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90s-Inspired Flannel Shirt Fail – Sedona Shirt Pattern

How do you make a flannel shirt fail? It’s been unseasonably cold again in Los Angeles, so making a flannel shirt in early May made perfect sense. Failing at making a flannel shirt sucked really hard, though. *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, and I received this pattern …
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Tequila Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fail

File this under the worst thing I ever made. Tequila pineapple upside down cake is a major FAIL. It looks normal and even beautifully plump. But a picture tells 1,000 words, and this one is full of lies! Editor’s note: this post was voted on by my newsletter subscribers. If …
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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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SWAP Fail – Another Circle Cardigan Story

In my last post, I mentioned that the mauve floral fabric was a contender for one of the “accent” prints for my Sewing with a Plan capsule. And because I wear my original Circle Cardigan ALL THE TIME, I figured one in a floral Liverpool might be useful, too. Because …
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Striped Berry Fail – The Made It Drop Top

Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of something, only to have the reality not quite measure up? Have you ever actually visualized yourself in a garment one way, spent the time to create it, then it just doesn’t wow you? I’ve had a few too many of …
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Lace-Front Phoenix Blouse – Pattern Review

The Hey June Handmade Phoenix Blouse was one of the two patterns for September’s Project Sew My Style challenge. It had also been on my to-do list for quite some time. What better time to make it than during this interminable summer? *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, …
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Almost Successful Ruffled Ogden Cami

Ogden cami hacks were all the rage this summer. My favorite #ogdencamihack is the one I mentioned in my first post about them: the shelf bra! But I was inspired by a ruffled tank I saw out in the wild to try to do that to the Ogden cami, too. …
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Leggings ARE Pants, Dammit!

Did you know that simply stating that leggings are pants can divide people faster than a Trump vs? Hillary debate? Some people think it’s downright scandalous to wear leggings without a shirt to cover one’s derriere. Yet it’s okay for the same body to wear a shirt tucked into any other …
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Why the Online Sewing Community is Awesome

If you’re a sewing blogger or even a casual reader of this blog I trust you already know that the sewing community is awesome. Dare, I say, it enriches the home sewist. Still, some people think otherwise. So I put this together as a response to a post on Medium titled …

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