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Persephone Pants by Anna Allen

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It was extremely difficult to ignore the Persephone Pants when they first popped up on Instagram earlier this year. I think they look good on EVERYONE. Probably because you’ve got to have a lot of confidence to wear ultra high-waisted pants, and the sewing community is nothing if not full of confident folks. (It’s the best.) Also, no side seam. It’s magic! Lots of comparisons have been made to the $395 Sailor Pants by Jesse Kamm but how would we know how they look on someone that isn’t a slender model and posing… super awkwardly? To be fair to the model it is kind of hard to show off the silhouette of the pants if you aren’t doing something weird. Like this: Continue reading

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Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch

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There is something about sewing that makes me attracted to certain fabrics or patterns that I wouldn’t rush to buy if they were RTW. Maybe it’s because the price point for a really well-made fun print is higher than I want to spend? Or that I feel like I need to unleash some creative energy on a project? Whatever it is, that desire led me to finally buy this fabric from the Loominous line by Anna Maria Horner last month after coveting it for years. The problem was that I had no idea what I was going to make out of it that would do the print justice. Once I saw some cool striped dresses after stalking #fringedresspattern on Instagram I knew that I had found The One. Continue reading

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