Archive: May 2015

What Negative Underwear is Doing Right

Chantelle, La Perla, Free People, Handmade by Elma, For Love and Lemons and Clo Intimo are lingerie brands I constantly look at for inspiration. I could scroll for daaays on Pinterest staring admiring what they make. So beautiful. My newest obsession though is a little different. The designs are more bare bones, but that doesn’t mean they’re less considered. Have you heard of Negative Underwear? Similar to what Calvin Klein did, they’re changing the lingerie game in a good way. Just a little history on how the brand came about – Marissa Vosper and Lauren Scwabb were a freshman in college at UPenn when they first met. About five years into the working world, they put their thinking caps on to solve a dilemma almost every woman has – underwear that sucks or underwear that’s so fancy, there is no reason to wear it. With no design background, they began taking classes at FIT and spent time in lingerie shops trying on bras and undies, assessing what worked and what didn’t. They eventually came out with a clean-lined, minimalist collection that didn’t push women into sizes they weren’t, but celebrated their chests as is. What I admire most about their brand is their focused aesthetic. Lingerie is so personal, and as I grow my bra making hobby, skills and business, there is one thing that is very important I do, and that is to define what my bra making is all about. Will Madalynne bras be chichi or more unadorned? I receive a lot of requests to make bras for larger chested women – F, G and I cups. I might get flack for saying/writing this, but I don’t think my designs would work in those sizes either. Totally okay because I believe the same to be true for the opposite. Some bras designs wouldn’t work on my small frame.…

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Curvy Sewn: Your Creations for May

Hello and welcome to our Flickr parade! Wow! I sure am impressed by the variety of garments this month! Ah, Mimi, you are an amazing inspiration as always! Do you want to be a part of the fun?  Join our Flickr group! Note:  I can only include names of patterns if the Flickr user adds […]

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Jalie 3350 swimsuit and my new little friends . . .

First off, I have to tell you that Windows Live Writer isn’t working anymore so I’m stuck using Blogger. Does anyone have another good blog publisher??? Dear lord, please help me. Blogger is so horrible. So I apologize in advance for the shitty formatt…

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Sunday Night Reflections

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but someone.                                               …

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Preschool activities that are quick to set up

preschool-activitiesSometimes you just need a minute to yourself, to get some things done (I’ve been there… I AM there!), so that is where these Preschooler activities come into play.  They can buy you a little quiet time,  even if its just thirty minutes. One time I read that having a house with kids is like always living […]

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Fitting and adjustments

It’s been a while since I posted links to my recent Craftsy sewing blog posts. I have done a few recently on fit adjustments so here they are.Today’s post on their sewing blog is about  some fit adjustments on wrap dresses, or wrap necklines in ge…

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Flypaper thoughts Sunday afternoon version

RegroupingEx son’s girlfriend is settled and it’s all for the bestGood news is that the fabric that I had for her dresses works for my step-daughterI am practical like thatSo is sheBeginning to think that sewing is my core activityMight as well come ou…

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Burda 7517 Late to the Party!

Summer flowy dress fever has hit me. While I trudge across the work parking lot begging my toes not to become lodged in the melty tarmac, I visualize myself in a cool, breezy area- ok, it’s Epcot. I transport myself to the International Gateway and pretend that the French Pavillions gelato area has replaced my […]

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Me Made May 2015 Wrap-Up

Another May has come and gone, and again I jumped right in to Me Made May. It’s just so much fun to see what people are sewing and share my work. It seems like it was a bigger thing on Instagram than Flickr this year. Following is my image gallery for the month. In previous […]

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Care to Drop In?

Earlier in the week Patrick and I decided to spend the evening in Disney’s California Adventure, seeking out their pressed coin machines and enjoying the 60th decorations, as well as grabbing a bite to eat, and I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite DCA attractions, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Just […]

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weekend vibes

Dress (also love this striped dress). Shoes. Bag: Mansur Gavriel (very similar here under $50). Sunglasses: Prada.

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A State Of Bewilderment Brought On By A Dress

I’m not gonna lie, guys. This dress really lives up to its name. If I was going on a first date, I wouldn’t think, I know! I’ll wear my factory dress. The one that goes really well with a hair … Continue reading

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Finished: McCall’s 6659

I have to keep remembering Kyle’s comment; my sew-jo doesn’t “leave”, it takes a coffee break! :)I swear, as soon as I utter the words, “I don’t feel like sewing” – BAM! I have an idea that must be executed NOW.A few days ago I was up making my coffee,…

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Back doing what I love best

All my sewing commitments are done- unless you count #dogmini2015 which I’m not starting for a month yet- something that hasn’t happened in maybe over a year! I have made stuff for magazines and am now kind of backlogged (erm, four projects, three articles…) so I can kick back and play for a while. OH is at work […]

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May Favorites

Happy Sunday! It seems like we just reviewed all of our favorite posts from April, doesn’t it? May was an awesome month! Let’s start with one of our most loved features, At Home With. We are still in awe of the amazing balcony from this home tour! We launched our latest e-Course, Scrapbook in a Week! In this course, we simplify the scrapbooking process so you can complete an album…

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Free Project – Kitchen Towel Rack

Free Project – Kitchen Towel Rack

FREE Kitchen Rack Project SKU: HEF0005P1 Using our Free Damask Rooster w/ Ribbon we’ve come up with this creative kitchen rack design.

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Free Embroidery Design – Tooth Fairy Pillow

Free Embroidery Design – Tooth Fairy Pillow

These goofy Tooth Fairy Pillow are sure to amuse any child. Formats: in ART, HIS, PCS, PES, SEW and XXX. Click the images above to download the boy or girl.  

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Free Images – Father’s Day Mountain Man Digital Set

Free Images – Father’s Day Mountain Man Digital Set

Celebrate all the rugged dads out there with the Father’s Day Mountain Man digital images! This set includes a Chip Off the Old Block phrase, a father and son, an axe in a tree trunk, a tree, a Pop phrase, a pair of axes, a #1 image, and a card. Resources digital handbook How to […]

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Orna’s Color Experiments

Originally posted 2009-01-26 07:58:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOrna Willis has the most marvelous way with color. I’m so excited that she is sharing this with us all. Weekly she will be doing color experiments. She will be taking a different overdye each week, extracting colors from it, making different color combinations and then providing […]

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Melita’s Needlepoint Tour of Virginia

Melita has recently been on vacation in Virginia. As part of her travels she’s been stopping in at various needlepoint and antique shops. Recently on her blog she’s given us tours, with lots of pictures, of three of them: Williamsburg Antique Mall where she found some interesting vintage needlepoint5 and embroidery. Village Stitchery in Newport […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Free Embroidery Design – Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Design Free Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Class – Make Stenciled Vases

Free Class – Make Stenciled Vases

Upcycle old vases or bottles with this fun, quick Cricut project. Courtney demonstrates how to use the Cricut Explore to create a floral stencil, and then she spray-paints the pattern onto a glass vase. Drop in a votive or add some water with your favorite fresh flowers and you will have a lovely new table […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Girl

Free Embroidery Design – Girl

Girl Design #: 673739 Size (in): 3.54″(w) x 3.74″(h) Size (mm): 90 x 95 Stitches: 7820 Colors: 12 Color Chart: View | Print $3.00  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Love Pillow Pattern

Add some Love to your home decor with this cute accent pillow. Combine with the GO! Peace Pillow (PQ10227i) and GO! Joy Pillow (PQ10225i) to create a spirited pillow display. Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter O

Free Embroidery Design – Letter O

Letter O Design #: 9149896 Price: $1.97  FREE Design Details Size (in): 2.87″(w) x 2.56″(h) Size (mm): 73 x 65 Stitches: 6700 Colors: 5 Color Chart:

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Free Tutorial – Steampunk Eye glass Case

Free Tutorial – Steampunk Eye glass Case

Mixed Media tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Products. Product List – 1 eye glasses case – Bo Bunny Stickable Stencil (Cascade) – Bo Bunny Pearlescents (Licorice, Graphite, Chocolate) – Bo Bunny Glitter Paste (Bronze) – Bo Bunny Laser cut chipboard (Butterfly) -… Download Now  

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter B

Free Embroidery Design – Letter B

Letter B Design #: 1066779 Size (in): 2.80″(w) x 3.54″(h) Size (mm): 71 x 90 Stitches: 3000 Colors: 3 Color Chart: View | Print $1.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Dress Up Party – Pattern Giveaway – Itch to Stitch

This post is part of Dress Up Party. For contest rules, full details, and schedule, please click here! Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Itch to Stitch. Itch to Stitch patterns are designed by Kennis Wong, the designs are a reflection of Kennis’ personal style: modern and elegant designs with high quality finishes. The attention to detail… Read More

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Mango Chicken Wraps

mango chicken wrapsAlong with this Pot Roast Recipe, this delicious recipe for Mango Chicken Wraps is hands down my one of my very favorite recipes. It’s super easy, healthy and uses ingredients like jicama that I rarely know what to do with. Best of all – it requires ZERO COOKING! Mango Chicken Wrap Recipe YOU WILL NEED: 1 large […]

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Seaside Spring Sewaway – update!

I’ve just enjoyed the first weekend free of commitments for an entire month – and it was wonderful. May was chaotic and stressful. I’m just catching up on ‘life admin’ at the moment. I went to the gym for the Saturday Body … Continue reading

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