The Laura Dress: Same Pattern – 2 different looks!

The Laura dress pattern from Rebecca Page in two different fabrics and looks.

First, in a cotton purple eyelet. Second, in a rayon coral with lovely drape. The Laura in coral also has a “hacked” ruffle hem. This was an easy to do hack and gives the dress a new look.

Fabric – purple eyelet from Zelouf fabrics. This is an easy to sew fabric and made a nice light summer wear-everyday dress.

Fabric – modern sketch floral rayon crepe coral (15866) from Style Maker Fabrics. This fabric worked very well with my Ovation serger. All seams were serged and finished perfectly.

Both fabrics were washed and dried per instructions and both did very well. Tip – always wash/dry fabric per instructions prior to cutting out!

Beat the Heat in Mood’s Karrie Top

Beat the summer heat in the Mood Sewciety’s Karrie Top. This is a free pattern! The fabric is Mood’s cotton voile (MD0394) – perfect for the summer heat.

I lined the top and serged all seams. This finished the top so cleanly. Don’t be afraid of the flutter sleeves – they are easy!

Summer Summer

With the heat comes the need for fun and easy summer fashions. The Karrie Top is a free pattern from Mood Fabrics.

The fabric is a glorious rayon voile in a blue/white embroidery pattern. This fabric passed the washing test with flying colors.

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Sometimes You Can Try Different Fabrics…

This is Simplicity’s S9262. A beautiful V-neck shift dress. What a hit for summer. I did make this “wearable muslin” in a double brushed poly(DBP) which was not on the recommended fabrics.

I am glad I took a chance. My result is a dreamy summer shift in a floral DBP. Soft and breathable. Look at that neck detail!

My next plan is to make this in a linen.

More Blomma Tank and a Blomma Dress!

When you find a pattern that has great fit and style – you make many of them. This is how I feel about the Blomma Tank from

This is a well fitting super easy pattern that loved becoming a dress too. I used the lower portion of Simplicity 8595 to extend the tank to a dress. It turned out to be a very nice mashup. Notice the beautiful neckline and armhole stitching!

The Blomma has a sporty cut that I adjusted by about a 1/2″ on front/back armholes so bra straps don’t show. This was a easy make and I highly recommend adding to your pdf stash. Visit or on Instagram @paradisepatterns.

This is What Happens When You Mix Simplicity 1446 Top and Rad Patterns Seaside Culottes

Hello summer. This is a mashup of S1446 top view C and Rad Patterns Seaside Culottes. The stunning fabric from Joann’s is a double brushed poly in navy/daisy print. So soft with a lovely drape.

Peppermint Magazine’s Wide-strap dress

The perfect compliment to summer is Peppermint Magazine’s Wide strap maxi. I made a shorter length and reduced the straps by 3 inches.

The fabric is peach stripe cotton woven from Mood Fabrics. This was a perfect pairing of pattern and fabric.

Sonia Estep Designs – Mandy

The Mandy is a versatile Indie pattern from Sonia Estep Designs. It’s a dress or top. It can also have a unique side tie or not. SED provides a very easy to follow YouTube.

This was so nice and easy to make – I made 2.

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Sonia Estep Designs – Callie Cardigan

Another winner from Sonia Estep Designs with the Callie Cardigan. There are sleeve and no sleeve options and many length options.

Today as part of SED’s Hello Monday this pdf pattern is 50% off. This is from 3/8/21, 10:00 am EST to 3/9/21, 10;00 am EST. This is an easy sew with lots of possibilities!

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The gorgeous waffle weave fabric is from GirlCharlie Fabrics

Style Sew Me – Madison Cardigan

This pattern is truly a waterfall cardigan. I loved the swing but not the length so I made a major alteration to the length while keeping the swing. I like this so much I made 2. Each was lined with a pop of color and one was finished off with bias tape. The black and beige fabric was from and the rest from stash.

My goal for the next Madison is to make it reversible!

The Blomma Tank

Paradise Pattern’s Blomma Tank is a sporty well-fitting tank that can be dressed up or down depending on where you are going.

It has a sporty cut that I adjusted by about a 1/2″ on front/back armholes so bra straps don’t show. This was a easy make and I highly recommend adding to the pdf stash. Visit or on Instagram @paradisepatterns.

The beautiful black/blue floral silky fabric was purchased from The Fabric Depot. It worked out very well and washed/dried to perfection prior to use! The bust darts were created on my Ovation Serger which is a great way to reduce bulk on knits with darts. A little scary the first time you use a serger for darts but with a little practice it becomes super easy.