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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Comfy and Cute – Sweatshirt Dresses 

The fall season is definitely upon us and the winter is quickly approaching. During these chilly/cold months I love to feel comfy and warm but I still want to look casual chic. Lets face it – the comfiest outfits aren’t always cute. Thankfully McCalls released M7688 just it time to provide four different “fashionable” takes…

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Twinning: Ankara Bombers FAIL

I had the great idea back in the fall of 2016 to sew a matching set of bomber jackets. I mentioned it in my Fall/Winter To Sew List post. Bomber jackets are always in style but they are definitely on trend right now! The options for bomber jackets are endless! First the fabric choices; satin, knits, suede, velvet,…

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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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