Using the Addison add-on skirts with the Gold River Adventure Dress

The Addison tutorial will be updated later to include this info, but in the meantime, here are the details on how to use the Addison skirts with the Gold River Adventure Dress! CHOOSING SIZE First, find the finished waist measurement for your Gold River Dress on the...

How to Install Plastic Snaps: common mistakes and how to fix them

A lot of the patterns here at Goober Pea Designs use snaps - such as: our sleep sacks (Starlight/Starbright Sleep Sacks, Stellar Sleep Sack) size adjustable car seat poncho with removable hoods (Goober Pea Pod) the overall/dungaree dress (Gold River Adventure Dress)...

Neckline Facing tutorial for the Little Bow Pea

Since the Little Bow Pea was released, we've had quite a few people ask if the back can be cut on the fold, and/or if the neckline can be done in another way that doesn't require hemming (as hemming a curve can be a bit tricky). A member of the Goober Pea Designs...

How to do a Sensory Adjustment on the Hip 2 B Square Tee

In testing for the Hip 2 B Square Tee, we found that a few people didn't like having a seam right under the armpit. Most were ok with it though - especially after adding the step to clip the corners of the seam allowance to reduce bulk. If your child has sensory...

Beginner Video Series: Bands and Cuffs

This video shows how to sew a neckband and grow cuffs onto the Split Pea Tunic and Dress sewing pattern from Goober Pea Designs. However, all the steps are identical for any other shirt or dress with a neckband and/or cuffs (skipping the part about including the pleat...

Beginner Video series: Knit Sleeves

This video shows how to pin/clip a knit sleeve to a flat armhole (with the side seam not sewn yet) in preparation for sewing. Pattern shown is the Split Pea Tunic and Dress by Goober Pea Designs, but all knit sleeves for Goober Pea patterns are attached in this way -...

How to add snaps or buttons to the Reverie bodice

The beautiful Reverie Dress is a very fitted style, and can be a little tricky to get over the head in a fabric with a firm stretch, like custom printed cotton lycra (it is much easier in a nice stretchy bamboo, rayon, or brushed polyester - for example). Here is a...

How to Add Leggings to the Sadie Skirt

Goober Pea Designs hasn't yet designed any pants patterns, and the main reason for that is because there are so many awesome ones out there already! Some of my favorites are even free, like the Plain Pants from Duck Butt Designs, or the Halla Leggings from Halla...

How to Add Elastic to the Campbell Vest (or Jacket) Hood

This tutorial shows how to add elastic to the hood from the FREE Basic Campbell Vest pattern. BUT… this technique can be used in exactly the same way to add an elastic hood to the Campbell Jacket and Vest! (please note, this technique will not work as written with the...

How to Add a Waistband to the Campbell Vest (or Jacket)

This tutorial shows how to add a knit waistband to the FREE Basic Campbell Vest pattern. BUT... this technique can be used in exactly the same way to add a knit waistband to the Campbell Jacket and Vest! (all closure options will work, including zipper) AND!!!!  You...