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Giverney Blazer

Just thought I’d drop in a quick post about a new release out today, the Giverney Blazer from Winter Wear Designs!

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Circle Shrug Free Pattern

Happy Thursday! Today I have a really easy and customizable FREE pattern to share with you! I kept seeing a ton of these drape cardigans out there, but nothing in a circular shape like I see in a lot of knitting patterns. So I thought I’d put one together, and I’d give others the chance to grab it too. I’m …

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Capitol Hill Dress – Sew Fab Bundle

It’s Sew Fab Bundle time! An awesome time of year, right? This time it’s all about the Ladies! Ten all new women’s patterns! I got to test the Capitol Hill Dress by Straight Stitch Designs.

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Crêpe Myrtle Dress

Somewhat a delayed blog post on this dress, but that’s just how my summer has gone! So much happening day to day that I keep forgetting to blog it all. But I couldn’t go too much longer without posting about this. I’m calling it my “Crêpe Myrtle Dress” because Myrtle is the pattern and the fabric is all about Paris! …

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Delilah Pattern Tour

I was super excited to be invited to join the Delilah Pattern Tour today! Mostly because I totally need new shirts. Selfish? Um… yes. But darn it, this is a cute shirt!

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Tee for me

It’s Thursday of Selfish Sewing Week, and I’ve finally gotten to make something for me! I spent the earlier part of the week sewing up a tote for my son’s teacher. Another mom organized a multitude of gifts for next week’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and I volunteered a bird themed tote since their class nickname is The Birdie Class. I …

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Goodbye 2013, Goodbye RTW, Hello 2014!

Last post of the year! I’m saying goodbye to 2013, and with that I’m making a promise for 2014. Notice I said PROMISE? I do not make RESOLUTIONS. Mostly because I’m defiant by nature and don’t want to be told what to do. So… what’s my plan for 2014? Yep, no store bought clothes in 2014. I’m all signed up …

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Swim Shorts Lining Tutorial

How to customize a leggings pattern to add a lining for girls’ or women’s swim shorts. Honestly, I don’t really swim anymore. I used to swim! I used to love swimming. The water just doesn’t feel that good anymore. But my kids have finally gotten to the stage where they LOVE to swim. So I should probably have something I …

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Summer of No Pants

Well, submission time for the Summer of No Pants contest has come to a close! Seeing all the submissions has been awesome, and (once I do the wash!) I should be set to wear skirts this summer. Luckily I have a decent collection already. I’m going to try to Instagram daily with the hashtag #sonp2013. You can follow me here! …

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Upcycled Teeshirt Striped Skirt

Here’s my third and final Summer Of No Pants #SONP2013 entry! An Upcycled Teeshirt Striped Skirt. I took two ten(ish) year old tees I didn’t wear anymore because the style was too short and boxy, and turned them into one skirt I can wear all summer! This was easy, although slightly tedious to make all those seams. Here’s how I did …