Year: 2019

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Easy to Sew Towel Hanging Loops in 5 Minutes

If I ruled the world, you wouldn’t need to sew towel hanging loops. Because in my world, dish towels would never even exist without them! And all towels would be made from super absorbent, eco-friendly fabric that doesn’t leave lint behind. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. I recently bought a …
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Style Arc Como Cardigan Sew Along Part 1

If you’ve never made the Style Arc Como then welcome to the Como Cardigan Sew Along! In Part 1, I’ll go over the pattern and discuss appropriate fabric options, tools needed, and how to cut the pattern. In Part 2, I’ll show you how I sewed mine together. Here’s the pattern description: …
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March 2019 Maker Challenges

Hey makers! The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just March’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year. …
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Project #SewMyStyle2019 March Blogger Team & Patterns

We’re all caught up with the first two months of Project #SewMyStyle2019, so let’s talk about March! We’re featuring two cardigans this month, and our blogger team is going gangbusters on them. I’m thrilled to be part of that team, and joined by these amazing bloggers: Jess Zimmerman, Sierra Burrell, and Mac …
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Inspired to Try Project #SewMyStyle2019?

We are two full months into Project #SewMyStyle2019 and it’s been so much fun! As we wrap up February, here’s a little recap of what’s happened thus far, and what we have coming up. Wait, what is Project #SewMyStyle2019? Project #SewMyStyle2019 is a Facebook and Instagram sewing challenge. Each month …
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Deer and Doe Givre Dress Pattern Review

The Deer and Doe Givre dress (and t-shirt) was one of the two Project Sew My Style (#sewmystyle2019) options for February. As a co-host for the project this month, I’m revealing my make a little early with my Givre Dress pattern review. This was my first time using a Deer …
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Sewing Fail: Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater Pattern Review

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet is a great basic pattern. It’s a boxy raglan sleeve top with either a regular neckband or cowl/turtleneck option. It has such great potential. It just wasn’t great ON me. But don’t worry. I won’t let that color my review of the pattern. Plus …
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February 2019 Maker Challenges

Hey makers! The master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just this month’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year. …
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3 Easy Ways to Do Round Back Adjustments on Knits

Learning to sew is fun and all, but learning to fit garments is a whole different animal! I’ve mentioned a high round back adjustment in my post about my typical adjustments, but what exactly is one? And what do knits have to do with it? What is a Round Back …
Strong Not Skinny

The Remarkable Power of Non-Scale Victories (NSVs)

Continuing on the theme of Accepting Yourself Naked, today’s topic is non-scale victories or NSVs. NSVs are wins and accomplishments that have nothing to do with what the scale says. They can be large or incremental. They aren’t about how much you weigh, they’re about how you feel about yourself. …

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