Sis Boom Blog Tour Day 3

Sis Boom Blog Day 3

It’s Day 3 here on the Sis Boom At School and At Play Blog Tour. Thanks to Cookies n Bees on her write up on the Sis Boom Sally and Kelsey.

Today, Tina Sew Tiny, reviews the Leighanna pattern and shows you how to add elastic to the short sleeve. Stop on by and say hello!

Welcome to the Sis Boom Blog tour!

We are excited to announce that our bloggers EACH have a pattern giveaway on their posts! Every weekday from Monday, August 22 through Friday, September 1, we’ll feature something new; so be sure to follow along with this tour!

August 22 Paisley Roots / August 23 Cookies n’ Bees / August 24 Tina Sew Tiny / August 25 Screeching Dinosaur / August 26 PearBerry Lane / August 29 Troosp To Tots / August 30 A Crazy Craft Lady / August 31 Glitter in My Coffee / September 1 Sunflower Seams / September 2 Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Sis Boom Blog Tour Day 2 & A Coupon

I hope you had chance to visit Paisley Roots and see her darling take on the Tabago top. There is also still time to enter the giveaway for Tabago top pattern of your own!

Today, Cookies n’ Bees has her sweet girls in a Sis Boom Kelsey and a Sis Boom Sally. Stop by and say hello on the Cookies n Bees comment section to enter your chance to win your choice of a Sally or Kelsey.

Finally, we are running a back to school special on our patterns in our Pattern Shop and Etsy Shop. Just use code BACK2SCHOOL for 40% off all our patterns. Coupon expires Friday, September 2, so go get your shopping on.

Thanks for following along on this tour!

Off the Shoulder Marlo Tutorial with Jeanine Thomlinson

Once again Jeanine Thomlinson takes you through a wonderful tutorial on an off the shoulder Marlo dress with lace trim. She is using Rachel in Green from the new Color Brigade line. If you have any questions on this pattern or any other Sis Boom patterns, please join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group.



Your first step is going to be to hit that “patterns” tab and pick up the Marlo pattern.
Then you cut the pattern pieces as directed. I used the longest cutting length for this for a nice mini dress length, but honestly I almost went maxi length…. the only thing that stopped me was not having 3yds of this fabric – and I HAD to have this fabric! lol.
Now when you get to cutting your ruffle strips, you will want to use the BACK ruffle length (it is shorter, and with a longer ruffle too much width will make it stand out poofy a bit) and then ADD many inches to the length of the ruffle. Remember it is easier to do a wider hem or cut an inch off the bottom than to add it later. so be generous. Here you can see how wide I cut my ruffle. Also, if you CAN cut on the bias (aka. you have enough fabric) I would recommend you do so for the drape. I didn;t since I was tight on fabric only have 2yds to do this entire dress in.


Sew the sides of the dress together and finish the armholes as per the pattern. Then finish the top edging of the neckline – this is not in the pattern, but serge or zig zag or something to finish that edge and finish one edge of the ruffle with the serger/zigzag as well.
Now you are going to put the dress into the ruffle. right side of the dress to the wrong side of the ruffle fabric. Move the ruffle up from the top edge of the dress neckline by elastic length plus 1/4″ for turning a hem. Please do make sure everything is nicely centered – you can refer to your pattern as needed.
Now you are going to start making your casing. Fold the ruffle over just overlapping the serged edges. do this all the way around and sew closely along the edge. Remember to leave a space for the elastic to be threaded.


Now this is what your dress/shirt will look like.


Try it on. Decide where to hem the ruffle. and pin some fabric selvedge to the back side of the dress near where the armhole bias is. and mark the  top edge as you can see I did below. With the dress on fold the slevedge over to the front and pin or mark. This is how you get perfectly placed and length of straps.


I had such a hard time deciding to trim or not to trim…. I also added a little elastic to the waistline at this point. I would not have needed to if I had done shirt length, but as a mini dress I thought it needed a little taking in.


Sew your homemade like bias tape straps in place and you are done!



Introducing Kelsey – Our Newest Top/Dress for Girls


Kelsey was named after, you guessed it, Kelsey! Kelsey is the daughter of Jenny Fish and quite the budding fashionista. The Fish Family lives in Texas and have been long time Sis Boom Fans. In fact, they are known as the FIRST documented Sis Boom Fans around here. We are so grateful for their support over the years and it was a thrill to name a pattern after this beautiful young lady.

The Kelsey Top/Dress came be made in three lengths – top, tea length dress and maxi dress. This pattern is sweet and sassy and perfect for summer and fits girls 3 months to 14 years. Take Kelsey into the fall with a cardigan or long sleeve top underneath. We hope you enjoy sewing a Kelsey as much as we enjoyed designing her. Make one today and give us a shout on Facebook or Instagram!


Color Brigade Giveaway

Color Brigade is shipping in May, but if you’d like to get your hands on 5 yards now, enter our giveaway over on the new Sis Boom Pattern Co facebook page. Contest ends at the end of these week, so head on over for your chance to win.

We created the Sis Boom Pattern Co page as way to interact and answer questions about all our Sis Boom patterns and share ideas. The page is moderated by Sis Boom sewist extraordinaire Jeanine Thomlinson – she has sewn every Sis Boom pattern with multiple varatiations. She’s know her stuff! You’ve got questions about a pattern or sewing in general, she’ll have an answer! Hope you’ll join us.

Color Brigade

Meet Sally….Sis Boom’s Newest PDF Pattern

Sally pattern cover

There is a new girl in town and her name is Sally.

This darling little dress is simple and sweet. Make one today for your favorite girl! Sis Boom fans in the Northern Hemisphere can pair it with a long sleeve tee underneath to get through the cooler months to the warmer days ahead. Those of you down under are already enjoying sunny days and warm nights…we are jealous! Currently sitting at my computer desk in a jacket and hat feeling chilled. Brrr!

For a limited time (through this Sunday 1/17/16 at midnight EST) Sally is available at an intro price of $7.50! No need for a coupon code, just shop your heart out here on Sis Boom, and Sally will be added to your cart at $7.50. Happy Shopping!

Can’t wait to see your Sally photos– share them with us on Facebook or Instagram!

Sally Dress 3

Free Travel Jewelry Case Pattern Over at Craftsy

Caroline, of SewCanShe, developed this darling little travel jewelry case on Craftsy using fabric from our Happy Land fabric line. Best of all its FREE.

This is a great way for beginners to learn easy foundation piecing and use up that fat quarter stash. The case has room for all your favorite jewelry – a ring tie and earring holder keeps everything secure and separate, plus 2 interior zipper pockets holds necklaces and bracelets. Whip up one for yourself and one for a few girlfriends because the holidays will be here before you know it!!!!



Etsy Shop is OPEN with NEW Embroidery Designs!

Our Etsy Shop is open and it’s better than ever! It has all your favorite Sis Boom patterns developed by Jennifer of Sis Boom and Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress, along with our new embroidery designs. I hope you’ll stop by and see what’s available.

Ann Flower Mural from the Pretty Please line


Stephanie Paisley Flower from the Pretty Please line

Our patterns are easy to follow and contain a wide range of sizes. If you’re on the fence about a pattern, you can read our years worth of feedback! There’s something to sew for everyone. Hard to believe it’s almost the end of August already! Fall is almost here and then the holidays….can you believe it?

Tortola Top with a version of the Rosetta Ruffle bag.

Maxi version of the Meghan Peasant

Devon Peasant top and Judy’s Fancy Pants

Pssst: If you’d like to make a similar decoupage guitar watch our You Tube Video or teach yourself how to make no hassle tassels over at Kollabora.

Modified Angie and Gabriella Fae for Summer

The ever talented Jeanine, customer service for Sis Boom Pattern Co and Scientific Seamstress Fan page made this gorgeous modified back maxi Angie with bold ric rac and long Gabriela Fae’s for her little girls. Maxi dresses have been a popular warm weather dress for a few years, and these are stunners!

Head over to the Scientific Seamstress blog to learn how to modify the Angie back. For the long Gabriela Fae dresses, Jeanine added a front panel and quilting details. Just darling.





Sew News Collaboration

I’m thrilled to announce our Sew News collaboration is just around the corner launching on Monday, June 22! Carla Crim of the Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom Pattern Co. designed and developed 4 new patterns for you. They include Bonnie’s Flouncy Skirt, the Peggy Party Runner, the Wendy Weekender Bag and the Shellie Clutch. Aren’t they darling?



All 4 pdf patterns will be available for purchase on Sew News starting on June 22. In addition to the patterns, you’ll be able to purchase and watch 30 minutes videos of Carla and I walking you through the patterns from start to finish.

Here are a few Shellie Clutches Carla made as teacher and bus driver gifts. I think the addition of a vintage brooch is icing on the cake.



I can’t wait for you all to start working on these fun, new patterns starting June 22.  Don’t forget to share with me on Facebook and Instagram.