Rethinking Lingerie – Sew My Style August 2019

August was lingerie month for Sew My Style. I was pretty excited but also nervous about sewing lingerie. I started out with great plans to make multiple items, but ultimately I did not make anything. Part of this was due to a lot of life changes, but part of it was due to my struggle…

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Pants Fitting Resources – Sew My Style 2019

Hey y’all. I fully intended on posting this much earlier in the month, but April really escaped me. Even if you’ve already made your pants for this month, I hope you find these resources helpful! This month has been all about making pants, and if you’re anything like me you may be looking for resources…

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Maywood Totepack Love

While sewing garments is my first love, making bags is a very close second. I didn’t know how much fun it could be. It’s that excitement you get when you try on a freshly sewn shirt, except you can use it everyday for the foreseeable future without judgement. I made a modified Fremont tote back…

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Romantic Rose: An Accidental Color Story

I am a bit of an impulsive sewist. I see an outfit that inspires me or some tester photos of a new sewing pattern and I instantly want to make something. Don’t get me wrong, I really like to plan my makes as well. I will write lists, reference yardage requirements, and even add to…

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Styling The Como

Hey y’all! It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…without a dope blog to step to… This month’s theme for #SewMyStyle2019 is the cardigan. We have two awesome options: The Como cardigan from Style Arc and the Blackwood cardigan from Helen’s Closet. Paulette and I are making the Como while Jess and Mac…

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Everybody Pants Now

I really hope you read the title to the tune of “Everybody Dance Now” by C+C Music Factory. If not, go listen to it and meet me back here. I also hope you’re a Parks and Rec fan and remember when Leslie Knope sang that line. Its January and I’m making pants!!! In 2018 I…

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2019 Make Nine

So I learned about the make nine challenge in late 2017 and it seemed pretty cool. I chose nine patterns that I planned to make in 2018 based off the sewing patterns I already owned or had seen other people make. It was pretty early in my sewing journey so I didn’t put too much…

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The Ali Sweatshirt Is Bae

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but making sweatshirts is so delightful. Yeah that was cheesy but it’s me. As I’m adapting to weather in New England I’ve started to really examine my wardrobe. I have winter clothing but not a lot of REAL winter clothing. I lived in the south for many years so…

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My First Modeling Experience: Future Forecast

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in a fashion show organized by Taylor McVay, of blueprintsforsewing. The event was called “Future Forecast: A Slow Fashion Exchange”  and was centered around slow fashion and sustainability. Taylor put out a call for models and when I came across it I immediately felt…

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