• Space Minifig Shirt tutorial
  • Fanfare Flannel Riding Cape
  • Shorts On The Line – Mustang Pocket Sketchbook Shorts
  • Tee pattern mod – crew neck to lap tee tutorial + free milk stencil
  • Bear Butt Baby Shorts tutorial
  • Union Street Tee Tour!
  • Embroidered Strawberry Top
  • Lotus Pond drop cloth picnic blanket AKA the zero squared blanket
  • Tee to tank tutorial and Ice Scream printable
  • Sew Geeky: Episode Two // Wampa Play Mat

Hawthorn Sweater


You’d think that with a zip sweater pattern called the “Hawthorn” I would have already made one for my Hawthorne. Especially given the fact that I’ve had fabric set aside for it for months. But that’s life! A sweater in summer would have been dumb anyway, right? So here it finally is! This pattern is […]

Space Minifig Shirt tutorial

Space minifig diy - girl like the sea for the sewing rabbit

  I’ve got a fun tutorial up on the Sewing Rabbit today! It’s for something I really loved the results of – Violet’s birthday Space Minifig tee. A hybrid between an applique and a stencil, it’s a fun and satisfying make. One of those things I finished and then kept parading around in front of […]

Tee pattern to retro tank – plus ice scream template

ice scream template - girl like the sea

  It’s time to bring home this early Summer post I wrote up for the Sewing Rabbit. Just in time for Fall right? Maybe some of my southern hemisphere friends will get some use out of this : ) Retro Tank – A Tee shirt pattern hack (plus ice scream template) I created this tutorial […]

Diary of a mom

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Good morning, world. I’ve got nothing in particular planned today, either for my blog or for my family. The girls are currently consumed with a variety of books that came in the mail yesterday, and don’t seem to need me much for the moment; both a blessing and a bit disappointing. I’m getting the occasional […]

Fanfare Flannel Riding Cape

Fanfare riding cape - girl like the sea

In the world of fabric, there are two kinds of flannel. Flannel you like the day you bought it, and flannel you will keep liking even after you wash it. I’ve seen quite a bit of the first one. The second is harder to come by. My flannel is from the Cloud 9 organic Fanfare […]

Bleach Art Tutorial – Over at Finch!


I’ve been experimenting with using bleach as a sort of fabric dye lately, and have an easy and fun technique to share. And guess where I’m sharing it? The Finch Sewing Studio blog! Yep! I’ve found a way to get involved with Finch in more ways than just haunting the store with all my crazy […]

Hide and Seek Dress

hide and seek dress - girl like the sea

  It’s not too late to post an Easter dress in August is it? No, I didn’t think so. Clover’s hide and seek dress – an Oliver and S pattern – never got the photo shoot that I wanted for it. I decided to skip processing these shots and do a second shoot, but you […]

Shorts On The Line – Mustang Pocket Sketchbook Shorts

sketchbook mustang shorts - girl like the sea

Hello everybody! Are you having a wonderful Monday? Is there even such a thing? Generally, when I have a wonderful Monday, it’s only because Monday forgot itself, or it’s playing a mean trick and lurking around the corner of Tuesday morning. What does this have to do with shorts? I’m not entirely sure. It’s shorts […]

Tee pattern mod – crew neck to lap tee tutorial + free milk stencil

tee shirt pattern hack tutorial - crew neck to lap tee - girl like the sea

Hey people! I’ve got some tips to share with you on my method for hacking a regular crew neck tee pattern to have a lap style neckline. Plus a free template for creating a “milk” carton graphic. Ever since Hawthorne started walking, I started to get a major sewing for the boy bug. The girls […]

Cotton and Steel Simple Skirts – Kids Clothes Week wrap up

Cotton and Steel simple skirts by girl like the sea

Kids clothes week wrapped up yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I snuck in my due time every day but the one I visited with Jane and her kids in Leesburg for some Finch fun. All was not lost though, because I happened to scrape the bottom of my pocket (literally, I actually had money IN […]