Lace Dress, 3 Ways

Style a Lace Dress 3 Ways - MellySews.com

Yesterday I mentioned that I purposely left this lace dress unlined so that I could play with different things underneath it. I have a few slip dresses, but I’ll probably be making a few more from this pattern and just leaving the tie off the middle. This is a great way to play with different Read the Rest…


Handmade Boy Style – Polo Shirt Upcycle


Hey y’all – today I decided to bring back some Handmade Boy Style and share a recent polo shirt upcycle I made Tater. The guy seems to be growing in length but not width at all – I swear he’s still a size 3 in the chest/waist/hips, but he’s up to size 6 in length. Read the Rest…


Handmade Kid Style: Sun & Surf Round Up

Pattern Anthology Presents: Sun & Surf Collection PDF Sewing Patterns available at patternanthology.com

Continuing my kids spring fashion week, I’m rounding up some great versions of  patterns from the Sun & Surf collection that have been around blogland this week. If you’ve already sewn one, please let us know on our Facebook page in case we do more features. Remember, the collection is only on sale through March 24; Read the Rest…


Fedora Hat Tutorial and Pattern

fedora hat tutorial by Melly Sews

Here is the fedora hat tutorial and pattern for the hat I made Bean for the Lil Lumineer look.  A few notes on this hat: This is made to fit a head circumference of 20.5″ (52cm) when sewn with 3/8″ (9mm) seams. You could probably make it around 21 1/4″ circumference if you reduce the seams Read the Rest…


Boy Valentine Shirts


Valentine’s Day is Thursday and I have not made Valentine’s for the boys to take to school. I have, however, managed to help them paint boy Valentine shirts. Boys are tricky with Valentines Day – it’s all flowers and girly and pink, so you have to walk a fine line to help them be festive Read the Rest…


Handmade Boy (Kid) Style Volume 11- Features

It’s time for another set of features for you. And I apologize, but they’re heavy on the blazers again – I need to see some new stuff in the Flickr pool. First up is this adorable boy in an adorable Basic Blazer from the Flickr pool. And then there is this blazer from Craftstorming – Read the Rest…


Leggings and Flannel How To – 1990s to now


I had a grand plan on my blog for this month (I do a monthly blog planning calendar) – today I was going to show you how to draft and sew your own leggings. But have you been following along with the Stretch Yourself Series at One Little Minute and Mad Mim? So yeah, Miranda Read the Rest…


Handmade Boy Style Volume 10

Tater in this Raglan Shirt Hi all! Time for some more handmade boy style. This is the Tater and Bean growing at unequal rates edition. For example – I made the shirt Tater is wearing above over a year ago. It still fits fine. His & Hers Henley Shirt  As does this Henley shirt (though Read the Rest…


Sketchy Star Shirt

I designed this Sketchy Stars fabric at Spoonflower to use for this shirt. This was a much more complicated design than my Simple Bicycles, since I had to make sure the stars repeated in the way I wanted them to without weird tiling lines. I used my Vintage V-Neck pattern in a size 3, since Bean is right between sizes Read the Rest…