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Wardrobe Essentials: Simple Modern Sewing 3C again and F Tunic

I think I've got a winner! I have been wearing the heck out of the blue linen dress I made from Simple Modern Sewing Book 3C pattern. It transitions nicely into fall weather with it's cropped sleeves. Most importantly this shift style dress is super comfortable. I decided to use a printed woven fabric and added a notch to the… Continue reading Wardrobe Essentials: Simple Modern Sewing 3C again and F Tunic

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Wardrobe Essentials: Japanese Styles for Everyday

It's pretty safe to say that I am on a roll with sewing everyday casual clothes for my wardrobe. I found a blouse on Pintrest from a Japanese sewing book one day and ended up falling in love with the simplicity of the styles. I have found 3 books that I really like so far. Stylish Dress Book:… Continue reading Wardrobe Essentials: Japanese Styles for Everyday

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Wardrobe Essentials: Make it Easy Simplicity 1620 and Sew Chic

Not too long ago re-making my wardrobe seemed pretty far-fetched. At my rate it would take forever. I got to thinking about what I wear on a daily basis. I realized that most of the patterns in my stash were more tailored than what I would typically choose for an easy, fuss free day. Now this… Continue reading Wardrobe Essentials: Make it Easy Simplicity 1620 and Sew Chic

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Yes, I made this too: Simplicity 2444, Simplicty 3877, Lutterloh 87

Last week was our pastor's 6th anniversary and there was a week long celebration. Each day a different color was chosen for all to wear to the festivities. Ah, yes! the perfect excuse to make stuff. I didn't have a coral or a blue dress to wear so I decided to challenge myself to make them. All week… Continue reading Yes, I made this too: Simplicity 2444, Simplicty 3877, Lutterloh 87

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Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850

Hancock Fabrics has some special occasion fabrics on clearance. I found taffeta with a matching shimmery accent fabric on sale for less than $3 per yard! Now there was a catch. The fabric was a bright lime green. I figured I could get away with it for Easter. People really get dressed up at my church… Continue reading Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850

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Still Nippy, Sew Here’s a Jacket

We've had a few warm days in northern Indiana but for the most part it's still Nippy. Seizing the perfect opportunity to use up some embossed faux fur that was in the stash, I decided to make a jacket using a factory remnant of Simplicity 1758 view A.   For $.97 at Walmart you can get… Continue reading Still Nippy, Sew Here’s a Jacket

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Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?

Northern Indiana has yet to receive the Spring memo. It's cold up here. Maybe if I wear flowers, the weather will get the hint. Ah yes, an excuse to make something. A friend and me went shopping a  few weeks ago and fell in love with this cool rose printed fabric. The weird thing about it is, the… Continue reading Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?

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A Trip Back to the 50’s

What dress will I make? Was the first thing I though after finding out about an upcoming 1950's murder mystery dinner. After some searching, my dress of choice was Butterick 4790 formerly Butterick 6015, the extremely popular walk-away dress. It is totally fuss-free with the back and front all in one piece. Fast easy to sew and fit too!… Continue reading A Trip Back to the 50’s

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New Jacket, I want to wear this now

In anticipation for spring, (we've got a ways to go) I decided to work on a lighter 18th century jacket to wear at Heritage events in warmer weather. My plan is to make two cotton petticoats (skirts), a jacket, and quilted jumps (waistcoat) as a starter wardrobe to wear this year. I decided to put… Continue reading New Jacket, I want to wear this now