Terra Tunic


Here’s the newest pattern from Love Notions. It’s the Terra Tunic, and it’s a classic, comfy tunic top that is perfect for so many different occasions! The six different neckline options and four sleeve lengths, plus optional welt pockets, and elbow patches make it a go-to pattern to make a casual short sleeve tee or a chic long sleeve tunic!

The top has a deep hem, with side vents. The back is slightly longer than the front, which is perfect for wearing with leggings! All these little features are what make it stand out from other tunic patterns!

This is a quick sew. And the pattern directions are some of my favorite in the industry! There is a print chart so you only print the pages you need, the illustrations are clear, and there is plenty of help, including videos for some of the more complex steps!

The pattern will be on sale for it’s release, I’m hope you’ll check out all the listing photos, and then go make it your own πŸ™‚

Both of these fabrics are from So Sew English, and they are both gorgeous! The sweater knit is the softest I’ve ever felt, and the floral is a double brushed poly which is all the rage right now, for good reason. It’s so soft, and has the perfect balance between drape and stability, I feel like it’s so flattering to wear! The colors of this floral are gorgeous in person. I can’t wait to make some tiny baby clothes for my niece out of the scraps πŸ™‚


Terra Tunic

Fabric sources:

So Sew English


Cassie and Mama Cassie


I know, here we are again with the Mommy and Me, and I don’t ever want it to stop!! This is the new Cassie and Mama Cassie patterns from Made for Mermaids. The Cassie is a cold shoulder peplum or dress, with high/low skirt options, with short, 3/4, or long sleeves. It’s a half circle skirt, so it’s still twirly, but doesn’t take up nearly as much fabric as a circle skirt. My daughter has declared this her favorite dress ever, and wore it for 2 days straight, until I made her take it off, and then again to church on Sunday πŸ™‚

The Mama Cassie pattern has the same options, but it also includes a mini dress length, and an off the shoulder option. So on trend, and as has already been shown, on the M4M blog, and in their facebook group, there’s endless options for hacking the off the shoulder version to make it your own. There’s also a free hack pack that includes a flounce to add to your off the shoulder Cassie, or a fold over band.

This is for knit fabric, the girls pattern comes in sizes 1/2-14, and Mama Cassie is from XXS-Plus3X. The sizes are color-coded, though, so make sure you check your measurements. You’ll get a perfect fit that way!


I always love everything from Made for Mermaids. The patterns are so flattering on me. I hope you’ll check out all the other listing photos too, so you can see the off the shoulder tops!

The patterns are both on sale for $7 each, or you can buy them together in a bundle for $10. The bundle is only available during the release!


Also…I think this might be the first time I can’t remember my fabric sources. Has my hoarding finally reached that level?! 😬😬 I think the lighter blue I used for Cassie was from Hancock, when they were going out of business. It is an ITY. And I think my deeper color fabric was an ITY from Needle Nook, but I’m not sure on either of them!

The sale lasts through Sunday night, so don’t miss it!



Mama Cassie

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This is the gorgeous new dress pattern, Juliet, from Bella Sunshine Designs. I am always in awe of her testing process, as she sees all the little tiny tweaks she wants to make to the fit, when I would have called it “good enough” The results are this dress, which I made to fit my daughters sizes, which are different in chest, waist, and height, and the dress fits perfectly, without gaping anywhere, and without needing the optional sash to cinch in the waist. I am so thankful for Melissa’s patterns, as she’s thorough, meticulous, and I always learn something.

Now, you can also pick up this pattern for $5.50, which in my opinion is an excellent price! If you join the Bella Sunshine Designs facebook group, you can get a coupon code to make this price even lower. What!!?! That is good today only.

The ruffles are enclosed in the bodice, the bodice is fully lined, and the skirt is attached with no seams exposed. There is a placket in the back skirt, and the back bodice is closed with buttons. There is an optional sash, which I did not make on this version, but I did on earlier versions in testing, hopefully I will finish that one up soon and share it too. The bottom of the skirt has a wide band that gives it a nice weight.


The fabrics I used for this were a mix mash I’ve had for a while. The cat print was a fat quarter my daughter picked out from Wal-Mart, the pin dots were also a clearance fabric I picked up from Wal-Mart a while ago. I’ve loved that fabric, and used it on several projects. I’m about out after this project though πŸ™‚ The skirt is a 90/10 poly/cotton blend broadcloth I picked up for $1/yard at Hancock a couple years ago. I grabbed a bunch of it, and have used it for several projects too. I think I came close to finishing that one off, too, with this project! So it feels good to finish up fabrics, and I’m so happy with the result.

The pattern comes in sizes 6mo-12, the pdf includes layers, and trim pages.



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Claire + Mama Claire


We’re on a roll with these mama and me patterns! I’m loving it! This time, it’s a quick and easy knit top with a crossover that can be worn in the front, or in the back. I love the options, and wearing the crossover in the front almost feels more conservative to me, because the low back is just so fun! This pattern is theΒ Claire, and Mama Claire, from Made for Mermaids.

The options include short, 3/4 or long sleeves, and either a tall or short band. It is a quick and easy sew. You can usually tell when I’ve made more than one πŸ˜‰

There are so many fabric options for this. I love my sweater knit version with the stretch lace band the best! Also, using stretch lace means one less rectangle to cut!

You will want to make these over and over, and there’s already a post on the M4M blog on how to hack this top to have a double crossover. I love everything about this pattern!

You’ll get these on sale through Sunday the 15th. Go look at the listing photos, they all look amazing!



Mama Claire

Bundle of both patterns (limited time)


Fabric sources:

Brown sweater knit and black stretch lace: Needle Nook

Black/pink/grey watercolor floral rayon spandex: Girl Charlee

Orange with grey dots: LDG Textiles

Navy floral rayon spandex: Vinegar and Honey Co

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