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    Dauphine Jeans

    If you had told me a year ago that I would be making my own jeans and that they would fit me better than store bought I wouldn’t have believed you. Yet here I am a year and a half into my sewing adventures and that’s exactly what I have done! To say I am happy about it is an understatement. Jeans have always been a struggle for me, prior to kids the issue was length. I could never find any long enough. After kids I added the problem of larger hips and smaller everything else. At the beginning of the year I set a goal for myself to make…

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    Journey Dress Hack

    Spring has officially sprung and I’m heading to Scottsdale this week for spring break with the family. I wanted to make a cute dress that I could use as a swim cover as well for by the pool. My goal was something loose fitting with some sort of fun detail. I have been admiring the Journey Romper pattern from Striped Swallow Designs for a while as I love the open back option with the wrap. This was just the sort of fun detail I was looking for so I decided to mash the Journey into a dress. There are so many fun views in the Journey Romper pattern I couldn’t…

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    Laela Jayne – Ivy Trousers and Willa Vest

    One of my favorite pattern designers is Laela Jeyne Patterns, I think every time I try one of her patterns I learn something new. So when she was looking for bloggers for her big anniversary tour I jumped at the chance. Laela Jeyne is celebrating their third anniversary which is such a huge accomplishment. Make sure you check out their blog with details on the big giveaway they are doing to celebrate, there are lots of awesome prizes!¬†All her patterns are on sale for $5 right now other than her swim patterns which are on sale for $6! Make sure you grab some before the sale ends Saturday February 3.…

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    Fall Mini Capsule

    This week has been cold here in Denver which was perfect timing for the Fall Mini Capsule contest from Made for Mermaids, Patterns for Pirates and Cole’s Creations. If you haven’t heard about the contest the idea is to sew up nine pieces for your fall wardrobe. The rules are pretty relaxed and it is a fun way to push yourself to get ready for fall! I pushed myself to complete this mini capsule on time because in the spring I didn’t get done in time due to illness. For my capsule I wanted to create a palette that could be mixed and matched any which way. I started by…

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    Summer Tank Dress

    Hello there! Sorry I have been a little MIA lately. The combination of summer with two small kiddos and other projects has put the blog on my back burner for a bit. But I am back with a quick mash tutorial this week! I got this gorgeous double brushed poly from SewVagabond a while back and wanted to make a dress with it. I decided to combine the Essential Tank and the Cross My Heart Cami. *links are affiliate links* Combining the Patterns Start by tracing the Essential Tank pattern onto a piece of wax paper or tracing paper. Then overlay your traced Essential Tank onto the Cross My Heart…