Archive: Nov 2016

Throwback Thursday #5

I made this top in December 2008. I’d just started working in the very corporate job and had to work Christmas week, though no one dressed up that week. I was low on casual gear so I made this sweater to go over a pair of jeans because it was a ve…

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Book Report, Special Holiday Gift Edition: Custom Socks

Hi, guys! I hope you are all doing well! I was just pondering how much selfless crafting I can get done before the holidays arrive when I realized that I hadn’t reviewed this book yet! The timing seems perfect to talk about a book that makes gift giving easier, so here goes.🙂 Custom Socks: Knit […]

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Now hiring: Sample sewer

Next year is ramping up to be another busy year at Megan Nielsen Patterns, so to keep things running smoothly I’m looking for a sample sewer to work with me! Click through for the details The long and short of it: This is a part time hourly paid position – roughly 7-10 hours a week […]

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Style Arc Marilyn dress

I had a WONDERFUL afternoon and evening last Saturday.  I got to visit Style Arc in person, and to attend Melbourne Summer Frocktails! There were a couple of shopping days organised as part of the Melbourne Frocktails weekend. I wasn’t able to join the group on Friday or Saturday morning, but nothing was keeping me… Continue reading Style Arc Marilyn dress

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Tamarack: Applying Bias Binding

We’ve inserted our welt pockets and now it’s time to bind the main body of the jacket. Here I’ll walk you through that process which includes our technique for turning corners with bias binding. If you’ve ever made a quilt … Continue reading

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Your Cashmerette Makes! November Roundup

Hey all! It’s Carrie here with a brief interlude from the Turner Dress sewalong to share some of your incredible Cashmerette makes from around the web! The Harrison Shirt has been out in the wild for a little over two months now, so we thought it would be fun to share some of your Harrison {…Continue Reading}

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Embroidering on Velvet

velvetbl300A few weeks ago, many of you responded to my request for future blog topics. I’ve found your suggestions helpful and sometimes I’m at a loss for what to blog about.  I’ll be working through your requests as time permits. Kathy E. asked about embroidering on velvet and since velvet is a holiday favorite, I […] Read more…

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Repairs Completed or….. Rip, Sew, Scream, Rip, Repeat.

OK. This exercise is completed, and it’s been a journey for sure. At one point I was screaming louder than the collective scream heard from coast to coast a few weeks ago. My strategy was to take a break, go to yoga class, breath and then calmly re…

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Repairs Completed or….. Rip, Sew, Scream, Rip, Repeat.

OK. This exercise is completed, and it’s been a journey for sure. At one point I was screaming louder than the collective scream heard from coast to coast a few weeks ago. My strategy was to take a break, go to yoga class, breath and then calmly re…

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Why I’m not Designing Knitwear Right Now by Kristin Nicholas

If you are a knitter and follow my blog because you knit, you have probably noticed that I’m not publishing new knit projects right now. I’ve had people say things to me like – “You could be making a fortune designing knitting patterns now.” and “Knitt…

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Sister Style: The Giving Season

Have you started your holiday gift shopping yet? So far I’ve only gotten one of the items on my list—I’m behind already! No matter whether you’ve started your gift shopping yet or not, we’ve got something pretty exciting to share with you. We’re thrilled to announce that not only are we partnering with Fossil for the amazing new A Color Story filter, Brilliant, but also for their 12 Days of…

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Live Christmas Tree Safety Tips

live-christmas-tree-safety-tips-featuredAs we near closer to Christmas, everyone is getting their trees up. If you are undecided on whether you want a real tree or a fake tree due to the safety of your little ones, you will want to read this first! Miracle-Gro® has sponsored this post to share Live Christmas Tree Safety Tips with you. These tips…

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MY VELVET JACKET AND JEANS

HI DARLINGS! Ya’ll know I shop as much as I make so on my recent black Friday haul I picked up this awesome FREE PEOPLE VELVET JACKET and I am in love! I can wear this every day and be happy forever lol. They also have it in this rich MERLOT and I plan to get […]

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The coat revealed

Without further ado, here is my coat. Awefully difficult to photograph. I made most of the photos lighter to show some details, but still hard to see.

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I’m quite impressed by the fit of this coat. The only thing I changed was to take in a little at the center back seam at waist level, I made no other changes. I indicated that I wanted my sleeves longer and they are the perfect length.

As the instructions are not helpful I would not recommend this pattern if you don’t have a lot of experience in jacket or coat making, but if you have it’s a great pattern. Remember to check the pocket position if you’re not tall (as I said in a previous post they were much too low for my friend’s coat originally).

The extra layer for warmth is wonderful, it started freezing here and I’ve worn it already. Very, very comfortable.

My next project will be a bit less complicated (I think).

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Fabrics To Keep You Warm

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s been a sudden and dramatic drop in temperates in these here parts (the UK). I’ve turned all sloth-like, when I’m not doing my Couch to 5k training and want nothing more than … Continue reading

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Turner Sewalong Day 3: Sewing Sleeves and Side Seams

Today, we’ll attach the sleeves to the Turner Dress and finish up the bodice. We’ll be setting the sleeves in flat, which is the easiest method when you are working with a knit or don’t have much sleeve cap ease to distribute. Starting with one sleeve, make sure the double notched side of the sleeve {…Continue Reading}

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The Islander Sewing Systems Super Express Cape Pattern Giveaway!

For the past 3 years, I have been doing the sew along posts for Sew News Magazine. It has been a wonderful opportunity. Along the way, I have made new friends, and discovered some wonderful independent pattern companies. The upcoming sew along will be …

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introducing the new lisette B6423 coat for butterick

Introducing the new Lisette B6423 coat pattern for Butterick. It’s an easy-to-sew and super stylish coat that is super comfortable to wear.

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Puffin & Co Scissors Pals Product Review

Recently I received one of Puffin & Co’s scissors pals as a gift. There lots about these to like and one huge problem that prevented me from using it. The pals are made from the same mixed metals as their needleminders and they have the same great style. The pals are available in many different […]

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Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Paper Plate Reindeer CraftWe love easy paper plate crafts! Of course we had to create one for Christmas! Shared below is a cute Paper Plate Reindeer Craft for kids. This craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids will enjoy making it too! Paper Plate Reindeer Craft One thing I love about this craft is that…

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Meet Noah from YOUnique Crafts!

I’m so excited to have Noah from YOUnique Crafts on the blog today. I stumbled upon his amazing amigurumi creations and original designs on Instagram… and then saw that he’s only 17! What an inspiration! I really enjoyed chatting with Noah, and I hope you enjoy meeting him to! Pop to the interview below. Find […]

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How To Create a Collected Look (That’s Still Cohesive!)

Q: My question is I love DIYs, thrift shopping, upcycling furniture and vintage anything but don’t love my house looking like a hodgepodge secondhand shop. I recently had a friend say to me, "I love how nothing in your house matches." Not exactly an insult, but not what I’m going for either. How do I balance my quirky finds and DIYs with also wanting a space that feels cohesive, classy…

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A Navy Organic Cotton Turner Dress

Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing well! I’m happy to be sharing my non-tester version of the Cashmerette Turner dress.  I tested this pattern several months ago and made a version in some cheap grey animal print poly jersey that I had in my stash, so I won’t be sharing that.  However, I’m definitely […]

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A Shiny Objects Kind Of Thing

Creative work – it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on and the more you turn it on, the more it comes.  – Brenda UelandIf You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland was first published in 1938 and yet as relevant today as it was then. Ti…

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Wrap-Up: Shirtmaking Month

It’s been a busy month of shirtmaking here on the Curvy Sewing Collective! We hope you’ll look back at these resources, so here is everything listed in one place: Welcome to the CSC Shirtmaking Month! Pattern Round-Up: Button Up Shirts Round-Up of Shirtmaking Resources Online Shirtmaking Supply Round-Up: Fabric, Interfacing, Notions Pattern Review: Patterns for…

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5 Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas

5-homemade-holiday-food-gift-ideasI love giving food gifts for the holidays!  It’s so personal and really means something knowing how hard someone worked to make that gift.  Today on Family Food Live, I will share 5 Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas! Join us for Family Food Live at 11 am CST/12 Noon EST every Wednesday and Friday!  We will…

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Camo

 Halfway through the workweek and getting excited for a weekend in Hawaii! It’ll be a quick one but I’ll take it! Hope you’re having a good week and thank you for stopping by! *** Trench – Gucci (old) Tank – Zara (sold out) Jeans – Mother Denim (here and here| also really want to try this […]

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 37

Hi! Welcome back to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. We have another wonderful quilt block to share with you this week. All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Sewing Cleo

Making the Cleo pinafore or dungaree dress? This sewing pattern has become our new bestseller! While the dungaree clips may make it look fiddly, it’s actually quick and easy to make – it’s a great pattern for beginners, or more experienced stitchers…

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Wearable Wednesday Malaikaraiss

I think this cartridge storage jacket is not as practical as they had hoped.  This design shows you a healthy and fashionable aortic flow! ‘Rebel marmite?’  Do you think she got caught in the nets? Yeah, I’d be mad if they made we wear reflective edged pasties and white after Labor Day!  I’m tired of […]

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