This is the Ania Tunic from Coffee+Thread, and it’s just released today! I love the vintage, timeless look of this style, and it’s clean finishing. It’s full of options, so it fits every season and style!

The skirt of the woven version is attached with no seams showing on the inside, and I learned a new technique that allows you to enclose the seam without top stitching. It looks so neat from the outside and the inside!

You can make it with short or long sleeves, and you can even make it out of knit! The knit version is very simple, with no opening or button in the back, just a neck band. I whipped up the knit version in no time.

I just absolutely love this style. The woven version is classic, and comfy, and will last for a long time. The knit version is also comfy (um…knit!!) and I love it styled as a tunic length dress with tall socks 🙂

On sale for $6 for the release. This pairs perfectly with the Wild and Free Lounge pants, I’d encourage you to check them out too!


Fabric sources:

Woven floral: Joann

Knit floral: Girl Charlee (affiliate link)


Nina and Ollie


You’re about to see one of the main reasons I started this blog…so I could spam people with pictures if they chose to click 😁😁😁

This is Ollie (the top) and Nina (the skirt) from BLAVERRY. I participated in the re-test of these patterns because she is updating all her older patterns with perfected fit, clickable table of contents, nested sizes so it’s easier to blend sizes, instructions on how to blend sizes, and a coloring/design page, which you might initially think is for the kids, but I sometimes find them helpful when trying to visualize how a print will look sewn up, so sometimes I color them too!!

The final pattern for the skirt has been lengthened slightly in the back, to account for the extra space the backside takes up, so the hem hangs straight. HALLELUJAH!!!! This is my favorite part of this pattern. Except that it takes very little fabric, and is incredibly quick to sew. That might also be my favorite part 🙂

The top is a sleeveless top with two collar options. It is a quick sew as well, and I got to finally use some hook and eyes that I picked up at a garage sale a few years ago…I think I got a shoe box full of notions, trim, etc… for $5, and I’ve used so many things from that box.

Check out this photo overload of all three versions I made.

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Fabric sources:

Brown and pink tops are cotton lycra from NR Fabrics

All three skirt fabrics are from Girl Charlee (affiliate link)

Black and white stripe top is rayon spandex from LDG Showroom






This is the newest pattern from Made for Mermaids, Quinn, and it took a trip to the zoo with us for pictures! I’m always taking pictures in a huge rush, because there are three other little children needing me, and so it’s hard to be creative with locations since I have to consider where my other kiddos will be… But the zoo was perfect! Though, honestly, the only reason I was ok with doing it here was because this top is black. No way would I have trusted an outfit to stay decent for a 20 minute car ride, otherwise. Haha! #kidsthesedays #momtogsthesedays

Quinn is a top, dress or maxi, with optional pockets #CUTE, options to do elastic or shirred back, optional a-line or gathered skirt, optional ruffles, double ruffles, or no ruffles. I didn’t think I would love the strappy ties at the shoulder, but I’m actually super happy about how this turned out, and I want to make several more! This is a woven pattern that’s easy, and the fit is perfect!

Pick it up on sale starting Thursday, through Sunday night for $7, or bundle with Mama Quinn (YES!) for $10!!!! You’ll be so happy with this pattern!


Fabric sources:

Black broadcloth(?) I’m pretty sure this is maybe like 65/35 poly/cotton. It came from that amazing box of fabric that was passed on to me 🙂


Mama Quinn

Bundle deal

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The moment I saw this pattern, I was crazy excited for it! I love the slight v-neck shape of the neckline, the dainty straps, the double ruffle at the bottom…it is just the perfect sundress! I was a tester for the Felicity dress and top, and am very happy to promote it. Bella Sunshine Designs is an excellent, quality pattern company. The patterns are well tested to fit in all sizes!


You can shirr or use elastic in the back, I chose elastic. And the pattern has markings for you to do pintucks instead of gathering the front of the skirt. There are top and dress length options, and different length options if you want to leave off the ruffles.

I am going to finish my pre-test bodice with a circle skirt, and will post when I’m done! GO grab this pattern while it’s on sale! $5.95 through Memorial day, no code needed.

And check out all the other patterns which are 30% off right now, no code needed! Here’s a few more photos:


Fabric sources:

White “swiss dot” (not a true swiss dot, but I’m not sure what else to call it, because it has these tiny raised bumps all over it!) Picked up from a garage sale a few years ago 🙂

Lining: white flat sheet from Wal-Mart

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Mama Lauren


I made this way back in February, before Easter, as part of #sewallthepintucks month. Lol! This is the coordinating pattern to the Charlie Button Up I posted recently. This was also, really, my first time working with rayon, and it was a *@$*#$(*&^#$ to do pintucks on. Shifty, drapey, can’t touch it with a warm iron longer than .38 seconds or it will burn, etc…but I love this yellow, and the end result is better than I thought it would be while I was sewing it up 🙂 Plus, now that I’ve done one garment in this fabric, my next will be perfect 😆

I love this style, I love that it’s woven, I love that I can match my baby boys 😍😍😍 It’s a winning pattern for me! This is from Made for Mermaids, it has top, tunic, or dress options, five sleeve options, including sleeveless, optional keyhole, and optional belt ties.

You can pick up this pattern here, and the coordinating children’s patterns as well: Lauren, Harper, and Charlie. You’ll see Harper and Charlie in these pictures with my Mama Lauren 🙂


Fabric sources:

Yellow: 100% rayon from Hancock flat fold apparel table

Harper: All vintage (sheet and tablecloth)

Charlie: Upcycle from men’s button up shirt

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This is the new Lillian pattern just released from Made for Mermaids!! It’s the cousin to the highly popular Lily pattern from last year, and there’s a matching Mama version too, that coordinates with both!

I made #alltherompers this time around, but Lillian is also a dress with regular and maxi length options, or you can make the romper pants length. Optional elastic at the bottom of the shorts or pants adds even more looks! I made two shorts versions, one with elastic and one without.

The optional front insert is a good chance to use scraps, or lace. I made this white version all out of fabrics from that box my friend passed along to me. I think it makes it extra special knowing that someone’s fabric stash is loved and getting a new life! Even the bias tape was cut from fabric from that box.

EVEN MORE AMAZING…is that you can use woven or knit! SO MANY OPTIONS!!  Check out our photos, and pick up the pattern while it’s on sale. Girls Lillian, Mama Lily, Lily, Bundled, and all the other romper patterns are 20% off with code ROMPERMONTH for the #sewalltherompers event with Made for Mermaids this month!

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Fabric sources:

White romper is all woven from stash

Black romper is rayon spandex jersey from LDG showroom

Black/white patterned fabric is rayon from Hancock flat fold apparel table

Woven bias was used on all, though you can use knit binding as well.

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Charlie Button Up


Oh sweet boy. This was way back in February before he had his first haircut. The pattern here is Made for Mermaidsfirst boy pattern, and it’s so sweet. The Charlie Button Up is a classic boys dress dress shirt, with pintucks. (Blog post here that shows how to remove them if you wish!) You can do short, hemmed sleeves, or long sleeves with cuff and placket. I’m just in love with this look!

I used an old button up from my husband’s closet to make this one. And the three year old promptly requested one for him as soon as he saw this!

This is part of a kind of matching collection of patterns, so you can outfit the whole family in coordinating looks, if that’s your thing. IT’S MY THING!!! I used to match my outfit with my girls way back when they still let me pick out their clothes. Which was like when they were 2 and 0. 😑

Mama Lauren, and Harper pictures and posts will be coming shortly.

Check out the rest of the pictures!


Fabric sources: All upcycled.

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