Animal Print Bodysuit: Simplicity 8789

I finished this bodysuit along with this chartreuse suit last month for my Fabricista post for Fabric Mart. Head to the Fabricista blog to read more and scroll below for more pics and my pattern review. I love bodysuits! Something about knowing my top will stay down and tucked in just excites me. I especially…

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Amazing Fit is Right! Simplicity 1017

I love these pants!!! I’ve been looking for a go to work trousers pattern for some time now. While I’ve had some successes pants like Simplicity 8093 , Simplicity 8655 and McCalls 6515 none were perfect for work. S8093 is cropped which is great, but also a tad limiting in where/when I can wear them.…

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Back to Basics: V-Neck Tee Simplicity 8177

Sometimes you just need to sew this basics, because if I’m being honest the basics are really what I wear the most often. I love sewing the fun stuff like fancy dresses, backless tops and even swimsuits, but you can always use a t-shirt! This one is great because I can wear it on the…

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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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Made by a Fabricista: Simplicity 8505

This might be my look for the entire summer! #teamcaftan

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Tip’s Thoughts: Simplicity Spring 2019 Release

It’s that time again! Pattern release review time! Simplicity recently released the Summer 19 catalog.

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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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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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