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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Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 3

Statement vs Classic Bomber. This reversible bomber jacket does dual duty switching from a bold colorful standout piece to a familiar timeless staple. My Round 3 entry for Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee.

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New Favorite Wrap Bodice Dress: New Look 6301

This wrap bodice dress is a winner!

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Houndstooth Colorblock Sheath Dress

Happy Monday! I am recommitting to my goal of sewing and posting two garments per week.  Originally the challenging part was taking good photos (ie not bathroom selfies) as I depend on others to take my photos. Currently the issue I have is finding time to do some selfish sewing because I’ve been busy creating and sewing items for my TipStitched‘s…

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Striped Fitted Peplum Dress – McCalls 6886 modified

I wanted to bring you a quick piece as I know I haven’t posted in a while. I stumbled upon this look yesterday while looking for some sewing inspiration online. I needed something that I could sew up in an evening to have a post for today. As soon as I saw a Beaute J’adore’s Nautical…

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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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Black and White Aztec Stripe Front Slit Maxi – McCalls 6744 D

After sewing up views A and B of this pattern I knew View D was next. I scored this great on trend Aztec stripe jersey knit at my favorite local store. It was a $4.99 for 3 yards! (It had to be 4 yards because I still have 2 yards left.) That’s $4.99 for two…

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Black and Cream Stripe Racerback Maxi – M6744 B

I made this in mid-March while it was still rather chill here in the South. I hate the winter and was so ready for spring, but it just seemed like it Old Man Winter just wouldn’t leave. So I started sewing spring/summer clothing in the hopes urge Mother Nature along via positive thinking. Well I think…

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