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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I heart Maxi skirts!

One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of…

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New Year, New Projects, and New Colors!

Over the past 3 years I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I have learned that just knowing how to sew is not enough to achieve the look I want. Fashion Trends + Amazing Fit + Smart Choices = Fabulous With the Silhouette Project, I have been playing with a ton of shapes, colors, and most…

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Holiday PJs and my Blogiversary

My blog is 3 years old! Can you believe it! He’s 3 too! I can’t believe it! I made him this set of PJs for Christmas (a size too big for room to grow). Isn’t he such a ham? Yeah, I did make a few others and a set of bottoms for myself, but nothing exciting.…

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My C.A.T. Collection is Complete!

Here it is! I know it is overdue. I completely missed the contest deadline, but I’m okay with that.   Photos of me courtesy of my lovely co-faculty member Anabel B.! Final numbers: -5.5-6 yds Stash Fabric -$14.63 for notions and thread not in stash Not bad for a versatile mini-collection. I want to continue building work…

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Silhouette Project: Skirt Update

I realized after posting the dress pattern pieces, I should have shown you the projects that I fell in love with. I have taken those loveable pieces and tweaked them into TNT (Tried-n-True) patterns for my “go to” box. It took a few months, but I did have some method to my madness and worked in…

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