Hi Everyone!

Winter has begun here in Canada, and last few days have been nothing but snow. Our yard looks like a winter wonderland and it has me feeling some type of way!

I've been working so hard lately to put together and test out new patterns. And this one is one of my favourites to date. I love the peplum sleeve detail and it's such an easy dress to sew up. My inspiration for this dress was to make something that is perfect for a winter holiday party. 

I hope you enjoy sewing this dress up and if you do make it please remember to tag me on social media @thelittleststudio!

Melanie oxoxox


Hi Everyone!!

Sat down the other day and quickly made some some adorable Christmas star ornaments. I love homemade ornaments that have that not so homemade look to them! I made mine how of linen scraps I had lying around as well as some glitter cotton when I think looks amazing on my neutral themed tree this year. 

Thanks so much for reading and I will be talking to you all soon :) 


Welcome to the world of PDF Sewing Patterns!

I absolutely love PDF Sewing Patterns. There are soooo many incredible designers out there are are producing new and amazing patterns that you access with just a click or two! 

If you have purchased a pattern or have downloaded a free one, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to put these together. It's almost like a puzzle and I'm here to give you some solid tips and tools to get you printing and assembling like a pro! 

Thanks for reading and let me know if these tips and tricks helped in anyway. 


P.S I'm sorry for the quality of some of these photos, it was a low light day when they were taken, but all the information is there :) 

Hi Everyone! 

Happy beginning of the holidays to everyone! 

So excited to finally share this new pattern that I've been working on! I've had soo many requests to release this in a full size range and I'm so happy that I have finally gotten around to drafting and grading and it's now ready for retail !!!

It comes in sizes 2-7 Child. I love making these dresses for my little girl, it sews together to quickly and every time she wears it out, we get so many compliments. 

It retails for $6.00 CAD and is now available on my Etsy shop!
I'm going to link here some of my favourite fabric options for this making this dress, I find that choosing the right fabric can make or break a project. 

Sweater Knits
Ponte De Roma
Piqué Knit

If you ever make any of my patterns and you some comments, questions or concerns please send me a e-mail letting me know: thelittleststudio@gmail.com

Lots of Love!

Hi everyone!! 

So excited to share with you all my new pattern! Grow with Me Baby Harem Pants. These are so easy to make and they look absolutely adorable. These are a great project if you are just getting started making knit garments. Best made in a super soft knit fabric. These are so comfy and perfect for growing little baby legs. I'm including the instructions below so that you can get a real sense of how easy these are to make. I included four different sizes in the pattern to cover a board age range:
12 Months
18-24 Months
 and 2T
This pattern will carry you through the times when your little ones grow so fast and you can get a little more wear out of these pants than you would otherwise!

 I hope you really enjoy this pattern and remember if you these, be sure to share them on Facebook or Instagram @thelittleststudio 

Melanie oxoxox





Hi Everyone! 

Just wanted to share some exciting updates that are happening around The Littlest Studio HQ (a.k.a my computer desk). Last night we had our first snow fall of the season and there is nothing more motivating for me! So I wanted to share some exciting new updates and patterns that are currently available as well as some workshops and classes that I have planned for the near future. 

First bit of exciting news is that I have offically opened an Etsy shop! I have listed here the patterns that I have for sale including a new beanie hat pattern! (Pictured)
The beanie pattern comes in three different sizes: Adult, Child and Baby. It is very easy to sew and a great option if you're just starting out sewing. It's sold for $5.00 CAD and can be made up in less than an hour!

I will continue to sell my patterns on Craftsy as well but they seem to have trouble with their checkout at the moment and so purchasing the patterns there has been a little tricky! 

Another bit of news is that I have been really focusing on my sewing workshops and courses! I'm about to host my second course starting next week and I'm so happy with the response I've had! A big thank you to everyone who signed up. 

I also just put up the information for my Christmas Stocking Workshop! I've wanted to host one for years and I'm excited to finally get the opportunity! If you are local to Clinton Ontario Make sure to check it out and if you have any questions send me a message or e-mail! 

That's it for now :) 
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Melanie oxoxo
Hey everyone! 

One of my most favourite things about fall is pumpkins :) And I thought how cute would a fabric pumpkin be?? So I got to work and drafted is quick little tutorial and pattern that you can make in a few different sizes! I hope you enjoy and have the most wonderful fally fall sewing day! 


Hi Everyone!! 

OMG, it's been months :( I could give you a long list of everything I've been doing lately but it's really boring and mostly made up of little kids, work and a hot summer.

So let's just jump right to the good stuff here! I've been meaning to post this pattern for so long now, but I really needed to create a cute tutorial to go with it! And low and behold this morning it was a cool, windy perfect fall day and I thought I NEED a fall dress!!! SO here it is it! Fresh off my sewing machine and I love love love it. 

I added the sleeves to this tutorial and needed to mention that they are not included in the free pattern. I know, I know, super annoying. I was making this dress and was so inspired to add a 3/4 length sleeve, and you know once inspiration hits, it's so hard to ignore. Now don't worry, this dress would be perfect without the sleeves. Add a chunky knit cardi and you are good to run out the door. If you do want to add the sleeve there is a link to the sleeve pattern below (It's $2.20 and gives you three sleeve options that go with this dress) 

So away with you to the sewing machine! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do. It's a super trendy wardrobe piece, very fitted.... and I'm not going to lie, there are a pair of Spanx under that dress. . . I mean I do not have the confidence yet to show what two babies gave me. 

Happy Sewing!!


Happy belated long weekend to all my fellow Canadians as well as my birthday buddies the USA! 

So excited to be updating you all with some exciting news and updates. It's been a busy year outside of the blog. We have welcomed a new baby to The Littlest Studio family, bought our first home and moved closer to family! My attention as been on settling into our new life and routine. BUT I'm so happy to be getting back into the grove of updating the website and working on new patterns! 

First and foremost, I have made some changes to my most popular two patterns. I have listened to your comments and feedback and as always take everything you say, however minor and apply it to my work. I always want to improve and provide you with the easiest way to make garments as possible. 

Some updates you will have noticed:
The Circle Skirt Pattern as been resized to better suit knit fabrics. 

The Bodice Pattern now includes easy to find links that will take you to helpful blog posts and fabric recommendations! 

The Bodice pattern has been lengthened to better fit most figures.

Also the Bodice Pattern now includes sewing and cutting instructions within the file itself, saving you the trouble of having visit the website for that information. 

Soooooo I'm just going to put this here:
 In thanks for your continued support, comments and visits I will be releasing a new FREE Dress pattern in the coming weeks! This pattern is an exciting edition to The Littlest Studio pattern collection and will of course coordinate with the Assorted Sleeve Block Pattern.
Hi everyone! 

Remember me??
It's been such a long time since I've been on here and it feels sooooo good to be back!

I just wanted to provide an update to what's been going on, and why there hasn't been as many posts as usual! The reason is that my family and I have bought a house and moved! We are so excited to start this new chapter. We have been taking some time getting our little house set up and settling in. Since I was running this blog out of a tiny little apartment, it feels amazing to actually have some space. This will mean there will be more tutorials, more patterns and more posting! It might take a little while, as we continue to set up but I'm anxious to get started! 

I wanted to thank all my readers for your continued support during this quieter time. I can't believe but even though I haven't been posting, you are visiting this site more than ever! So thank you so much for reading and sharing your projects!! 
I'll be sure to keep you updated and can't wait to share my new ideas and projects with you.

Happy Sewing!!!