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Archive for January 2018

Hit the Road Pants!

I wrote more about fitting boys and men in my last post, but essentially, when it comes to my twins, every winter, we have this choice: A) Pants that fit at the waist but are way too short B) Pants that are falling down but are long enough to cover their ankles It’s no choice…

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The Family that wears Camo together….

One of my sewing goals for 2018 was to make more things for my husband and sons, and to delve more into their fitting needs, as well as my own (see the whole post here). I’ve had 30 years (plus or minus a few…won’t say which!) to evaluate my body shape and its fitting idiosyncrasies-…

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Xpress Yourself!

I like to think I work out regularly. Or maybe I just dress in workout clothes regularly. Either way, the new Xpress tank from Greenstyle is my new fave! I made three versions during testing. The first is a orchid (maybe? I’m famous for killing plants, so feel free to correct me) print ITY with…

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Raglan Round Up! (Part 1)

When I first started sewing indie patterns I was shocked that pretty much every designer had a raglan pattern. Why, I wondered? Don’t they know that style has already been “done”? After sewing a couple though, I quickly realized that while the basic design was the same, they all put their own spin on the…

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Geranium Dress and Hank & Clementine Fabric Tour!

I hinted at it in my last post, but I’m excited to finally be able to share the other birthday dress I made for this precious girl! A few months ago I was contacted by the Phat Quarters shop, asking if I was interested in participating in a fabric tour for the new Hank & …

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Birthday Girl!

This girl. You wouldn’t believe how she lights up our lives- and today we get to celebrate, because she’s turning TWO!!! Before I had kids (and when my twins were young and the days seemed so L-O-N-G) people would always remark about how “time flies with little ones”- and I would do a little mental…

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New Year, New Trends

Does anyone else feel like sewing gives them a creative license they don’t usually feel when buying clothes off the rack? I am one of the slowest to adopt new trends when shopping at the mall (I usually spend a couple years bad-mouthing them before sheepishly jumping on board and hoping everyone has forgotten my…

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2018 Goal Post!

Note: This post will refer frequently to my 2017 Reflections post. If you haven’t read it, go check it out so you know what the heck I’m talking about, then hurry back! Hey hey! It’s a new year! Which means it’s time for GOALS! Sewing goals, more specifically, since I don’t think you care as…

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Trend Mashup: Velvet, Faux Leather, and Athleisure

If you’ve hung around these parts long, you know my motto is pretty much comfort first. Which is why the athleisure trend is so hot- lounge-wear that you can wear outdoors? Who can turn that down? Not me, certainly- and I have a stack of joggers and sweatshirts to prove it. But I decided to push…

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Instant luxury: Velvet Bellavista Top

I hope you had a fantastic New Year’s! As you know, I celebrated in my pajamas (see my last post for an explanation), but that doesn’t mean I don’t need something fancier to wear now and again- and the new Bellavista pattern from Itch to Stitch, made up in a stretch velvet from Style Maker…

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