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Kwik Sew 4069 – Pattern Review

Kwik Sew 4069 turned out to be a great pattern for my Archer-inspired turtleneck sweater. Even if I was previously biased against Kwik Sew patterns. Do you watch Archer? It’s an adult cartoon on FXX about a bumbling spy who considers himself 007. It’s a hilariously mature comedy and there’s …
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New Look 6399: The Lounge Pants

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m celebrating by rocking my first successful SWAP pattern—AND THEY’RE PANTS! New Look 6399 pants, to be exact. I’ve had so many fails with my multiple attempts at several pieces in this capsule wardrobe that I was so happy when something finally just worked! Who would’ve thought …
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Jan18 Recap

I gave myself some lofty goals for January. I was super excited for the new year, and that added to my ambitions. And I’m proud to say I’ve met most of my goals! The plans were: SWAP cardigan and skirt: Accomplished…but they both turned into non-wearable muslins due to all …
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#sewmystyle Jan18 – Friday Pattern Co Sunny

There has been much ado about the Friday Pattern Co Sunny Dress pattern in the #sewmystyle Facebook group. Two camps have emerged: you either love this pattern or you firmly do not. I am, unfortunately, in the latter camp. It’s a basic t-shirt dress pattern that seems to work just fine …
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Joggers for Him – Simplicity 8268

When I made my #2018makenine plans, I had two pairs of pants on the list because I really want to learn how to make them. The easiest way to start: by making stretchy unisex sweat pants (or joggers, if you’re fancy). I figured conquering an “easy” pair of pants would …
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My Favorite Shift Dress – New Look 6411

I do not remember what my original inspiration was for making this dress, other than I found the pattern in my stash. But when I sewed it up in some leftover blue floral liverpool, I fell in love! I massively added to my New Look collection last September after that …
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Jan17 Fabric Haul

I realized as I was writing my fur cape post, that my visits to the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District are becoming more regular. Shocking, I know. It’s usually a full afternoon of my mom and I traipsing around Maple St, oohing and aahing over the array of beautiful fabrics. …
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Game of Thrones-Inspired Fur Cape – New Look 6475

The path to having a fur cape started back in October when I became a tad bit obsessed with a faux rabbit fur I happened upon at a distant Joann’s. It was on sale, and oh-so-soft! But I simply couldn’t justify the purchase without a concrete plan for it. What …
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I Got a New Toy!

I treated myself recently after winning my fantasy football league. Free money is fun money. The Brother 1034D is apparently the go-to starter serger (or overlocker, if you’re from one of the fancy countries with a cool accent), but I also found that the upgraded Brother 1034DX is available, too. However it’s …