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fabric shopping in madrid

Liesl introduces you to her favorite fabric and trim stores in Madrid. Use this guide and you’re sure to hit all the sewist’s hot spots when you’re visiting Spain’s capital.

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Traveling With Your Lingerie: My Tips & What’s In My Bag

With summer approaching – wait! with summer here! – there’s a lot of traveling going in my and possible your world. It’s a busy few months for me with trips to California, Iowa, New York and Florida to promote my new patterns with Simplicity as well as the launch of my made-in-the-USA RTW lingerie (more…

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Jalie 3463โ€“Anne-Marie Dress

I’ve made this pattern up in a top before and I really like it and wear it often in the summer I was wearing it on vacation just last week. I kept putting things in that enormous back pocket. Like my phone, lip balm, tickets, car keys, etc. I know it’s supposed to be for tennis balls, but whatever. I realized that a dress version would be just the ticket on vacation. So, when I got home from vacation, I made one for my next vacation.

I did not make this, just so we are all clear, for a sport use. I made this purely for a travel/fun purpose. The CF/CB panels are made with a fun ivory/black scuba knit. The solid black is a Nike Dri-Fit fabric.

I love how the side panels flare out a bit for an a-line shape. 

This is what photoshoots in my house always look like, by the way. Little photobombers just waiting to jump into view.

I love how it looks like I matched the pocket on the back. I didn’t. That was luck. I love the back on this dress.

Oh, and this dress has a built-in shelf bra which is actually pretty supportive. I love that about a travel dress too.

I love how big this pocket is. I may have to make another one of these dresses in a solid color just because comfort and pockets.

I will also wear this to work with a jacket or cardigan. And I’m talking to my daughter here. She’s a sassy beast.

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The Importance of Getting Away With Your Spouse

Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Earrings: Hart | Lips: Stila in ‘Patina’ | Hair products: Wilson’s on Washington There’s no doubt about it, marriage is tough. I remember as a young 20 year old, newly engaged, looking at my mom and telling her “Scofield and I will never fight.” ha!!!! So young. […]

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Travel Tips for Families Experiencing Bedwetting

travel with bedwettingSummer is fast approaching and we already have several family “outings” scheduled.  Two are ‘leave-the-house for over a week” vacations and there are several day trips and quick overnights on the calendar as well. It is hard to pick up and move everything a family needs! When there is a child (or two) that wets…

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Getaway to Holden Beach

We had the most fabulous little stay at Holden Beach, NC recently, and I thought I would share a few snapshots. I’m so sad I didn’t take more pictures, but we really did just disconnect from the world and connect with our friends. So maybe I’m not so sad after all ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was our […]

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10 Tips for a Fantastic Zoo Trip

Going to the zoo can be a great way to spend the day as a family. There is so much to see and talk about, and great memories can be made. However, like most family outings, there is also the potential for the trip not to turn out how you had imagined. Having taken our…

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After too many years to count of speedy sewing, trying to get things done quickly, I have become enamored of slow sewing. Why? For one thing, I don’t really need many clothes…I have so much and lead a fairly quiet life (Clothes-wise). For a…

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Last from Hawaii

 I’m trying to figure out how two weeks have gone by since our trip to Oahu for my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary, but I can’t decide if it feels like ages ago or if it feels like yesterday. It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. Give me the sun, sand and a warm beach […]

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Why You Should Travel With Your Preschooler

This post is inspired and sponsored by Walt Disney World® Resort and Scholastic. So often I hear parents say they’re planning a trip when their kids are older. They’re worried that their young kids won’t remember the trip, so the experience will be wasted. But you know what? Some of my best vacations have been with…

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Abandoned along the Highway

As mentioned in my post about Rock-a-Hoola, I love photographing abandoned locations, and we stumbled upon quite a few during our road trip, dotted in between tiny towns, and miles of fields. So here is quite the picture heavy post of what happens when buildings get left behind… The next 11 photos are from what remains […]

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Vintage Reno Signs

I literally took thousands of photos on our road trip, 3322 to be exact. Most were of abandoned buildings and killer vintage signs, which are my two favorite things to photograph, and our road trip was full of them! So much so my photos are coming to you in three, yes, three, separate posts! First […]

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A Lemony Turner in Havana

I’d be warned before, and never quite believed it. But it’s true: when you make your hobby into your job, something… shifts. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE sewing! And I do it all the time. But it’s not longer my “ahhhhh now I can turn off my brain from work” activity, because whether {…Continue Reading}

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The Neon Museum

If you only go to one museum in Las Vegas, it should be the Neon Museum. The Neon Museum is rich in what made Las Vegas famous – neon. That spectacular glow of gases swirling inside glass made the lure of Las Vegas so bright and people flocked. Sadly though, over the years, many motels, hotels, […]

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The Mob Museum

Patrick and I are finally home from our road trip to Idaho! Why Idaho? Well, my grandfather on my mom’s side passed away, so we went for his services, but I figured if we had to go, why not make the best of it, and do a road trip? The first stop on our trip was […]

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Free Sewing Pattern โ€“ French Seam Zippered Pouch

Free Sewing Pattern – French Seam Zippered Pouch

PATTERN DETAILS This simple zippered pouch pattern with french side seams, the pouch is quick to sew and great for everyday use. With instructions to make the pouch in any size, you are able to make the pouch truly work for you! Featuring covered zipper ends and no exposed seams the finished pouch appears professional […]

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A Breton Top and a Danish adventure with Stoff & Stil

Like the Nancy Dress I just posted, this top has become another wardrobe favourite. It came as a bit of a surprise to me as this drop shouldered, loose fit isn’t one I naturally gravitate towards. I had in my head that this shape probably wouldn’t be a…

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Los Angeles, California Travel Guide

As many of you may already know, my husband, Trey, and I decided to live and work from…

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Portable Needlepoint

School’s out, vacation and pool time is here, but you want to needlepoint. All your projects are big, too big to stash easily in your beach bag, tote, or carry on. What’s a stitcher to do? There are two keys to portable needlepoint — size and sturdiness. Pick Sturdy Threads Let’s talk sturdiness first. You […]

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Completed: Craftsmanship Bag

Hi! Another bag post today 🙂 I’ve been making clothes – tons of clothes – but haven’t had the will to drag myself in front of a camera quite yet. Also, my sewing mojo completely disappeared for a minute there, and this particular project is responsible for reviving it – so it seems appropriate to […]

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Staycation Ideas for Families

I have to say that this year, I know a LOT of families opting for staycations for one reason or another.  We’ve done it ourselves.  Staycation ideas for families are really, well, way more fun than I had expected! Although we love to travel with our kids, sometimes it’s not always feasible.  The logistics of planning…

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10 Disney Character Topiaries You Have to See to Believe

10 Disney Character Living Sculpture TopiariesThere’s immeasurable magic to be found in Disney films and theme parks.  Animators bring make-believe characters to life on the big screen and Disney Imagineers turn Disney films into something tangible inside of the theme parks. There’s another lesser-known part of the Disney magic team that works relentlessly all year to bring Disney’s most beloved…

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Palm Springs Village Green Museums

Patrick and I just returned home from a week in Palm Springs, like we do every March, as Patrick has an annual work conference there. During this year’s visit I spent a lot time at museums, and finally visited several small museums that are all clustered together. Located in the heart of Palm Springs is the […]

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Over the weekend Patrick and I visited Corriganville Park, the former location of Corriganville, an amusement park of sorts from 1949 to 1965. Corriganville was built by movie and TV actor Ray Bernard, but better known as Crash Corrigan. After going on a hunting trip in Simi Valley with fellow actor, Clark Gable, in 1935, […]

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10 Gadgets To Make Traveling With Babies A Breeze

10 Gadgets To Make Traveling With Babies A BreezeTraveling with a baby sounds scary… especially if you are going to be on an airplane or in a car for a long period of time. There is some great advice out there about how to keep them happy and calm during your trip, but today I want to talk about the stuff. The gadgets…

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My Trip to Egypt!

All right, y’all! I’m home, I’m settled, my fabric has been pre-washed (oh yes, I bought fabric) and I’ve sorted through the mounds of photos I took during the 10 days I spent in Egypt. Now it’s time to post about it! To be honest, when I originally planned and booked this trip, I wasn’t […]

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Happy New Year!Here we are, 9:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, in a motel room in Pella, Iowa,drinking champagne out of plastic glasses to toast the coming year. We were probably asleep by 10…such an exciting life!We were in Pella for our eldest grandson’s w…

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ATTENTION London Folks! Bra Making with Madalynne with The New Craft House

Attention London, UK, and all European folks! Good news! The ladies of The New Craft House will be hosting a Bra Making Workshop this February, teaching how to make the Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 and 8229 patterns (read more about each pattern here). Truly, I had such a great time co-hosting a workshop last May, and

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Bra Making With Madalynne 2017: Sign Up Now!

It was almost 2 years ago that I hosted my first Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. If somebody told me then that 24 months later, I’d still be hosting them, I would not have believe them. No way in h**l! It’s been an incredible 2 years of teaching. Incredible. Sewing is a solitary habit and through teaching, I

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HI DARLINGS! We are getting ready to hit the road on some short trips for the holidays, and we are all looking forward to that. The kids pack their bags with fun stuff to keep them busy on the road and Bubby never leaves home without his KINDLE E-READER. I love that my kids all […]


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