Sewing videos


Now that you’ve read about my Colors of Flags Challenge makes, check out Episode #2 of Pattern Hacker.  You can see my full process for this DIY One Shoulder Ruffle Dress.  I’m slowly working the kinks out of my videos and looking forward to more of these types of videos.  I’ve really enjoyed producing all of these for everyone!  The teacher in me is jumping around!

If you’re looking to make your own version of this dress and you don’t have the two Burdastyle patterns I used (5-2010-130, and 2-2013-109), here’s some ideas: Substitute any pencil skirt pattern made with stretch woven fabrics for the bottom.

For the top part OOP Simplicity 5508 would be a great substitute.  All it needs is a strap and the ruffle!

Vogue 1452 could also be a good substitute for the top part.  Actually, Vogue 1452 is a great substitute because the pattern has a strap, and the sloping neckline already goes all the way around the front and back.  All you’d have to do is add the neck ruffle and possibly change the construction for the strap.

Let me know what kinds of pattern hacks are the most interesting to you!

Now go watch some fireworks!

No doubt I’m the last person in the sewing world to have bought anything from LA Finch Fabrics!  I’m sharing a quick video today on my recent purchases with them.  I have some thoughts about what to do with all of them too.


LA Finch Fabrics June 2017 Mini Haul

Here’s what I bought:

White Jegging Denim

9 oz sky blue stretch denim

Chartreuse/white print rayon challis

Have you ordered from LA Finch Fabrics?  What’s been your favorite purchase from them?

Speaking of ordering, you still have time to use my coupon code for a round of labels from Dutch Label Shop.   Enter the code “elizabethmadethis15” (all lowercase)when you go to checkout for the 10% discount.



I went and done it.  I took my first plunge down the deep rabbit hole of Elizabeth Made This’ YouTube channel.  Producing took way longer than I expected it to, but my first official video is now up!  I hope you enjoy this split flutter sleeve tee pattern hack tutorial.

For the sharp ears, you can enjoy my kids’ laughter in the background!


I’d love to see your own versions of this top!  If you follow this tutorial through, please show it off!  Drop me a line here or you can tag me on Instagram @elizabethmadethis or on my Elizabeth Made This Facebook page.


Happy hacking!