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90s-Inspired Flannel Shirt Fail – Sedona Shirt Pattern

How do you make a flannel shirt fail? It’s been unseasonably cold again in Los Angeles, so making a flannel shirt in early May made perfect sense. Failing at making a flannel shirt sucked really hard, though. *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, and I received this pattern …
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Tequila Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fail

File this under the worst thing I ever made. Tequila pineapple upside down cake is a major FAIL. It looks normal and even beautifully plump. But a picture tells 1,000 words, and this one is full of lies! Editor’s note: this post was voted on by my newsletter subscribers. If …
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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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SWAP Fail – Another Circle Cardigan Story

In my last post, I mentioned that the mauve floral fabric was a contender for one of the “accent” prints for my Sewing with a Plan capsule. And because I wear my original Circle Cardigan ALL THE TIME, I figured one in a floral Liverpool might be useful, too. Because …
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Striped Berry Fail – The Made It Drop Top

Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of something, only to have the reality not quite measure up? Have you ever actually visualized yourself in a garment one way, spent the time to create it, then it just doesn’t wow you? I’ve had a few too many of …
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Setting Powerful Intentions for 2020

Last week I showed you how to set goals for 2020. Today I’m sharing my own intentions for 2020. Goals = intentions. And it all starts with my Word of the Year! My Intentions for 2020 So what am I doing next year? Remember my Word of the Year? 2020 …
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3 Methods for Setting Goals for 2020

Are you setting goals for 2020? Have you thought that far ahead yet? Or did you have a list ready in-hand when the clock magically struck midnight on January 1st? It’s funny that a lot of people hate the idea of “new year resolutions,” but get excited about goal setting. …
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New Look 6648 Hacked Black Sweater

I received this New Look 6648 pattern in a swap with #sewingfriends. It was technically too small, but not in the shoulders which is where it matters! The size range on this one is US 6-16 and I’m easily an 18 these days, but grading a loose fit knit pattern …
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Lace-Front Phoenix Blouse – Pattern Review

The Hey June Handmade Phoenix Blouse was one of the two patterns for September’s Project Sew My Style challenge. It had also been on my to-do list for quite some time. What better time to make it than during this interminable summer? *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, …