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4 things I learned from the Threads Sewing Guide

Today is the last day for you to enter the giveaway for the Threads Sewing Guide! So to round off this lovely giveaway week, I’m going to tell you four (of the many) things I’ve learned from the Threads Sewing Guide. 1. Ease This book taught me about ease: what it is, why it’s important, and how to […]

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the uncharted-territory blouse

I needed a blouse to accompany my chiffon skirt. Obviously. I decided on a simple design with a Peter Pan collar and settled on following Gertie’s Peter Pan variation in Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. I received this book for Christmas and really enjoyed reading through it, but had never tried any of the included patterns. […]

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happy birthday to me

{This is not, in fact, my birthday cake. I made this one for a lovely friend of mine. Before I drove it over to her house, I dug this dress out of the laundry hamper and ordered Josh to take super quick pictures of me next to this birthday cake that belongs to someone else.} So, […]

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let’s talk about muslins

I didn’t even know what a muslin was until I cracked open The Colette Sewing Handbook. I never really saw my mother make muslins, and maybe that’s just because her years of experience helped her know what alterations to make, if any. The more I read about muslins, though, the more I see their value to the […]

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