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2018 Birthday Makes Part 2: The Rivermont Dress & Top

2 weeks ago I made a test piece of the Cashmerette Rivermont because I was pretty sure I wanted this to be the dress I wore to my birthday party. I was inspired by Gillian’s black Liverpool version because it looked so chic on her. If you aren’t familiar with …
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2018 Birthday Makes Part 1: True Bias Roscoe Blouse

The weekend before my birthday, I was trying to decide what to make my True Bias Roscoe blouse out of and posted a poll on Instagram stories: On the left is a gauzy mesh knit and on the right is a textured cream chiffon with a red and faint green …
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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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Cozy Chocolate Brown Sweater – Thread Theory Finlayson

Another #sewingforhim post! El Husbando has 5 me made pieces, 2 of which were made in just the last 2 weeks. And to borrow from a certain men’s clothier: I like the way he looks! What I’m sure you will notice, which he thankfully didn’t and doesn’t even care about, …
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Joggers for Her – Simplicity 8268

The upside of a unisex pattern is the twofer deal: one for him and one for me. The major upside of fitting into the same size as your husband is using his muslin as your finished piece. For the non-sewist, a muslin is a “practice” piece made to ensure fit. …
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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 …