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March Sewing: Activewear

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Well, this (very, very long) post is a month overdue since I finished my activewear projects in March. But it’s taken me about that long to get over the trauma of trying too much new stuff at once (sewing with stretch thread, experimenting with a three thread flatlock seam, drafting my own sports bra pattern) and now I want to write down all these notes before I forget them. Continue reading

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February Sewing: Hinterland Dress by Sew Liberated

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Are you a more pattern-driven or fabric-driven sewist? I’m definitely more inspired by patterns and then seek out the right fabric after I’ve purchased a pattern. As you can probably tell by the few posts on my blog, I have a pretty neutral wardrobe palette so it isn’t uncommon for me to be underwhelmed by fabric. For whatever reason though, I’m really drawn to bolder prints and colors when I make dresses. Continue reading

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2019 Sewing Plans

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I have been mulling over my 2019 sewing plans for weeks nowβ€”even while I was planning out my end of 2018 projects, oopsies! 2018 was a great year to kickstart my sewing and get introduced to the wild, wonderful world of sewing Instagram. I realized very quickly, though, that I needed some constraints and guidance on my sewing projects, or else I would just be making things that I don’t need more of in my closet or that are replicating skills that I already have a handle on. Continue reading

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Orchid Midi Dress by Chalk + Notch

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Last month I got to experience a first for me as a sewist: testing a new pattern! I occasionally see calls for pattern testers on Instagram and the timing hadn’t ever really been right for me to delve in to sewing something with a deadline. After summer wound down and I saw that Gabriela from Chalk + Notch was releasing a new dress pattern, I decided to apply to be a tester, and now here we are… standing in front of an ivy wall with a beautiful new dress. Continue reading

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