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Cashmerette’s Rivermont Dress

Let me state up front that I was a tester for the Rivermont Dress pattern. Because I’ve had such great success testing Jenny’s patterns, I used a beautiful piece of border print ponte for my test version. So of course, it didn’t work for me. Now i…

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A Cardigan and Tee in Wool Jersey

This cardigan started as a knockoff of an outfit that I saw on Lafayette 148’s site. When I found the wool jersey on the Fabric Mart website, I knew it would make a great version of my inspiration outfit.(inspiration picture from Lafayette 148 with the…

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New Pattern Roundup for October 2017

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re well into fall. In some places, that has meant significantly cooler temperatures, whereas in others, they’re having extended summer weather. It’s kind of fitting, then, that the month of October saw a wide variety of different pattern releases–I feel like there’s something for everyone in this batch. Blank Slate…

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Not quite a Disney princess Upton Dress

Ah, princess seams! The closest I ever come to princesses, unless you count having memorized pretty much all the words to most Disney musicals (current fave: Moana, technically not a princess, I know). A while ago I wrote a tutorial on how to convert darts to princess seams, which I used to make my dirndl, {…Continue Reading}

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How Cashmerette Patterns are developed

Ever wondered how Cashmerette Patterns go from an idea in my head all the way through to an actual pattern in your hands! Here’s how.

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My ultimate “fancy” dress: navy overlay Turner Dress

When I was about 28, everyone got married. I mean, it felt like everyone at least. (OK fine, everyone I know, maybe not EVERYONE). So it’s been a while since I was on the wedding circuit, but this summer it perked back up again, and I had the pleasure of popping back to the UK {…Continue Reading}

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Week Two – Hot Patterns Winner & Discount/Giveaway Reminders

This is just a quick post to let you know who won the HotPatterns PDF Pattern and to remind you of the discount and this weeks giveaway.First the Giveaway ~There were 102 participants in the giveaway for the HotPatterns PDF Pattern. I used the Random G…

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Introducing sleeves for the Cashmerette Upton Dress!

You asked… so we made it happen. Ever since we launched the Cashmerette Upton Dress, we’ve had a lot of questions about adding sleeves, so today I’m pleased to announce the Cashmerette Upton Dress Sleeves Expansion pack. There are three styles of sleeve included (cap, tie and flutter), and they all work well with the {…Continue Reading}

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Cashmerette Patterns Giveaway for National Sewing Month

I don’t even have to say this…y’all know that I absolutely ADORE Cashmerette Patterns. ABSOLUTELY.ADORE! So of course, I asked my girl Jenny if I could have a pdf pattern to give away for National Sewing Month…and being the awesome person that she …

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Curvy Sewing Education Week: Sew a professional collar (video)

It’s the last day of Curvy Sewing Education Week and I saved the best for last: a video from our online workshop, Shirtmaking For Curves, where I teach you techniques that aren’t in the instruction booklet for how to get a really professional-looking collar on any shirt or shirtdress. And your final reminder that you {…Continue Reading}

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Curvy Sewing Education Week: Sew a tulip-back tank (video)

Next up on Curvy Sewing Education Week, I’m sharing a video from my online workshop Pattern Hacking for Curves: 1 Top, 10 Ways (you can get 25% off the workshop price until Aug 31 by using code EDUCATIONWEEK). I absolutely love pattern hacking, especially once I have a base pattern that fits me well. Instead of having to {…Continue Reading}

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Curvy Sewing Education Week: Learn how to fix a gaping neckline

Hi everyone! First up today, I’m sharing a video from our Fitting for Curves online workshop – remember you can get 25% off the full workshop if you enroll by 31 August using code EDUCATIONWEEK! Gaping necklines are a pretty common problem, and often one that’s hard to anticipate before you have a muslin. Sometimes, it {…Continue Reading}

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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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A Black/White & Red Concord Tee Maxi

I really wanted a red maxi Concord Tee dress as my final rendition of this pattern. My original vision was a red scooped neck maxi with short sleeves and black/white check accents at the neckline and the sleeve hems.  As you can see that’s not wha…

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Four Cardigan Hacks from a T-Shirt Pattern!

Is there anything more versatile than a cardigan? Winter, summer, at the office or on a breezy evening, I nearly always have a cardigan with me. There are lots of great cardigan patterns out there, but personally, I prefer to hack from a trusty t-shirt pattern: faster, cheaper, and it always fits! When you chose…

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Cashmerette Concord Tee: Maternity Pattern Hacks

 Good afternoon, kittens! Life is in full on baby mode at Chez Fancy. Our guest room is mid-transformation into a nursery, we spent an absurd amount on the world’s safest car seat, and boxes of hand-me-down girl clothes regularly appear on our doo…

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Concord Tee Dresses – Round Two

These next two dresses are all about florals and pattern hacks and are my latest Concord Tee Dresses…The Sleeves ~As shown below the sleeves are the difference between the two dresses. I made a slight change to each sleeve to personalize each dress. …

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Curvy Review: Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress

It’s fair to say shirtdresses are popular in the CSC, here is a review of the newest shirtdress offering available to curvy sewers – the Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress. And, in my opinion, worth consideration to add it to your stash of patterns. Size range:  Sizes 12 to 28, in three different cup sizes (C/D, E/F,…

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The Concord Tees – Hacked Edition

Honestly I’ve been meaning to get around to making more Concord Tees after I made my first one last spring. As with all good sewing intentions, it took awhile for me to get back to this.I ended up making four hacked t-shirts. I pulled knits from the co…

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The Concord Tee as a Dress ~ Part 1

I probably should have started the series with the hacked t-shirts but I love, love, love the dresses I made from lengthening the t-shirt pattern. So I’m sharing the dresses first especially since I took these pictures in 90+ degree weather! Admittedly…

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Introducing the Cashmerette Webster Top & Dress!

As the summer finally starts in Boston, I’m thrilled to introduce you to our latest pattern, the Cashmerette Webster Top & Dress! Cashmerette Webster Top & Dress I’ve always wanted a cute, flowy summer top and dress with fashionable strappy details – but never been able to find one that didn’t flash my bra or {…Continue Reading}

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The Concord Tee Series

I posted this picture to Instagram a couple of weeks ago.  Then I started working with the pattern and fabric from the collection and got carried away. Seriously carried away.  I made four hacked versions of the tee using my original tee patt…

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Newsflash! Name change & more kits available

Hi everyone – wow, what a week so far! It’s been amazing seeing how much you guys love our latest shirtdress pattern, so a huge thank you to everyone who’s ordered – we can’t wait to see what you make. We have two bits of news: The “Montgomery Shirtdress” is now the “Lenox Shirtdress” First {…Continue Reading}

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Cashmerette’s Lenox Shirtdress

I really like this dress especially since I’ve been on the hunt for a summer shirtdress pattern. This is The Lenox Shirtdress by Cashmerette Patterns.Cashmerette Patterns addresses all of my needs for a shirtdress in a pattern without a milli…

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Introducing the Cashmerette Montgomery Shirtdress!

It’s no secret that the sewing community is fond of shirtdresses, so I’m totally thrilled to introduce you today to the Cashmerette Montgomery Shirtdress! Are you as excited as I am?! Cashmerette Montgomery Shirtdress The Montgomery Shirtdress is a classic fit-and-flare shirtdress, with features that have been thoughtfully designed to look absolutely fantastic on curves (and {…Continue Reading}

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Another Border Print Turner Dress

This fabric begged me to turn it into a Turner Dress – begged people really!So I was obliged to do so! *LOL*Construction Information ~On my own I seem incapable of following the Turner Dress instructions. I really wanted a maxidress so I used up all of…

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Pocket time! Add pockets to the Cashmerette Turner Dress

We sewists have many advantages over poor Ready-to-Wear buying ladies, and surely one of the mightiest is: the pocket! Yep, pockets are scarce in women’s clothes in stores; I do not know why (a handbag industry conspiracy?!). But, you can add them into almost any garment when you sew. So it was only natural to {…Continue Reading}

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Reminder: last few days to get 15% off “Pattern Hacking for Curves”!

If you’ve always dreamed of being your own pattern designer, then make sure you don’t miss the chance to get 15% off our new online workshop “Pattern Hacking for Curves: 1 Top, 10 Ways” – there are just two days left to our launch promotion. Get 15% off with code “1TOP10WAYS” until midnight April 16th {…Continue Reading}

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A Lemony Turner in Havana

I’d be warned before, and never quite believed it. But it’s true: when you make your hobby into your job, something… shifts. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE sewing! And I do it all the time. But it’s not longer my “ahhhhh now I can turn off my brain from work” activity, because whether {…Continue Reading}

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Introducing Pattern Hacking For Curves (and, Springfield Top now in print!)

When I first learned to sew, I sometimes dismissed patterns for reasons like the hem length or neckline shape. As I learned more, I realized how foolish this was: the joy of sewing is that you can adapt any pattern to be whatever you want! In fact, that’s exactly how pattern designers work: they develop {…Continue Reading}

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