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The Release of the Free Range Slacks Pattern!

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The Release of the Free Range Slacks Pattern!

  Hello Sewing Friends!      I am thrilled, excited, exhausted, and relieved to finally release my latest pattern - the FreeRange Slacks! Contrary to the name, the pattern isn't FREE but rather FREERANGE. However, it is 20% off in the shop right now through June 20th and there is no code needed for the discount. It's a pdf only right now. The paper patterns will be available in July. I just couldn't wait that long so I decided to release the pdf first.      So not only am I bringing back the term "slacks" which are defined as...

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Burnside Bibs Sew-Along

Burnside Bibs Sew-Along sew-along

Burnside Bibs Sew-Along

      Here I am, soaking up the sun rays in my gorgeous linen Burnside Bibs that the talented Kelly Hogaboom of the Vegan Tailor made during this sewing tutorial. Kelly was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to host this long over due tutorial for the Burnside Bibs that I never was able to get around to making myself. Kelly is an amazing tailor and hosts sewing tutorials/ sewalongs on her new Twitch stream. She has conducted my other sewalongs as well. Find out more about Kelly at the end of this tutorial. I will let her take it...

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How We Wash Our Clothes Can Help Reduce Microfiber Pollution In Our Waters

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How We Wash Our Clothes Can Help Reduce Microfiber Pollution In Our Waters

           You may or may not have heard the term "microfiber pollution", but it's something very real and I suspect that you will be hearing more and more about it if you haven't already.  I was vaguely aware of it, however, the extent and severity was recently brought to my attention by a close friend whose work is related to water issues.  Microfiber pollution means that every time you wash your synthetic fiber clothing or fabrics (nylon, polyester, spandex, fleece, acrylic and some say even rayon), millions of tiny microfiber particles (plastics) are being washed into our waterways. The microfiber particles...

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Montavilla Dress & Top Sew-Along

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Montavilla Dress & Top Sew-Along

The lovely Astrid modeling the Montavilla Muumuu - full muumuu version #3.       After I released the Montavilla Muumuu pattern in late August, Kelly Hogaboom (aka the Vegan Tailor), emailed me and let me know she wanted to make one and offered to write a sew along for me. Of course I agreed. Kelly has written sew alongs for my Toaster Sweaters and Tea House Dress and she is a phenomenal seamstress with loads of tips and knowledge about sewing. I am so thankful for all of her help and I am thrilled that she wanted to do this for...

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

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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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