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The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Books | 83 comments

“In planning and designing your own clothes, you need first to know your type, what to emphasize, and what to subdue. And then you should have a good, reliable style magazine, a full-length mirror, and a determination to persevere until [the] right effects are obtained.” – Mary Brooks Pickens 1920 The focus of The Magic Pattern Book by Amy...

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Pattern Roundup – Alder Shirtdress by Grainline Studio

Pattern Roundup – Alder Shirtdress by Grainline Studio

By on Sep 26, 2014 in Where I Sew | 0 comments

Top Left – Caroline Amanda, Top Middle – Oh,She Dabbles, Top Right – Alisonrea, Bottom Left – notes from a mad housewife, Bottom Middle – Sewn By Elizabeth, Bottom Right – K & L The Alder Shirtdress by Grainline Studios was on my must sew list all summer. I actually want it for my winter wardrobe to wear with leggings, boots...

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What We’re Making! Belcarra by Sewaholic

What We’re Making! Belcarra by Sewaholic

By on Sep 22, 2014 in Sewing, What We're Making | 3 comments

The simplicity of  the raglan sleeve drew me to sew the Belcarra Top from Sewahlic. Voile fabric from the Tula Pink Prince Charming collection in the Indigo color was found in my stash. The pattern is designed to nip in at the high waist allowing for enough ease to fit nicely in the bust without tucks or darts. I chose to relax the waist line just a bit to...

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Pattern Round Up – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

Pattern Round Up – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

By on Sep 19, 2014 in Sewing | 0 comments

Top left – Sarah Hessler, Top right – Sarah, Bottom Left – Nicole at Home, Bottom right – Shades of Bold The downloadable Poolside Tote from Noodlehead seems to be all around Instagram these days. What a great size for a tote bag! At approximately  7.5” D x 14.5” W across the base, 14.5” tall, 23.5” including the handle, you really can till...

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