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    Athena

    We spent last week in Florida with my husband’s family as his step sister was getting married. The wedding was gorgeous and we got to take the kiddos to the beach and a couple of the theme parks. We had a blast and I was sad to leave, but I am happy to be back home so I can sew again! While we were in Florida I had the idea for this dress and spent the whole trip obsessing over how to make it happen. This mashup is the easiest I have shared so far and is a combination of two Made for Mermaids patterns, the Mama Joy and Megan Romper. Then…

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    The Summer Dress

    The weather here has been unseasonably warm the last couple weeks which has had me thinking ahead to summer. I love wearing dresses all summer long. Most of the everyday dresses I have made so far have been maxi dresses so when I saw someone posted a picture of a short sleeveless raglan dress the other day I figured I would mix it up and try it out. I’ve been hoarding some gorgeous Iva brushed poly from Knitpop and decided it was the perfect fabric for this dress. I am obsessed with all things floral right now and just love how summery this print feels. In case you haven’t figured it…

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    Bombshell Dress

    Have you ever had an idea you just couldn’t get out of your head? Back in architecture school that meant many late nights at the studio slaving away on my latest design. Lately it means slaving away in my sewing room. I love that I am starting to get comfortable enough in my sewing that I can branch out from the original patterns and start adding my own ideas. In the case of the bombshell dress I combined two patterns from Patterns for Pirates and then altered the back and neckline. If you are like me the thought of combining and altering a pattern probably freaks you out. I promise…