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Happy New Year | McCalls 6696

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Oh hello dear old blog. How are you doing? It seems like I have abandoned you for quite a while for the shinier and less time consuming Instagram. But the novelty of IG aside, I guess I kind of missed you. I miss sharing my new outfits with you, and my sewing plans, and other […]

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Quilting Cotton Skirt | B6102

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I used a quilting cotton for this wearable muslim Butterick 6102 skirt. I’ve been working on a few different skirts to come up with a good pattern to make a skirt to wear to a wedding in about a month. I don’t think this pattern is the one, but I think this skirt turned out great! […]

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Sewing for Summer Time

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I have a few trips scheduled for this summer, and a few of them are for much warmer and more humid climates than what I’m used to. And when I started to plan outfits to take on my travels, I realized that most of what I have for summer, wouldn’t work with humidity! A lot […]

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1940s-Inspired Dress

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Earlier this year, I got really into Agent Carter, an ABC/Marvel tv show staring Hayley Atwell as the title character. The show is set in New York City post WWII, and has exquisite sets and costumes. And Hayley and the rest of the female cast is so breathtakingly beautiful in those 1940s fashions, I got […]

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Magenta Pleated Dress | New Look 6143

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I grabbed a sewing magazine the other day and fell completely in love with a pleated gray dress from Merick’s Art. I just had to have it! Merrick’s site had a tutorial of how she did it, but I love patterns, and I figured I must have something in my stash that would work out. […]

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Leopard Print Carolyn Pajamas

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A few months ago, I found this beautiful leopard print rayon challis at Hancock’s, on sale for a mere $3/yard. I knew straightaway what I was going to do with it: another Anna Dress. Rayon challis is just so soft and flowy, they are perfect for the Anna. But then the months passed, and that beautiful, […]

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An LBD at last | Georgia Dress

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Well, this one almost tipped me over back to my sewing funk, but it came through in the end, and now I absolutely love it. It’s my first try at the Georgia Dress from the ladies of by Hand London, and it came to be after months of drooling over some beautiful versions of this dress […]

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Tropical Skirt | Simplicity 1419 and Charlotte mash up

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This may come as a surprise, but I actually don’t have any patterns for big pleated skirts in my stash. But the other day I was looking for a quick and tried-and-true project to take my mind off my sewing funk (it happens to everyone), and I couldn’t find anything on my separates pattern stash […]

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Denim Peplum | Simplicity 1425

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Long time no blog! I’ve been kind of slow at sewing lately, I started a few projects that didn’t pan out and had to be scrapped, and that got me into a little bit of a funk, so I took a couple of weeks of to just relax, watch TV, and read. But I had […]

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The Waitress Dress – M7084

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Since sewing Mike’s Negroni shirt (and finally figuring out buttonholes, yay!) I’ve been on a kick to sew more shirts. So I thought I’d use all those neat techniques I learned with the Negroni and apply them to McCalls 7084 shirt dress pattern. I had just a small yardage of those beautiful riley Blake fabrics bought […]

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