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For the Love of Dresses

Not too long after I started sewing my own clothes, I started dreaming about having a collection of go-to patterns that I loved making and wearing. A big part of this dream was finding the perfect dress pattern, a dress that would make me want to wear dresses everyday. Somehow over the years that dream morphed into a need… Continue reading For the Love of Dresses

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Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

Just over a year ago, I wrote about a Kickstarter that had just been launched by a guy I went to grad school with.  It was for a strapless bra that was designed to stay in place by taking advantage of the gecko's ability to walk on walls. I thought it was so cool that someone I… Continue reading Review + Interview with Kellie K Apparel’s Lingerie Designer

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Happy Halloween from a Darling Little Duck!

Happy Halloween everyone! It's my daughter's second Halloween, and I just had to make her another costume. While she was the cutest little black kitten last year and I'd happily have her be a cat every year (because cats and sewing go hand in hand!), I decided to make her into a darling little duck this year. Why… Continue reading Happy Halloween from a Darling Little Duck!

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Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

I promised earlier this week that I was going to post something in "Cashmere Rose". Well, here it is! My new Renfrew cowl! From what I can tell, this pink is a little too light to truly be "Cashmere Rose", but that's okay with me. After all: "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Also, I'm sorry… Continue reading Sewing for the Season: Rosy Fall Cowl

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Sewing for the Season: Fall 2015 Pantone

  Anticipated colors for this fall and winter. Image from material at www.Pantone.com. Once upon a time in the early days of this blog, I looked forward to writing about Pantone's seasonal colors on the equinox, the first day of their respective season. My enjoyment came partly because you guys often had such lively opinions about the chosen colors, partly… Continue reading Sewing for the Season: Fall 2015 Pantone

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Showering Pincushion Treats with Elephants

Hello friends!  It's been awhile. Right after my last post, we packed up our little family of three and headed east to Glacier National Park to join my parents and my brother and his family in a little over a week of outdoor fun. I loved getting away and into the wild, but it's true what they say: any… Continue reading Showering Pincushion Treats with Elephants

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The Newest BurdaStyle Book: BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Full-Figure Fashion

After enjoying BurdaStyle's most recent books (Wardrobe Essentials and Dresses for Every Occasion), I just couldn't wait to check out their newest release:  Full-Figure Fashion.  Just what patterns would the good people at BurdaStyle choose to put in?! Okay, before I launch into the patterns, I should get through some of the nitty gritty.  The… Continue reading The Newest BurdaStyle Book: BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Full-Figure Fashion