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What i Heart: Peggy Sue Is Back!

posted on 07/2/2013, by

Many of you have been on a Mad Men craze (Gertie, I’ve seen what you’ve made). All of your dresses have waists, men, and random onlookers but supposedly this modestly-vixen look is out and a more bobby-socks look is in. Peggy Sue is back kiddos. I’m a big newspaper reader. In the digital age, I  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Red, White, And Blue

posted on 06/17/2013, by

  July. Is it really a few short weeks away? No freaking way. Where does the time go when you’re sewing, pattern making, or researching the two? It was okay for me to wear outlandish red, white, and blue when I was eight, ten, okay maybe twelve-years-old but at the age of twenty-five, I better  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Irons (the best irons for sewing)

posted on 05/7/2013, by

  I take pride in pressing and I follow almost all of the rules. I press throughout the course of a project (instead of at the end) and I use the right temperature settings for the fabric (instead of burning the crap out of each seam). I also lift and press instead of glide the  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Lilly Pulitzer

posted on 04/23/2013, by

Because of yesterday’s post, I naturally went onto Lilly Pulitzer’s website to see if there was anything I would wear. I admire Lilly’s life but would I wear her dresses? Ummmm…. surprisingly, I considered it. I wouldn’t wear all Lilly because that would be well… too Lilly but I could pair a few of her  Continue Reading »













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      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!

       

      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.