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Red Slim McCalls 6696

I’m back with another one! There’s not too much to write about this one, as it’s my fourth M6696 that I’ve made. This time, I’ve chosen the slim skirt rather than the gathered skirt. It lends a whole different vibe to the pattern, and feels much more structured. I think that with the slim skirt, […]

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Wintery Buffalo Plaid Myosotis

The frigid, Iowa winters don’t necessarily scream short sleeved dress, but I saw potential for a cozy, drapey winter dress that would allow for extra holiday sweets in the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress pattern. I had initially fallen in love with this pattern after seeing Fiona from Diary of a Chain Stitcher make up […]

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Polka-Dot Kalle Shirtdress

I love a good shirtdress. In fact, shirts and shirtdresses are what I’ve sewn the most in the past year or so. I have an assortment of shirtdress patterns in my library, but I still couldn’t pass up trying Closet Case Pattern’s Kalle shirt/shirtdress. Especially after seeing the version made up by True Bias! It looked […]

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That’s a Wrap! – SOI Ultimate Wrap Dress

Since I graduated, I’ve started a new job! The training however has left me exhausted every evening. I barely have enough energy to motivate myself to do yoga and make dinner, not even considering picking up a new sewing project. Luckily, I’ve been settling in rather quickly and chose a project that wasn’t particularly challenging, […]

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Summery Linen M6696

Out of all of my dresses, my olive green M6696 has the most wear. It’s versatile to wear through multiple seasons, looks put together without being stuffy, and it’s super comfortable from the full skirt and pockets. I wanted another version of it with a more breathable summer fabric. I found this beautiful textured black-and-white linen […]

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Miss Frizzle Costume

In this family, Halloween is a big deal. There’s always a big party and we stay up into the wee hours of the night drinking beer and chatting around a bon fire. Being in Minnesota, it’s generally pretty cold at night and I keep this in mind when choosing my costume for the year. This […]

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Moneta Frenzy

Before I started consistently sewing for myself, my wardrobe of dresses was largely composed of knit dresses. They’re easy to throw on, comfortable, and have ease in the fabric for when you eat too much at the summer BBQ. Not to mention they wash up super easily and there’s so many different design directions you can […]

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The Wedding Dress

When Ian and I decided to tie the knot, there was no big wedding planning excitement. But I immediately knew I wanted to sew my wedding dress. It didn’t seem like too big of a task, as I had made my prom dress. Nonetheless, I was more experienced, more knowledgeable and hence more nervous. Weeks and […]

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