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Ivy & Marigold + Aboriginal Art

In my last post, I shared how I took a trip to Artistic Artifacts to get some Tilda fabric. I should probably amend that to say I actually first decided to go because I realized they had Australian Aboriginal fabric *and then* realized they had Tilda too! Knowing that I was about to sew up… Continue reading Ivy & Marigold + Aboriginal Art

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Peony Patterns Ivy & Marigold Dresses {Release}

So I've been busy again making dresses for my girls! What can I say? Some things are just hard to resist! Peony Patterns have added two new sewing patterns and one more embroidery pattern to their collection - so naturally, after being so obsessed with my last Peony sew, I had to sign up to… Continue reading Peony Patterns Ivy & Marigold Dresses {Release}

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Duchess & Hare Junebug Dress {Release}

I'm so loving this hand embroidery kick I'm on! My youngest had been nagging for an embroidered dress after I had made her big sister's dress a few weeks ago. When she saw me stitching this one, she promptly gave me some of her artwork and declared that she wanted me to embroider it! So,… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Junebug Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns – Poppy Dress & Briar Embroidery {Release}

I'm so excited to share the Poppy Dress and Briar Embroidery from Peony Patterns' very first collection! The dress designer, Natasha Chrismas, used to be a designer for Little Lizard King and recently decided to start her own pattern company. Testing this dress was super fun and I was SO inspired by the incredible talent… Continue reading Peony Patterns – Poppy Dress & Briar Embroidery {Release}

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Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Revisited

What are little girls made of, made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice; That's what little girls are made of. - Robert Southey, circa 1820 I tested the Everything Nice Dress by Duchess and Hare late last year, and in doing so made a fit muslin. I have… Continue reading Duchess & Hare Everything Nice Revisited

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Simple Life Pattern Company Camilla Top/Dress Release

Yay for new pattern releases! For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been testing the Camilla top and dress from Simple Life Pattern Company. Camilla is adorable, and even though my 8 year old declared that hers made her look like a giant napkin (some of our table linens are in the same fabric, and my 4 year old Slytherin has intentionally been wiping her hands on her dress just to mess with her), she has actually been choosing to wear it! Phew!