Hi there. I'm Melissa Stramel, a country girl who loves to sew! My special mission is that each person who wants to sew should get to and to that end, I teach sewing to girls. My patterns have a vintage feel with girly flair. I also love adding special details to patterns! I hope you enjoy them!
Princess. Girly Girl. Drama Queen. Diva. Do any of these describe a little girl you know? How does this kind of girl dress up? A special occasion calls for the most special of dresses. A dress laden with ruffles, frills and lace is what you need. She will feel like a princess going to the ball in the Beloved Dress.
A handmade dress can become a family keepsake. Create this one of a kind boutique dress in fun fabrics for any little girl, sizes 2T to 10. It’s perfect for school or play. Detailed instructions for every step are included. This is the dress she will cherish. This dress closes with buttons down the front.
One pattern making a skirt, shirt and dress. Only four pattern pieces! And the shirt from just ONE pattern piece. All at beginner level sewing? Yes! That's Simply Dressed. Choose from five sleeve options (short, short cuffed, three quarter, three quarter cuffed, and ruched. Then choose to add pockets to the skirt or not. Add ruffles to the shirt, skirt and dress or not. The options are limitless. This is simply your go to pattern for a wardrobe of outfits.
Make a whole family of aprons. Here's an apron pattern sure to get you and your little bakers into the kitchen. The apron pattern covers little girls sizes 2T-12 and Mommys (or Grandmas, Aunties and friends) from misses size small to plus sizes. It also includes a doll pattern for 18rd'dolls! Just choose the half or full apron and then make them to match OR mix it up for a designer look.
Open Back Top and Capri Pants is great fun for all girls.
All the loveliness and frivolity of childhood wrapped up in one pattern. Create a ruffled, open-back top and capris in this beginner level pattern. The outfit is perfect for summer or layer with a tee for the hot days of school. It also makes great pajamas! Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Start summer off right with the Sunny Days shorts set. Whether for a day on the beach, at the carnival or for family pictures, this easy top and shorts set is sure to please. It features a gathered bodice and simple pockets. Mix and match fabrics for your favorite designer look. The shorts finish with elastic and the blouse closes with two buttons in the back.
Easy and beautiful and perfectly suited for a day at the beach or going to school: it's the Hopscotch Dress. Make this dress in no time at all. Choose from two sleeve lengths, either above the elbow or three-quarter sleeves. With a large span of sizes, you can make the Hopscotch Dress over and over again.