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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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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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Seamwork Hayden

Continuing on with my #SummerSewing projects (1: Yes, I realize it is October, I’m just now getting around to blogging. 2: It is still 90+ degrees in Texas. Summer never ends…), this is my third and final shirt from my list. This is the Seamwork Hayden woven tee, altered to add a peplum skirt rather than a folded hemband. I also inserted ladder lace into the front and waist seamlines. This super lightweight navy Swiss…

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Hey June Willamette Shirt

This is another one of my projects from my #SummerSewing wardrobe: the Willamette shirt from Hey June. As soon as I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to sew it but never got around to it. I like this relaxed version of the classic shirt style. Plus the seaming, cuffs and pockets allowed for fun stripe placement. The Willamette is my first Hey June pattern I’ve made and it was pretty successful. Easy to…

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Tropical Print Grainline Hadley Top

Here’s finished garment #2 from my ongoing Summer 2018 Wardrobe Series. This is Grainline Studio’s new Hadley Top pattern. I made the sleeveless View B with the v-neck.This beautiful tropical print is a silk/cotton blend from Blackbird Fabrics (sadly no longer available). It’s softer than a cotton lawn but less slippery than a charmeuse.As soon as this fabric arrived, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do the neck and armhole facings as included in…

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Silk Willow Tank + NEWSLETTER!

Popping in for a quick blog post while I’m visiting family! This is my third Grainline Willow Tank in as many months. Obviously, it’s becoming a TNT pattern for me. This fabric was gifted to me by Ella from Me & Ewe. It’s silk charmeuse and I only had about a yard. I believe the printed bottle motif is Japanese but the writing is so tiny I can’t tell if maybe it’s Chinese? I had…

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Grainline Linden Sweatshirt Version 2

It’s already getting too hot to wear long sleeves in Austin but I loved this chunky, coral, rib knit fabric from Joann so much that I decided to try sewing a “summer sweater.” That’s not a real term but I’m claiming it now. This is my second version of Grainline Linden Sweatshirt pattern. This time I went with View B – slightly cropped without the hem band, shorter sleeves and no cuffs. The boxy shape of…

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Two Grainline Willow Tanks

A double feature for today! Two versions of the Grainline Willow Tank. Perfect for scraps or short yardages! I love all the Grainline patterns I’ve tried. I’m surprised it took me this long to make this pattern. I had enough leftover cotton from my Grainline Farrow dress to whip out my first Willow. It’s a super simple pattern. Only two pieces plus bias for facings. I like the extra deep hem which helps give the…

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