My Suduko Wardrobe Contest Entry

My entire spring sudoku wardrobe is based off of the Asian Floral Multi print fabric I purchased from Joann. This collection features a variety of pieces that are perfect for spring.

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Black Slim Pants: Simplicity 1019

Whew! I’m nearing the finish line of this Suduko Wardrobe Contest. These pants from Mimi G for Simplicity pattern 1019 is piece #5 of 10. This contest was a great way to challenge myself to make more pants as I always find myself leaning towards dresses. Black pants are a staple of any wardrobe for any…

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Cropped Wide Leg Pants – Simplicity 8093

Four bottoms are needed for a Suduko wardrobe. I had specific plans for one block (that’s coming next week) and I knew one would be jeans (because…jeans). Leggings, or slim pants, seemed like a good idea to work with the floral tunic, but that still left one more. I played around with the fourth block…a…

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Striped Duster – Fabricista Post

Have you ever run out to buy a pattern with the intention to make it right away, but then you get side tracked and days become weeks that become months? Well, that is what happened with early fall pattern, Simplicity 8177. I purchased this pattern this summer with plans to make it right away for…

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July Fabric Mart Post: Seersucker in Summer

Check out my monthly blog post at Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog. This month I created another summer dress out of a designer seersucker from Fabric Mart. Read all about my epic fail on my original piece and how to avoid those mistakes in your projects. Read on for my pattern review below Pattern: Simplicity 8124 Pattern…

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Mimi G 2016 Conference: Day 2

Day 2 of the conference was a very full day so let jump to it. Check out my last post to read all about Day 1 of the conference. I am not a morning person by any means but I am the kind of person who always has to sit in the front of the…

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Little White Dress: Fabric Mart

This blog is cross posted on Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog. Check out rest of the Fabricista team and their creations here. Today is the official start of summer! It has actually felt like summer here for a few weeks and I’m excited because this is my favorite time of year. An added bonus Fabric Mart is celebrating…

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Mandala Duster – Simplicity 8059

**Special Announcement** I’m very excited to announce that I am now a Fabric Mart Fabricista!!! This means each month I will be bringing you a look created from fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics. If you follow me, you already know that I love Fabric Mart and highly recommend them not only their fabric but there…

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Simplicity Got Their Early Spring Release Right!

Monday I reviewed the Early Spring pattern collections from McCalls and Vogue. If you read that post, you know that I was thoroughly disappointed in both releases and it seems some of you agreed. If you missed it, check it out here! Simplicity released a much more impressive Early Spring collection (in my opinion), but I…

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A Look Back

*New year, New Layout! Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments below* Looking back 2015 was a pretty busy year. I started taking this blog and my sewing in general more seriously.  I entered two sewing competitions, winning my first entry in Pattern Review’s Travel Wardrobe Contest (read more here) and…

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Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Sales

Today or tomorrow is the last day of most Pre-Thanksgiving Sales. It’s now time to prepare for the Thanksgiving/Pre-Black Friday sales and Black Friday Sales. Now this is only my second year of sewing and I don’t really don’t really do Black Friday. So I wasn’t paying attention last year to the Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other…

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Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Thru November 24th

It’s that time of year!!! The holidays are upon us. Can you believe it?! This year has flown by, for me at least. How has it seemed to you? With the holiday season comes sales, Sales, SALES!!! Now this is only my second year of sewing and I don’t really don’t really do Black Friday.…

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Columbus Day Weekend Sales Roundup October 8-13

  50% off Coating, fleece and suiting ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates   $3.99 All McCall and Kwik Sew Patterns http://www.mccallpattern.mccall.com and kwiksew.mccall.com   Columbus Day Sale October 8-13th Patterns 5/$5 Simplicity patterns $1.49 McCalls patterns $6.99 Kwik Sew patterns Fabrics 60% off Simply fleece, absolutely cotton prints 55% off lace, trim and beautiful…

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Fall 2015 “To-Sew” List

I typically sew for the current season right up until the end of that season. See the halter wrap dress I sewed up just 2 weeks ago for the Fabricista Fashion Challenge. Sadly that means when the temps finally drop or raise I have nothing to wear. And by nothing I mean nothing handmade and by…

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Eggplant Pintuck Skinny Pants – Simplicity 1019

I keep thinking today is Friday so I want to say TGIF, but instead I will say happy almost Friday! Anyway, whatever day it is I just wanted to bring you this quick pattern review for Simplicity 1019 (a Mimi G pattern!). If you’ve been following along with me on the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion…

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How to Hem Pants: A Sewing Tutorial

Hemming is honestly one of my least favorite sewing steps, but it is an important one. A sure giveaway of poorly homemade pants is a crooked, sloppy or uneven hem. A well-made handcrafted garment should have a crisp, even hem that hits at just the right length. In this post I will show you my 6 steps to hemming pants. I will…

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Weekend Sales Roundup – August 20-24

50% off all fabrics in Categories E-O ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates $3.99 McCall (including the new fall patterns), Butterick and Kwik Sew patterns $5.99 Vogue patterns Thru August 24th August Savings Sale August 20-24, 2015 $1.99 Butterick patterns $2.49 Burda patterns $3.27/yd Spot the Bolt fabrics 25% off interfacing by the…

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Weekend Sales Roundup – August 13-17

40%  off silk 60% off suitings ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates Customer Appreciation Sale August 13-17, 2015 $0.99 Simplicity $1.99 Classic broadcloth $9.99/yd Licensed celebrity fleece prints $19.99 Rolling tote or hold anything bag 2/$5 Maxi lock thread cones 20% off Pellon interfacing by the yard 30% off Licensed flannel and apparel…

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Weekly Sales Roundup – August 6 -12

50%  off jersey knits $1.99/yd polyester chiffon 10 yard limit per fabric ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates $5.99 Vogue patterns Super Saturday Sale – August 8, 2015 $1.49 McCall patterns $4.99 Vogue pattern $1.99 Magnolia solid broadcloth $1 off Value fabrics 50% off ALL sewing and quilting notions 50% off Apparel lace and…

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