(30) Days of Sundresses with Sew Caroline

Swim Cover Up by Sew Caroline

Today I’m welcoming a (30) Days of Sundresses newcomer – Caroline of Sew Caroline. I got to meet Caroline in person at Quilt Market last fall, and she is 1. Gracious and sweet and 2. Taller than I expected. Also, that was her last quilt market before she made a big splash designing her own Read the Rest…


(30) Days of Sundresses with You & Mie

Halter Sundress by You & Mie

Cherie is another friend I met in  person last year when we were both in town for LA Fabric Weekend. We shared a corner at the Girls Night Out dinner, and bought some of the same fabric at Mood. Today Cherie is sharing this adorable girl’s halter dress. You have GOT to see the front of this Read the Rest…


Third Annual (30) Days of Sundresses Series!

sundressgraphic copy

Augh! I’m so excited to announce the third annual (30) Days of Sundresses series this June! When I first started blogging I never imagined the first series would be as fun as it was, that my blog idols would say yes to posting, or that it would do as well as it did. I didn’t Read the Rest…


Meet Elizabeth and Imagine the Possibilities

Sewing corner - mellysews.com

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’ve sewn on a vintage machine for years. All my life pretty much, except when at work. Until very recently, when I decided it was time for a modern machine and all they’re capable of doing. So I tried out a few machines, then Read the Rest…


Taking Mens Measurements

Mens Measurements

With women and kids, most home sewists know how to measure – chest (or bust for women) waist and hips. But with men’s sewing and clothing, there are a few more measurements, so today we’re going over how to take mens measurements for sewing. And yes, I enjoy Once Upon a Time, so my drawing Read the Rest…


Houndstooth Shirt Flashback Post

Gray Houndstooth Shirt with contrast Side Panels - http://mellysews.com

Another Flashback Friday for ya! Today I’m going waaaaay back to when I first started this blog, when Tater was only 3 and wore this houndstooth shirt with contrasting side panels. What a cutie! See the full post here, and have a wonderful weekend! Hooray – you read the whole post! Wanna hang out more? Read the Rest…


Flannel Shirt Refashion – Flashback Post


Hey y’all! So just so you know, some of my menswear sewing this month will be about adapting menswear for myself. Because you know we steal clothes from our guys on occasion, ladies. Might as well cop to it. Anyway, today’s post is a flashback to last year, where I took an oversized, grungy flannel Read the Rest…


Tell Me About You – a Little Survey

Hey y’all. So. This blog has gotten waaaaay bigger than I ever imagined when I started it, and even though I still do my best to reply to all the comments personally, I feel like I don’t really know much about my readers as a group anymore. So I’m curious, and I want to know Read the Rest…