Archive: Jun 2015

Endeavours of a Trousers Newbie, part 2

Susan Katz works as Cake Patterns’ Editor and she produces paper Cake Patterns.  She agreed to share her first ever pants-making voyage for you here on the blog. To catch up, see part one here. -StephC
Day 4: So I finished th…

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Take a peachy risk: another Southport dress

I recently realized that I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut: a blue/purple/black, shirt/wrap/maxi rut. There’s no denying the fact it’s quite a cosy rut and I’m pretty comfortable down there, rolling around in the jersey and double gauzes, but I had a suspicion there might be more to life than this. Maybe? So, {…Continue Reading}

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1000 post giveaway!

This is my 1000th post! And it wouldn’t be right not to have a giveaway would it? No, it wouldn’t. I’m currently on my 11 day nearly-tour of Canada so let’s see what I can find for you… Here’s the lovely Mad About Patchwork shop, of course I wasn’t going to buy anything… AHEM COUGH […]

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1000 post giveaway!

This is my 1000th post! And it wouldn’t be right not to have a giveaway would it? No, it wouldn’t. I’m currently on my 11 day nearly-tour of Canada so let’s see what I can find for you… Here’s the lovely Mad About Patchwork shop, of course I wasn’t going to buy anything… AHEM COUGH […]

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tutorial: how to print and use pdf sewing patterns

Have you guys downloaded the FREE Veronika skirt sewing pattern yet?! It’s available in PDF form, and, yeah, did I mention it’s free? If you’ve never used a PDF pattern before, don’t let that hold you back! I’m going to walk you through how to print and use those digital patterns so that you can […]

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Dixie DIY Sew Along Week 1

Week 1 of the Dixie DIY Movies In The Park Sew Along is upon the Sew News blog.In the video for the first week, I talk about fabric choices, downloading the pattern, putting the pattern together, and modifying the pattern for a longer short. You can fi…

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Surprise!! A Virtual Baby Shower

Today’s post has been weeks in the planning – lots of emails, lots of scheming. Finally today, we are showering our awesome blogging buddy Jenya of While She Was Sleeping! (Source: http://blogs.babycenter.com/) Surprise Jen!! We wanted to wish you all the very best for bubba No. 2 ( your new Little Monkey??). Enjoy your virtual shower […]

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FABRIC FILES: THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT PATTERN

One of the nice things about the Sallie Jumpsuit & Maxi dress pattern is that [Read More]

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Lymphedema and Butterick Pattern B6223 ~ Culottes

I’m not sure how many of you may or may not know, but the actual reason I started sewing to begin with is because of my dear wife Stephanie.  Around 8 years ago she was diagnosed with Lymphedema, the affected area is her legs.  For those who …

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Mini Chocolate Bark Bites (+ Giveaway!)

While I was purchasing a couple of supplies for this snack, I thought of a game we could totally play together. It’s a fill-in-the-blank type game and it goes like this: You know you’re a blogger if… The one I thought of as I was checking out at the grocery store was: You know you’re a blogger if you find yourself buying edible flowers more often than bread or milk….

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Quiltmaker Reader Favorites – Giveaway

Have you heard? Quiltmaker has a brand new, never before seen issue that goes onsale today, and we are really excited about it! Quiltmaker Reader Favorites is the very first issue with some of  YOUR favorite quilt patterns that have been … Continue reading

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(30) Days of Sundresses with Max California

Nova Dress by Max California for (30) Days of Sundresses - Melly SewsSniff, sniff. It’s the last post of the series, and summer is flying by faster than I’m ready for it to! Wrapping up the series this year is Ari of Max California, and I love that she’s participating even though it’s not summer where she lives (in Australia). She’s sharing a pattern for this adorable Read the Rest…

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Who Knew an Egg would be SO much FUN!

surprise egg unwrappingHave your kids joined *the craze* of Egg Unwrapping seriously, it’s crazy!  Kids are going bannanas for eggs! The concept is really simple, give a gift – a tiny trinket, or even a coupon to a future event.  It’s the perfect gift for the kid who has everything, they will love unboxing their present!  Put […]

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New items in shop // Echino Canvas zipper bags

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that I will be adding new items in my…

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SOSM Round One: A Linen and Lace True Bias Sutton Blouse

Hello, friends! I have some exciting news! I’ve been selected as a contestant in the Sew Mama Sew Super Online Sewing Match ! I’m so happy to be involved in a well run sewing competition complete with knowledgeable judges and fabulous prizes.  I had been anxiously waiting to see what our first challenge would be, […]

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Cranberry-Orange Mini Scones

I love playing around with scone recipes and even though no result can hold a candle to what can be bought locally (especially at Fenn’s Quay), I like to try and my latest experiment is Cranberry-Orange Mini Scones. Cranberry-Orange Mini Scones 4 cups…

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Grainline Studio Shipping Update

Have a great holiday weekend to those of you having one. See you next week!!

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10 Essential iPhone Photography Tips

sandisk featureDo you love capturing your family’s memories on your phone?  Are you looking for iPhone photography tips? Having an iPhone in your purse or pocket makes capturing adorable pictures and videos of your kids so convenient.  My phone is constantly full of pictures and videos and I’m always looking for ways to up my iPhone […]

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Day One & Two

Perhaps by the end of this trip, Howard will be more familiar with how to take flattering pictures of me. So far, not so much. I just showed him these images and we discussed what might work better – LOL – like I’m a photography expert but…These were…

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DIY embroidered mini

When you think of an embroidered fabric the first thing that comes to mind is a heavier more structured fabric……….but I have to tell you, this fabric is AMAZING! It’s basically strands of embroidery on a light weight cotton, making this a perfect summer dress.  I’ve ordered nearly 100 different fabric choices from moodfabrics.com and this by far is my absolute favorite.  Needless to say I will be ordering more, this fabric will make an amazing skirt.

Because the fabric is most certainly the star, I wanted a very simple silhouette so I used this vintage Simplicity 6219 with the following pattern alterations:

-Added a seam at the bodice
-Added 2″ to the length of the sleeve
-Added a strip of boning to the inside top of the sleeve to create a more dramatic sleeve

Mini version

Dress-DIY
Heels-Alexander Wang

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tie it up

Dress (top version here, also love this one). Bag: Gucci. Gladiators (also love these and these). Sunglasses: Karen Walker Harvest.

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Colorful Backgrounds – Book Review

Originally posted 2013-03-06 06:57:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJune McKnight, self-published, 2013 If you are like most stitchers you probably have a “go to” background stitch. But have you ever thought that you probably also had a “go to” background color? I didn’t think that way until recently. Chances are that go to color is […]

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Celebrating Babies with Needlepoint

Originally posted 2010-03-24 07:52:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Two of our closest friends welcomed their first baby, a girl, into the world on Sunday morning. This got me thinking about needlepoint and how wonderful a little needlepoint “something” is for a baby gift. I thought I’d help fan the fires of inspiration with some […]

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Magnolia Stained Glass Free Needlepoint Project

The next step in creating our needlepoint stained glass magnolia is to “frame” the needlepoint with a stitched area around the window. This accomplishes several things. First, it allows you to use a ready-made frame, making finishing the project easy and inexpensive. Second, creating a non-rectangular mat is expensive and difficult, so a stitched mat […]

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Lightened-Up Tomato Pie

Tomato pie is a classic dish that I can’t get enough of in the summer, when the tomatoes are fresh, in season, and full of flavor! As tasty as it is, tomato pie can get a bad rap in the nutrition world. Loaded with mayonnaise and cheese, I wouldn’t say it packs a nutritional punch… […]

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Free Embroidery Project – Free Flip Flop Shirt and Pants Project

Free Flip Flop Shirt and Pants Project Be the first to review this product SKU: hec008p1 Using HEC0008 you can create this fun 4th of July Project

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Free Embroidery Design – Message in a Bottle

Free Embroidery Design – Message in a Bottle

  Messages in a bottle Collection Find a creative way to give a loved one a special note or trap your memories for a life time. Be the first to review this product SKU: hec0009 Two unique embroidery designs using vynl applique to store you keep-sakes

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Free Quilt Pattern – Belle Wave Lap Quilt

Free Quilt Pattern – Belle Wave Lap Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary: Quilting Basting Binding Pattern Description: The Belle Wave Quilt Pattern is great for beginners on up. The cutting and blocks go together rather quickly. The layout of the blocks give the quilt a nice visual movement and the color blocking adds a modern touch. This lap quilt features fabrics from Art Gallery […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Fairy

Free Embroidery Design – Fairy

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

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At Home With Alayna Powell

Today we are welcoming Alayna Powell to the blog as she shares her lovely home with us! "I moved into my 115 year old house almost two years ago. I live in a small midwest town that doesn’t have too many older homes, so my search for the perfect old-charm house was pretty narrow. I picked this home because I saw so much potential the moment I walked into the…

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