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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McCalls 2017 Early Spring Patterns

I can’t believe that it is time for the spring (even early spring) patterns to be released. This has been a crappy year for me, but the one good thing is that it passing quickly. I’ve barely sewn any winter wear and the spring patterns are coming out. Oh well good thing I can multitask,…

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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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Grown Up Pillowcase Dress: McCalls 7405

I haven’t had much time to sew for myself recently. So I wanted a quick project that would give me instant gratification. This dress, M7405, is one of McCalls Learn to Sew for Fun patterns, their line of very easy patterns for beginners. I highly recommend this pattern for newbie sewists as it is very…

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McCalls 7366: Angola Print Jumpsuit

I made this outfit several months ago to wear to Beyonce’s Formation Tour but never got around to posting it. In a few weeks Beyonce will be back in town and that reminded me that I never shared this outfit. And that I need to be working on the next one. This was one of those…

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McCalls 2016 Fall Pattern: Mixed Feelings

I don’t typically do pattern release reviews, but I felt McCalls did such a great job with their Early Fall 2016 Collection that I had to share my thoughts. (missed it? click here!) Sadly I don’t have the same feeling about this Fall 2016 Collection. Still there were a few I will grab and some…

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