Gold River Overalls – mashups with pants or shorts patterns

The NEW no-placket version of the Gold River Adventure Dress makes it super easy to mash up the top of the dress (bibs/waistband) with some shorts or pants from another pattern! Simply sew your pants or shorts, leaving the waistband off, and then sew them together...

Blending Sizes on Pants For the Perfect Fit

When sewing pants for children, it's very common for their waist and height to fall into different sizes. Thankfully, size blending can be done using these simple methods. Note: the examples show a leggings-style pant (with no side seams), but this can be done in...

Pleated Strap Hack for the Reverie

The Reverie is already a pretty fast sew, but the gathering does take some time. The Addison circle skirt add-on eliminates the skirt gathering, and here is a fun hack you can use to skip the strap gathering, with a pretty pleat! Start with the regular steps of sewing...

Zipper Tutorial – Tips and Tricks for installation on a knit jacket

Installing a zipper on stretchy knit fabric can be very tricky. If the the fabric stretches or moves while you're sewing at all, it will pucker and/or end up uneven. Here are my best tips and tricks for a perfect zipper, along with a video of how to prepare your...

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 -...