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What i Heart Now: Lipstick

“Come here and give me a kiss!” those old farts used to say to me. Cheek pinching ensued soon after. “Yuck!” was my remark to those wrinkly folks, wiping my cheek of that chalky, nasty lip junk that was never colored inside the lines, pun intended. That’s what I used to think of lipstick. Then  Continue Reading »

Madalynne Company Car

If Madalynne were ever to have a company car, this would be it – a VW Camper Van a la 1960s or 1970s.  Mint green, lavender, highlighter yellow, or some other ridiculous color, Vicky (that’s what I would name her) would be a sewing studio on wheels. Set up in the cabin behind the drivers’  Continue Reading »

Sunday Staples

During the week, I’m all about getting dolled up. Ruffly dresses, full skirts, printed jeans, hot pink maxi skirts, lace tops, they all make an appearance and are complimented with only the best baubles. But come Sunday, no matter how hard I try, I always end up in my American Eagle boyfriend jeans, a sweater  Continue Reading »

What I Heart Right Now: Pastel Hair

Pastel hair is an odd thing to want or like. Whether it be a full head of hair or only on the tips, I would never dye my hair such a hue. I hated my hair color when I was a little one (click here to see pictures of a mini-me) but I now consider  Continue Reading »













      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In 1 hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now! If you can't attend the class, I will be teaching it in person this winter here in Philadelphia; EMAIL ME to be put on the waiting list.

       

      Another famous bra maker is teaching an online class! BEVERLY JOHNSON just announced that she will be teaching a class on Crafty and the release date is Tuesday, September 23rd. Enter now to win a free spot!

       

      It's her umpteenth iteration of Grainline Studios Archer button down, but ROCHELLE'S most recent version is my favorite. Impressive pattern matching too!

       

      Are you following along with MORGAN'S Scraptember initiative, where she and other sewers are setting out to use up some fabric from their stash?

       

      If you're like me and you live in the northern hemisphere, then fall is upon us. Join the ladies at CASHMERETTE as they make on spectacular, green coat.

       

      Have you heard? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns are dedicating the entire month to hems. Called SEPT-HEM-BER, they will cover how to make sure a hem is even, everything you need to know about stabilizing hems, several options to finish the raw edge of your hem, how to stitch a hem by hand, how to sew basic turned hem by machines (and a few different options for doing it), how to sew a machine rolled hem, how to sew a faced or shaped hem, how to sew a baby hem and how to sew a mitered corner. Whoa! That's a lot!

       

      Congratulations MADY on your second year blog anniversary! I've been following you for only a short time, but I'm excited to get to know you even more. Here's to many more years of happy and healthy sewing!

       

      For her engagement shoot, ANGIE made a striped Emery dress and looks stunning next to her forever partner and fiancé.