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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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One Week One Pattern, numero dos!

Don’t you love how the more times you make a pattern the faster it is to finish? That’s one of the great things about this challenge and repeat pattern sewing. I whipped this shirt up in a couple hours. You can see the first version of my self drafted top here. It’s basically the same idea as last time but I shortened the sleeve cuffs. The fabric is a feather printed, rayon jersey from Fabric.com…

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One Week, One Pattern

Ooops, I’m a little late on this one. But I think I have an excuse – I was out of town all weekend for a wedding so I wasn’t able to blog (but I was able to wear my Macaron dress for the wedding. It’s nice to have clothing that serves a purpose in your wardrobe). The Goal: Anyway, even if I am a little late I have been wearing my “One Week, One Pattern”…

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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Jacket, or In Other News, I now have Purple Hair

I made this jacket partially as a contributor challenge on the Sew Weekly (in case you haven’t heard yet, the Sew Weekly has opened up the floodgates and is allowing anyone to contribute a project for each weekly challenge!) but also because from my Closet Catalogue I knew I needed (and wanted) more jackets! So excuse me is much of this post is taken from my Sew Weekly post. This jacket was originally inspired by…

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Sleeve Experiments – Simplicity 2956

A few weeks ago, the lovely Rachel from Always a Project sent me a few patterns in the mail. Thanks Rachel!! So of course I had to try them out starting with Simplicity 2956. I wanted to try this sleeve design which I had seen on some RTW shirts but that I had never worn or made. I changed a couple parts of the pattern, though. I made the basic v-neck t-shirt design but I…

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Striped Shirt Restyle

I bought this shirt from the J Crew outlet a couple years ago and at first I liked it but after a few weeks I started to get a sinking feeling about this top. I bought it at a time when I needed a lightweight long sleeve shirt for Texas’ mild winter and thought this fit the bill. The first sign that something was wrong was when I seriously considered being a pirate for Halloween…

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