sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Love Blog Tour

Last month we learned that Kennis, the designer at Itch to Stitch, had her home burgled with thieves taking her uninsured sewing machine, photography equipment, computer, pots and pans, hair dryer, and more! A few of us decided we wanted to do more than just send condolences, so an idea was born and here we… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Love Blog Tour

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Meine Herzenswelt – Vanja Sweater Dress

German pattern world strikes again! I just love how many unique and interesting designs are available among European patterns! When I received this unicorn panel from MK*Designs, I realized that it was going to be too small for another Filou sweater or BeeStyle and since I wanted a dress, I didn't think it would work with the… Continue reading Meine Herzenswelt – Vanja Sweater Dress

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Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

When it comes to mending and fixing things, I am a huge procrastinator. I just hate to do it! I'd much rather just make something new than fix (or upcycle) something that I have. I know I'm not alone! So, this dress is kinda like that. I had intended for my daughter to be Snow… Continue reading Snow White Costume (Simplicity 2817)

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Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

Well, Halloween is behind us (ahem, belated blog post on that coming soon!), which means it is *prime time* to get Christmas dresses out of the way! This week I helped test the new Duchess & Hare Take a Bow Dress and Cape Winslet, and together they make a most delightful (and not particularly complicated)… Continue reading Duchess & Hare – Take A Bow Dress & Cape Winslet Release

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FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou with Beanpop Fabrics

Guys! I successfully sewed up another German pattern! (I still did spend an awful amount of time translating and re-reading through the instructions and wondering, can I really sew this up without making a muslin and get it done quickly??!). (My first German pattern is over here). This one is the FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou (kids)… Continue reading FeeFeeFashion Hoody Filou with Beanpop Fabrics

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Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress with Beanpop!

I am so excited about this dress! I'm a "strike-off seamstress" for Beanpop Fabrics and when they requested this gorgeous striped floral fabric be sewn up, I just KNEW it would be a perfect combo with the Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress that I tested earlier in the year. (In fact, there are so… Continue reading Sew Straight & Gather Avenue Dress with Beanpop!

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Back to School Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 4 of the Lulu & Celeste & Sprouting Jube Jube Productions Back to School Blog Tour! When I signed up for this tour a few months ago, I thought I had *all the time in the world*! I worked out the four patterns I was going to make, printed them all out,… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour