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 up for it with snow storms and cold temps for the last two weeks.  I'm so ready for sunshine and blossoms! To help beat those end of winter blues, I'm doing some transitional sewing with pieces that work well layered now ...

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A Cocoon Sweater Showdown- Carrie Cardigan vs. P4P Cocoon Cardigan

It's getting downright chilly here and I'm ready for it in my two new cozy sweaters.  While browsing the Cali site I was loving all the sweater knits in stock.  So many choices that I just had to grab a couple.  I started dreaming of oversized, snuggly cardigans and settled on two patterns to try.  The first is the Carrie Cardigan from Delia Creates.  I picked this absolutely amazing Blush ...

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Fall means French Terry!

As soon as the nights start to get the tiniest bit of a chill to them I start to get itching for fall.  Fall is by far my favorite season and easily my favorite season to sew for.  I love cozy sweaters, fun hoodies, and comfy joggers.  It also means it's totally acceptable to wear soft french terry everyday! Cali Fabrics has a great selection of french terry and I immediately ...

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Love Notions Olympia

One of my favorite things about sewing is pattern testing.  I love watching the process as the designers perfect each pattern and the fun environment a group of testers creates.  I've made so many great relationships with designers and other testers that I can't help but sign up when the call comes. One of my favorite designers to test for is Tami at Love Notions patterns.  She is so thorough in ...

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Halloween Costumes with Cali Fabrics

Halloween is just around the corner and if you're anything like me your costumes are still just a thought in the back of your mind.  I'm usually a last minute girl and I rarely, rarely sew my kids costumes.  If it can be done in under an hour- then I'll jump right on it!  This year my daughter wanted to be a leopard and Cali Fabrics was our first stop.  ...

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Cotton/Tencel Denim Joggers by SewSophieLynn

As a busy mom of five I get my fashion inspiration not from the pages of Vogue magazine but usually from the chic mom running errands or pushing the cart around the grocery store.  I live in comfy clothes but still like to look pulled together.  I've been dying for a pair of denim joggers for what seems like forever! Hallelujah!  The stars aligned and these beauties were born!  I love ...

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