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Handwoven Cotton Myosotis Dress

Dresses are my favorite to wear in the hot summer months, which in Texas is most of the year. And I need a few new ones to replace some tried-and-true dresses that are getting pretty worn out after years in my wardrobe. This is my second Deer and Doe Myosotis dress and I love the loose-fit, shirt-dress style with the gathered skirt. But I’m disappointed, though, that some of my fave pattern companies don’t have…

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Closet Core Kalle Shirt in Striped Cotton

I actually finished this shirt in January but it had a problem (I’ll get into that later) and only just recently fixed the issue. This is my third Kalle shirt. For my first, I made the hem halfway between the length of the crop style and the tunic style. For my second, I cut the cropped length. For this one, I went with the tunic length. I want to say this is a Japanese cotton…

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Pattern Fantastique Sulis Hat

It’s the peak of summer here in Texas and I am definitely pro-sunhat. But I hadn’t thought of making my own until I saw the Sulis Hat pattern by Pattern Fantastique. I used leftover white denim for the body of the hat and white linen for the lining. The brim has two layers of fusible buckram. If you’ve never used buckram before it’s a cotton netting that’s coated with some kind of glue that when…

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Tencel Denim True Bias Yari Jumpsuit

I feel like I missed the jumpsuit craze that swept the online sewing community about a year or so back. But I had a few patterns on my mind to make for a while and with my stash-busting endeavors in full-swing, I thought now might be the time. This is the short version of the Yari Jumpsuit by True Bias. If it’s short does that technically make it a romper instead of a jumpsuit? I…

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Navy Stripe Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress

While I’ve been working a lot on YouTube/costuming sewing lately, I have made a few more modern garments and busting my stash while at it! This is the Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress, an easy, un-fitted but still feminine, simple gathered dress. Perfect for warmer Texas days when I don’t want my clothes clinging to me but still want to look put-together. I’ve wanted to make this pattern for a while and I also wanted…

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Blank Slate Bexley Dress

I actually helped design the Blank Slate Bexley Dress last summer but didn’t get a chance to sew my own version of it because I was pregnant at the time. Figured now would be a good time to whip up a new dress while I’m waiting for spring. I love easy this dress is to fit. You can adjust the front and back darts (move them up and down, in or out; make them shorter…

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Blank Slate Austin Tee

I’ve been working with Melissa and a couple other gals over at Blank Slate Patterns for almost a year now. We split the work in designing, testing, sampling, and marketing patterns. I like that workflow because when I used to run my own pattern company I did all of that myself and got pretty burnt out. Sharing responsibilities and bouncing ideas off each other keeps me motivated. This is the Blank Slate Austin Tee and…

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Papercut Aomori Twist Sweater

Continuing on with what has become “The Winter of Sweaters,” I have for you a new Papercut Patterns Aomori Twist Top. I thought the twist design looked cool and I liked the way it was constructed (make sure you follow the instructions in order, this isn’t the kind of pattern where you can just jump around to different parts). This sweater knit came from Surge. It’s double sided and I used the soft, solid side…

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