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Fitting the Shorts, Part 2 – True Bias Lander Shorts

(Let’s talk about crotches, baby!) I feel like I should title this FITTING! THE! SHORTS!!! This has been the ultimate journey, and yet I know full well we are just at the beginning of fitting actual pants. But for the moment, I really want to revel in the feeling of …
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Sew Long Summer with a Pair of Wardrobe By Me Cargo Shorts

Hello and welcome to Petite Font! I’m Paulette. If you’re new here or came by through another blogger’s Sew Long Summer post, welcome! I talk sewing, and sometimes, beer and lifting, too. If you’ve always been here, then you know you’re in for a good time! So…what is Sew Long …
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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 …
Sewing Strong Not Skinny

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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The Brown “Silk” Bowling Shirt – McCall’s 7206

My third iteration of McCall’s 7206 men’s bowling shirt was once again for my dad. His first one in lavender linen was the nicest thing I’d ever made, but he really wanted a brown one, too. We sourced some “silk” (more on that in a second) at a vendor in …
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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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Sewspirational Summer Blog Tour 2018 & Giveaways – McCall’s 7206

I’m first up on the Sewspirational Summer Blog Tour 2018! The purpose of the tour is to highlight summer makes and inspire our readers’ own future projects. There are also TWO giveaways below! My choice for summer makes is one I’ve actually spent a LOT of time on this summer. …
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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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