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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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      In most instances, a sequel is not as good as the first. But when it comes to sewing, it's the opposite. CLARE is showing off her second version of McCalls 6696, which is way better than the first.

       

      The newest indie pattern release is from PAULINE ALICE. Last week, she launched Alameda Dress, a simple, modern yet flirty dress with interesting seaming. And that's not all she announced! She is also opening an online shop!