the best of 2013

January //

free triangle quilt pattern

January was a month of new baby smells and sweet snuggling for me. I had a few baby projects lined up to share.

Triangle Quilt Tutorial + Free Pattern
Biased Bibs
Baby Bloomers pattern
Matching Triangle Mobile
Jumbo Hedgehog Pillow

February //

free envelope clutch pattern

February featured the February Clutch-a-long where I shared a free envelope clutch pattern! This was really the only thing I did this month because BABY, but it was really fun and I still love this pattern!

March //

surfer slacks

In March we released the very first Pattern Anthology collection titled Sun and Surf. I contributed the Surfer Slacks and Santa Monica Cinch Jacket. I also got a site redesign and new logo.

sewing 101: the pintuck foot
fabric bead and knot necklace with a bow

April //

prap wrap up

April was busy (and stressful) month for me as I participated in Project Run + Play All Stars! I sewed up four looks (2 for boys and 2 for girls) and released the zig zag dress pattern.

Aztec Spring
Zig Zag Bubblegum
Gold Collar Girl
Vintage Easter

how to screenprint at home
tribal leggings

May //

gingham style series

In May I released the Aztec Vest Pattern. My Mad for Plaid: Gingham Style series was my favorite thing of the month. All gingham all the time!

bow sunglasses case tutorial
free baby jumper dress pattern
knotted pencil pouch pattern
how to make epoxy buttons

June //

polka dot heart shoes

June was a pretty slow month for me, but I did share a few tutorials:

polka dot heart shoe makeover
purple berry bubble smoothie recipe

July //

refashion a shirt with a silly saying

July was pretty slow, too! Something about summers…

 refashion a shirt with a silly saying
the ultimate resource guide for sewing with knits
miss matilda dress

August //

free apron pattern

In August I partnered with Babylock for Ruffles 2014! I also upgraded to a more professional sewing machine and serger, the Melody and Diana. I’m so excited to be working with Babylock!

free ruffled apron pattern ^
ruffle zipper pouch with geometric stitching
intro to the coverstitch
DIY baby jeggings 
September //

nostalgia collection

Ruffles 2014 concluded in September. Then I released the Nostalgia Collection with four new patterns!

DIY clothing labels
ruffler foot revisited
how much yardage in twin sheets
what to bring a new mom

October //

pinterest costume

In October I made a few things just for fun! The faux fur shoe lining was my favorite.

Pinterest Costume
floral trucker hat
faux fur boot lining

November //

penelope peplum pattern

November was all about Winter Wonderland, in which I released the Juliet Capelet, the Pilot hat and the Arctic Trapper Hat for kids! I also released my very first women’s pattern, the Penelope Peplum.

bow makeup pouch

December //

zipper book clutch

December featured one of my favorite series yet: BUY + DIY, where I shared lots of semi-handmade gift ideas. I also took on a few DIY contributors who debuted their posts this month. My zipper book clutch was my favorite project of the month!

DIY nail polish kit tutorial
polka dot leather clutch


And that’s a wrap! This year was tricky as I learned to balance all of my creative ideas with being a mother of two. It was downright hard at times. I’m learning to say no more so I can say yes more to my kids, prioritize and simplify. Hard lessons, you know!

But sewing and designing makes me so happy and I am so thrilled that you stop by once in a while, thank you dear readers!

Peace out 2013!



  1. says

    You are amazing! What a spectacular year, Kate. I made my first Penelope Peplum yesterday and LOVE LOVE it – perfect fit, easy to sew!! Can’t wait to see all that you do in 2014! Happy New Year!
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