Simplicity 8600 Pattern Review

Hello dear reader, Today I am reviewing Simplicity 8600 blouse pattern. This is the pattern I chose for my blouse course and sew-a-long because it has great teaching elements. The best part of this blouse to me is the placket. It is a construction step that will stretch a beginner’s sewing skill. It is also…

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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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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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Oh Deer Me!

One of the best parts of blogging for me has been seeing sewing make a major comeback. I’ve also loved the Sewing Web Community that has grown with it. Seeing how the relationship between consumer/fashionista/seamstress and the independent sewing companies has transformed the way we talk about and shop for our materials and patterns. Personally,…

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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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2015’s UFO finished just in time for Easter

Happy Easter! We spent the day having family fun. This top was meant to be last year’s spring dress cut using Lisette’s Diplomat Dress (S1878) and quilter’s cotton… Then I picked it up again to be my Easter dress this year. Here’s the lackluster version as a dress. There’s just something not right you know?…

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And the award goes to M6514

The fabric was pretty and the idea was nice, but the fabric was too lightweight to hold up the pockets, let alone the weight of all the gathered details at the CF. Another additional error occurred mid-project. My husband was making something for a political protest (US Brazilians protesting the current president of Brazil) and…

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The Bow Blouse of Happiness!

I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?

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Learning to overlock in Brazil

I am excited to share that my husband’s cousin has married a lovely Brazilian lady who happens to like sewing as much as I do! Lidiane took a sewing course that ran 20 hours a week for one year. Can you imagine! Heaven! She spent many hours learning to draft and sew RTW/manufacturing style. After…

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