Tag Archive: sewing

Butterick 6289 top and Style Arc April pants

Butterick 6289 was an impulse purchase the last time that Spotlight had Butterick patterns on sale.  You know how it is – they never seem to have the pattern that you really wanted, so you buy another one that you sort of like to make up the numbers to get the special offer?  This pattern… Continue reading Butterick 6289 top and Style Arc April pants

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Black + Blue Pathway Pillow

Today is the official release of the newest issue of Making magazine. It definitely carries a special place in my

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PUFF SLEEVE BODYCON DRESS + FREEBIE TUTORIAL TOMORROW!

HI DARLINGS! I am so happy that I have been able to stay on schedule with posting two videos a week on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. I post a weekly vlog on Wednesdays and on Saturdays I post either fabric hauls, pattern hacks of tutorials. Tomorrow I am going to publish the STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on how […]

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A Dear Prudence Dress

Two years ago I made Tia a Dear Prudence dress, pattern by Suz from Sewpony Vintage. Each of my children has their own unique style and each has specific favorites of the garments I make.  For Tia, her Dear Prudence dress is one she has worn again…

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A Dear Prudence Dress

Two years ago I made Tia a Dear Prudence dress, pattern by Suz from Sewpony Vintage. Each of my children has their own unique style and each has specific favorites of the garments I make.  For Tia, her Dear Prudence dress is one she has worn again…

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Just Add Water

Water is water, isn’t it? Not when it comes to ironing – or should I say pressing. Do you know the difference? Ironing is when you use pressure and friction; when your iron glides across fabric. Pressing is when you … Continue reading

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Rushbrook Dress and Top – Blog Tour Day 6

For the final day of the Rushbrook Tour I have three First is Angeline from Spools + Oodles of…

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Pants class – skinny jeans

jeans: self-drafted // sweater: hand-knitted These are the jeans I drafted for my pants drafting class! I’m so so thrilled with these jeans. The only jeans pattern I’d tried before were the Jamie jeans by Named, which I adored, but only after I made tons of changes to the fit, by which point the legs […]

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Make a Sewing Caddy

Finding a fun little project that will also enhance your life is just the best! I made up my little sewing caddy and was immediately so happy that I did. Such a wonderful place to store everything you may need while sitting at the machine. My husband e…

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Cashmerette Springfield top again

When I first sewed the Cashmerette Springfield top I sewed it a size too big, but I thought that it was definitely worth taking the pattern out for another try.  A month or so ago I did exactly that, and sewed view B in size 12 C/D. The fabric is hand-woven Thai cotton, the leftovers… Continue reading Cashmerette Springfield top again

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Rushbrook Dress and Top – Blog Tour Day 5

Today I have one very talented guest on the tour, Ana Sofia from S is for Sewing. I have admired…

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OLD HOLLYWOOD DIY DRESS USING VINTAGE VOGUE

HI DARLINGS! Happy Tuesday. Okay, I have had this dress sewn and hanging in my closet for what seems to be months. I had been dying to photograph it so this week I decided it was time. I am obsessed with this dress, it’s a VOGUE VINTAGE 2193 there are few on ETSY  and it is […]

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Inespiration

A few weeks ago Sara came up with the great idea of sewing something inspired by our wonderful friend…

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Work uniform, Fall 2017

So a couple of years ago, I loved the pencil skirt with fine-gauge sweater (with scarf and boots) for work.  This year, I can feel a new uniform developing: the pencil skirt with high-waisted “sweater” (with cute flats and statement necklace or brooch). 

I had to make some fit adjustments to the original pattern, but this skirt is the same pattern I drafted in my patternmaking class

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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Rushbrook Dress and Top – Blog Tour Day 4

I hope you enjoyed seeing the wonderful versions of the Rushbrook last week. This week is shaping up to…

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Tuesday Tips

It is a spectacular day here in Chicago! So needed after the rainy weekend. A gift 🙂 But…I feel a sore throat coming on, ugh. My acupuncturist’s partner is a phenomenal herbalist and he makes what I call a potion, it’s actually a tonic, called …

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Tuesday Tips

It is a spectacular day here in Chicago! So needed after the rainy weekend. A gift 🙂 But…I feel a sore throat coming on, ugh. My acupuncturist’s partner is a phenomenal herbalist and he makes what I call a potion, it’s actually a tonic, called …

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Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Lost Your Sewing Nerve?

A blog reader (thanks, Jen!) recently made a fantastic suggestion for a post – how to push through when you lose your sewing nerve. A wobble can happen for all sorts of reasons: You take a break and lose your … Continue reading

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Lost Your Sewing Nerve?

A blog reader (thanks, Jen!) recently made a fantastic suggestion for a post – how to push through when you lose your sewing nerve. A wobble can happen for all sorts of reasons: You take a break and lose your … Continue reading

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Swing

This is a pretty simple dress but I want like ten of them. These are definitely my most-worn garments the past few months and I love them so much. There’s not too much to say about them though. I started with Stretch and Sew 1500, which we used in my beginning clothing class. I think […]

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CRUSHED VELVET JUMPSUIT PDF PATTERN + DISCOUNT CODE!

HI DARLINGS! This is another version of my latest PDF PATTERN THE LEXI and I cant tell you how much you will want to make and wear it! First, there are no zippers, no buttonholes, no fuss! It’s easy to dress up or dress down as y6ou can see in THIS POST or you can rock it […]

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New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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Camp pants

This blog post is really mostly for my records, because it’s not terribly exciting for the rest of you!  As you know, both my girls are involved in Girl Guides.  Clare is a Ranger Guide, and has the opportunity to attend plenty of camps.  Apparently a must-have item of clothing for camp is a pair… Continue reading Camp pants

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Camp pants

This blog post is really mostly for my records, because it’s not terribly exciting for the rest of you!  As you know, both my girls are involved in Girl Guides.  Clare is a Ranger Guide, and has the opportunity to attend plenty of camps.  Apparently a must-have item of clothing for camp is a pair… Continue reading Camp pants

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Fall Range Backpack

I was inspired to make another Range Backpack by the beautiful fall colors here in Wisconsin. I had ordered some

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Happy Autumnal Sewing

Is there anything more delicious for autumn than a new Tilly And The Buttons Cleo dungaree dress sewn in jumbo cord? Answer: Yes! New woollen tights to match the top stitching. Buttons bought on a long-ago trip to Hay on … Continue reading

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Lekala T4001 dress

Oh Lekala.  When it comes to fitting non-standard shapes, you really are the bomb! I generally consult with my daughters before I sew them something. I prefer to put my time into sewing things that will actually get worn, unsurprisingly! They usually have input into both style and fabric. I always have the final say… Continue reading Lekala T4001 dress

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