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Forest Green Autumn – McCalls 7974

Seamstress mania is a powerful force. It can be the fire under your ass that motivates you to rip off the “fear of failure” bandaid and just go for it. It’s the fuel that gets you through a marathon of sewing, where the construction becomes a blur and you come out the other side going, […]

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Kerttu Knot Dress

T’was the week before a transpacific flight to Hawai’i, and I settled on the fact that I had nothing to wear to a lu’au. I had been mulling on what would be considered appropriate for a lu’au for some weeks at this point, voting against a summery Hawai’ian shirt, in favor of something breezy. We […]

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Dresses | Wedding

Lissa’s Wedding Dress – The Planning

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a hell of a year, for all of us. One of the highlights to come out of this year however, was that I sewed the most beautiful thing of my entire life. More beautiful than my own wedding dress, more beautiful than any dress I’ve ever imagined. […]

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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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