A Fall Wardrobe Staple!

I’ve had the Elliot Sweater by Helen’s Closet on my make list for the last year but it just seemed like I could never find time to check projects off my list that were for me. Can anyone else relate?

 I finally had a free weekend to sew just in time for fall to arrive! I was  so excited to able to be able to sew this up in under 2 hours! I love patterns like this especially now when my free time is so sparse with a little running around fighting for my constant attention!

Said little one above loving the pumpkin patch as my hubby plays photographer (I told him not to quit his day job… I take what I can get though)

The Elliot Sweater is a great beginner pattern! It was clearly written and easy to follow. 

Skills you will learn or practice:

♥Sewing a split hem

♥Sewing a turtle neck

♥Sewing with knit fabric

♥Sewing a raglan sleeve style top

I had found this quilty army green fabric at Hobby Lobby last year. At the time I didn’t have a plan for it but I decided this was the perfect project to finally put it to use. (I did notice Hobby Lobby has the same fabric this year as well if you end up trying to find it. They must bring it back seasonaly) 

In the end I didn’t make any alterations however, I did notice the shoulders run narrow (I am also broad shouldered so if you aren’t you might not notice any problems). I do plan to let out the shoulder area a smidge next time to see if I can get it to be a little more relaxed or maybe size up one. I will have to play around with it otherwise, it was a great pattern to work with and even if I didn’t make a shoulder adjustment it is such a comfy sweater and the oversized turtle neck has been amazing since the weather has started to get chilly!

Happy sewing friends!

♥Amanda


We FINALLY Did It!!!


Hello Friends!

Yes, we finally did it!!! We bit the bullet y’all and started our blog! This has been something we both have been wanting to do for some time now, but the timing hasn’t been right… till NOW! We are so excited to be able to connect with you through this platform and can’t wait to share with you all the exciting things we have planned!

We currently have a little Etsy shop where we sell fabric home decor and kitchen items. We love making products to sell and we really love sharing our homemade items with all of you, but we realized there is still so much more we could do! Our goal for this space is to share all of our Home Grown *wink wink* tips, tricks, projects and more that make our house a home in the hopes that you will be inspired to take what you see, run with it and do so with yours.

Here you will find everything from sewing projects, gardening tips, to favorite recipes, along with home decor ideas and DIY’s.

We are so glad that you are here and can’t wait to go on this new adventure with you! In the mean time pop on over to our Meet Us page to get to know us a little better.

Jackie & Amanda