Spring 2018 Plans

Here is my latest video where I share with you all of my spring sewing plans complete with pattern numbers and fabrics. To get all the deets view it on my YouTube channel and check the description for links. What are you sewing up this spring? Let me know in the comments. Advertisements

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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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Red Hot Jumpsuit: Vogue 9116

One of my favorite jumpsuits Vogue 9116 in a scarlet red jersey.

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Labor Day Sales Roundup

It’s a holiday weekend, so you know what that means!!!! Three-day Sales!!!! Keep scrolling for all the great deals you can grab this weekend. Fabric Mart is offering 50% off their entire website but they are running a Designer Button Last Call Blowout with buttons starting at just $0.20 and their Pre-Cut Pieces are back!…

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Fabric Mart Guest Post: Jumping on the Bandwagon: Vogue 9253

I finally jumped on the Vogue 9523 bandwagon! I love it!

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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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Fabric Mart Guest Post: Sky Blue Dress – Vogue 1550

This month’s post features a special person, my mom! As soon as I saw Vogue 1550 I thought of her.

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Blueberry Criss Cross Jumpsuit – Vogue 9259

Vogue really hit it out of the park for me with their Summer pattern release. I’ve already sewn up 1526 for last month’s post (missed it? read it here) and this month is 9259! https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9259 I never wore jumpsuits before I started sewing but now I can’t get enough of them. Weird how that happens, huh?…

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Abstract Leaf Cold Shoulder Dress: Vogue 9238

The cold shoulder definitely is the “on trend” look of the season, maybe year, and the pattern companies have definitely taken notice. All of the Big 4 companies have produced several patterns featuring the trend. I feel like the only one, but I’ve never been a real fan of the look. It’s not that I…

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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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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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Suduko Contest Inspiration – Vogue 8977

  I shared a week or two ago that I was going to enter the Suduko Wardrobe contest over on Pattern Review. This contest is quite the challenge. Similar to traditional Suduko you must complete a 4×4 board with top, bottom, shoes and an accessory that go together for each column, row and both diagonals.…

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Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

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Independence Day Sales

What’s better than a 3 day weekend?! Fabric sales!!!! I’ve rounded up some great 4th of July deals to share with you. Get all the deets below: Patterns Sales $1.99 McCalls $4.99 Vogue       Coupons 60% of any one regular priced item (in store only) 40% of any one regular priced item Online…

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Not Impressed: McCalls and Vogue Early Spring 2016

So far McCalls and Vogue have released their early spring patterns. (So has Simplicity, but their new website is a nightmare and I can’t find them to share with you). I don’t typically do pattern release review posts but I was sitting here browsing the new collections and realized I only had a few maybes…

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Red/Black Scatter Wrap Sweater – Vogue 9111 Again

I loved my Black and Gray Wrap Sweater so much that I made it again. I stuck with the same Vogue 9111 View B, but this time out of a red and black sweater knit from Hancock Fabrics. This colorway (as well as a blue/black and oatmeal/black) has sold out online but you may be able…

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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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Black and Grey Wrap Sweater – Vogue 9111

If there are any of you who follow my blog regularly I apologize that I haven’t been posting much lately. There are several reasons for that most importantly I had some orders for TipStitched to fill, which is great! I want to keep my customers happy! Secondly, I think I needed a little break after the Fabricista Fashion Challenge. And…

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