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 […]

Sewing for Lent. Will you join in? #sewingforlent

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  There’s no doubt that I’m a selfish seamstress. Nowadays, sewing is only my hobby and one of my goals this year is to make all of my own clothes and not buy any. I lose interest in sewing when I’m not making what I want, when I want, and get really stressed out when […]

Ginger Jeggings and McCall’s 6964

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Recently I was approached by  Organic Cotton Plus to try some of their fabric.  I remembered the cute knit Ginger jeans Lauren made awhile back with their stretch knit denim  and wanted to try a similar version for myself. I had the ultimate mom jean in mind, Pull On Jeggings! I so deserve a pair of […]

Jalie 2215 Tennis top

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I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern! Jalie 2215 in size T But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made […]