Month: July 2018

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August18 Plans & Inspiration

August used to feel like the death knell of summer. When I was a kid it meant school was around the corner and the days would start getting shorter. But I’m no longer a kid, summer is endless (thank you climate change) and I have been looking forward to the …
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Fitting the Shorts, Part 1 – True Bias Lander Shorts

Today is #sewmystyle2018 reveal day for July and I had hoped to show you my awesome booty-fitting True Bias Lander shorts AND a pair of Blank Slate Forsythe that I planned to hack into shorts, but I can’t. Because I never got that far. Instead you get to see my work in …
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Pretty in Pink Denim – Helen’s Closet York

Continuing on my fangirl-dom for all things Helen’s Closet, here’s yet another one of the makes I whipped up the course of a week. This time, the York Pinafore. I don’t remember how old I was when I last wore a pinafore dress. I do remember wearing overalls in the …
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Summer Topper – Helen’s Closet Suki Kimono

Warning: both of my posts this week are going to be about Helen’s Closet patterns. Fan girl much? I am not ashamed! My adoration for Helen’s Closet started about a year ago when I discovered her Weekly Wednesday updates. So when the 2018 #sewmystyle projects were revealed and I saw …
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The Red Anniversary Dress – Seamwork Kimmy

The Seamwork Kimmy dress has been on my to-do list since…oy, June. But hey, here we are in July and I finally got it done. Yay! I chose the Kimmy because I thought it would be a pretty quick make. See, it was supposed to be done in time for …
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Frilly in Pink – Wardrobe by Me Hera Wrap Top

One of my big goals for the year has been more me made tops. And you know how I love me some girly frills. The free Wardrobe by Me Hera blouse delivered on this in spades! I had posted a poll on Instagram to help pick the fabric for my True …
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Oh Canada! Fabric & Button Shopping in Vancouver

How much did I enjoy my trip to Canada? OMG. While I was technically there (in Edmonton, AB) for work, the trip came just after our second wedding anniversary so El Husbando and I decided to tack on a few extra days and check out the Vancouver, BC beer scene …
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July18 Plans & Inspiration

July has rolled around and suddenly we’re past the midpoint of the year and what?! It’s crazy but it’s true. Should I do one of those mid-year wrap ups that everyone else seems to be doing? Seems like fun. Or maybe I’ll save it for the end of the year? …
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June18 Recap

All of the sewing for this month took place in exactly 19 days. Somehow I managed to finish 8 entire garments in less than 3 weeks and I’m pretty proud of that. They were all relatively easy garments, of course. And one was started last month, which I guess is a …

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