Bold Striped Duster: Simplicity 8546

I love the style of shirtdresses, but I very rarely wear them. For one they are usually made with cotton fabric and I hate to iron (which is one of the reasons I love to sew with knits). Also since I’ve started sewing they’ve just seemed like to much work to make…collars, cuffs, buttons and…

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Newly Released Avalon Shorts by Peach Patterns

I’m bringing you another new pattern I had the opportunity to test, The Avalon Shorts by Peach Patterns. This pattern is a simple & chic pair of easy-to-wear, pull-on shorts designed for woven (non-stretch) fabrics. They feature side pockets with facing, elastic casing waist and optional decorative ties. The Avalon Shorts also offers 2 alternative hem options.…

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Abstract Leaf Cold Shoulder Dress: Vogue 9238

The cold shoulder definitely is the “on trend” look of the season, maybe year, and the pattern companies have definitely taken notice. All of the Big 4 companies have produced several patterns featuring the trend. I feel like the only one, but I’ve never been a real fan of the look. It’s not that I…

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My Version of the Infamous Go-To Dress – McCalls 6886

There really isn’t much to say about this pattern that hasn’t been said. It is a favorite on Pattern Review, you’ll find it as an honorable mention on their “Best Pattern  of 2014” list. It is also a popular pattern in some of the Facebook sewing groups that I am in. I think the popularity is…

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