A look back at 2017

I don’t always write a end of the year recap post, but I’ve made several pieces that I just love in 2017. Let me share them with you! I started the year off with a BANG! I sewed 10 items in just two months for my Pattern Review’s Sudoku Contest entry. The rules were to create…

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Coral Floral Girls Sundress: McCalls 7079

Not sure why I never got around to sharing this look, but better late than never. After first trying liverpool knit from Finch Fabrics to make McCalls 7046  I fell in love with it.  Apparently so did Miss Socialite because she wanted to know when I was going to make her something with it. I…

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Wine Floral Maxi: McCalls 7561

Who doesn’t love a maxi dress? I mean they are great for spring, summer and fall. I never seem to have enough but my go to maxi patterns have been McCalls 7121 and 6744, but I when Maggie Elaine shared her version of McCalls 7561 on Instagram I decided I needed one too.

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Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2

So I entered this years Pattern Review Sewing Bee! You wouldn’t know that unless you follow me on Instagram (so if you missed it follow here), but that’s my fault as I entered Week 1 at the very last minute. And by last minute I mean I cut and sewed my entry the night before…

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Stretch Dashiki Dress: McCalls 6886

Many sewists list McCalls 6886 as a tried-n-true pattern. I am one of them, my lastest version is in this great stretch dashiki.

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What I’ve Sewn: 2017 Second Quarter Recap

This quarter I’ve sewn up 14 different projects for myself and others! Wanna see what I made?

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A Tried and True Review: McCalls 6886

Anyone who has been sewing clothing for anytime has likely sewn or heard of the TNT (tried-and-true) McCalls 6886. So why is M6886 a TNT pattern?  Well it’s so simple! Can be made with as little as two pattern pieces (View D & F) Can be sewn is 1-2 hours Can be easily graded for those…

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This season’s hottest top! McCalls 7542

By now I’m sure you have seen this pattern on either a blog, Facebook or Instagram. McCalls 7542 seems to be an instant hit! All of us makers love it, a simple fitted top in two lengths that offers 5 distinct sleeve options. McCall Pattern Company boosted the pattern’s popularity even more by creating a…

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Weekend Pattern Haul

Joann had a great pattern sale this weekend with McCalls, Vogue and Simplicity pattern on sale! I certainly hope you took advantage of it because I sure did! I will add that I am proud of myself for not going overboard! Here’s what I bought. First of all I was surprised and pleased that my…

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Floral Spring Dress: McCall 7503

Spring is the start of dress season for me. I love dresses, they make me happy! I also love this Mint Floral Dress.

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McCalls 7577: March’s Fabric Mart Guest Post

I loved McCalls 7577 from the very first moment I saw it in the Spring pattern release!!! I knew it would be the perfect garment for my March Fabric Mart guest post.

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Quilted Floral Knit Bomber – McCalls 7100

In my  Fall/Winter To Sew List I told y’all I was in love with bomber jackets. I had started three at the time of that post. I have since completed those three but you can read here and here about what happened with those if you missed it. So though this is the fourth bomber jacket…

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Ankara Bomber Round 2: McCalls 7100

I mentioned in Fall/Winter To Sew List post that I had a few bomber jackets planned. First up was the matching Ankara set I sewed up for me and Miss Socialite. The lesson I learned from that attempt was do NOT use fusible interfacing (at least not without adjusting the sizing). Next up! This Ankara version for my sister.…

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Dramatic Drape Back Cardigan – McCalls 7441

One of the many things I love about the online sewing community (whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pattern Review or sewing blogs) is realizing I overlooked a great pattern. Sometimes I can look at a pattern and quickly dismiss it, but later a sewsister will whip it up and share it and I think “I…

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Striped Girls Hoodie Dress-McCalls 6785

I’m a selfish sewer. Though I do sew for hire and for friends and family on occasion, I enjoy sewing for myself most, if I’m being honest. That said my second favorite person to sew for is my stepdaughter, miss socialite. Mainly because she’s a sweetie, my biggest fan/salesperson and she loves to “twin” (her term for…

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