The Most Comfortable Ginger “Jeans”

I was on a roll making the ever-popular Closet Case Ginger Jeans left and right, but I had yet to make them from something other than denim. The pattern calls ...

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Making Basics

I know Chambray Week is over but I couldn't resist sharing this polka dot chambray Gemma tank that I made to beef up my basic work wardrobe. This chambray is a ...

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Getting Touchy Feely with Your Fabric

One of my absolute favorite things about fabric shopping is getting all touchy feely with it.  I really love texture, so my hands are all over the bolts, pulling out ...

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Mommy & Me Chambray

Hooray for Chambray!  It’s one of my favorite fabrics, and I’m so delighted with all the talented chambray creations this week!  Now I’ve got so many ideas on what to ...

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The Perfect Summer Top

Chambray week has been amazing, am I right?!  So much inspiration to get you back to your machines and ready for spring.  Chambray is such a versatile fabric and this ...

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A Chambray Vacation Outfit

Hello again, friends! I hope you've all been enjoying Chambray Week so far! When we first started planning this theme, I knew I'd be prepping for a trip to the French ...

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A Tale of Two Chambrays

Hey, chambray fans!  I am so excited to be participating in Chambray Week!  There are some great bloggers lined up this week and I feel lucky to be included.  I ...

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Chambray Tops for Summer

I was so excited at the Chambray Week theme because it’s exactly what my summer wardrobe needed – two new chambray tops to wear with white jeans. Now only if ...

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Chambray Week Introduction

Welcome to chambray week.  Sit back with your tray tables in their upright and locked positions and enjoy the ride!  You're in for a treat!  6 amazing bloggers have worked ...

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Bruyere and Granville Frankenpattern!

What do you do when you have a large pattern stash but an idea for a piece that doesn't quite fit what you already have? Why, you dream up the ...

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Back for more Big 4 – and loving Liverpool knits!

Last time I showed you a cute spring dress made with Cali Liverpool knit, using the first Big 4 pattern I've sewn with in years! I liked that dress so ...

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Maxing out on Vacation, and my One Weird Sewing Tool

I am a beach vacation kind of girl. I love sun, sand and ocean, and a drink with a little umbrella. I don't love hauling around a lot of luggage, ...

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I made a Big 4 pattern – and I love it!

I admit it, I'm an indie pattern fan. I tried a few "Big 4" patterns (McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Simplicity) when I was starting out, and they almost all turned ...

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Project Run & Play!!!

There's something cool going on in the sewing community!  It's a children's sewing competition called Project Run & Play.  Project Run & Play is the Indie Sewing community's version of ...

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3 Tips for Sewing for a Fashion Forward Child

Full Disclosure: I still feel some type of way writing this post, or even admitting such a thing happened, and even though I have MAJOR FEELS about it, I can't ...

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Join our New Facebook Group!

Hi Everyone! It's Ron!  Remember me?  I know I don't contribute to the blog much.  I grew up in this fabric shop, and learned very quickly that I was not going ...

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The Tried and True Philosophy of Sewing

In my mind, there are two types of sewists - those who enjoy the constant challenge of new patterns and those that enjoy sewing tried and true patterns over and ...

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Flipping for Two-Tone Sequins

Hi sewing friends! Lisa here from Tie Dye Diva patterns talking to you about the gorgeous color-changing sequin fabric known as two-tone, reversible, or flip sequins (or mermaid sequins as ...

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Double Trouble | Rockford Raglans times 2!

Am I the only one that can’t stop making cozy knits over the winter? Despite having to wear business casual during the week all week at work, I can’t wait ...

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