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The Great Craft Stash Giveaway

Hey y’all, my Kids Clothes Week update will have to be on Instagram tonight (follow me here), and in the meantime I’ve got a crafty giveaway for you today. Scroll to the bottom to see how to enter. 38 AWESOME bloggers have all joined forces to give you the GREAT craft Stash GIVEAWAY! Each blogger Read the Rest…

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Kids Clothes Week July 2014 – Day 1

Something I haven’t done in a while – blogging as I go instead of scheduling posts ahead for you. So Kids Clothes Week starts today, and I’m sewing along this time and THRILLED that I have time to do that. I’m keeping it real, though – only doing 1 hour/day. So, what did my one Read the Rest…

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Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern

Hey y’all. Today I want to talk more about my latest pattern, the Bookworm Button Up, and share some tester photos. We had an AWESOME group of testers for the latest Pattern Anthology collection, and I love seeing all the versions of the pattern they made – they really maxed out the options included in Read the Rest…

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Make (Believe) – Sewing Pattern Collection

Hurray hurrah, y’all – it’s the newest Pattern Anthology release – Make (Believe). These are 4 unisex top patterns with great options for back to school and beyond. We also have a great kids activity eBook and 4 best selling pants patterns you can add on if you’d like. AND we created this AWESOME lookbook! Read the Rest…

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Blank Slate Patterns at Joann and Body Image

Today I want to write more in depth about something I shared a little bit about on Facebook  in the spring, but haven’t really shared on the blog, because things were planned, and truth be told I was still sorting out how I felt about some of this. More on that in a bit – first, Read the Rest…

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Salt Water Swim Trunks Sewing Pattern

Happy 4th of July to my American readers! I’m celebrating by releasing the Salt Water Swim Trunks sewing pattern. This pattern ranges from an easy to slightly challenging sew, with two different options for colorblocking your shorts. Bean has already put his through their paces – and proclaimed them “awesome”! Buy yours here - and for today Read the Rest…

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Sources for Board Short Fabric

I wanted to do a post about sources for board short fabric as it can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. First of all, the type of fabric you are probably looking for is polyester microfiber. This is the swim trunks fabric you’ll find in board shorts at the store. Read the Rest…

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Common Threads with Baby Lock

  Hey y’all. Well, June was a whirlwind for me. There was a lot of travel, a lot of behind the scenes work, and a lot of sundresses. Whew! Today I want to talk about what kicked off my June travels – a trip to St. Louis for Baby Lock’s Common Threads event. I’ve been Read the Rest…

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Sew a Sundress – 30 Tutorials!

Well, it happens every year – (30) Days of Sundresses ends. Sniff, sniff. So today is my round of of the 30+ Tutorials from thsi year for you to sew a sundress. Also, fortunately, there’s the Summer of No Pants to help with sundress withdrawals. Check it out over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!  Thanks one Read the Rest…

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(30) Days of Sundresses with Sew Much Ado

Wrapping up the sundress series today is Abby of Sew Much Ado. She is a sweetheart I met at LA Fabric weekend last year, and she’s sharing this adorable toddler sundress. Go here to get the tutorial. As precious as this girl is, you have to follow Abby on instagram too – her newest baby Read the Rest…