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Birb Button Up – Vogue 8772

Don’t worry, my commitment to building my basics in my closet will soon shift away from button up blouses. But look at how nice they’ve been turning out! The more I sew them, the more I learn to enjoy each and every piece. The familiar motions were perfect for getting me through the home stretch […]

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Crochet | Personal

A few tiny projects while I finish school!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been a little busy. I’m finishing my medical lab science (MLS) program and am facing 5 exams in 2 weeks plus a board certification exam. I’m mentally drained thinking about it! I’ll be graduating mid-August, and will be able to find time for sewing again after that. Until then, […]

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Bottoms

Flannel Circle Skirt

Last fall I had a hankering to add a simple, plaid flannel circle skirt to my rotation. I had been inspired after seeing photos like the one above, with girls in their simple, plaid skirts and blouses. I knew it’d be a short and sweet make, with a garment that would easily integrate into my […]

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Tops

Black Sleeveless Pussy Bow Blouse – Sew Over It

In the past few months, I did some soul searching for what I need in my closet. It turns out, my current wardrobe doesn’t convey what I want to reflect about myself. While I had been attempting to find my style, there was still a lot of “fashion” in my closet, which went with trends […]

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Menswear

Men’s Shirts Conquered – Linen

I had a friend tell me that whenever she asks me what I’m working on, it always seems to be a new shirt for Ian. It’s simple really, my love for shirt making runs deep. And after finding how well this pattern works, I am filled with determination to make him a closet full of […]

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Crochet

Crochet Kittens

Every fall, my husband and our friends raise money for charity by playing video games for 24 hours through ExtraLife. I’ve joined in the fun for the past couple years (though I’m never able to stay awake) by contributing whatever I can to the fundraising effort. In the past, it’s been buying doughnuts and coffee […]

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bags

Tutorial: Small Crossbody Bag

Apparently, my purses are a measure of extremes. I have a super large purse that could fit a few small dogs inside of it, and this little crossbody bag. It holds my phone, ¬†wallet, keys and a tube of lipstick but that’s about it. And honestly, that’s all I need 90% of the time! It’s […]

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Dresses

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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Menswear

Conquering Men’s Shirts – Vogue 9220

I’ve had a mad hankering to sew up some clothes that require detailed work, like sleeve plackets and collars. My husband was willing to let me fiddle with numerous long sleeved shirt patterns and use him as a mannequin, for the greater good of well made men’s shirts. Luckily, right when I was looking into […]

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Dresses

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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