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 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 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…