Cedar Dolman Dress

Every year my family takes pictures for our Christmas card. We start with a color scheme and go from there. This year we chose orange, brown, and blue. After searching my closet for something to wear, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make something new. My sister’s coworker and family friend Shotwell used…

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Personalizing The Desmond Roll TopBackpack: Sew My Style

This month we took a break from garments and have been making backpacks. the two featured patterns are the Raspberry Rucksack from Sarah Kirsten, and the Desmond Roll Top Backpack from Taylor Tailor. I’m making the Desmond as a gift for my dad and it made me think about personalization options. Making something my own…

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Styling The Rhapsody Blouse – Sew My Style September 2019

Hey y’all! It’s September and we are making the perfect transitional garment — the blouse. I find that blouses can be worn throughout multiple seasons AND situations. The awesome thing about the Rhapsody blouse is that it can be worn in so many different ways. I thought I would share some styling options so everyone…

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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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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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