Tip’s Thoughts: Simplicity Spring 2019 Release

It’s that time again! Pattern release review time! Simplicity recently released the Summer 19 catalog. Let’s jump right in! Y’all know the drill, first up the good! Mimi has been killing it this year! I haven’t sewn up her shirt dress pattern from early spring (S8830) or the backless dress from spring (S8890) yet, but…

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What I’ve Sewn: 2019 First Qtr Recap

I really do these recaps for me. They remind me of what I’ve created , especially in those moments I’m dwelling on all the things I haven’t done. My start to 2019 has been slow (for me), but steady. In three months I’ve blogged about 13 makes including my first pair of overalls , a…

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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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Tip’s Thoughts: Spring Patterns from Simplicity

Finally, Simplicity’s Spring patterns have posted! I’m not sure what took so long because Mimi G and Gertie have been teasing their new patterns for weeks. Speaking of Gertie, she has moved over from Butterick to Simplicity. I have no idea why the change occurred since both companies are now under the same umbrella. Nevertheless…

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Made By a Fabricista: Burda 6599 & Simplicity 8513

February’s Made by a Fabricista Guest Post

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Suit Up! Simplicity 8749

I’m so proud of this suit!

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2018 Spring Patterns Review

I’m starting to have a weird love/hate relationship with patterns. I’m a pattern sewists, sure I draft somethings, but I’ve found most things I dream up or see and want to recreate can be found in a pattern. Or at least I can use a pattern as a starting place and make some mods to…

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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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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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Simplicity 2017 Fall Release

I tend to only do these pattern release reviews when I love a new collection and this is true for this years fall release from Simplicity. This year marks Simplicity’s 90th anniversary and to celebrate they have been bringing back many vintage patterns. Now I haven’t sewn any vintage patterns and they are not necessarily…

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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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The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

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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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My Recap: 6th Annual Mimi G Conference

Read all about my amazing LA Trip to the Mimi G Style Conference. I had a great time hanging out with my sew sisters.

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Camouflage Hi Lo Tank Top: Simplicity 1167

This fabric should look familiar as I’ve already sewn a t-shirt out of it, here. I purchased two yards of this camouflage rayon jersey from LA Finch Fabrics so I had about half of it left after making the tee, which was enough for another simple top. This time I went for a simple tank using Simplicity…

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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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