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30 Days of Sundresses – Pintuck Front Dress

Melissa from Melly Sews (also an Austinite, yay!) asked me to participate in this year’s 30 Days of Sundresses. It’s a whole month packed with cute tutorials for women’s and girls sundresses to start off your summer. For my tutorial I hacked a simple dress pattern and added a center panel of pintucks in the front along with some little waist ties to help give the dress some shape. I think it turned out pretty…

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Sleeve Tab Tutorial

Recently I made a Grainline Archer button down shirt and added these little sleeve tabs (which I think everyone agrees to call them that now, which is alright by me) to help keep my sleeves rolled up and to add a little bit of extra style. I wrote up this tutorial so you can easily make tabs for your Archer or any other shirt for that matter. I added my tabs so that my sleeves…

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Adding Bra Strap Carriers to your dresses and tops

This is my new favorite method to making bra strap carriers. I’ve heard these called many things – carriers, holders, lingerie strap-straps, whatever. Basically they’re belt loops for your bra straps. Do you have shirts that constantly slip off your shoulders when you wear them? Or the other way around – do your bra straps refuse to stay in place? These nifty things help with both those problems. I’ve added them to clothes like the…

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Holiday Ornament Exchange – the tree!

Things are a little low key at my house this Christmas. We put up a little artificial tree with some colorful vintage ball and only my most favorite ornaments, including the new ones from the Holiday Ornament Exchange! I loved getting all the cute little packages in the mail with nice notes! Opening each one really got me into the Christmas spirit! Even my mail man was jolly when he delivered them one after the…

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DIY Dyed and Skinnified Jeans

I’m really excited about this DIY. I’ve been in the mood to sew some new jeans but since I have so many other projects going on right now, sewing a whole pair of jeans and doing fitting and all that will have to wait.   Instead I went to the thrift store (which is a big deal for me since I rarely shop there, it’s too overwhelming) and bought a pair of white jeans (for…

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Raglan Top to Dress Tutorial

So I made this knit dress that I posted earlier this month from a basic raglan top pattern. A couple people asked if I’d make a pattern for it but since it’s just an altered pattern I thought I’d show you how to do it yourself. If you’ve never done any pattern alteration more than just for fitting you’ll find that it’s a pretty simple idea. I used the raglan sleeve pattern from Wendy Mulin’s…

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Little Black Dress and a Crochet Applique Tutorial

I bought my first crochet applique for this t-shirt I made a couple weeks ago and I got hooked! So I bought a few more and added an applique to this simple raglan sleeve knit dress and now I’m going to show you how you can use them on your next project! This is basic a raglan sleeve dress but you could always add appliques to patterns with set in sleeve or anything else. I’m…

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How to add a V-neck to a t-shirt

Hey readers! Today I’m showing you how to make a nice and pointy v-neck for all your t-shirting needs. You can use this method to alter an existing t-shirt, like I’m doing here, or use it on a pattern that calls for a v-neck, or use it as an alternative neckline option for a pattern. Either way the shirt will be almost completely assembled when we add the v-neck. I’m using a plain white shirt…

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