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It’s Curvy Sewing Education Week – and get 25% off workshops!

Welcome to Curvy Sewing Education Week on Cashmerette! I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gives me that “back to school” feeling, and I feel a hankering to buy new lined notebooks and 5 packs of tights. So I thought it was a great time to run the first ever Curvy {…Continue Reading}

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· Sewing Pattern Buddy app ·

Happy Monday, everyone! 🙂  I was approached by Megan of Kwirky Kiwi about trying out her app for organizing sewing patterns and I loved it so much that I wanted to share this with all of you!
I don’t know about you, but I tend to amass patterns in batches and I’m quickly reaching the stage where I can’t remember every detail of every pattern I own…. I’m happy to report that the Sewing Pattern Buddy app is the end to my woes!  Megan has designed the app with so many opportunities to organize and categorize patterns according to your personal favorite method and I’ve been so impressed by how intuitive and easy it is to navigate. 🙂  This app is free for up to 25 patterns and is just $6.99 NZD (approx $4.99 USD) for unlimited storage!
Despite being a Millenial, I’m very decidedly *not* tech savvy, but I’m here to tell you- if you already have a smart phone, you’re tech-y enough to figure out how to utilize this resource too. 😉
The app has a wide range of customization already built in with different filters for Pattern Company/Number, Garment Type, Era/Year,  Personal Rating scale, Tags, Previous Makes, Pattern Completeness, and Pattern Type.  There is also space on each pattern listing for measurements, fabric requirements, personal notes, skill level, place/time acquired, purchase cost, printed/unprinted, condition, relevant website URL, location in your stash, and number of copies!
The categories come empty, all the better for using your own organization method.  I really love that I’m able to add specific design elements to the “tag” section.  Frequently I’ll be looking for a pattern that incorporates princess seams/long sleeves/collar/etc and having an easy filter to find them is so helpful!
After backing up the photos and info, the app is fully navigable without internet or data- which is huge for me since I’m on a no-data plan!  The images are clear and zoom-able, so if I need to see details from the envelope back I still have access to that information. The app takes up less space on my phone than any other app I’ve downloaded- I really haven’t found a negative to this app. 😉
This app really is all could ask for as a pattern database and I’m excited to keep adding to the database!  This probably settles me firmly in “nerd” category, but I’m not ashamed.  I love organization so much that the thought of spending this evening adding more patterns to my personal catalog adds a little spring to my step today, haha! 😉
· Disclaimer- I did receive the expanded app as a gift from Megan without the requirement for posting, and all opinions are my own! ·
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two customizations using the sunny day shorts

Thanks to Anne, we have two nice tutorials on how to customize the Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts.

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Modern Handcraft now on Youtube!

Hi friends! I have been a little MIA from the blog these days, but great news – I am making some of my more popular tutorials into Youtube videos for you to enjoy! As a visual learner myself, I love […]

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Pattern Hack: Converting palazzo pants to tie-front wrap pants

Objective: Convert a pattern for woven, elastic-waist pants, to a pattern for tie-front wrap pants From this: to this: Who’s it for? Anybody who wants to give it a try! Any restrictions? Before attempting this hack, you should be reasonably familiar with how regular pants go together Difficulty 2 out of 5. Supplies For drafting…

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Chanel SS 2014 boucle dress knock off at BurdaStyle.ru

EN Summary: What to learn how to knock off this Chanel dress? I’ve just found a great step-by-step tutorial online!

PT Sumário: Querem saber como fazer um vestido igualzinho a este da Chanel? Encontrei um passo-a-passo com fotos online que ensina como!

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Easy to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: A One Minute DIY Video

Summer means backyard BBQs, fun in the sun, and beach parties, but no one wants to be slapping pesky insects when venturing into the great outdoors. You can wave bye-bye to bugs and look great doing it when you wear … Continue reading

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Metallic Temporary Tattoos (+ free cut file)

Have you seen the new metallic temporary tattoo papers from Silhouette? They come in gold and silver and they are SO fun! I started by putting some stars on my hands and cheeks…did anyone else do this in junior high? I used to glue little gems or put stickers on my cheeks all the time,…

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how to line shorts–or any pair of pants

In this tutorial, we show you how to line any pair of pants. Shelley demonstrates the process by adding a lining to the Liesl + Co. SoHo Shorts.

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL!

HI DARLINGS! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a FREEBIE TUTORIAL. I have been trying really hard to do more videos for my YOUTUBE so although I may not be able to do them every Friday I will be trying to do at least two freebie projects or sew along’s a month. This skirt […]

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PEPLUM BUTTON UP TOP + PDF PATTERN MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! I told you yesterday that I was excited about this pattern and I really have made it about 5 times already, including modifications like this one! This pattern was so well received yesterday and I am thrilled to know you guys love it. I wanted to show how easy it is to go from […]

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Caramel strapless tunic and pants (McCalls 7443) – Túnica cai-cai e calças caramelo

EN Summary: This is the sewing review for McCalls 7443 (Misses’ strapless pleated tunic and wide-leg pants), a Beauté J’Adore The Art of DIY pattern for McCalls. Keep reading the complete article.
PT Sumário: Este é o artigo sobre a confeção do molde McCalls 7443 (túnica cai-cai com pregas e calças de perna larga para senhora), um molde Beauté J’Adore The Art of DIY para a McCalls. Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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Lliria dress video tutorial

We are very excited to share this video tutorial with you today! While working on the Lliria dress pattern, we thought it would be such a great idea to offer…

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PennyDog Vlog #8 – July 30th 2017

I made two videos this weekend, one on interfacing and what the differences are between different types (and there was some filming I did around the shop, but the video was corrupted) which is here: And I also did my weekly vlog. I’ve been working on a few things, mostly for classes so it’s a […]

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How to Use Safety Eyes

Craft eyes. Plastic eyes. Safety eyes. Animal eyes. They’re called lots of different things! I’ve made a video that shows you how to install them and remove them (eep!). I also talk about why I only use eyes with ridges and plastic washers as well as why you shouldn’t use them on toys for children […]

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How to Use Safety Eyes

Craft eyes. Plastic eyes. Safety eyes. Animal eyes. They’re called lots of different things! I’ve made a video that shows you how to install them and remove them (eep!). I also talk about why I only use eyes with ridges and plastic washers as well as why you shouldn’t use them on toys for children […]

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A little trick…

… with a facing and an invisible zipper. I am finally making a dress from a lovely African wax print that I couldn’t resist buying earlier this year. When I was about to attach the facing, I realized this would be a great time to show you a…

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View B Ruched Tankini Sew Along

Today we’re going to sew the ruched tankini front panel on View B of the Grace Tankini.  This is the part that gets the most questions, so we thought a photo tutorial would be helpful.  It’s worth it to make the ruched panel on View B…it’s many people’s favorite part about this view! Step 1: […]

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Sewing the Circle Cut Out in the Grace Tankini

We’ve got a tutorial for you about sewing a circle cut out in the back of the Grace Tankini for View A.  This part is not hard at all and adds such fun to the back! You could actually use the back pattern piece to add a circle cut out to the back of View […]

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“Why doesn’t it fit?!”: A Sewing Checklist

One of the great joys but also great frustrations of garment sewing is learning how to fit your clothes. Sometimes you can think you did everything perfectly, and yet your garment still doesn’t fit – and it can be particularly challenging when you’re new to sewing, and have no idea where to even start! So {…Continue Reading}

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Border Debate

Blah…blah…blah ….That’s all we hear on the news these days, what with Brexit, border polls, import/export and other stuff – what will happen to the border between Northern Ireland (UK) and Southern Ireland (EU)? At the moment, there isn’t a … Continue reading

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Crochet: Back Loop vs. Both Loops + Video

This post was originally published April 28, 2015… but it’s so popular that I’ve updated it and added a video! Crocheting is so much fun because there are so many options! Even a simple single crochet gives you the option of crocheting through the front loop, both loops or the back loop! Today, I’ll show […]

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Make Shorts (or Pants) a Bigger Size: A DIY One Minute Video

I always have the best intentions every spring. “I’m going to lose those extra pounds and fit into my favorite shorts again.” But somehow July rolls around, it’s hot and the shorts don’t fit yet. I could just give them … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Triangle Pocket Skirt

Tutorial: triangle pocket skirt - a super quick sew with triangle pockets on triangle pockets! • www.max-california.com

 For some reason lately I’ve been angling for triangles? Okay, i totally didn’t mean that little pun there but it’s staying! I was invited to come up with something for Simple Simon & Co’s annual Skirting the Issue which is an amazing initiative for sewing up skirts and donating them to little girls in the community that probably don’t get things like this (there’s a list of places you can donate to in the link above, and yes there’s australian centers too!)

Tutorial: triangle pocket skirt - a super quick sew with triangle pockets on triangle pockets! • www.max-california.com

So today my offering is this fun little tutorial for an easy skirt with triangle pockets! There’s pockets on the pockets too, also triangles, so it’s like – triception.

Eddie has been begging to put this skirt on since I made it, but I’ve learned the blogger’s number one rule that if you want to take photos of it DO NOT LET the children wear it/touch it/breath near it until you have the shots. She’s been very patient.

Tutorial: triangle pocket skirt - a super quick sew with triangle pockets on triangle pockets! • www.max-california.com

Tutorial: triangle pocket skirt - a super quick sew with triangle pockets on triangle pockets! • www.max-california.com

This skirt is pretty easy to whip up, honestly, and i’m 39 weeks pregnant so take my word for it okay?

Tutorial: triangle pocket skirt - a super quick sew with triangle pockets on triangle pockets! • www.max-california.com

Want to learn how to make it? Here’s the tutorial!

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Modifying the Grace Tankini for Removable Bra Cups

Today we’ve got a special tutorial for you on how to modify the Grace Tankini pattern to allow for removable bra cups.  This is useful for breast cancer survivors who may have mastectomy prosthesis to insert into different bras or swimwear, or to allow for any other inserts. Let’s get started: Removable Bra Cups Tutorial Cut […]

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Bloom & Grow Skirt – Free Girl’s Skirt Pattern!

Today we’re excited to release a free girl’s skirt pattern, the Bloom & Grow Skirt.  As in the past few years in July, we’re excited to join in with Simple Simon and Co. for the Skirting The Issue charity sewing event!  We’re releasing another free girl’s skirt pattern, the Bloom & Grow skirt. If you […]

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Make your own teething pads for Ergo baby carrier

Recently I was asked to make a pair of ‘teething pads’ to fit around the straps of an Ergo baby carrier, with a loop at the top for hanging toys from.  In case you want to know how to make something similar, I’m writing a brief tutorial! The dimensions I was given to work from […]

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Madalynne X Simplicity 8435 Bodysuit Placket Tutorial

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a visual learner. Give me directions and in an hour, I’ll be pulling my hair out trying to follow. I need pictures or a video to fully understand any kind of process. For this reason, I’m creating several tutorials for my new patterns with Simplicity…

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Free Class – Mixed Media Tips and Techniques for Beginners

Free Class – Mixed Media Tips and Techniques for Beginners

Noted crafting expert May Flaum demystifies the art of mixed media and shows you just how simple, beautiful, and creative this popular trend can be. This is a class where you can truly allow your imagination to run wild and your soul to feel at home. Download Now

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popover sundress tutorial

Learn how to sew the free Oliver + S Popover Sundress with this step-by-step photo tutorial.

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