A new dress and a new opportunity

Recently I responded to an open call for writers for a sewing magazine. That led to my work being published in the July/August issue of Sysiden, a Danish sewing magazine managed by pattern designer Maria of MariaDenmark Patterns. Each issue has a pattern that is the main focus. This issue was about a jumpsuit including…

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Mommy seeks the perfect t-shirt dress!

I don’t want to be the “soccer mom in yoga pants” stereotype. This is a stereotype I totally hate by the way.  I just love fashion and want to be comfy. Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been playing with t-shirt dress muslins. First, I tried the Mandy Boat Tee from Tessuti Fabrics. The one size fits all…

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Kenedy for Mother’s Day

So my first mini-capsule piece completed was supposed to be the Kenedy mini-dress. I ended up loving it as a long tank! I finished it just in time for our Mother’s Day grill out. Now for the details… I’m a C, and the bust point is an inch too low. That suggest a D or something…

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I completed a SSW:DS wardrobe!

So if you follow the Sew Alongs and Sewing Contests Facebook group, you know that SSW stands for Sew Seasonal Wardrobe, a recurring challenge hosted by the Facebook group. I really recommend this group for inspiration, support, etc. Anyway, the Deep Stash Challenge (aka DS) runs January 1st to April 30th and challenges seamstresses to…

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Sewing baby stuff finally!

As we’ve been prepping for the twins, I’ve had to relocate my sewing table and stash (along with some thoughtful purging). My new sewing corner was finally usable this weekend, so I was able to finish up some baby sewing. First, a set of baby snugglers courtesy of Lotta Jansdotter’s free pattern. I found the…

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Another drafting tutorial!

I’m excited to announce that my summer spent learning pattern drafting has produced some brilliant results in terms of modifications to basic patterns. This time I redrafted my Adele top from StyleArc into a maternity dress with a mock turtle neck, bell sleeves, and bell skirt. You can really see the 20 week twin baby…

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Pattern Mods for a Summer Tee

My first guest blog on pattern drafting went live today over on the fabricmartfabric.com blog! I transformed my Adele Tunic pattern into a raglan sleeve tee and posted the tutorial as part of there summer t-shirt series! Learning pattern drafting/modification has been a fun mental exercise too. Here’s the original: You might also be wondering…

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Meet the Lisbon Cardigan!

Itch to Stitch designer Kennis Wong has release a wardrobe staple pattern today and I helped! I am officially a pattern tester. It was a really great experience and a fun pattern to work with. SHOP HERE! I’m pretty proud of myself! Now for the details: the pattern comes with sleeve and hem length options…

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Instant Tee!

One good thing about gaining weight? My StyleArc patterns fit again! With that silver lining, I was inspired to cut and sew the Adele tee this weekend! I used a coral colored silk knit blend from FabricMart. I love how light and silky it feels against my skin. I also received a significant number of…

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