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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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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Working With Selvedge Denim

Hi Readers! I've been on the quest for the perfect [for me] me-made 1940's jeans.  I haven't quite hit my self-appointed mark, but I'm getting close!  For these jeans, I used ...

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Transitional dressing with a Kalle Shirt dress

The time between March and May is difficult dressing season. Waking up in the morning, it's freezing but by lunchtime you feel ready to don a summer dress! A shirt dress ...

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Statement Sleeve Sweater for Spring

Anyone else over the cold and dreaming of spring?  Our winter here in Utah was unseasonable warm through most of January and February and I think Mother Nature is making ...

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Sparkling in the Storm

Hey Sewists, how are you doing?  I don't know about you, but I am ready for spring. Here in Chicago we just finished digging ourselves out of nearly 2 feet of ...

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Not-So-Prickly Cactus Pajamas

When you live in the desert, it makes sense to have cactus-inspired clothing. Even though I'm a swamp/New Orleans girl at heart, I couldn't say no to this adorable cactus ...

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Fancy Sweatshirt Trend

Have you seen the fancy sweatshirt trend?  Or maybe you’ve heard it called the dressed up sweatshirt?  Well, I’m officially on that train.  As a mom at home with my ...

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