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McCall's M7717 pattern review. The sleeves!!!

McCall’s M7177 Pattern Review

I picked up this mustard floral fabric last year at the Golden West Swap Meet in Huntington Beach.  It’s one of my favorite places to get fabric for exceptionally low prices.  I think this ran me about $2 a yard.  Everytime we vacation in Huntington Beach, which is about once […]

Affordable 1920s dress! 13 colors and sizes XS-XXL. Free shipping too!

The Ultimate 1920s Dress for the Best Price

Today is an exciting day because I’m officially announcing that WhileCamdenSleeps.com has become KaraMetta.com.  I began this blog over 6 years ago when my first son, Camden, would take his many newborn naps.  Now, as a mother of three, including Camden that NEVER naps anymore, I felt the name just […]

DIY pom pom shorts with @JOANN and kwiksew k4181. #handmadewithJOANN

4th of July Pom Pom shorts with JOANN and Kwik Sew K4181

This post is a paid partnership with JOANN. All opinions are my own. I’ve keep finding myself admiring the projects my friends have done using pom pom trims. I decided it was finally time for me to jump onboard with the trend! With the 4th of July in mind, I […]

How to make a swimsuit top using the Cricut Maker and the Design Space Simplicity crop top pattern. #cricut #ad #cricutmade

How to make a swimsuit top using your Cricut Maker + Simplicity

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Materials Needed For Cricut Maker Swimsuit Top: Cricut Maker Cricut Sewing Kit Cricut Fabric Pen Cricut Maker Fabric Cutting Mat Cricut + Simplicity Crop Top Design Space Pattern Thread, 1 yard […]

Refashion Series. Look what she did with that trench coat!

Refashion Series Episode 4: The Metta Trench

I am so excited to finally share the refashion of my grandmother’s trench coat. Some of you may remember that I inherited my grandma Metta’s clothes when she passed away last year. I already refashioned one of her dresses and one of her sweaters. This coat is extra special to […]

Holiday Jammies using McCall's M7518 and M7039

Holiday Jammies using McCall’s M7518 and M7039

I may have a slight problem with procrastinating.  Which is why I was so surprised that I actually finished making these pajamas before Christmas.  (Though, you’ll note, it still took me a while to actually blog about it. )  While most mothers nest by cleaning the house or rearranging the furniture, […]

DIY Wrap Dress using Vogue V9251 and fabric from @joann_stores Perfect for a New Years dress #handmadewithjoann #ad

New Years Eve Dress with JOANN

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN. The opinions and text are all mine. @joann_stores #handmadewithjoann #ad It’s not every day I have a good excuse […]

DIY Modest Mermaid costume using supplies from JOANN

DIY Mermaid Costume with JOANN

“Mom! I love it! You’re a fat mermaid!” Special thanks to JOANN Fabrics for partnering with me on this post. While I was compensated to share on my social media channels, I was not compensated to post this on my blog.  I just thought it was pretty fun and wanted to share […]

McCall's Pattern 7417 Review

Get this Swim Pattern for $1.99!

Back in February, I posted the picture above on Instagram showing off a new swimsuit I made using McCall’s Pattern M7417. I’m sharing the final project on my blog today because this pattern, along with almost every in-print McCall Pattern, is on sale on their website today for just $1.99! […]

Refashion Series ep. 2 The baseball Tee

Refashion Series Ep: 2 The Baseball Tee

This sweater is another fun piece I inherited from my grandmother.  I immediately fell in love with the print and the soft velvety texture of the fabric.  Using one of my own baseball tees, I created a pattern that allowed me to transform this sweater into a trendy new baseball […]

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