New Fabrics for your viewing pleasure!

We went to Ipatinga for Easter and spent 3 weeks there. I didn’t get to sew, but I did find new fabric. For some reason I can find several great ones there, but have a harder time finding gems here in Rio. First I came across a fabric store that specialized in knit fabrics. They…

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Love this stuff!

I have found a new notion that I love: Tracing Paper! I was introduced to tracing paper on the roll (also known as drafting paper) during my jacket class this summer. I brought home a roll and stashed it until today. I want to make Burda Mag 07-2012 dress #102. To be honest, I have…

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What an awesome Jacket class!

I have been so busy working on my MA in Asheville, but I’m never too busy to sew. I signed up for a Cynthia Guffey jacket fitting 4 day workshop! She was at the local fabric store Waetchers. This place was a seamstress’ candy store! Anyway, We used Cynthia’s basic jacket patterns with princess seams…

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Pajama Party completed!

Here they are! I took these last night before bed and have been lounging around in them all day! This is my first successfully completed sew-a-long! I used Butterick 5330. Here’s me in my reading pose during nap time! I have a Kindle so I’m technically holding my entire library in my hand! I am…

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My first Montessori Puzzle Ball

After speaking with a friend recently, I began researching Montessori education and they start the kids young! Anyway, thanks to the info provided by How We Montessori, who started her child learning in the first month, I stitched up my first child’s toy (and his first Easter present). Here is the tutorial I used. When…

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My first Style Arc order!

I am a total pattern hog. I have tons of them. I’ve sometimes bought the same pattern twice, and not because I loved it that much, I just forgot I bought it before. I have rarely used patterns twice, let alone developed them into TNT pattern the way the Sewing Fanatic describes. I used to…

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