A blog of Sewing Sweetness. Pattern Reviews, Tutorials, and More.

Pear Berry Lane

Pear Berry Lane

A blog of Sewing Sweetness. Pattern Reviews, Tutorials, and More.

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Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress

Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress

I don’t get to create too much for my oldest these days. When Gabriela of Chalk and Notch Patterns announced that she was going to put out a girls version of the Fringe dress, I thought it would be a great option for an “older” […]

Fall Jacket with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Fall Jacket with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

I made this adorable light jacket a few weeks ago and shared it all around on social media, but never officially wrote up a post.   I used fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics as part of their promotional team.  I used a Grey Lightweight Twill found […]

Simple Life Pattern Company Holiday Tour

Simple Life Pattern Company Holiday Tour

It’s that time of year when all the sewists are beginning to plan holiday wear.  For the last several years, I’ve been able to show off holiday looks for my girls using Simple Life Pattern Company patterns.  This year is following suit.  This post includes sale details and a nice giveaway, so be sure not to miss out on the details towards the bottom of the post.  But first, here are some of my previous holiday makes with SLPco.

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Michael Miller Fabrics Paw Prints

Michael Miller Fabrics Paw Prints

  Today I’m featuring a fabric from one of Michael Miller Fabrics soon to be released lines, Paw Prints.  This line hits the shelves November 15th, 2018.  This collection features our favorite pets, kittens and puppies plus some additional coordinates to bring all the prints […]

Thread Faction Knit Sewing Mini Series

Thread Faction Knit Sewing Mini Series

Hey friends! I’m loving this post I’m sharing today.  It’s all about learning to sew with knits.  When I started sewing I didn’t really even understand what sewing with knits would entail.  I didn’t know anything about fabric selection, stitch type, the required needles, and […]

Raspberry Creek Fabrics + Tami Hoodie = LOVE

Raspberry Creek Fabrics + Tami Hoodie = LOVE

I was recently selected to be on a promotional team for Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Raspberry Creek Fabrics is an independent fabric shop that not only does retail sales of popular fabric brands but also prints their own fabrics and designs.  What I love most about this company, besides the excellent customer service and quality product, is that is was built by a family from small beginnings in their home through an Etsy shop.  Over the course of 8 years the business has grown and expanded into a household name in the sewing community.

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Issie Top for Teens and Women

Issie Top for Teens and Women

What is this?! Two posts in one week! I can not believe it’s happening. And.. it may end up being more than that!!  I have to say… I love blog tours.  When I designer shoots me an email asking me to show off their latest […]

Laela Jeyne Emily T-Shirt Got a Face Lift

Laela Jeyne Emily T-Shirt Got a Face Lift

I’m running a little behind on sharing this post, but I’ve finally photographed my most recent creation for myself.  It’s been a crazy few weeks with back-to-school in full swing.  I was able to take a little time to decompress at my machines with this […]

Satya Shorts and Schooner Tee Complete a Capsule

Satya Shorts and Schooner Tee Complete a Capsule

This year I spent A LOT of time combing the web for a short pattern that I could utilize in the capsule wardrobe I was planning for my girls. I wanted a go-to short pattern that was more practical than the Papillon Shorties that I often rave about.  I needed something that was a quick sew and wouldn’t need pleats ironed before each wear. **Affiliate links are used in this post.  If you decide to purchase a pattern from a link on this page, this means you will be helping to support my fabric hoarding tendencies at no extra cost to yourself.

When I was scoping for patterns I had a particular look I was going for, but fit was something I looked at as the most important criteria.  I can’t stand the poochey crotches and saggy bums that we often see in many PDF short patterns.  I’m serious when I say it took me weeks to settle on the patterns I went with.  I read a lot of reviews, looked at all the suggestions people made, and ended up trying two new to me patterns.  The first was the Satya Shorts from Jennuine Design.

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Thyme Vest with Project Run and Play Pattern Shop

Thyme Vest with Project Run and Play Pattern Shop

  I’m kicking off a span of no posts with a detail oriented project.  I stitched up this  Thyme Vest by Paisley Roots to help kick off the new pattern shop on the Project Run and Play website.  This shop with feature patterns created by past […]