Elastic waist blouson Bento tee

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Adding elastic to a waistline of a top is a simple way to add some waist definition. It gives a ‘tucked in’ look without actually having to to tuck anything in. With a return to higher waistlines I’ve been seeing more designer blouses with this treatment and thought I’d like to try it, too. It’s […]

Jalie Vanessa pants in Tencel

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Hi everyone! You’re probably getting bored of my pictures being taken in the corner of my bedroom by now! It seems that my trusty Canon T2i  bought seven years ago isn’t working so well these days. Photos out doors have been soft and we’ve been having a hard time timing our photo shoots since Lily […]

Olive moss green Moss skirt

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Hi everyone! Today I’m using fabric from my fabric sponsor The Confident Stitch, an online shop with a brick and mortar location in lovely Missoula, Montana.  So far, I’ve been very impressed with the quality and selection! I also like that they can send little fabric swatches because I often have a hard time figuring out how […]

Striped Bento & pencil skirt

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  I  made a second version of the Bento tee. I used a striped thick cotton from my stash. This fabric feels so nice. I found it at a jobber and it feels exactly like those thick knit Mariniere shirts. Almost like a ponte knit.  It’s perfect for spring. I cut a size small but […]

Simplicity tank 8338 ..Got it right!

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‘Third time is the charm’, so they say. I’m not sure what caused my sewing breakdown the other day and my subsequent rant. I guess I was hungry and tired and then just kept pushing myself to finish. It was like I forgot everything! The old brain cells were fried. I want to thank those […]

Simplicity 8338 fail

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I’m feeling very discouraged about sewing today. Why don’t I just make my life easier and give it up? It’s usually when I make one dumb mistake after another that I feel this way. Or when I don’t read the instructions and do it my way, and then I realize I should have read the […]

A Fairytale Dress For Spring

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Recently I’ve decided I really like patterns by Liesl Gibson. I also really enjoy reading the Oliver & S blog. Especially the weekend links! I know many of my sewing blogger friends were making these patterns up years ago, and singing their praises, but somehow they passed me by. I was probably busy sewing up […]