Spring Has Sprung at Vogue

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New Vogue Spring 2017 Patterns WOW! Can I say that again? WOW! Vogue’s new Spring 2017 patterns blew me away! Don’t believe me? Keep reading… :) Favorite Pattern: V1545 Trendy Pattern Trio: V9257, V9259, V9260 Interesting Pattern: V1548 Questionable Pattern: V9255 Favorite Pattern Vogue 1545 by Rebeca Vallance is winning at life! Oh, my. Just […]

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Purple Animals: Two Wild New Shirts

"Purple Animals: Two Wild New Shirts" Butterick 6258 top – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

I haven’t sewn much this month — not due to lack of sewjo as much as having more pressing concerns. So I am suuuuper glad I have a backlog of things to show you! Yay for being productive in December and January. This Butterick B6258 top I made in December, after I learned about Jungle […]

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Day 1: The Hack-A-Top Dress

It all started quite innocently last year. It was summer, I wanted a dress, but I wasn’t feeling any of my dress patterns. I was feeling my TNT, McCall’s M6078, because it’s the easiest, most fabric economical pattern ever. Dead easy. No zippers, buttons, nada. So I pulled it out. Normally, when you think of […]

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The Pajama Dress

It seems like all I do is sew TNTs, but with patterns like Butterick B6041, can you blame me? In one year, I’ve sewn this dress up five times and I’m planning at least one more for this summer. This pattern is great because it goes up to the larger plus sizes sizes, it makes […]

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Sloppy Sewing Is Still Sewing

I finished something!!!! And my camera came back to life!!! HUZZAHHHHHHHHH Also, I’ve finally converted to the pro-interfacing camp, courtesy of this make. Yes, this is a knit dress — and yes, knits look better interfaced. Also, yes: I did go through almost a dozen pairs of shoes to shoot this dress. I want to […]

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Very Cherry Non-Progress

As I write this, I’m on break* from working on the pattern pieces for Bruyère — making them bigger, that is. I (foolishly) thought that using my version of Butterick B6042 as a guideline would make sizing Bruyère up easy, but whew! Holy technical mental work, Batman. Here are my fixes so far: front bodice […]

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