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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Tyler Tank


What’s it called when you find a pattern that’s the perfect summer staple, and it’s cheap, and easy, with great fit, nice big size range, etc…? Oh yeah, #sewallthetanks

This is the Tyler Tank from Funktional Threads, and is available on Craftsy for $1!! The size range goes from 12 months to 16! Minimal pages to print, and easy to grade between sizes for a better fit! The orange top above is size 3, and the others are all size 4. I made one for Sydney in size 7 width, with size 8 length.

These are also incredibly quick to sew! The arm and neck bands are just right so there’s not any puckering. I’d be happy to recommend this pattern if it’s what you’re looking for!

Check out a few more photos of the ones I’ve already made.


And here’s the size 7 I made for Sydney:


Fabric sources:

Teal and white stripe: cotton jersey from Girl Charlee

Grey rib knit: Joann

Navy waffle knit: upcycled from an old pair of lounge pants

Black and white galaxy print (bands): cotton spandex from Girl Charlee

Charcoal rayon spandex: Hancock flat fold apparel table

Orange upcycle: 100% cotton tshirt

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Katy Panda Dress

I’m *fairly* new to the pdf pattern world. Before I knew they existed, I drafted all my own things I wanted to sew. Poorly. But it was a good way for me to learn a lot 🙂 Since I discovered pdf patterns, I haven’t looked back. But since I haven’t been around for that long, I’m still discovering some of the amazing things that are out there. I had known about Cole’s Creations for a little while, but a few months ago while browsing her etsy shop, I discovered this pattern, and knew I had to have it! I’m always sold if there’s an animal included. I cut this out right at the first of the year, and sewed it up a little while after that, but it’s certainly worthy of my first real post here 😀 I cut the sleeves from a workout top that didn’t fit right. No hemming! #score