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Mustard Folded Mini Skirt

If you follow me on Twitter you saw my in-progress version of this skirt. I started and finished it all in less than four hours while at work in between customers. I followed Small Things’ tutorial to make my own folded mini. This skirt is so cool she’s even making a full graded pattern and everything for it. It should be out in the next few months. I was impatient and couldn’t wait so when…

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Ballet Dress Hack, sort of…

What do you do when you ought to be working on legit projects or things on a time deadline or stuff that needs to get done before your vacation next week? Naturally, you make a perfectly unnecessary top and put off the other important stuff ’til later. I found this black, thermal knit fabric on Girl Charlee (damn you, Susan!) and immediately I knew I had to have it. I mean – BOWS! It has…

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Drape Drape book drop waist gathered dress

Laurence King Publishing was kind enough to send me a copy of Drape Drape by Hisako Sato to try out. It’s my first experience using a Japanese pattern book so I wasn’t sure how hard it would be or if the sizing would match me (Japanese ladies always seem to be a little shorter and lot thinner than Americans). Hisako teaches you not how to drape on a dress form but rather the techniques that…

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A Highly Modified Renfrew

The Goal: After making my last Sewaholic Renfrew I had some concerns. It’s not that I didn’t like the shirt or the design or anything but I felt the fit could be better. See, I’m not used to wearing close fitting knits much anymore. As you can see from some past knit tops I’ve made, I like ’em loose and flowy. This is great for fit because there isn’t much you need to pay attention…

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Butternut Sewaholic Renfrew

Even though I know I could draft a basic, long sleeve tee I often don’t take the time to do it. Why? Because I am lazy. Sometimes you just want a quick sewing fix, amiright? And drafting, no matter how simple, still takes longer than cutting out an already made pattern. And because weather here fluctuates with the tides I’ve got about a three day window to take advantage of this cool front before 65…

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Tulip Sleeve Knit Dress

I woke up at 6:30 am today to drive to a friend’s house. From there several friends and I left to drive three and a half hours to Dallas for a fabric store shopping day trip. We met up with some other Austinites along with some Dallas ladies and roamed the warehouse district and beyond on the hunt for fashion fabrics we can’t find locally. We had a great time and I’ll fill you in…

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Summer Concert Tee to Cardigan (Guest Post by Lizz of A Good Wardrobe)

***We’re continuing onward with the guest posts while I’m on vacay! Today I’m excited to have the lovely Lizz from A Good Wardrobe here sharing an awesome modification for my own pattern! I’m so flattered!   Lizz is currently living my own personal dream – going to school for pattern design in one of the coolest cities in the world and calling her wardrobe “good” is a total understatement. When I first came across her blog…

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DIY Couture (Guest Post by Susan from MoonThirty)

***Hola readers! By now I’ll be burning my skin on some beach and drinking virgin daiquiris from plastic cup… or something like that, haha. But just so you all don’t miss me too much 😉 here’s the first of some awesome guest posts I have lined up for you while I’m gone. Let me tell you a little about Susan – she’s a crafting queen with a throne room to make anyone envious – her…

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