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A Tip For No-Roll Toaster Sweater #2 Neck Facings

Toaster Sweater #2 neckline facing tip

A Tip For No-Roll Toaster Sweater #2 Neck Facings

    Now that the rain and cooler weather has set in here in Oregon, I have been in the mood to sew up some Toaster Sweaters.  What you see in the photo above is actually a pattern hack - a mash-up using the neck of the Toaster #2 with the cropped body of the Tabor V-neck with an added bottom band. While in the process of making this, I thought I would try out some double sided fusible tape at the neckline to see if it would work to keep the neck facings in place.      When I first drafted the pattern for the...

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Introducing The Merlo Field Tee PDF Pattern!

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Introducing The Merlo Field Tee PDF Pattern!

     Happy Fall everyone! I'm here again talking about my latest pattern that I released today - The Merlo Field Tee. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I've been saving this pattern all the hot summer long - just waiting for the perfect time to release it during the cooler fall weather.       The Merlo Field Tee is the opitome of fall attire in my opinion, however, it really can be worn year round. The pattern has short sleeve and long or three-quarter length sleeve versions to accomodate the warm and cool, transitional fall weather. It also offers a...

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Inroducing The Montavilla Muumuu PDF Pattern!

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Inroducing The Montavilla Muumuu PDF Pattern!

Photo by Molly Quan (Robert Kaufman fabrics).           Hello fellow sewists! Summer seems to be closing in on us in my neck of the woods, but the heat continues. Once again, I come a little seasonally late with my newest pattern but like I said - the heat continues. Meet the Montavilla Muumuu sewing pattern (#Montamuumuu). The long version of this dress was inspired by the Hawaiin muumuu however, I added a mini dress and top for some versatility and options.      I first designed the long dress with the idea that the front vents/slits at the hem and the long...

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Introducing My Latest Pattern - The Tabor V-Neck!

Introducing My Latest Pattern - The Tabor V-Neck!

       Meet my latest pattern - the versatile Tabor V-neck! Some of you may have already met and possibly ordered this pattern a bit too early as I absentmindedly made it go live a few weeks before it was due to debute (apoligies to those of you who made your purchases then). Both the pdf and paper patterns are now available in my shop (shipping May 29th).  AND... I always have a sale going on around the time I release a new pattern so all the more reason to check it out.       Anyhow, I must have made the error in my rush to...

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The Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Blog Tour

Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Blog Tour

The Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Blog Tour

           Hey all! I'm back on the Indiesew blog tour! I am a lucky lady because my Burnside Bibs pattern was chosen as part of the Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. If you aren't familiar with Indiesew collections, Allie Olsen(the genius behind Indiesew) puts together a seasonal group of patterns and fabrics offered on her site and sells the patterns as a bundle - a mini collection and a larger complete collection. They are always accompanied by a blog tour featuring some inspiring sewing bloggers. I am always happy to be a part of bundle sales blog tours as it gives...

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