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Sewing Patterns for Nursing Mama – Sewing for Breastfeeding

Sewing for breastfeeding - sewing patterns that will work for nursing mothers - Melly SewsHey y’all, today we’re going to talk about breastfeeding, and more specifically sewing patterns for breastfeeding.  Much like pregnancy, I just had no idea about nursing until I was in the thick of trying to breastfeed my newborn. I mean you just stick them on and they eat, right? WRONG! Today’s post is mostly aimed at Read the Rest…

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5 Things to Love in your Sewing Studio

Love sewing? I’ve rounded up 5 things that I am loving right now, all very drool worthy. … (some affiliate links below) Unicorn scissors – it’s a pair of unicorn scissors y’all!!! Handheld Garment Steamer – because some fabrics need extra special care. Bernina 350 Cotton + Steel edition – *swoon. Heat activated Secura button thread – once you are […]

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21 Gifts to Sew for Baby

21 Gifts to Sew for Baby - So many adorable ideas for things to sew for babies! - Melly SewsHey y’all, since it’s babies and mamas month around here, I thought I’d share some gifts to sew for baby. I know from personal experience that nothing can ignite your sewjo like a new baby. So here are 21 things to sew for babies. Things to Sew for Baby to Wear Top: Drool bib, Slouchy Read the Rest…

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Shoreline Boatneck Roundup

Shoreline Boatneck sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns | now available in sizes XXS-3X | Hack Pack also includedPrior to re-releasing the Shoreline Boatneck last month, I ran a full test on it again. The new sizes and options were important to get right, and I always love seeing the versions that our test group creates. So today take a minute to enjoy all this Shoreline Boatneck inspiration. Buy Shoreline Boatneck The woven top version is always a good choice, Read the Rest…

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Pantsmaking Resources: Fitting and Construction

Hello curvy sewing crew! Today’s Curvy Pants Month post rounds up all of the online knowledge resources out there for sewing and fitting pants and jeans, including tutorials for specific skills, sew-alongs that may have tips or tricks relevant to any pant or jeans pattern, and online classes and videos to guide you through the…

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Pantsmaking Resources: Fitting and Construction

Hello curvy sewing crew! Today’s Curvy Pants Month post rounds up all of the online knowledge resources out there for sewing and fitting pants and jeans, including tutorials for specific skills, sew-alongs that may have tips or tricks relevant to any pant or jeans pattern, and online classes and videos to guide you through the…

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16 Fur Projects

I was doing some research on fur projects that I have done to date on the blog. Between Pinterest and the search feature in the upper with hand corner, I was able to drum up 16 DIYs that all involved fur or sherpa. SIXTEEN. That is sixteen times that I pulled out the big guns, […]

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15+ Creative Ways to Mend Jeans

Creative Jeans Mending Tutorials - inspiration roundup from Melly SewsAfter I wrote my post on how I patch jeans, I decided to do a little roundup of some of the great ideas I’ve seen for other ways to mend jeans. You can use these techniques on anything, not just denim. Stitch a little sashiko on a stained t-shirt, or some reverse appliqué on a sweater Read the Rest…

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4 Things I’m Loving Right Now

You know when you see something and it just makes you HAPPY?!! Here are 4 sewing projects that I am LOVING right now…don’t they just make you smile? 4 things that are making me happy this Monday morning… Felt Chain Garland by NorthStory Cabin Fever Quilt with Nancy Zieman Pom Window Cushion by Hus & […]

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A Look Back Over 2016

I so enjoyed spending a couple of hours reading everyone’s round ups of 2016 yesterday that I figured it was about time I got around to looking back over my own year. I feel like the last year has been really successful for me in terms of sewing and it…

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Carrie Cardigan Tester Photos!

Last week, I released my Carrie Cardigan thanks in part to my amazing testers. Just look how stunning this one is… These ladies gave me such great feedback and easily made the pattern ten times better! Not all of them have blogs or instagram accounts, but I want to share some of their pictures with you so you can see how the pattern sews up in different sizes and with different

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Sewing Gifts – The Best Gifts for People Who Sew

Best Sewing Gifts - Great list of gifts for people who like to sew - Melly SewsIt can be hard to buy gifts for sewists! Most of us are really, really good at shopping for the crafting items we want  need. But this collection can give you some ideas for your own wish list or for gifts for sewing enthusiast friends. Or you can keep it simple and just pass this post along to your Read the Rest…

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Your Cashmerette Makes! October Roundup

Hi everyone, Carrie here with our October round-up! As the weather continues to get blustery and chilly here in New England, a daily uniform of dresses, tights, and boots emerges at Cashmerette HQ. And for our Southern Hemisphere friends, you can just wear the dresses! Today, we have a few of our favorite dresses sewn {…Continue Reading}

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Socks, Slippers, and Boot Covers…oh my!

It has happened. I went to my daughter’s soccer practice and couldn’t shake that feeling of deep down COLD. It is time to pull out my comfy cozy Uggs…even if I am the first Mom on the soccer field wearing them! Lol – I just hate being cold, and I have found that having warm […]

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Your Cashmerette Pattern Makes! September roundup

The transitional seasons are upon us! It’s starting to feel like fall here in New England and, when it comes to this time of year, layering is often the way to go. Leaving the house in the morning, the air can still have quite the chill, but on a sunny day it can still feel {…Continue Reading}

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Baby Girl Sewing Patterns

  A lot of our friends are having baby girls, and it is absolutely the sweetest thing ever! This past weekend, one of our dear family friends was the first to give birth for this new baby boom – and it gave me the perfect opportunity to find some new baby girl clothes to sew up. […]

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100+ Sundresses You Can Sew!

Sew a Sundress - this is an AWESOME DIY Sewing post to pin - so many options (a lot with FREE patterns) for dresses to sew for girls and women - Melly SewsWell, the 5th annual (30) Days of Sundresses series is over. And with that milestone number, in addition to rounding up this year’s dresses, I thought it would be fun to take a trip back through time and check out the graphics and the dresses from the other years of this series. All told, there Read the Rest…

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Swimwear Sewing Basics

We might have gotten a bit ahead of ourselves here at the CSC during our Swimwear Month. We were so excited to share all the swimwear we’ve been making (check out all the beauties here) that we neglected to share some of the basics of swimwear sewing.  Chicken before the egg, cart before the horse……

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Swimsuit Alternatives

I don’t know about you ladies, but there are more occasions in my life that call for “swimsuit alternatives” rather than an actual swimsuit. I spend most of my water time doing things like rafting, camping, or hiking; where I’m actually mostly doing something active, but the need to swim might arise and I would…

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Lazy Days of Sewing

Oh my goodness, trying to sew anything in the Summer is like trying to make good iced coffee. Dang near impossible. I have tried to sew a couple of things now, but with the kids jumping all over me – both projects have turned out like p-o-o-p. One of them I am kinda pissed about […]

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Curvy Swimsuit Sewing Pattern Round-Up

The weather is warming up in the northern hemisphere and that means pool parties, beach trips and lakeside picnics are on the agenda. It also means: swimsuit season. Cue Jaws theme song. Swimsuit season can strike fear in the heart of any woman, but it can be particularly heart-wrenching for us curvy ladies. Finding a swimsuit that meets all…

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(30) Days of Sundresses 2016

(30) Days of Sundresses 2016 - Melly Sews - So many great ideas and tutorials for sewing sundresses!Hey y’all – welcome to the 2016 (30) Days of Sundresses Series! I’m so excited about our fifth year, because this is also the year that my book, Sundressing, comes out! Look for more inspiration from the book later this month. This week’s giveaway come from my personal studio – a mystery box of sewing Read the Rest…

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30 Cool Things to Sew for Boys

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I had a bit of a dilemma last week. You see, my son wanted me to sew him a backpack. At first I said ‘yes’, and put the thought aside. After all, my kids are constantly asking me to make them random things. But then he asked me […]

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Gather Friends for a Stitch ‘n’ Flix Party + 15 Easy Crochet Projects

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees . All opinions are 100% mine. A Stitch ‘n’ Flix party combines three of some of my favorite things… Crochet, Netflix, and a small gathering with a few close friends. Throw in some snacks and drinks, add in some Burt’s Bees hand lotions, and you’re stitching to go! 😉 The name is pretty catchy too, eh? (Polishes back

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16 Fun Foodie Sewing Projects

I love that food sewing projects are trending right now. There is just something about a donut collar that makes me HAPPY. As a food lover myself, the thought that every day happy food can be turned into a cheeky, cute little sewing project just brings joy into my life. I did some poking around, and […]

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Zara~ Round Up

I finished Zara’s turn on the #sewingrota.A Liesl+Co Bento tee and City Gym shorts combo.Or two!A Lekala hooded jacketAnother Lekala, this time a wrap skirt.Yet another Lekala, a tee-shirt.A pair of Vado sli…

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16 Fabrics we are Totally Crushing on.

Fabric. As textile lovers, we adore our fabric. We love to pet it, gaze longingly at it, and spend gobs of money on it…to then stare at it some more in our own home and possibly never cut into it because we love it too much. It’s an obsession, a hobby, and a love that […]

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Activewear Patterns and DIYs

Sadly enough, most days I find myself wearing activewear. I start off with every intention of running right away, but then work sucks me in – and before you know it, lunchtime has rolled around and I am still chilling in my activewear. You know that YouTube activewear video? That is sooooooo me. The problem is…I really don’t like spending money on activewear. Like really, really, REALLY don’t like it. […]

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Wedding Dress Sewing Patterns

Finishing this week of love filled wedding DIYs, I thought it would be fun to round up some gorgeous wedding dress sewing patterns. Everyone loves to ‘ohh’ and ‘ahh’ over a gorgeous wedding dress. But when they are handmade? That takes it to a whole NOTHER level!!! Here are some absolutely stunning and inspirational wedding dresses for your big day… Wedding Dress Patterns and DIYs that you will LOVE. Wedding Dress […]

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Rainy Day Sewing Patterns

Sometimes getting caught in the rain can be fun…like when your name is Allie and you are dating Noah, and it’s time for the most romantic kiss in cinematic history. Or when you are playing with your kids, and you decide to jump in the biggest rain puddles together. But most of the time…we get caught in the rain with bags of groceries and are simply trying to make it […]

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