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Oliver +S Buttoned-Up Button-Down Shirt

I was in Australia back in March and had promised to make my nephew a PJ Masks shirt, since that's his current obsession. My sister has four boys with this one being her third, so he's pretty accustomed to just getting hand-me-downs in the wardrobe department. As a result, he was VERY excited and proud… Continue reading Oliver +S Buttoned-Up Button-Down Shirt

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Oliver + S Fairytale Dress meets Stitchery

First: I just love my baby girl! ❤ Now that I have my mushy mommy moment over, time for some details! This is the Oliver+S Fairytale Dress which was released about 5 years ago. I bought this pattern shortly after it released and used it once - to sew something for a friend. Finally, FINALLY,… Continue reading Oliver + S Fairytale Dress meets Stitchery

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Pooh Bear Top & Shorts

MK*Designs recently sent me this adorable panel with Stitch dressed up as various Winnie the Pooh characters on a bee background. The panel was too big for my 3 year old so I decided to use it for my 7 year old instead. The A.A. Milne quote, "The things that make me different are the things that make me," describes my daughter to a T, so this really was perfect for her! (Read More)

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Jalie Henri Pants & Alex Sweatshirt Release

One of the indy sewing pattern highlights every year is the release of the new Jalie pattern collection! As a Jalie promoter, we start seeing the pattern line drawings a few months before the actual release and then have to keep quiet about them until they actually get released! TORTURE! The new collection has 12… Continue reading Jalie Henri Pants & Alex Sweatshirt Release

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How I plan a sewing project in Photoshop

Have you ever stared at a pattern and a fabric collection and struggled with visualizing how it will come together? Often when I'm planning out a "strike off" project with custom fabric, I do quick draft in Photoshop first. I use Photoshop because I've owned it for years, but there are some free or cheap… Continue reading How I plan a sewing project in Photoshop