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Cashmerette Springfield top

I’ve had pleasing results from the Cashmerette patterns I’ve used so far, but they have been designed for knits.  The Springfield top was my first foray into a Cashmerette pattern that was designed for wovens. From the Cashmerette website: Make room in your closet for the Springfield Top! This woven shell is ideal for layering under… Continue reading Cashmerette Springfield top

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Lekala 4403 – a formal dress for Freya

Last year I had a call from my cousin Freya asking if I had any ball dresses in my wardrobe that she could borrow.  Although I have a fair few formal dresses, none of them were quite right for Freya (although we are similar heights we are shaped quite differently) so I offered to sew… Continue reading Lekala 4403 – a formal dress for Freya

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New Look 6444

Another garment that was finished (and photographed) a year ago.  Good thing I have these “archives” left to post on my blog, because my sewing output has reduced dramatically over the last year.  This is New Look 6444. We bought this embroidered cotton on our first trip to Chiang Mai (you may remember the pink… Continue reading New Look 6444

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It’s All About Sewing In Schaumburg, IL and Fredericksburg, VA

I am SEW excited!!! :)The Original Sewing And Quilt Expo is coming to Schaumburg, IL, a suburb just on the outskirts of Chicago, September 28, 29, 30, 2017. And guess what?!!! I’ll be teaching πŸ™‚ I will also be teaching at the expo in Frederi…

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It’s All About Sewing In Schaumburg, IL and Fredericksburg, VA

I am SEW excited!!! :)The Original Sewing And Quilt Expo is coming to Schaumburg, IL, a suburb just on the outskirts of Chicago, September 28, 29, 30, 2017. And guess what?!!! I’ll be teaching πŸ™‚ I will also be teaching at the expo in Frederi…

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#TBT PENCIL SKIRT TUTORIAL + SKIRT WORN THREE WAYS

HI DARLINGS! I thought I would post some #TBT pics from one of my favorite FREEBIE TUTORIALS from back in the day 😉 This is a super easy, perfect for newbies sorta project. A few years back I posted “Three ways to style your pencil skirt” so I am reposting those pics today for you. Also, […]

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Range Backpack Testers

Thanks so much for your support of my new pattern, the Range Backpack. It’s always so much fun to finally

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QUICKIE COLOR-BLOCKED DRESS

HI DARLINGS! I love when I need to use up scraps, lol this is SIMPLICITY 8380 which I made and posted about HERE. I didn’t think I would be using this “muslin” but after I made it I really liked it so here are a few pics. This is made from double knits but the […]

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VELVET CAMI AND DIY RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT + PATTERN REVIEW #M7606

HI DARLINGS! I couldn’t wait to wear this skirt. We featured this M7606 skirt in the July/August issue of SEW SEW DEF and I knew I had to make it asap. I love a great wrap skirt and I love ruffles! I also had this really great velvet cami I picked up H&M this summer […]

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My first outfit for Mood Sewing Network!

Hello, friends! I have some exciting news to share. Earlier this summer, I was asked to join the Mood Sewing Network. I know!! I was (and am) immensely flattered! Every month, I’ll be doing a post over at their blog of something I’ve sewn with fabric from Mood Fabrics. And… read more »

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Esme the third

This is the third time I’ve sewn the Style Arc Esme top, but it’s quite different to the last two.  This time around it’s sleeveless, without the collar. I had a small amount of this poly Anna Sui double knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics left over after sewing a cardigan, and wanted to use it… Continue reading Esme the third

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McCalls 6690

Oh my goodness, there are less than ten blog posts from last year left to write.  Of course, I have a fair few from this year to catch up on, but hey…..I’m making progress! This pattern – McCalls 6690 – caught my eye because it seemed very fashionable. Like something that was in the shops… Continue reading McCalls 6690

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The Village Haberdashery & Hampstead Heath

Yesterday was Ella’s 5th birthday – so what better way to celebrate than with a trip to see Annie at The Village Haberdashery, with Ella wearing her High Five Kerchief? Sounded like a good idea to me! This was my first … Continue reading

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Boo Designs Sleeved Skater dress

I sometimes find it a little challenging to get sizing right for my kids.  Both daughters are quite slim for their height (I was the same at their age; up until my late teens really). To get the combination of style, ease, and fit preferences right is not always easy. I sewed this Boo Designs… Continue reading Boo Designs Sleeved Skater dress

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Well Hello!

Long time no see. A year and a bit since last post but I’m still here. Over the last month I’ve been giving the blog a visual brush-up and dust -off. Lol, that’s been fun… fighting with themes, wrangling with css and making some big messes under the WordPress hood. Along the way this site … Continue reading Well Hello!

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. I am spending the weekend with my little brother and I couldn’t be any happier so I am leaving you with another version of my FREEBIE TUTORIAL from last week. I made this one out of a double knit fabric and made it longer. Click the LINK  to watch the tutorial 😉 […]

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New Pattern! The Range Backpack

I’m beyond thrilled to have my newest pattern, the Range Backpack, available today! This backpack has been so fun to

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Style Arc Bianca knit top

This time it’s not a pattern repeat!  It is a garment that I sewed last year, though. The Style Arc Bianca knit top is described on their website as follows:  Great spliced top, make it in knit with contrast angled side panels and hem bands. The flattering “V” neck along with its long sleeve or… Continue reading Style Arc Bianca knit top

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Practising bound buttonholes

I’m working on a project that requires four bound buttonholes. Bound buttonholes seem scary because you slice your scissors through a pattern piece. If you mess up, you mess up – and you’d better have spare fabric to hand. So, … Continue reading

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The Pant That’s Perfect For Even a Novice Sewist

This past week, I once again had the pleasure of hosting a delightful young woman. She came last summer with a shopping list, so thinking that it would once again be on the agenda, I factored it into what I thought we would be doing. The only thing on …

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NEW MIMI G FOR SIMPLICITY FALL PATTERN

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to post my NEW PATTERNS this is another one of my favorite SIMPLICITY PATTERNS  from my PRE-FALL collection. This skirt is AHHHMAZIG and can be worn all year round. You can change this up so easily by using different fabrics. The top is also really great and the color blocking option is always a win. […]

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Ethel the third

Another repeated pattern, another of last year’s garments – Style Arc Ethel, in printed cotton jacquard leftovers from another project (fabric originally from Darn Cheap Fabrics).  Because this top is pieced you can really make the most of strangely shaped scraps! I’ve sewn this top in size 12 (the same size as both previous versions).… Continue reading Ethel the third

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Constructing the Perfect Sundress

I am sure you have seen many versions of Butterick 6453 around this summer.  This is my first version the design, and I have already completed another.Having worn this dress (quite a few times already, I might add), I can see why so many people ar…

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4 Ways To Use Leftover Lace

Leftovers. If you’re like me, a leftover meal is basically you’re lifeline. For this city gal, it means I don’t have to think or worry about what I’m going to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Woo hoo! As great as leftover food can be, leftover fabric isn’t that great, especially lace. Cutting into beautiful lace…

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Style Arc Ginger (the third)

Another pattern repeat! This one is the Style Arc Ginger knit top. Photos taken after a day of work – and I notice that the sleeve hems are crumpled from the jacket I’ve just taken off. This ticks all the boxes for a work top for me. I prefer V necklines, and it isn’t too… Continue reading Style Arc Ginger (the third)

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Colette Patterns can’t even cover up their incompetence properly

This post represents my personal opinions.  As this is my personal blog, I reserve the right to share them freely. Hello, sewing friends!  I’m de-lurking from a long blog hiatus to bring your attention to this hilarious (in my opinion) Instagram post by Seamwork/Colette the other day.  As you may have deduced from my previous […]

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