Sewing Stripes Without Pins

Every good sewist will tell you that the secret to sewing stripes is to pin, pin, pin... so I'm here to show you a dress made with just 2 or ...

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Revisiting Old Favorites

The evolution of the sewing blogging community has been an interesting thing to witness. I myself have been blogging about sewing (off and on) since 2011(!). In those early days, ...

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French Terry vs. Stretch Sweatshirt Fleece

Today I’ve got another fabric comparison post for you!  Just like last time when I compared 3 different fabrics using the same pattern, this time I used the same pattern ...

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A Cozy Ribbed Sweater Knit

Since I'm here in sunny California, I have only recently had to add layers over my tops.  I'm a sucker for sweaters, so I love being able to pull on ...

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French Terry Sweatpants for Everyone!

Recently I must have been in a sweatpants sewing mood because (almost) everyone got sweatpants!  To me fall=french terry.  So everyone got french terry sweatpants!   First the boys got to ...

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A Pirates Life for Christmas (Free Sewing Pattern)

My siblings and I fought the giggles that were tickling the insides of our tummies. Thump thump thump….. Boom! My brother flew into the bedroom and slammed the door behind ...

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Time Traveling to 1895

Hi Readers! I'm happy to share my latest historical costume with you.  This one takes us back to about 1895, complete with huge puffed sleeves, ribbons and rosettes.  This isn't my ...

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Tori Richard Cotton Lawn – A tale of lobsters

It seems that as the weather gets colder and summer really comes to end (I'm clinging to it folks!) I feel compelled to sew a final garment in a lightweight ...

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You Can Hack It, Costume Edition

Well, I know the title gave it away, but I have a rather different type of outfit for you today. You see apparently, when you move to Atlanta with someone ...

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The Perfect Fall Fabric: Brushed Waffle Knit

Hi guys! You’re not going to believe this, but I actually made something for myself! (Yes, please look out for flying pigs today. Lol). The Madison Cardigan  This particular project had ...

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Tee for an Aspiring Crazy Cat Lady (Me!)

I have big dreams of being a crazy cat lady, but having only one cat, who herself is not a fan of other cats, I have to settle for cat ...

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Leveling Up, A Happy Accident

How many of you pick a pattern, not paying close attention to the details, only to discover you’d be forced to learn a new sewing trick? What, just me? Haha When ...

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3 Tips for Sewing DBP

I admit I have fallen deep down the double brushed poly rabbit hole.  This time around I have a new amazing dress to share.  This is the Cashmerette Appleton Wrap ...

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Can you wear rayon in the fall?

Can you wear rayon in the fall?  That became the question after I sewed this blouse from rayon challis fabric and wasn’t ready to stop wearing it just because summer ...

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Playing with Pleather – The Freedom in Costume Sewing

It’s time for Halloween sewing! Costume sewing is a perfect way to get out of your comfort zone because you can always fall back on “well, it’s just a costume” ...

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Double Brushed Poly Lesson 2

I think teenage Sarah would be so impressed with adult Sarah's wardrobe choices for fall/winter 2018.  I have been sharing on Instagram and my personal blog that I am working ...

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Tween Fashion Inspiration

This sweet girl is all about fashion.  She started online window shopping for school clothes in July.  She loves to browse all the trendy websites and is constantly filling shopping ...

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Burnside Bibs in a Perfect Fall Linen

Linen is one of those fabrics I thoroughly enjoy sewing with and wearing.  Who am I kidding, it's one of those fabrics I will buy just to add to my ...

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Doubled Brushed Poly 101

  Are you ready for some fun?  With this top, I know I am.  This print is so playful that it is hard not to be happy when wearing it.  The ...

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