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Planning for 2018

There is so much going on next year. First and foremost, I have a big milestone birthday in May and I’m SO EXCITED!! But as far as sewing challenges and contests go, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON! Where to start?One of the more ambitious sewing adventures will be the …
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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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Dec17 Plans

Guise!!! It’s DECEMBER! The year is almost over. I have a credit card that expires in January 2018 and I thought that was forever away. It isn’t. It’s almost NOW. Oh geez. This is where I start thinking, “where the hell did the year go?” I’m kind of glad to …
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Nov17 Recap

Well, aren’t we glad that’s finally over? And by “that,” I mean the waiting on Thanksgiving so that Christmas decorations don’t seem so obscene. I’m a firm believer in all holidays having their scheduled time, so I refuse to decorate for the December holidays until after Thanksgiving. Plus, we live …
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Recapping #OWOP17

I did it! 7 days, 7 different looks from the same pattern. I do admit I repurposed one item for two different days, but that’s okay. I took the very basic One Hour Top from Fancy Tiger Crafts and used it as the template for all seven days. Even though …
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Cataloging My Pattern Stash – McCall’s Patterns

I might have a problem. I like patterns. A lot. Especially when I was first starting out and saw all the shiny things, I wanted them all! The problem is that our tiny condo has zero storage, so organizing my stash is a bit of a nightmare. That still doesn’t …
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Menswear TNT Pattern – McCall’s 6044 or 9234

First, can we talk about the confusing pattern numbering systems sometimes employed by these companies? There’s one pattern number on the package, depending on where it is sold, and then another on the actual pattern itself, which is the one that corresponds to the company’s website. This isn’t limited to …
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My First TNT Pattern – McCall’s 6754

The month of  #SewcialistsTNT patterns is in full swing! I actually had to think about what patterns are “tried and true” to me. Usually I make something once and move on to my next project. I always mean to come back to a successful make and reimagine it anew, but …
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All the Saunios

Throughout the year, the ongoing #sewmystyle Instagram project has brought the online sewing community a monthly challenge to all make the same project. Planned by Alex Bartholomew of Bluebird Fabrics, the challenge curated 12 patterns from indie designers available at a discount for anyone participating (sign-ups were required). View this …
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Committed to ALL THE HASHTAGS!

November is a crazy month for sewing enthusiasts! There’s #OWOP, #SewcialistsTNT, and #BPsewvember. I finally committed to One Week One Pattern and even stuck to the pattern I originally blogged about. There are likely over 100 participants thus far, and I spent a good hour or so following everyone on Instagram. I …

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