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My Little Mermaid

Though I haven't been able to make much time to sew lately, I was very motivated to make my two-year-old daughter a mermaid costume for Halloween this year. I can't remember now whether the idea for the mermaid costume came from her or me. But, as soon as it was out there, I couldn't let it go. I found myself excitedly scouring Mood Fabrics… Continue reading My Little Mermaid

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Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

I blame the pregnancy. Both last pregnancy and this pregnancy I've felt a noticeable slump in my creativity. Last time I was able to channel what little creative and DIY energy I could find into just two things: my science and my sewing. Everything else just kind of got left behind. At the time I… Continue reading Battling a Pregnancy-Induced Sewing Slump with a Gold Linen Skirt

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Lessons Learned Working with a Border Print

Hi friends! First things first, that little bit of belly you see above is indeed a baby bump. The little one is due in August, which means I'm about half way through this pregnancy. My husband and I are in a race to see which will come first - the new baby or the finished kitchen.… Continue reading Lessons Learned Working with a Border Print

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An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

I know for a fact that my first finished garment of 2016 is going to become a very well-loved skirt, but making it was a lesson in how I should always get used to a new-to-me fabric by practicing techniques on scraps before venturing into the real deal. A lesson that, of course, I didn't… Continue reading An A-Line Skirt in an Oscar de la Renta Woven

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When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Mathilda-Georgia-Farrah-Meryl dress.  Too many names for you? I agree. But, that seems to be the way of it these days - names for patterns, names for fabric, names for sewing machines. Next up we'll have names for our presser feet! Won't that be confusing?! The Mathilda… Continue reading When Mathilda Met Georgia, Farrah, and Meryl: A New Favorite Dress

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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