Everyday Pants: Designer Stitch Shaki

So comfy you’ll want to wear them every day!

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Eden Jumpsuit by Designer Stitch

Another great pattern test!

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Spring 2018 Pattern and Fabric Haul

I think just about every sewist in the US who could get to a Joann store went some time over Easter weekend to take advantage of the massive pattern sale. I know I did! Plus I grabbed some pre-cut pieces from Fabric Mart while they were on sale. I share it all with you in…

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Labor Day Sales Roundup

It’s a holiday weekend, so you know what that means!!!! Three-day Sales!!!! Keep scrolling for all the great deals you can grab this weekend. Fabric Mart is offering 50% off their entire website but they are running a Designer Button Last Call Blowout with buttons starting at just $0.20 and their Pre-Cut Pieces are back!…

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Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It’s almost Labor Day! So despite the fact that it has been insanely hot here in the southeast and will likely stay that way weeks after the “unofficial end of summer” it’s almost time for me to start sewing for fall. If you have followed me…

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Fabric Mart Guest Post: Jumping on the Bandwagon: Vogue 9253

I finally jumped on the Vogue 9523 bandwagon! I love it!

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Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

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Perfect Weekend Dress: Fabric Mart guest post

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving! I know I was ready for a break. For those of you who love Black Friday I hope you grabbed all the doorbusters on your list! FINALLY! Fall is creeping in here in the south. It was warm through Halloween here, but a chill is definitely…

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Flower Power for Sweater Weather

I am so excited about these floral sweaters. Mostly I’m just pleased to have squeezed in some time to sew for myself. I loved mine so much I decided to make one for the “Little Miss”. I knew she would want one for her doll so I went ahead whipped up a mini one as well. One thing that…

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July Fabric Mart Post: Seersucker in Summer

Check out my monthly blog post at Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog. This month I created another summer dress out of a designer seersucker from Fabric Mart. Read all about my epic fail on my original piece and how to avoid those mistakes in your projects. Read on for my pattern review below Pattern: Simplicity 8124 Pattern…

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Mandala Duster – Simplicity 8059

**Special Announcement** I’m very excited to announce that I am now a Fabric Mart Fabricista!!! This means each month I will be bringing you a look created from fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics. If you follow me, you already know that I love Fabric Mart and highly recommend them not only their fabric but there…

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Abstract Houndstooth Print Off The Shoulder Dress – Mimi G Tutorial

I needed a dress for a party back in October and I thought of this sexy little off the shoulder dress from Mimi G. My first attempt at this  Off-the-Shoulder Dress was the flared maxi version sometime last year. The grey jersey fabric I used was too thin and showed ALL my flaws. I later lined the…

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Frougie Tip Friday – Fabric Mart Julie’s Pick

So it’s been a while since I’ve shared a Frougie Tip with you, but today I have a good one. If you follow me on Periscope I mentioned Fabric Mart’s Julie’s Picks Swatch Club quite a while back but I’m finally giving you a review as promised. Fabric Mart is one of my favorite online fabric…

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Final Fabricista Fashion Challenge – 3 Piece Wardrobe

I can’t believe this is my FINAL entry into the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge! These last 5 weeks have truly been a challenge but also very rewarding. I’m so thankful and humbled to have made it to the Top Three. All 6 bloggers are very talented ladies! Let’s get to it but first….Be sure to VOTE here…

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Fabricista Fashion Challenge Final Challenge Announcement

I’m thrilled to have made the top 3 of this years Fashion Challenge. Thank you all for following along and supporting me by voting. My goal was to of course win the whole shabang, but I really wanted to make it to the final challenge and now I have. This week’s challenge is a fun one: This…

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Fabricista Fashion Challenge: Week 3 – Sewing Tutorials

Yaaaaayyy!!! I won the Wrap It Up challenge. I had the high scores from the judges AND I won the readers vote! Thank you all for voting. I won 3 free patterns of my choice from the McCall, Butterick, Vogue or Kwik-Sew lines AND 3 of the newest patterns released from the Sewing Workshop: Tremont Jacket, Florence…

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Weekend Sales Roundup Sept 17-23

50% off wool ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates *********ENDS October 1st********** $3.99 McCall’s, Butterick and Kwik Sew. $5.99 Vogue mccall.com Fall Savings Sale September 30 – October 6 $4.99 Vogue patterns $1.99 Butterick patterns 50% off Sporswear, apparel lining, broacades, and royalty broadcloth 50% off Buttons, Coats and Clark thread and zippers, by the…

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Fabricista Fashion Challenge: Wrap It Up Week 2 Entry

VOTE HERE! I did a happy dance Friday when I read I was not eliminated. Then I realized that was just the first week and the second challenge was already here! LOL The remaining 5 contestants were challenged to create a wrap dress inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg  designs. If you don’t know, Diane Von Furstenberg is the mother of the wrap…

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Fabricista Fashion Challenge – Week 2 Wrap It Up!

First of all that I want to THANK everyone who voted for me to get me through the first week of competition. Though I did not win, I’m sew happy that I am still in the running. WHEW! Congratulations to Kristin of SunnySewing for winning the Handmade Remake challenge with her amazing transformation of a maxi skirt…

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