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Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

I took some time over the last few weeks to test the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns, Lantana. My plan was to make a Christmas themed dress after making this test sample, but unfortunately my sewing machine had a few visits to the hospital, so the Christmas version will have to wait! Lantana is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

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Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}

In my effort to use up every last scrap, I couldn't go past creating a Peony Patterns Banksia Dress for my youngest, after making the Sage Dress for her older sister! How much fun are these tags?! Juno Design USA sent these reversible heart labels to me - they fit perfectly inside a side seam… Continue reading Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}

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Peony Patterns Sage Dress {for Minerva}

Minerva sent me a couple of meters of this gorgeous John Kaldor Lizzano Cotton Sateen in a purple floral ("Blossom") and I knew it would be perfect as a Sage dress for my eldest daughter! Sage is one of the newest dresses from Peony Patterns, but I didn't have time to test it before it… Continue reading Peony Patterns Sage Dress {for Minerva}

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Peony Patterns Iberis Dress {Release}

I do love a stunning dress back, and the latest dress I tested from Peony Patterns is certainly no exception! Iberis is a sophisticated dress with a fabulous back! Ruffles, geometric design (perfect for stripes, color blocking, incorporating trims and laces, etc), keyhole back, and an invisible zipper to finish it off. The dress is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Iberis Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Posie Dress + Azalea Embroidery {Release}

This week I volunteered at my church's annual kids summer camp. Since my role was pretty low-key (just checking the kids in at the beginning of the day and out at the end) I had plenty of extra time to do some hand sewing! Azalea Hand Embroidery Pattern So, meet Azalea! This is a hand… Continue reading Peony Patterns Posie Dress + Azalea Embroidery {Release}

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Peony Patterns Gardenia Dress {Release}

Peony Patterns has a new dress out, and it's just gorgeous! I had initially planned on NOT sewing up a Gardenia Dress in time for the release, but the day before the launch, I decided to get sewing on one. In chiffon. Because that is how I roll. Gardenia is Carlie Di Cecco's first design… Continue reading Peony Patterns Gardenia Dress {Release}

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Duchess & Hare Junebug for Minerva

A few months ago, my eldest daughter was helping me peruse Minerva when she spotted this cupcake print on poplin. She HAD to have it and she HAD to have it in a Junebug, because of course, if you have a cupcake fabric, you must have a dress with an apron to go with it!… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Junebug for Minerva

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Happy Birthday Peony Patterns!

To celebrate Peony Patterns' first birthday, I thought I'd whip up an Ivy Dress for my youngest in this adorable cupcake poplin from Minerva! My eldest actually picked this one out quite a few months ago and so I did make her something too, but since I had leftovers, I put them to use for… Continue reading Happy Birthday Peony Patterns!

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Mommy & Me for Fabric Mart

I'm back on the Fabric Mart blog today with a couple of outfits for me and my girls, all using some pretty Italian designer crepe! I ventured out of my pattern comfort zone too, and finally tried my hand at a True/Bias pattern! I used the Roscoe Dress for me, and since I had so… Continue reading Mommy & Me for Fabric Mart