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Pattern Review: Violette Field Threads “London”

Some say there’s “nothing new under the sun” in fashion, and that it’s all been done before. However, style evolves constantly.   Case in point: the classic tie-shoulder girls dress.  If you regularly sew children’s clothes, chances are you already … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Chalk and Notch “Cascade”

This review is dedicated to the critics who say that I am too hard on indie pattern-makers. My goal is to be as objective as possible. As always, I receive no compensation in any way, and I have no personal … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Pickle Toes “Daisy”

Here’s a quick review of an even quicker pattern! The criss-cross back jumper/apron/pinafore is a classic style that I remember from my childhood.  I lost my vintage paper pattern for it while working on a project making art smocks for … Continue reading

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Pattern review: Striped Swallow “Canyon” Bib and Bloomers

Looking for a quick and easy sewing project?  Need a fast and simple baby gift? If you’re a mom to a baby these days, you’re surely aware of the “Boho Baby Bib” trend…and if you’re not, then a quick Google … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: M4M “Isla”

If I had a dollar for every time over the past 4 years that I’ve been asked to copy the dress from this ultra-popular Pinterest photo….well let’s just say I’d be financially comfortable: From barn weddings to beach weddings…..this has been the “It” … Continue reading

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“Coffee Shop Lace Dress” revisited

Previously I wrote about Bella Sunshine’s “Coffee Shop Lace Dress” and how it was the perfect block to create stage costumes for the musical “The Music Man”.  Take a look at the sweet photo I received from the mom of these  budding … Continue reading

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PDF Review: Bella Sunshine “Coffee Shop Lace Dress”

Bella Sunshine’s “Coffee Shop Lace Dress” was the perfect design to make  costumes for a stage production of “The Music Man”.  My lovely customer has 2 daughters needing vintage-looking dresses for this musical show set in Iowa in 1912.  It was … Continue reading

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