Category: Maker

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Aqua Floral Tee – My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Simple Tee

When I purchased Love Sewing Magazine Issue #47* I saw there was a free “scuba tee” pattern included. I didn’t read the article (I barely read the magazine until this month…issue 47 was from late last year!), just dove right in. What I missed, by not reading carefully, is that …
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All The Tweaks – My Standard Pattern Adjustments

Tweak tweak tweak. This always has to be done to a pattern. Lucky is the unicorn that doesn’t need to adjust a pattern. I am not a unicorn. Unfortunately. When it comes to sewing from a pattern, whether it be commercial or independent, I know I will ALWAYS need at …
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Mathing is Hard

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), here’s a post about numbers. I  was always pretty good at math, but after college and matrices and all kinds of weird statistics and shit, the math part of my brain shut down. I don’t have kids so I didn’t know anything about Common …
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Cardis for Mom & Me – Rebecca Page Circle Cardigan

(Before we begin: do you spell it cardi or cardie? Apparently both are acceptable, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, so if you see both spellings here, don’t worry. The hashtag for it is actually #circlecardie and this was the first time I had ever seen it with an E! …
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March18 Plans

After the whirlwind of sewing and lack of blogging the last 2 months, my plans for March are to have little to no plans. I need to get out of the house and sewing ALL THE THINGS doesn’t really allow me time for that. The weather is warming up nicely …
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Resort Life & Cocktails – The Kenedy Dress

Oh Kenedy. I’ve learned so much from you. This is the Seamwork Kenedy. Seamwork patterns seem to have a lot of haters (or is it Colette that has the haters? I can never remember.), but either I’ve chosen well or they’re just made for a Petite Font body in mind …
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Feb18 Recap

For the second month in a row, I feel like I spent ALL OF MY FREE TIME at the sewing machine. I have finally started forcing myself to take an hour long lunch break and just stop completely once my husband gets home from work. I don’t know when I …
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7×7 Mini Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Earlier this year, the ladies over at Sew Altered Style challenged the makers of the internet to dive into PANTS. January and February were dedicated to making casual pants. The interpretation of “casual” was left up to the individual maker, so I chose the ultra casual pull-on pants from New …
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Kwik Sew 4069 – Pattern Review

Kwik Sew 4069 turned out to be a great pattern for my Archer-inspired turtleneck sweater. Even if I was previously biased against Kwik Sew patterns. Do you watch Archer? It’s an adult cartoon on FXX about a bumbling spy who considers himself 007. It’s a hilariously mature comedy and there’s …
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New Look 6399: The Lounge Pants

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY’RE PANTS! New Look 6399 pants, to be exact. I’ve had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would’ve thought …