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Sept18 Plans & Inspiration

The birthstone for September is a sapphire. Did you know that though they are typically thought of as blue, they can actually be a range of colors, even red? The red ones are actually called rubies, but they have the same crystalline structure. Neat! (I geeked out on gemstones when …
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Aug18 Recap

I’m all for accountability, which is why I do these monthly recaps. Sometimes I’m pleasantly pleased with what I’ve accomplished and sometimes I’m less ecstatic. Let’s start with what I didn’t get to, based on my August plans: I did NOT: hack an Ogden cami OR use the cool abstract …
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Peasant Tops for Mom – New Look 6891

I’ve been sewing so much for my dad and husband that I finally took a break to go back to making women’s clothing. But this time, they’re for my mom. New Look 6891 was one of her choices and she had bought a white embroidered border cotton specifically for it. …
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Hacking the Pattern – McCall’s 6744, Part 1

(This post about McCall’s 6744 was written last December, and has been sitting unpublished. It’s about a shirt I made in early 2017, so it’s an old post about an old make—meta-blogception! I thought it would be nice to take a trip back in time. Enjoy.) Winter doesn’t ever last very …
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July18 Recap

So July was fun. It was hotter than Hades and I was sick for nearly 3 whole weeks. By fun, I obviously mean miserable. Just thinking about it makes me cranky. Which may leak out into this post. Sorry! But I started working out again (which immediately led to sickness, …
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August18 Plans & Inspiration

August used to feel like the death knell of summer. When I was a kid it meant school was around the corner and the days would start getting shorter. But I’m no longer a kid, summer is endless (thank you climate change) and I have been looking forward to the …
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Fitting the Shorts, Part 1 – True Bias Lander Shorts

Today is #sewmystyle2018 reveal day for July and I had hoped to show you my awesome booty-fitting True Bias Lander shorts AND a pair of Blank Slate Forsythe that I planned to hack into shorts, but I can’t. Because I never got that far. Instead you get to see my work in …

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