Tag Archive: The Summer of Wow Sewing

Wide Legged Challis Pants + A Concord Tee

I’ve wanted a pair of wide legged challis pants for quite some time. Because every once in awhile during the summer, I want to wear a pair of pants. In my former life, I would make a pair of linen pants every summer but they seem a little too formal fo…

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New Look 6340 in a Border Print

After I made my first version, I knew I was going to make another one right away.  This summer my policy has become “If I like it make it again as soon as possible!” Because when you change up the fabric and add an embellishment, non-sewists don’t…

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The Marilyn Dress by Style Arc Patterns

This is the first Style Arc pattern that I’ve sewn even though I own a bunch of them.  It’s taken me a minute to get on the Style Arc bandwagon because I had issues with waiting for a pattern to arrive from Australia. I know not very global thinki…

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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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New Look 6340 – Woven Summer Dresses

I bought this pattern during the spring to hold onto for summer sewing. Inevitably it gets hot, humid and sticky here and all I want are loose and flowy dresses to make it easy for a breeze (any breeze) to blow through the dress.After a romp through th…

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A Flowy Mixed Fabric Shirtdress

I’m planning to sew a couple of shirtdresses this summer/fall.  Most of them are from shirtdress patterns currently available in the pattern catalogues. I definitely want to make another Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress and at least one McCalls versio…

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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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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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Fabric Mart’s #sewcoolskirts

Julie from Fabric Mart contacted me late last month and asked if I wanted to participate in Fabric Mart’s #sewcoolskirts for May.  Of course I said yes.Now my skirt isn’t made from a current pattern. I have way too many TNT skirt patterns in my pa…

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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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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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McCalls 7542 as a Dress

I always saw the sleeves from this pattern on a dress. The top on the pattern is too short for my comfort level but those sleeve variations are what drew me to it and finally made me buy the pattern. Which is probably why it’s one of the most bought an…

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Saldana Dress from Sew Sew Def Magazine

I’m always looking for a new maxidress style because I love them. They are a staple of my spring/summer wardrobe. So I was intrigued by the Saldana Dress in the inaugral issue of the digital sewing magazine Sew Sew Def. Let’s start out by stating…

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Stripes & Lace Button Down

It seems like my spring sewing so far has been inspired by photos I’ve saved during the long dreary winter months. There are a few designers whose work I really admire so I follow them on Instagram. Isaac Mizrahi is one of those designers. I found this…

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