’d much rather send it home with you than count it! So…if you buy more, you save more! buy 1, save 10% buy 2, save 20% buy 3, save 30% What does this mean? If you buy one pattern, you save 10%. But,… Read more

Key Fob Wristlet Tutorial

We know you tend to be doing all of the things all of the time, just like we are. When you’ve got your hands full, this Key Fob Wristlet really comes in handy (see what I did there?). This is a quick and satisfying project, and makes a great gift. We hope you enjoy making… Read more

Selfless Sewing Series

I remember the Christmas as a little girl that I received a Cabbage Patch Doll. She had long brown hair, just like me, and she came with a little birth certificate identifying her name as Tabitha. We didn’t always get the most popular toys because there were a lot of us in my family and my… Read more

Must Make Monday 08.14

Remember last week when I indulged in my fall sweater fantasy? Turns out, it’s still August. Bummer. Also, despite what people may say, it doesn’t cool off a whole lot around here after Labor Day. If it’s crisp, chilly air you crave, you should set your sights on Thanksgiving. If you’re new to the DMV… Read more

Sidewalk Sale 8/12 & 8/13

Join us this weekend for Alexandria’s 8th Annual Sidewalk Sale – we will be having our sale inside the shop, to escape the heat! Some highlights from our sale are listed below…   See you this weekend!

Must Make Monday 08.06

Welcome back to Must Make Monday! I don’t know about you, but as soon as August hits I start dreaming of fall. Truth be told, I dream about fall all summer long. Summer is my least favorite season. I know, I’m weird. But I digress. If you’ve been in either of our shops lately, you’ve… Read more

Must Make Monday 06.26

Can you believe it’s the last Monday in June already? It feels like summer is finally in full swing. I hope that with all the schedule changes that happen this time of year, you are still finding plenty of time to stitch up the must-make patterns in your queue. We’ve got two new patterns this week… Read more

Must Make Monday 06.19

If it’s Monday, it must be Must Make Monday (say that three times fast). Speaking of the number three, we have THREE inspiring projects for you today, and you’re going to want to make them all! If you’re looking for a handmade outfit that is both comfortable and chic, then this is the post for… Read more

Must Make Monday 06.12

Welcome back to Must Make Monday! It seems like Mother Nature flipped a switch overnight, and just like that, summer weather is here to stay. If you’re like me, every time the seasons change I stand in front of my closet and ask myself: What can I wear in this weather?! We have ideas for… Read more