Hello!  My name is Stephanie and welcome to my sewing corner!   I'm a Navy wife from the West and my husband and I currently hail from Charleston, South Carolina.  Since I'm under 5'2", sewing petite clothing is my specialty and my passion.  I think that you can look great no matter your size or shape, you just need the tips and tools to succeed.  I love finding great deals, altering clothing and making crafts.  I also love macaroni & cheese, tall trees, the beach (it makes me miss the mountains less), and country music.

On my blog, I'll share my sewing projects, tips and tutorials, petite advice, and some crafting, too.  I love sharing what I do and what I know that can help others.  I appreciate your comments and questions. If you would like to contact me by email, my address is thepetitesewist (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi, Stephanie! I'm so delighted to find your blog. I am a curvy 5'0", and I began teaching myself to sew in college because I was fed up with trying to find clothes that fit or someone to alter what I had. I'm looking forward to reading through your posts. Thank you so much!

  2. Hello Stephanie I am a Grannie who has returned to sewing after many years . I used to make clothes for my 2 daughters and now I have 2 small Grandaughters so I am back enjoying my sewing machine. I found your tutorial just great as I was faced with shortening some small sweat pants . Thank you I will certainly revisit you . Jan

  3. Hello! I have just discovered your blog and I love it!

    I am also a Petite, and I'm just learning how to sew.
    I wonder if there any books specialized in Petite size sewing?

    Thank you in advance for your reply!

    Jul, from Le monde des petites

    1. I'm not aware of any books specifically for petites (we are a rather small niche group, unfortunately) but there are plenty of books about pattern alterations. Petite sewing isn't that different that regular sewing, you just have to take out some length where it isn't needed, like in the thigh, the torso, and so forth. This post may be helpful: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/03/petite-sewing/


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