Sew Vagabond

Sew Vagabond is an up and coming fabric shop with AMAZING activwear/swim, and high quality designer overstock knits and wovens. Check them out here: http://rwrd.io/h1xl3pc

Eating Dino-nuggets in style with the Brunch Blouse!

Most of my “brunches” consist of frozen dino-nuggets, applesauce and goldfish crackers, but that didn’t stop me from jumping in on the latest Patterns for Pirates release: the Brunch Blouse! Despite my less-than-glamourous lunch dates, I was delighted by all the options in this pattern, particularly the placket option- as it means easy and fashionable…

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Fall Wovens: Ravanna Pants!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post detailing my fall woven sewing plans. These types of plans are always a little scary for me to write out, because while they keep me motivated they also feel a bit restricting- what if I want to diverge from my plan? Would anyone notice or be disappointed?…

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The Thong Song….

There’s a song on repeat in our house right now, thanks to my husband’s juvenile sense of humor and my sons’ unerring ability to pick up on things they aren’t supposed to hear: I didn’t anticipate adding the word “thong” to my kids vocabulary, and I hope someday they’ll forgive me for the side effects…

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Even a Duchess needs pockets…

I’m so excited to be a part of the Duchess release tour today! This pattern has been in development for a while, and you may have seen a couple of my sneaks HERE and HERE. I just can’t stop making them…. I’m up to 5 now! I would have told you a couple months ago…

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Vacation on the beach: Shaving…Optional!

I spent 2 weeks packing for our family vacation down south…using a series of carefully crafted checklists to avoid forgetting the mountains of essential gear that is crucial to survival with three young children…and do you know what I forgot? RAZORS!!! I traveled to the land of who-wears-the-least-wears-it-best with the intention of doing a full…

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Applique Bikini Hack!

Since swimsuit season started (which is right after Valentine’s Day according to the ever strange advertising schedule of big box stores) I’ve been lusting over the applique swim bikini’s I’ve seen in those annoying (but sometimes useful) ads on Facebook. I was stymied, however, by what type of appliqué would be suitable for swim. Well,…

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Bye bye Bikini!

I’ve been on a bit of a swimwear kick lately, and I’ve been dying for a sexy, yet functional (read: won’t fall off in the ocean) one-piece swimsuit, but it’s been a bit of a unicorn. Don’t get me wrong, I still have all the feels for the bikini’s I’ve sewn (see examples here, and…

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Swimwear: The Holy Grail of Sewing

I’ve long considered swim wear the holy grail of sewing, along with lingerie and full featured blue jeans (all those rivets, and topstitching!). Although I live in swim all summer, sewing my own swimsuits always seemed a little out of my league- a daunting task with an uncertain outcome. So, of course, when 5 out…

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