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The Liebster Award & 7 Bloggers to Discover

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! Up until I randomly stumbled on a backlink this weekend, I had no idea that a Liebster Award existed or what it was. But it turns out that bloggers nominate bloggers and then they answer a bunch of questions and we all get …
Sewing

Chalk & Notch Orchid Midi Dress Pattern Review

The Chalk & Notch Orchid is a midi dress, which is why its full name is the Orchid Midi. But I didn’t actually make a midi dress, cuz I’m short! What is a midi dress? According to Wikipedia, it’s a dress that hits around the calf. It’s also called “tea” …
Sewing

New Look 6414 Pattern Review

New Look 6414 was part of my mom’s wish list from 2018. So for her birthday, I sewed up View D in floral quilting cotton. Unlike most Big 4 patterns, this one has a beefy description (relatively speaking): Misses’ loose fitting blouse has V-neck with bell or short sleeves with …
Sewing

How to Create a Back Slit on the Orchid Midi Skirt

Today’s hack is on how to create a back slit on the Orchid Midi. Spoiler alert: it’s SUPER easy. If you read Tuesday’s post, you already know how to shorten the skirt and also make the A-line slightly more narrow. Aside from the midi-length, the other defining feature of the …
Sewing

How to Shorten and Narrow a Skirt

When you shorten or narrow a skirt, you save a bunch of fabric! Or, if you’re short on fabric, either is a good way to get a similar look more efficiently. Today I’m going to use the Project Sew My Style pattern of the month, the Chalk & Notch Orchid …
Recipes

How to Make Legendary Green Salsa

Today I’m going to share an old family recipe, my dad’s legendary green salsa. This is my dad, Louie. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Paulette Font-Erato (@pfont) on Jun 4, 2019 at 2:17pm PDT He, despite not being Mexican or a trained chef, is an …
Maker

June 2019 Maker Challenges

June 2019 Challenges 52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. June’s are: sew something soft/warm sew a rainbow sew from your fabric stash sew a pocket sew something with stars or stripes #12patternsplus2019: a monthly challenge to sew the same pattern as the rest of the community …
Sewing

New Look 6892 – Pattern Review and Fit Hack

New Look 6892 was on my mom’s wish list since last spring. Like the terribly distracted daughter I am, I couldn’t make it for her until this past Mother’s Day. It only took 13 months, and she looks beautiful in it! It’s a surprisingly quick and easy pattern too (especially …
Sewing

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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