Tag Archive: inspiration

I’m Celebrating My Birthday!!!

I had a wonderful evening last night. I had the opportunity to attend the annual fashion show at Fleet Feet Sports here in Chicago. The store has a very inspiring history. In 1976, running was a male dominated sport, but 2 women, Sally Edwards, an…

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what to make with it: hello knit by cotton and steel

Hello is Cotton + Steel’s first collaborative knit collection. It was designed with kids’ clothes in mind, so the fabrics work perfectly with Oliver + S knit sewing patterns.

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what to make with it: hello knit by cotton and steel

Hello is Cotton + Steel’s first collaborative knit collection. It was designed with kids’ clothes in mind, so the fabrics work perfectly with Oliver + S knit sewing patterns.

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Neutral palette

Some sale inspiration in my happy palette of neutrals. Sale season is when I invest in classic items of higher quality… I love hunting through designer racks during this time! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! All designer items found on sale:  Coat (here and here) Sweater (here) Skirt (here) Blazer […]

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fabrics inspirations for Hemisfèric coat

I LOOOOVE coats! I might have said it a few times now but it’s true. And nothing pains me more than leaving in a city where coat wearing is almost…

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Moody Florals

Lusting after these luxe details in moody textures and prints. A girl can dream! I tried on the floral jacquard blazer in person and it is amazing. It’s begging for a trip to Paris, a camel beret and a croissant. Oui! Similar styles priced high to low: here, very similar here for $99 and in stunning […]

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Cozy & Cute: Bralette Giveaway with Madison Brunner

Hello Madalynne readers! This week, I’ve partnered with Maddie to host a giveaway featuring my newest favorite bralette. Before I get started, a little bit about me… I am a twenty something style blogger, posting my favorite outfits and inspirations on my website and instagram. I have a soft spots for coffee (iced or hot), warm…

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The Start of Great Original Projects

It’s so easy to create needlepoint projects that are uniquely your own if you begin with a simple line drawing on canvas. Yes, you can find them in shops as coloring book canvases, but did you know it’s so easy to create your own from drawings you find? My newest ebook, Needlepoint Templates, has over […]

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halloween inspiration

October is a popular month for costume sewing, so we couldn’t leave it without a little costume inspiration.

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Trick or Treat: 3 Lingerie Inspired Halloween Looks

We’re halfway into October. It’s Halloween month and we’re all in. The decor is out, the pumpkins are carved and our wardrobes are inching toward being totally #PSL-hued. Consider us bewitched. Running out of time? Can’t think of an outfit for Hallow’s Eve? Or maybe you don’t want to spend a fortune on something you’ll only…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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Halloween Costumes Made Easy

Halloween is coming soon and all around the sewing world I’ve seen many people getting to work on their costumes. Many members of the Curvy Sewing Collective are tackling more complicated projects, but Halloween sewing doesn’t have to be difficult. A quick look through some of the CSC’s favorite Tried N’ True patterns can give…

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DIY Robe Tutorial with Spoonflower Fabrics

With fall here, you’re probably preoccupied with finding the perfect pair of boots or a super cozy sweater. I’m assuming you would overlook anything chiffon – I would – but I promise, paired with the right pieces, this sheer fabric can be worn when the temps dip and the leaves start to change. Scout’s honor….

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pantone fall 2017 colors

Here is a lot of colorful eye candy for you today. Be inspired by the Pantone fall 2017 colors for your sewing.

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inspiration: patchwork and quilting in fall fashion

This season patchwork is making a return to fashion. Here’s some inspiration for how you can use this trend in your sewing.

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Wearing It Well

Today is September 11th. Sixteen years ago today, the unimaginable happened. When we think of that day, our thoughts take us back to the horrific images that played over and over for days, weeks, months. But the unimaginable also happened in so ma…

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A Visit to Boscobel + Make Do Collection of Andrew Baseman

Almost twenty years ago, I purchased this pitcher at an antique store. I fell in love with the blue and white color and the incised design. What really caught my eye though was the handle which had been repaired with metal staples painted white to…

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Fabrics inspiration for Mirambell

In the same way as the post about fabrics inspiration for Lliria, I introduce you some fabrics inspiration for your Mirambell skirt. The Mirambell skirt is a high waisted pleated…

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Fabrics inspiration for Mirambell

In the same way as the post about fabrics inspiration for Lliria, I introduce you some fabrics inspiration for your Mirambell skirt. The Mirambell skirt is a high waisted pleated…

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Fabrics inspiration for Lliria

Summer is almost finished but I felt like making it longer just a little bit more. Here are some fabrics inspiration for your Lliria dress: clean, graphic or floral. Lliria…

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Fabrics inspiration for Lliria

Summer is almost finished but I felt like making it longer just a little bit more. Here are some fabrics inspiration for your Lliria dress: clean, graphic or floral. Lliria…

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A trip to the museum

As machine embroiderers, I think it’s important to step out of our comfort zones to see new interpretations of the everyday.  That’s why I took a trip to the Dallas Museum of Art recently.  A fashion exhibit featuring the work of Iris van Herpen was on display and it was well worth the trip! If […] Read more…

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Inspiration by Hand

Last week I was lucky enough to go along to a workshop organised by the Oxfordfordshire Modern Quilters Guild.  Now quilting isn’t really my thing, but handsewing and embroidery are so I decided to give it a whirl.  I’ve been having a really …

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How to Choose your Hadley Fabric

Today we’re going to talk about choosing your Hadley fabric! Probably the most important thing to remember when choosing fabrics is that the Hadley is a shape that needs drape. If you choose something too stiff rather than having an elegant A-line top that flows with you as you move, you’ll sort of be wearing a […]

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Judith Jones – An Icon

Yesterday I heard the sad news that Judith Jones has passed away at the age of 93 at her home in northern Vermont. My heart sank with sadness but also soared with admiration. What a rich and interesting life Judith lived and how incredible it must have…

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Hadley Inspiration

Our vision for the Hadley was to create a top wearable on a daily basis that has bold details. We love the perfect tee, but we also love structured garments. The Hadley is a staple to any wardrobe and has the versatility that we strive for. It features a front seam that gives it a […]

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Does Your Pattern Speak to You? Or, Why I Pattern Hack!

Pattern hacking is not a 1,2, 3 step process for me. Many times I don’t purchase or use a pattern thinking about the possibilities to hack or alter it. Those ideas usually come to me during the cutting and sewing phases. See, I have to work with a pattern and get to know it before…

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My Current Lingerie Inspiration

I just wrapped up production for Madalynne Intimates, and I’m already planning for the next round. Winter, spring and summer 2018 are on my mind. Swim suits might even be in the works. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone. Much of this blog is focused on the sewing aspect of my biz, but I do plan on…

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