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How to Draft a Keyhole Neckline

To draft a keyhole neckline all you need is a little imagination. I had an extra yard of the gorgeous Figo Sangria rayon is used for my Misty Cami. But I didn’t want to make yet another camisole, so I got creative.  The Confident Stitch is offering a 10% discount …
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Misty Cami Dress in Sangria Rayon

My Misty Cami dress was a real treat to sew up in this Sangria rayon from The Confident Stitch. This was my first Sew Altered Style pattern. After purchase I learned that it’s named after ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African American soloist in the American Ballet Theater. This info, …
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Lou Box Top Hacked 3 Ways

This series of Lou Box Top hacks came about because I’ve finally learned something. I know I look terrible in boxy tops. See evidence of this in my Wiksten Haori, Uvita Top, and Como Cardigan. Wiksten Haori Uvita Top Como Cardigan So why would I once again walk down this …
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Sew My Style Bingo for Me Made May 2020

This year Sew My Style 2020 has a casual challenge within a challenge! Sew My Style Bingo celebrates Me Made May by highlighting all of our wonderful 2020 pattern companies. This isn’t prize driven, as we do already have Spoonflower sponsoring a pretty sweet prize for May. This is in …
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Sewjo: 6 Easy Tricks to Get it Back

Sewjo? What the heck is that??? Sewjo is the magic mojo that gets you sewing. But sewjo can come and go at any time. During a quarantine, it can be even trickier to find the motivation to indulge in this hobby (and this is directed at hobby sewists. If this …
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Sabrina Slims – A Fitting Experiment Review & Giveaway

The Sabrina Slims were recently re-released by Love Notions in an expanded size range. To see how it looks on a variety of bodies, a group of bloggers is experimenting with the fit. Welcome to the Fitting Experiment! We also have a giveaway! Scroll down for details. *Housekeeping: please note …
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Turning the Ilford Jacket into a Shirt

I turned the Ilford Jacket pattern into a shirt for my husband last month. It was one of the two Sew My Style patterns for February, and the man can always use new shirts. The Ilford Jacket is a very boxy unisex pattern, which means there is no shaping to …
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McCall’s 7206: The Easy Men’s TNT Shirt Pattern

I’ve posted about McCall’s 7206 men’s camp shirt pattern before. It’s a vintage-style bowling shirt and pretty easy shirt to make. So far I’ve made one for Ryan and my dad Louie has received two. Louie in lavender linen Louie in brown silk Ryan in plaid cotton shirting And then …
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The Mendy Project, An Intentional Challenge for 2020

The Mendy Project came up when I was writing about my intentions for 2020. In a year full of sewing challenges do we need another one? Sure, why not! What is The Mendy Project? The Mendy Project was influenced by the desire to stop replacing “stuff” that only needs a …
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Simplicity 8323 Vintage Robe Pattern Review

The Simplicity 8323 pattern was released in 1985, so it falls well within one of the definitions of vintage fashion. From Live About: The term “vintage” is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. …