Just in Time

One of my handmade resolutions this year has been to make more ‘everyday’ kind of clothing (which will continue as one of my #memademay goals). I would say that these pants fit that bill. I’ve been wanting to make a pair of paper-bag style pants for quite some time, it was just a matter of […]

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Dressed for the Holiday

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Spring!! Seriously, I am definitely feeling the Spring fever…especially after such a chilly Easter day. It seems this winter has been relentless, and I think we can all agree it’s about time we bid the old man adieu for a while. Bring on the flowers! This Easter, I […]

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Winter Cozy

It’s that time. Time to start cozying up for winter. The cold kind of stinks, yeah…but that just means there’s all this opportunity for warming up and staying toasty :) To be honest, in the winter I am often donning a hat and scarf when I’m sitting at my sewing machine and with tea or […]

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Summer Making

As an experienced fabric hoarder, I will say it is always extremely exciting to have that “aha!” moment when deciding what to use specific fabric for. I had been hanging on to this printed cotton for 8 months or so because I just couldn’t decide what to make from it. Especially because there was only […]

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Summer Coulottes

Remember in the 90’s when we all used to wear skorts to school and they were the absolute best because you could still run around the playground and do flips and cartwheels?! Ahhh…those were the days. Well, the other day I made myself what I would consider a more mature and sophisticated version of the […]

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Fluttering into Spring

You know how when you find that t-shirt you love with the perfectly soft and drapey cotton, so you buy it in every color? It’s sort of the same as when I find a pattern I really like…I tend to make it over and over. Β As per usual, I made this flutter dress (M7566) with […]

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Old Movie Inspired

Ask my husband, and he’ll tell you that almost every time we watch an old movie on TCM, I’m running over to the TV with my phone so I can get a picture of a costume that I find inspiring. I was totally inspired for this next one…by Ann Miller in Two Tickets to Broadway. […]

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More Adventures in Sewing…

I told you a sequel to my last post was coming…so here it is. For the McCall’s contest, I made another version of pattern #7542 with a different sleeve variation. With this one, I wanted to use up some extra faux leather and lace. Since I love mixing those highs and lows in designs, I […]

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Sewing [Ad]Ventures

It would be a lie if I told you I wasn’t sure when sewing turned into a love affair of mine. I was probably about 7 years old. I think I knew at age 7 that I was intensely interested in making clothes. My Barbie dolls would confirm that to anyone…as they were the guinea […]

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