Flea Market Dos and Don’ts

With the holiday season (which for me includes Halloween) arriving soon, Patrick and I have been hitting up more flea markets in search of fresh vintage Halloween decor to add to our home, and after witnessing and overhearing certain things at the flea market I decided to go ahead with a dos and don’ts for […]

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Thai Fisherman’s Pants

On our first visit to Thailand I bought rather a lot of fabric.  One of the lengths that I bought was specifically woven for Thai Fisherman’s pants.  My husband quite likes wearing loose trousers – he’s one of those bearded guys you see on holidays in hippy clothes 😉 – so this fabric purchase was… Continue reading Thai Fisherman’s Pants

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Round Quilted Play Mat DIY

Having a new baby means that we are learning about Iots of new things lately and one of them…

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Charity Drive: Project Teddy Bear

I know you love crocheting cute stuffed animals, and if you’re like me, you probably crochet a few more than you really need (oops!). That’s why I like to feature awesome charities that collect handmade stuffed animals! You can made a few extra to send in, and feel really fabulous about making a child’s day! […]

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Basic Safety Tips for Using Essential Oils

Basic Safety Tips for Using Essential OilsEssential oils have numerous benefits to offer. If you’re thinking about incorporating them into your life, it’s important for you to be aware of the basic safety tips for using essential oils. Although using essential oils is generally a safe practice, there are a number of things you will want to be mindful of. Basic Safety…

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THE JESSICA PATTERN MODIFIED INTO A MAXI

HI DARLINGS! Happy Monday, I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent most of it running errands and playing catch up with life. I also had to shoot pics for my 2018 Pre-Spring Simplicity Patterns, crazy how far ahead we work, lol. So today’s dress is another modification of my PDF PATTERN which […]

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Free Project – Small Basket

Description This project makes one small basket. Download Now

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Free Class – Design a Magical Disney-Themed Album: Say Cheese III

Free Class – Design a Magical Disney-Themed Album: Say Cheese III

Let talented crafter Layle Koncar show you a whole new world as she teaches you how to weave your magical memories into an artistic visual narrative that your family will treasure for generations. Through the use of time-saving strategies and unique storytelling elements, Layle shows you how to turn today’s special moments into tomorrow’s memories. So, be our guest […]

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Free Sewing Pattern – Teacher’s Utility Apron

Free Sewing Pattern – Teacher’s Utility Apron

PATTERN DETAILS Simple, customizable utility half-apron with long waist ties and lower and upper pockets divided into smaller pockets for holding a number of different items. Apron skirt is edged with bias binding. Pockets are self-faced. Skirt may also be faced, simply cut out two skirt pieces and baste together. Fabric needed: ¾ yard of […]

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Free Project – The Pondoland Square

Free Project – The Pondoland Square

PATTERN DETAILS A large super-textured, decorative floral block. From BoHo to Classic Neutrals, this block looks gorgeous in any colourway! This square was designed with a finished product in mind. Meaning, once you have completed the square you will have a ready-sized cushion cover frontispiece. But don’t stop there. Join nine squares to make a […]

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Free Project – Butterfly – Embroidery Art

Free Project – Butterfly – Embroidery Art

PATTERN DETAILS Finished size will measure about 9″x9″ RECOMMENDED WITH THIS PATTERN Dmc thread Copic markers Needle Download Now

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Pattern Hack: A Curvy Bruyere Shirt (Hacked via Lenox Dress)

When it was released a few years ago, the Deer & Doe Bruyere shirt pattern felt like a breath of fresh air. At the time, the relaxed-fit Grainline Archer was everywhere, and the Bruyere offered some unique details for a button-down shirt: a fitted bodice, a waistband, and general fit-and-flare shape. I instantly fell in…

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Kindergarten Wardrobe Fashion Show! Mini Skirt

Ivy and I did some “school shopping” in my fabric and pattern stache a few weeks ago. Without spending a dime, I was able to sew an entire wardrobe for my favorite little kindergartener. Okay, I actually spent a ridiculous number of dimes on the fabric and patterns. But it was over the course of years, and it […]

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Timeless Fashion and Resources

Two weeks ago, I found out that the yoga studio in my neighborhood offers a weekly restorative yoga class. The first week, I had an excruciating headache. I hate when I get these headaches. They last for 48 hours, regardless of what I do, or what I tak…

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25 Darning Patterns Open for Registration

Pattern Darning is a wonderful needlepoint technique. These Running Stitch patterns are incredibly easy to stitch and they can take so many forms, from realistic motifs, to overall geometric patterns. The next 25 Stitches class explores these great patterns. In this 3-month email class, the monthly lesson will give you: historic background on this technique […]

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Best Weeknight Nachos 

Confession: One of my go-to movie theater snacks is nachos. I know! It’s terrible. I mean who knows…

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It’s Curvy Sewing Education Week – and get 25% off workshops!

Welcome to Curvy Sewing Education Week on Cashmerette! I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gives me that “back to school” feeling, and I feel a hankering to buy new lined notebooks and 5 packs of tights. So I thought it was a great time to run the first ever Curvy {…Continue Reading}

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Podcast Episode #103: Jamie Chalmers, Mr. X Stitch

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about cross stitch with my guest, Jamie Chalmers, also known as Mr X Stitch. Jamie took up cross stitching fifteen years ago and he’s never looked back. Since establishing the Mr X Stitch website in 2008, he has been showcasing new talent in the… 

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4 BIG Happenings at Quiltmaker This Week

INSPIRATION, EDUCATION, CHALLENGE & EXPLORATION are ALL happening at Quiltmaker this week! #1 From Photo Inspiration To Quilt Inspiration Check in on Tuesday for Erin Russek to tell us about ways we can use colors from a favorite photo to … Continue reading

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· Sewing Pattern Buddy app ·

Happy Monday, everyone! 🙂  I was approached by Megan of Kwirky Kiwi about trying out her app for organizing sewing patterns and I loved it so much that I wanted to share this with all of you!
I don’t know about you, but I tend to amass patterns in batches and I’m quickly reaching the stage where I can’t remember every detail of every pattern I own…. I’m happy to report that the Sewing Pattern Buddy app is the end to my woes!  Megan has designed the app with so many opportunities to organize and categorize patterns according to your personal favorite method and I’ve been so impressed by how intuitive and easy it is to navigate. 🙂  This app is free for up to 25 patterns and is just $6.99 NZD (approx $4.99 USD) for unlimited storage!
Despite being a Millenial, I’m very decidedly *not* tech savvy, but I’m here to tell you- if you already have a smart phone, you’re tech-y enough to figure out how to utilize this resource too. 😉
The app has a wide range of customization already built in with different filters for Pattern Company/Number, Garment Type, Era/Year,  Personal Rating scale, Tags, Previous Makes, Pattern Completeness, and Pattern Type.  There is also space on each pattern listing for measurements, fabric requirements, personal notes, skill level, place/time acquired, purchase cost, printed/unprinted, condition, relevant website URL, location in your stash, and number of copies!
The categories come empty, all the better for using your own organization method.  I really love that I’m able to add specific design elements to the “tag” section.  Frequently I’ll be looking for a pattern that incorporates princess seams/long sleeves/collar/etc and having an easy filter to find them is so helpful!
After backing up the photos and info, the app is fully navigable without internet or data- which is huge for me since I’m on a no-data plan!  The images are clear and zoom-able, so if I need to see details from the envelope back I still have access to that information. The app takes up less space on my phone than any other app I’ve downloaded- I really haven’t found a negative to this app. 😉
This app really is all could ask for as a pattern database and I’m excited to keep adding to the database!  This probably settles me firmly in “nerd” category, but I’m not ashamed.  I love organization so much that the thought of spending this evening adding more patterns to my personal catalog adds a little spring to my step today, haha! 😉
· Disclaimer- I did receive the expanded app as a gift from Megan without the requirement for posting, and all opinions are my own! ·
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Crisp

 Crisp white shirting and comfy gray trousers make for an easy summer work outfit. Hope you have a great start to your week and thanks for stopping by! *** Shirt – Ann Taylor (plus today is the last day for 40% off! here | similar styles: here, here and here) Trousers – Ayr (old | similar […]

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Simple Leggings Pattern Review

Annie was feeling uninspired about modeling for this photo shoot, so I told her to try out different poses with an “s” theme.  I’d call out a word (silly, spunky, sweet, spoiled, shy, sassy, etc.) and she’d try the pose.  I’ll leave it to you to guess which ones she is representing in the photos! It was […]

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Stepping Out

While neutrals are decidedly within my comfort zone, bold, stand out colours are most certainly not!  However.  After making the gold and black Anza Dress last month, I had a bit of the fabric left over.  The lady I made the dress for didn’t want the remains for herself, so it went into the stash. … Continue reading “Stepping Out”

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McCalls 7125

About a year ago I attended Melbourne’s first restash event.  It’s a get-together where you take fabric, patterns, and any other sewing supplies that you no longer require, put them onto long tables, then take home things that other people have brought along!  I think that I came home with less than I took (which… Continue reading McCalls 7125

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The Perfect Blouse for Summer and Fall

Top: Fabrik (on sale!!) | Shorts: STS Blue | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Hart Studio | Purse: Cult Gaia I recently partnered with Fabrik to pick out a few pieces, and I found the perfect blouse for summer and fall. I love sticking to pieces that can stand the test of time, and be […]

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My year in quilting

  This year has been all about quilting for me.  I’ve been really enjoying participating in the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild, which is full of extremely talented quilt artists.  And I do not use the word artist lightly!  My work is total amateur hour compared to many of these quilters.  With that said, I’ve been […]

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Sunday Night Reflections

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PennyDog Vlog #11 – August 20th 2017

I’ve been a bit obsessive with making fabric jewellery this week, but if you’re looking for my Etsy shop where you can find these fabric hexie pendants, it is HERE! Also in this update, some new Spoonflower fabrics, progress on moving house, my Quilt As You Go class, a little bit done of Bear in the […]

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A New Shirt for Michael

Friends, for me shirtmaking never gets old — I love it!Last week I sewed a shirt for Michael out of some fabric he chose at Mood a few weeks ago.  It’s a beautiful cotton ribbon print, not your run-of-the-mill shirting.  Someone on Instagram…

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This blog is now ad-free

Hello again, sewing friends!  I have some blog administration to discuss today, but I’m also including a photo of this absolutely amazing sewing-themed cross-stitch that my best friend of almost 20 years (!) made me earlier this year.  Isn’t it beautiful??  I’ve been proudly displaying it in my sewing room, and it makes me happy […]

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