Tip’s Thoughts: McCalls Early Spring 2020

Have you checked out McCalls latest release? I have

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Colorblock Sheath: Designer Stitch Madison

I love a sheath dress and I adore color blocking so there was no doubt that I would volunteer to test the new Madison Dress from Designer Stitch. The Madison dress features a princess seam bodice with the option of a straight or half circle skirt.  The options are endless for color blocking and the…

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2019 Sewcialists Top 5: Highlights

2019 was a good year My husband and I love the beach (the kids are indifferent) so we try to make it to the ocean at least once a year. We didn’t make it last year and thought we weren’t going to make it this year once it was obviously that summer had slipped us…

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Baby Shower Gifts: Shannon Fabrics

I just love baby handmade baby gifts.

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Shannon Fabrics Baby Fabrics: Unboxing

I am always happy to work with companies that offer great products. So when Shannon Fabrics reached out to me I quickly checked out what they had to offer. Turns out Shannon Fabrics is the premier destination for all types of plush fabrics, they offer a wide variety of Cuddle (minky), Embrace (double gauze) and…

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Simplicity’s New Branding and Early Spring Release 2020

Simplicity had been hinting that something new was coming in their IG and Facebook feeds with their looks back at old logos. Also Mimi G had teased her new patterns a little early and we saw the new pattern envelopes. But today Simplicity has officially released their Early Spring Collection as well as their new…

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DIY Christmas Gifts

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the holiday season. Seriously how did 2019 go by so fast?! With Christmas coming up I thought I’d put together a list of DIY items that make great holiday gifts. I am typically a selfish sewist, but I do enjoy sewing gifts for friends and family for special…

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Gift Guide for Sewists: Holiday 2019

Need help picking the right gift for the sewist, seamstress or sewer in your life? Well look no further! Below I’ve shared some of my favorite sewing accessories, tools, tech and more. Go ahead and treat your spouse, friend or family member with something they’ll love. Wear Definition of a Sewist Tee is perfect for…

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Black Friday Deals 2019

I love a deal and I assume you do too! I’ll be sharing all the sewing/crafting related deals I find here as I see them, so check back often so you don’t miss any savings!!! *if you know of any great deals I missed please share them in the comments! Patterns Save 20% on all…

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Tip’s Thoughts: Vogue Summer 2019 Release

Alright I’m back again with summer patterns, this time from Vogue.

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Tip’s Thoughts: McCall’s Spring Patterns

So first of all I have no idea how long these patterns have been out because McCall’s homepage still shows Early Spring as the newest patterns and these are definitely a new bunch. Regardless of when they released I’m going to review them so let’s jump in. First up as usual my likes: M7917 is…

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What I’ve Sewn: 2019 First Qtr Recap

2019 is off to a good, albeit slow start.

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Made by a Fabricista: Simplicity 8330

Can you believe I didn’t have a LBD in my wardrobe? What kind of sewist am I? This had to be remedied fast. Thankfully Fabric Mart had this amazing black ponte in stock and I was perfect for S8330! The pattern does call for woven fabric, but with consideration a woven garment can often be…

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Made by a Fabricista: McCalls 7833

I’m late to the M7833 party, but better late than never

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Red Hot Wrap: New Look 6581

It’s no secret that I love a wrap dress, heck I did a whole comparison series (here). Unlike those, New Look 6581 is a true wrap dress! A feature that, for me, makes it even better. I ordered this red hacci knit from Fabric Mart because it was on sale and I love red. LOL…

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