Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Julia!

Today is a very special day for me: It is my daughter Julia’s 2nd Birthday. I can’t thank her enough for all the joy and happiness she has brought to our lives, she truly is my inspiration to create in so many ways, from my etsy shop for hair accessories: Sweet Julia Boutique, to my most recent love for sewing.  I never would have thought having a little girl, especially such a girly, girl, would be so much fun. Since she is a huge Minnie Mouse fan, what more could I do but to make something special for the occasion, just for her: Julia’s very own Minnie Mouse inspired dress, using none other than my favorite pattern : the Norah Dress by Mouse House Creations.
All I did was piece together a nice hot pink and white dot fabric with a solid color hot pink fabric from hobby lobby and cut the pattern after that. So, what do you think, close enough?

Little Miss Julia sure seems to enjoy her new Minnie inspired dress and matching headband. Happy Birthday Sweet Julia!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Hello and welcome to my little contribution to the sewing world!
My name is Paola and I love to sew. I learned just a little bit of sewing (pretty much just how to thread my machine and basic straight stitch) from my mother, who was just amazing but really had no time to sew. I got my very first sewing machine back in 2006 and thought I would use it all the time. I bought all sorts of patterns and fabric and once I opened said patterns I realized that I knew nothing, I mean, seriously I just couldn’t figure them out. Needless to say, I quit sewing altogether until my son was born. Aside from a couple of burp cloths, I made very little for him because, again, I found the store bought patterns to be very confusing for someone with no experience like me. Then, when my daughter was born in 2012 something happened: I really wanted to sew. I started doing some online research and I discovered what an amazing sewing community was out there, willing to help and encourage the novice sewist. My first encounters with sewing pages were at and I made nicer burp clothes for my daughter and my very first pillowcase dress. I was hooked. I asked for a serger and my amazing husband got me one last year. After that I was at the point of no return. I discovered the most amazing PDF patterns that come with amazing step by step tutorials and an online community just a message away, always willing to help. I can now say that my sewing has improved, I am still a rookie but I can make an outfit that looks well finished and pretty decent if I say so myself. My children are my inspiration and the sewing community out there my strength and source of encouragement, knowledge and support. So here I am, just trying to share my experience with the amazing world of online, PDF sewing patterns. Enjoy and if you need any help or have any questions just leave a comment, I will be more than happy to help or direct you to someone that can (most likely the case since I am a true newbie)

Happy Sewing!