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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 …
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Pattern Emporium True Romance Top Pattern Review

The True Romance blouse is my first one from Pattern Emporium, but it was absolutely love at first sight when I found out about it! First, there’s the name. I grew up in the 90s when Christian Slater was the guy all girls swooned over. His movie True Romance was …
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Itch to Stitch Uvita Top Pattern Review – Free Pattern

The Itch to Stitch Uvita Top comes from one of my favorite indie pattern companies. Aside from a having very thorough instructions, Itch to Stitch also has a few freebies that are not just hastily thrown together patterns (though they are very beginner-friendly). Case in point the Lindy Skirt. And also this Uvita …
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How I Learned to Meditate with Bob Ross

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 am, my local PBS station airs Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting. It’s over the air, and I don’t have a DVR, so if I miss it I can’t go back and rewatch it (ignoring the availability on YouTube). So every Tuesday and …

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