Calling All Kids with Alida Makes

Styling kindergartner - http://mellysews.com

Today I’m posting as part of Calling All Kids, a series hosted by Alida Makes that looks at kids clothing and gender expectations. I love Alida’s concept for this series. Challenging gender expectations is something I’ve done all my life, and it seems that my boys are following in my footsteps. Which makes it interesting Read the Rest…

Dyed Jeans Flashback Post

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While we’re talking about jeans this month, I thought it would be handy to take another look at dyeing jeans. This post covers how I took thrift store jeans and made them skinny jeans. And this post tells more about how I dyed them. Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Read the Rest…

Toddler Shorts from Old Jeans

How to make Toddler Shorts from Adult Jeans Legs

Now that you’ve tried on all your jeans and determined they didn’t fit and then made yourself a perfect new pair, you might need some projects for your old jeans. Well here’s one – take those jeans and upcycle them into toddle shorts. This is a flashback tutorial – view the whole tutorial here. In Read the Rest…

Types of Knit Fabric

Types of Knit Fabric - An overview of knit fabrics - http://mellysews.com

Since tomorrow is the last day you can get your Just Add Jeans collection, the four of us Pattern Anthology gals thought it might be a good time to go over our best tips for sewing with knits. So I’m going to talk about the different types of knit fabrics – something that I think Read the Rest…